We recently ventured to the beautiful desert for the Joshua Tree Music Festival. If you’ve never been, let me tell you right now, it is quite the extraordinary music festival experience. And best of all, especially for us parents, the Joshua Tree Music Festival is hands down the best music festival to take your baby, your toddler, your kids, etc.

Music Festival camping with baby toddler kids

I’ve taken my daughter (who is almost two years old) to three other music festivals — Arroyo Seco Weekend (while in my belly), Beach Goth and Just Like Heaven — and without a doubt, the Joshua Tree Music Festival was the best for kids.

Music Festival camping with baby toddler kids
In the Vibrations tent at the Joshua Tree Music Festival

Kid-Friendly Music Festival

Pretty much, the Joshua Tree Music Festival is made for families! Super inclusive, you won’t have any shade thrown at you for bringing your child to this music festival.

Scratch that …

I actually did have one young 20-something and his friends scowl at me for having my daughter and her little 16-month-old buddy running around the outdoor bar full of glee, but I won’t get into that. I will say, however, I scowled right back at him and may have said a little clever somethin’ … those naysayers are far and few. The thousands of festival-goers at the Joshua Tree Music Festival welcome all walks of life, especially kids!

My daughter Victoria, is no stranger to the desert. She’s camped with us at Jumbo Rocksin Joshua Tree National Park, she’s also camped with us in BLM land in Joshua Tree. Both she’s never camped at a music festival. In fact, she’s never camped in a tent! We’ve always done trailer camping with her. Despite some pretty strong winds, our little girl was a trooper.

Music Festival camping with baby toddler kids
Art installations at the Joshua Tree Music Festival

Sleeping Arrangements

Read the entire post via my music blog Grimy Goods! I give advice on how to music festival camp with a baby, toddler and / or kids! And I talk about why the Joshua Tree Music Festival is the best music festival for families. It’s super kid-friendly and our almost-two-year-old loved it!

This is How You Music Festival with a Baby