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10 Tips To #MakeThePilgrimage Easy For The WHOLE Family

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by Nashville Parent

Keeping our littlest festival goers happy is a Pilgrimage priority! Since day one, Pilgrimage prides itself on creating a festival that caters to the entire family and this year is no exception! We've added new additions like The Mom Spot by Baby + Co, that will provide a private nursing/changing lounge for moms. We also have more interactive activities for the kids like sessions in improv, a songwriting workshop and more!

Don't forget - entrance is FREE for all children 10 and under when accompanied by a GA-ticket holding adult.

Our music, food, and, vendors are all carefully curated to provide a perfect experience for the entire family. This year’s Vanderbilt Heath Lil’ Pilgrims stage is shaping up to be better than ever, we reached out to our friends at Nashville Parent to put together a list of 10 family friendly festival tips. After reading this, the only thing left to do is grab your Sunday passes!

01. Bring earplugs for little ones.

02. Bring an ample supply of sunscreen. Shade is limited but there is an area for nursing mothers, to change diapers, and to warm bottles. Pack a couple of thin rags to wet and apply to the back of hot necks as needed. Twirl them around to make them cool!

03. Pack a blanket and lawn chairs. Please note that only low-backed chairs are allowed (under 30″) to ensure good viewing for your neighbors.

04. One sealed water bottle per person is allowed. Freeze a few so you’ll have cold water as they thaw. Or, bring water bottles and make use of the free water refill stations throughout the day. Outside food is prohibited, but there are several food vendors on site. Bring cash and cards.

05. Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes (flip-flops not recommended). Sunglasses and hats are good ideas for everyone.

06. Be sure to fully charge your phones before you arrive as you’ll want to snap plenty of pics and videos of your kids having fun throughout the day.

07. Wet wipes and hand sanitizer are a must with kids in tow.

08. Bring small toys for the kids to play with between shows (no inflatable ones allowed). Kids love having glow sticks when the sun goes down. Buy them in advance at your local party store.

09. Map out a game plan. There are several stages of music across the park, and some shows overlap. Plan on tag-teaming with your S.O. in regard to the kids’ area and what’s on tap overall. A little strategic planning ahead can help ensure everyone gets to see all the acts they want.

10. Prepare your parking plan in advance. Parking passes are sold out but the festival has off site lots as well as shuttles and a partnership with Lyft. And take a flashlight for the trek back to the car!

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  • Photos by (left to right)
  • Jason Myers
  • Tyler Leaman
  • Tyler Leaman

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