2024 EDM Guidelines

All items listed below are in addition to the Tacoma Dome's general prohibited items, available on our A-Z guide

The safety of our guests is top priority. Please take a few moments to review the information below before attending an EDM event at the Tacoma Dome. These guidelines have been collectively agreed upon by law enforcement, security, the venue, and show staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable time for all. 


  • CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS NO LARGER THAN 12” x 6” x 12” will be permitted into the venue. Color-tinted or mesh bags are not considered clear.
  • A small clutch or purse (not clear) will be permitted if it is no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” (roughly the size of your hand)

Hydration / Water

  • FREE water stations will be provided at locations throughout the arena
  • EMPTY, CLEAR plastic water bottles will be permitted (color tinted bottles are not considered clear). No other materials will be permitted i.e. aluminum. 
  • No outside food or beverages 
  • To be permitted, hydration packs must fit all the following guidelines:
    • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC (iridescent or color-tinted bags not permitted)
    • Up to one non-clear pocket no larger than 6" x 9"
    • Water pouch must be transparent, empty, and removed for security screening

General Guidelines

  • Some events may have age restrictions. Please see individual event page for more information. 
  • TOTEMS ARE ALLOWED! Must be inflatable or constructed of foam. No other material will be permitted, this includes the totem pole itself, and cannot be taller than 10’. Any inflatable items attached to the totem or the totem itself must be deflated when going through security.
  • Face coverings or masks are optional; Eyes must be visible.

Prohibited Items

(this list is in addition to general Tacoma Dome prohibited items)

  • Massagers
  • Poi, flow toys, or fire dancing equipment (LED gloves and/or micro lights sewn into costumes are okay)
  • Hula hoops or contact staffs
  • Eye drops
  • Stuffed animals or dolls
  • Open or unopened packs of gum
  • Battery (or otherwise powered) fans

FINAL APPROVAL OF ANY ITEMS WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF SECURITY. Binbox lockers are available outside of the Tacoma Dome for rent. 

*subject to change at any time.