The Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival is now in its second year, raising money for disaster relief in the beautiful mountain oasis of Idyllwild, California. The town relies on regular tourism to survive, which has been severely impacted by catastrophic damage caused by the Cranston Fire in July 2018 and massive flooding in February 2019. The community of Idyllwild is in desperate need of help. Local 501(c)(3) nonprofits Young Idyllwild Inc and the Idyllwild Help Center are teaming up to do just that - and what better way than with the healing power of music?! Over 100 bands will be performing during the weekend, both locals and national/international acts. There are dozens of local shops, restaurants and galleries to visit; plus vendors, festival merchandise and donated auction items for you to check out. Together, we can overcome this tragedy. See you in August!
6 STAGES OF NON-STOP MUSIC OVER 3 AWESOME DAYS
PARKING & SHUTTLES
Parking spaces are very limited in Idyllwild so we highly recommend carpooling if you are coming from off The Hill. If you are staying for the weekend at one of our beautiful local inns, we suggest leaving your vehicle in your designated parking space and making the short walk into town. Other options include catching a ride on the Fire Truck or the Idyllwild Shuttle at a pickup location.
WHERE TO EAT
From food trucks to fine dining, vegan/vegetarian, American, Italian, Mexican, Korean BBQ and everything else our town has to offer - all are within mere minutes from each other. See the list of participating and surrounding eateries at the Idyllwild Strong festival. Click here
WHERE TO STAY
There are a variety of inns in Idyllwild, many within walking distance to town and others in the surrounding area. There are also multiple options for camping and hundreds of listings on Air Bnb and other sites. Here's a list, including some of our partners in Idyllwild Strong. Click here
KEEP OUR TOWN GREEN & CLEAN
Idyllwild is certainly a beautiful place, a peaceful haven in the woods. We ask that you please leave our mountain home as you found it. We do not have local sanitation to clean up after you. Your trash is our problem, so please be clean and respectful