This Labor Day weekend marked the third year for Dry Diggings Festival, a vibey two-day music and art shindig held in Placerville, CA at the El Dorado County Fair and Event Center. The venue is located about halfway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe and the grounds are grassy, shaded and tree-lined… perfect for laying out a blanket and letting the little ones frolic to the music. This festy is extremely family-friendly and aside from the 215 area, it’s not uncommon to see kids riding around in umbrella-covered wagons or atop dad’s shoulders. Favorites such as Common Kings, Matisyahu, Barrington Levy, Nahko and Medicine for the People and the infamous Don Carlos dominated the nighttime airwaves and painted the electric sky with their message and presence. A killer lineup, the cushiest camping situations (did someone say glamping and craft beer everywhere were only the beginning of why this was the best weekend ever. Tournaments corn hole, beer pong and lots of other activities.