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Are you ready to experience HARD Day of the Dead 2019 this weekend? Stay in the know with all the essential info!


After rising from the ashes last year and returning to their original home nestled in Downtown Los Angeles, HARD Day of the Dead is set to bring some quality beats back to Los Angeles State Historic Park once again. Returning for a single-day celebration on November 2, this year’s edition of DOTD is set to be one of the best yet.

While the production team and Mariachis continue to make their final preparations, many are looking forward to sets that will dominate the two stages at the event. Dog Blood, The Martinez Brothers, Justin Martin, Damian Lazarus, and ZHU’s alter ego as Blacklizt are high on the list of those who will be in attendance, and they’re sure to throw down some beats that will make your feet move.

Related: Not sure who to check out at the event this year? tune in to our comprehensive Spotify playlist

To help guide you on your journey and celebrate Day of the Dead without a hitch, we’ve compiled all the info you need to know before you head out to the show. Let us know who you’re most excited for in the comments!


Hard Day of the Dead 2019 Essential Info:

Dates: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Hours: 2pm – 11pm
Venue Address: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: Purchase HERE
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • Any US government-issued driver’s license or ID card containing a photograph and date of birth
  • US or foreign government-issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth
  • Foreign government-issued driver’s license/ID with color photocopy of passport (Not valid for 21+ wristband. To purchase alcohol or enter VIP areas, a physical passport or US ID will be required.)
  • Temporary DMV documents proving you are currently renewing a license—ONLY if accompanied by passport or expired license
Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • NO School ID
  • NO Consular ID
  • NO Birth certificate
  • NO Expired ID of any kind
  • NO Photocopy of any ID (except as noted)
  • NO Temporary DMV license without passport or expired license

Hard Day of the Dead 2019 Set Times:

HARD Day of the Dead 2019 Set Times


Hard Day of the Dead 2019 Festival Map:

HARD Day of the Dead 2019 Festival Map


Hard Day of the Dead 2019 Do’s & Don’ts:

Prohibited Items
  • NO Aerosol products/cans
  • NO Air horns
  • NO Backpacks
  • NO Balls or Frisbees
  • NO Blankets
  • NO Bota bags
  • NO Costumes resembling law enforcement, life guards and/or first responders
  • NO Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Unsealed E-liquid or E-juice of any kind (a selection of premium E-liquids will be available for purchase inside the venue)
  • NO Eye drops (available inside festival at the general store)
  • NO Gas masks
  • NO Glass, cans, cups or coolers
  • NO Helium balloons
  • NO Illegal substances
  • NO Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • NO Large purses, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″)
  • NO Laser pointers
  • NO LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows
  • NO Lightsabers
  • NO Liquid makeup
  • NO Markers, pens or spray paint
  • NO Massagers
  • NO Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
  • NO Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
  • NO Over-the-counter medication (available inside festival at general store or from a first aid station)
  • NO Pacifiers
  • NO Pets
  • NO Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • NO Stickers, flyers
  • NO Stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO Unsealed tampons or pads (upon entry)
  • NO Tents, large umbrellas or chairs
  • NO Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • NO Weapons or weapon accessories of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • NO Wind chairs/sofas
Permitted Items
  • YES Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • YES Cigarettes and lighters (cigarettes must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Deodorant (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon entry—factory-sealed E-liquid or E-juice is OK)
  • YES Earplugs
  • YES Fanny packs
  • YES Festival totems or decorated pool noodles—height 5 ft. or less, no solid poles, no metal more than 1″ in diameter
  • YES Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company-branded and no hard flagpoles)
  • YES Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • YES Gum (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Hula hoops—including LED hoops
  • YES Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry
  • YES Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
  • YES Juuls (one sealed Juul Pod OK at entry)
  • YES LED pois & orbitals
  • YES Lip balm, lipstick & gloss (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, Polaroids, etc.)
  • YES Personal misting fan, bottle must be no larger than 1.5L (empty upon arrival)
  • YES Powder makeup (liquid makeup is prohibited)
  • YES Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • YES Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when collapsed
  • YES Selfie sticks
  • YES Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, purses (maximum 12″x12″)
  • YES Sunglasses & hats
  • YES Sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • YES Tampons and pads (must be sealed at entry)
  • YES Any water bottle, excluding glass bottles (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Wet wipes (must be sealed at entry)

Reminder To Mind Your Belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at Hard Day of the Dead.

Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas!


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