If the weather's good, the beach is a short walk from the stages, and the gulf's calm water is perfect for lazy floating. A few seaside bars ensure you won't go thirsty.
Relax in a hammock
Seek out the grove of trees where the hammocks hang. They're shaded by day and under a string of lights by night—perfect for a restorative nap any time.
Eat Latvian food
The festival offers its fair share, while restaurants in town stack plates even higher with smoked fish, pickled mushrooms, beet soup, herring, and potato casserole. Adventurous types can try coal-grilled lamprey, a fish-like creature that's an acquired local taste.
Pitch a tent
Join the majority of festival-goers and stake a claim in the grassy field across the way. A coffee company sponsors the campground, so there's always plenty of free java brewing.
Check out a Baltic band
Ever heard of the Tallinn Daggers or Pyro Trees? The festival's two smallest stages devote their airwaves to regional indie rock.
Salacgrīva is 65 miles north of Riga, Latvia's capital, where the airport is located. Many European airlines, including low-cost carriers AirBaltic, Wizz Air, and Ryanair, fly to Riga. Positivus provides a shuttle bus from Riga to the festival grounds. Baltic Taxi also makes the two-hour trip.
Camper vans (with or without electricity) are welcome but space is limited. Most attendees camp. Within the extensive campsite, there are places to charge your phone, a storeroom for belongings, food vendors, and showers with individual cabins.