ARISE Music Festival has quickly shown us that they are about more than just music- the offerings this year are really vast so we wanted to use our Pro Tips section to give you some sage advice on what we think is worth checking out. The music lineup is great and we know you are going to spend a lot of time doing that- and you should, but don’t forget about these other great things…

Take A Stroll Through Solutions Village

Solutions Village is a hub at the Arise festival dedicated to displays that encourage ecological and social change! Drop by and get educated about a number of important national and local issues as well as some great information to apply to your day-to-day life.

Attend The Workshop ‘Ancient Wisdom of Folk Medicine’

Hosted by Boulder local Brigitte Mars, this workshop will allow you to explore the time tested tradition of using common kitchen ingredients such as garlic, honey, salt and cabbage to improve a wide range of common ailments.

Participate In A Free Belly Dance Workshop

Set to take place in the Dome on Saturday and Sunday by some of the nations top instructors, the workshop series will cover the Basics to Folklore and into Tribal Fusion.

Stay Up Late And Get A Dose Of EDM

This year ARISE has partnered with Souls In Action to bring festival goers the Souls Rising Stage which is filled with some solid electronic dance music offerings. From downtempo to dubstep the genres are sure to blur and bend all weekend long.

Watch The Independent Documentary Film ‘GMO OMG’

How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which the directory tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back?

Make Your Way To The Front Row At Least Once

Whether you find yourself at The Eagle Stage or the Souls Rising Stage the most, do yourself a favor and head up to the very front row for a song or two. The experience of being in the very front row is something you’ll never forget.

Take Off Your Shoes And Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

ARISE is the perfect place to kick back and get loose and we think that dancing barefoot is one of the most freeing yet grounding things you can do. Doing this during the Grateful Grass set is our top pick.