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Red Rocks Guides: What Can I Bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Permitted and Prohibited Items


Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most iconic music and arts venues in the entire world.  Nestled among the beauty of the natural rocks formations that frame the arena, Red Rocks has been a part of Colorado history for almost a hundred years.  It’s no wonder then that music lovers from around the world flock to this one-of-a-kind venue.

As Red Rocks draws fans from all stretches of the globe, it’s understandable that attendees come with plenty of questions.  Tourists have spent hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on tickets, transportation and accommodations,  and no one wants their good time ruined by not knowing all of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre Rules and Regulations.

At Festy GoNuts, we always want you to have the best experience wherever you go.  Our motto is Be Your Fest Self.”  The best way to do that is to have all of the mundane in order and to be properly prepared, so you can forget your worries and Dance Like Everyone’s Watching!

So, here is a guide to what you can and can’t bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre:



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Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Permitted and Prohibited Items


New to 2023, Red Rocks is prohibiting bags with more than one pocket.  This single-pocket bag policy applies to hydration backs and backpacks.

While this might seem limiting, we have found products that fit the requirements, while still being very functional.

DO Bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre:

  • Single pocket bags and clear bags no larger than 13” x 15” x 8”
  • Small purses and fanny packs that are 6″ x 9″ or smaller
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed plastic containers (32 oz. or less), unless prohibited by the show; some shows may require the removal of lids upon entering the amphitheatre.
  • Empty, reusable water bottles – e.g., Nalgene bottles, Camelbaks, aluminum bottles (32 oz. or less)
  • Hydration packs (Camelbaks, etc.) are allowed but limited to 2L in size, must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than one pocket in addition to the one holding the water reservoir
  • Soft-sided coolers, six-pack size (10″ x 7″ x 7″ or smaller)
  • Food for personal consumption only; food must be in a clear plastic bag (one gallon or less), fruit and vegetables must be sliced, plastic utensils only
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets: Can be no larger than 40″ x 60.”
    They must not extend beyond ticketed seating
    area and are not permitted on any walkways
  • Stadium seats and seat cushions (must be under 18″ wide, cannot have legs)
  • Personal point-and-shoot cameras without
    removable lenses (unless prohibited
    by the show)
  • Empty poster tubes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (you can still look good!)
  • Sunglasses (get some funky ones!)
  • Raincoat or rain poncho (Trust us.  Ignore the forecast and bring a raincoat!)
  • Warm layer (See above!)  You’re coming to Colorado, might as well grab a puffy coat to fit in!


DON’T Bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre:

  • Bags with multiple pockets, as well as any bag larger than 13″ x 15″ x 8″
  • Alcoholic beverages, marijuana and illegal drugs
  • Glass bottles/objects or aluminum cans
  • Liquids in non-factory sealed containers
  • Umbrellas
  • Aerosols (e.g. hairspray and sunscreen)
  • Animals including emotional support animals (with the exception of service animals as defined by the ADA)
  • Remote controlled flying devices or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, drones)
  • Weapons of any kind (e.g. guns, knives, pepper spray / mace, chains, studded / spiked jewelry
  • Tarps
  • Poi (e.g. sticks, ropes, balls)
  • Audio or video recording devices, Go Pros, 360-degree cameras, tablets and cameras with removable lenses
  • Laser pointers
  • Hard-sided coolers or soft-sided coolers larger than 10″ x 7″ x 7″
  • Selfie sticks
  • Totems (self-crafted, decorated sticks or poles)
    Bullhorns and noisemakers
  • Strollers of any kind
  • Full face masks / helmets which obscure the identity of the wearer
  • Confetti, glitter and other items that can be thrown
  • Hula hoops
  • Gum


Follow the rules about what you can and can’t bring when going to Red Rocks Amphitheatre and you’ll be sure to have a good time.  

You should also be sure to do a little research about Red Rocks Transportation and Parking at Red Rocks to arrive like a pro!  (Want even more?  Check out our Tips For Enjoying a Concert at Red Rocks.)

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