The Second Annual Life is Good Festival is taking place September 24th and 25th at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA.  It’s definitely a family-friendly festival – even offering a kids’ concert tent with some of the most popular kids’ acts around.  However, I’d recommend some advance planning to make sure your experience is as good as possible.

Getting to the Life is Good Festival

Parking is not available directly at the site, but there are lots of shuttle buses that can take you from other locations.  Shuttles start at 10:30 am both days from two locations – Royall Street Offices located off I-93, Exit 2B and the University Ave/MBTA rail station located off I-95, Exit 13.  Plan to arrive at the parking lot well in advance of the show you hope to see because there may be a wait for a bus.

Festival guests can also take the MBTA or Amtrak to the 128 station and use those shuttle buses.  Guests should NOT USE exit 3 to park your car – there’s absolutely no parking at this location.

What can families bring to the Life is Good Festival?

Food is only allowed for those with dietary restrictions – otherwise you can purchase food there.  Strollers and small wagons are permitted.  Families can bring blankets not exceeding 6’x8′ but inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape etc. to reserve space is prohibited.  Soft-sided coolers, collapsible chairs, regular-size/unframed backpacks, Two factory-sealed water bottles up to 1 liter each, empty Camelback, Nalgene or other empty clear plastic container, small digital cameras or point-and-click 35mm cameras, and binoculars are also permitted.  Umbrellas and pets (with the exception of service animals) are not allowed.

Buying things at the Life is Good Festival

Almost everything, with exception of the Life is Good merchandise, is cash only.  While ATMs will be available onsite, I recommend bringing cash so you don’t have to pay bank fees.

Anything else?

Keep in mind that the festival grounds are dusty.  Bring older shoes, and if the ground is at all wet, things will get muddy.

For more information, visit the Life is Good website.