When it comes the weather during DFT weekend, you couldn't ask for better. Many festivals come with weather advisories and tips for how to cope but with high temperatures in the mid 80-degrees Fahrenheit and lows in the mid-60s, you can literally just show up and enjoy.
How to Camp and Get In
Campers are granted entry to campgrounds the Thursday before the event officially kicks off at 5 pm. Entry is closed at 11 pm and during that window tickets can be exchanged for bands. The following day, campers also get early access to festival grounds in the afternoon, while everyone else is let in a few hours later. Step up your camping game even further with the Cabin options, where you can rent your very own home-base with restrooms, showers, electricity and beds for as few as 6 or as many as 24 of your closest friends. Be warned: availability is limited! Limited RV camping is also available. Parking is a flat $35 for campers and non-campers alike for the entire duration of the festival, with re-entry allowed
Float and Fly
There are majestic hot air balloon rides. You read that right. You can also enjoy a float around 'Emerald Pond', located right in the middle of the venue, or go soaring for a thrilling a helicopter ride to get the most scenic aerials views of the festival available. Passes for all of these activities can be purchased on site or in advance online.
Don't Know How to BBQuit
Whether you're a local or a visitor to the area, it would be a damn shame to be so close to Kansas City during DFT without spending some time in the "Heart of America." Among things to do and see, a great day can be spent at the Plaza, an awesome night at the Lyric Opera House, and a great anytime is spent eating some of the best BBQ in the country.