Escape Halloween 2021 Set Times, Map, and Essential Info

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Celebrating spooky season at Escape Halloween this year? Stay in the know before you go with the set times, festival map, and more.


Escape Halloween is almost here and if you haven’t started to prep for two nights of unreal sets, immersive production, and plenty of performers to add to the spooky atmosphere on October 29-30 – there’s no better time to start than now. While past editions of the festival have brought plenty of heat to the NOS Events Center, this year is shaping up to be one of the biggest (and most frightful) yet.

Insomniac has curated quite the offering of artists that will be gracing the stages at Escape Halloween and it’s sure to be quite a treat. Maybe you plan to get down to the sounds of the house and techno’s finest like Adam Beyer, Eric Prydz, and Green Velvet or headbang to heavy dubstep from Dack Janiels, Sullivan King, and Doctor P b2b FuntCase at Escape Halloween. Perhaps you’re looking to inject hard dance energy into your veins by catching Lady Faith, Junkie Kid, and Toneshifterz or want to see a glimpse of the future when Ranger Trucco, JSTJR, and Dabin take the stage. There’s truly something for almost any dance music lover on this lineup.

Related: Get to grooving ahead of the festival by checking out a curated playlist from LondonBridge or Dack Janiels’ bass-fueled mix!

To help get you prepared for what’s in store once you enter the gates of Escape Halloween, we’ve compiled all the essential information you need to know. So check out the set times, festival map, and more, and make sure to let us know which costumes you and your rave crew are wearing this year in the comments!


Escape Halloween 2021 – Essential Info:

Dates: October 29-30, 2021
Hours: 4PM – 2AM daily
Venue Address: NOS EVENTS CENTER – 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tickets: Purchase HERE
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

COVID-19 Policy

In an effort to keep attendees safe, Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge will be following all guidelines set by the CDC and state and local officials, which can be found on their website.

To be admitted into the festival, attendees must provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72-hours prior to entering the festival. A photo on your phone of your vaccination card or negative result is sufficient for entry. You will need to show these to staff upon entry.

Download the Insomniac App in iTunes or Play Store for the latest set times and updates for Escape Halloween 2021. 


Escape Halloween 2021 – Set Times:

Escape Halloween 2021 Set Times

Escape Halloween 2021 – Festival Map:

Escape Halloween 2021 - Festival Map

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 Escape Halloween.

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


Escape Halloween 2021 – Do’s & Don’ts:

Permitted Items
  • YES Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • YES Cigarettes (must be sealed upon entry) and lighters
  • YES Deodorant (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon entry. One bottle sealed/unopened E-liquid or E-juice will be permitted.)
  • YES Earplugs
  • YES Fanny packs
  • YES Festival totems or decorated pool noodles (see Totem Guidelines)
  • 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 Hand sanitizer (up to 2oz)
  • 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 factory-sealed Juul Pod OK at entry)
  • YES LED whips, poi, & orbitals
  • YES Lip balm, lip gloss and lipstick (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, etc.), and GoPro extendable poles
  • YES Personal misting fan with a bottle no larger than 1.5L (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • YES Powder makeup (liquid makeup is prohibited)
  • YES Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when collapsed
  • YES Reusable water bottles (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Selfie sticks
  • YES Small bags, single-compartment bags, plush bags, purses (maximum 12″x12″)
  • YES Sunglasses & hats
  • YES Sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • YES Tampons and pads (sealed upon entry)
  • YES Wet wipes (sealed upon entry)
Prohibited Items
  • NO Aerosol products/cans
  • NO Balls or Frisbees
  • NO Bota bags
  • NO Costumes that resemble a public safety uniforms (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical) in any way
  • NO Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Eye drops (available inside the 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 or air horns
  • NO LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows
  • 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 the general store)
  • NO Pacifiers
  • NO Pets
  • NO Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • NO Stickers, flyers
  • NO Stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO Tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets
  • NO Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • NO Unsealed tampons or pads (upon entry)
  • NO Weapon or weapon accessories of any kind, real or fictional (including whips, lightsabers, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, fake weapons/props, etc.)
  • NO Wind chairs/sofas
Totem Guidelines
  • NO drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO costumes that resemble police, fire, security, or medical in any way
  • NO handcuffs
  • NO glass or ceramic masks
  • NO full-face makeup that makes you unrecognizable from your government-issued photo ID
  • NO items resembling weapon or weapon accessories, real or fictional (including whips, lightsabers, axes, pocket knives, swords, guns, fake weapons/props, etc.)
  • NO violent props, including crops, whips, ropes, chains or tethers
  • NO sharp metal spikes
  • Please remember that we are an inclusive community, and costumes/decorations should not misrepresent race, religion, or cultural heritage.

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