The festival sets up a colorful bead-laden station where fest-goers can make kandi. String together something cool, then trade with all your new friends.
Dance with a Sparkle Bunny
You'll recognize them by their fluffy ears and go-go boots. These characters and many more roam among fans and get everyone into the Wonderland spirit.
Indulge in an "Eat Me" cupcake
It's how Alice began her adventure. Characters give out the creamy-frosted treats near the entrance. They're not always there, so consider it a lucky omen if you stumble across one.
Join the campground party
Festivities are always going on among the tents, thanks to the grounds' water park, silent disco and arts and crafts activities.
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a medium-sized facility 25 miles west of San Bernardino. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX ) is bigger but farther away at 75 miles west. The fest provides ample parking (fee: $10 to $20). Some area hotels run shuttle buses to the site.
Many revelers stay at the high-energy campground next to festival site, which costs $129/179 for two/three nights. San Bernardino (population 213,000) has several moderate chain hotels. The festival website posts a list as the event date approaches.