The Piknic season is in full swing, turning Parc Jean-Drapeau into everyone's favourite dance party destination every Sunday Funday all summer long. Now on its 13th consecutive year, Piknic has evolved into one of the world's premier events, and just keep on growing. While dancing is pretty much the essential requirement for a successful day, there are a few other ways to make sure your Piknic Electronik experience is absolutely perfect this summer.\nA photo posted by Pierre (@pierredahousecat) on Oct 17, 2014 at 5:11am PDT\n1. Get educated on the lineup / schedule (DJs)\nYou might be one of those people that doesn't care what music is playing as long as it's sounds good, which is a great attitude to have, but it never hurts to take a minute to check out what Dj's are playing, and more importantly when. With two separate stages with two different vibes, missing the perfect set because you didn't educate yourself first is no bueno. Besides, smart is sexy. Check the lineup here, you might end up having a music revelation!\nA photo posted by Julia Caradec (@juliacara) on May 17, 2015 at 8:45pm PDT\n2. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid the line-up\nThis might be a no-brainer to a veteran, but it's still worth mentioning that Piknic Électronik is a massively popular event and packs up quick fast. There's no bigger mood-killer than having to stand in line for an hour in the heat.\nBuy your tickets here.\nA photo posted by @ev_poirier on Sep 22, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT\n3. Instagram your best Piknic pics to win FREE tickets for the following weekend or even a trip down south to continue your summer!\nYa buddy! Piknic Électronik and MTL Blog have teamed up to give the people what they want and that's free passes, amirite? It's as simple as taking a picture at Piknic (on June 14th only) making sure to show off a Piknic Électronik logo (on a bucket, tent, etc.), and mentioning both @piknicelectronikmtl and @mtlblog in your caption. We'll then be stalking through all your beautiful pics and select one to post on our Instagram feed on Monday, which instantly scores you free tickets to the following week's event. #Easy! Plus, while you're at it, make sure to participate in Piknic Électronik's contest #piknicswag as well, see all of the details here.\n#piknicelectronik A photo posted by Toshimi Jan (@toshmuniz) on May 18, 2015 at 9:20pm PDT\n4. Wear sunglasses and comfortable shoes\nSo just to be clear, Piknic Électronik is literally dancing in the sun. To enjoy said dancing in the sun to the fullest, it should go without saying that sunglasses and comfy shoes are a must. You know, unless you plan on spending the whole day sitting in the shade, in which case, you might be in the wrong place.\nA photo posted by Kai Yen (RyanOrioN) (@garfield_hates_mondays) on Aug 30, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT\n5. Make sure you have cash\nWhile there are ATM's available, all payments on the site are cash only. Make your life easier and bring some paper with you.\nA photo posted by Alternative Clothing (@vibes_inc) on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:34am PDT\n6. Charge your phone battery\nYa ya, you're there to dance your face off, ain't no one got time to check their phone, but you will need a charged battery if you get separated from your friends and to take mad pics to win those free passes!\nA photo posted by @c_acst on May 19, 2015 at 4:53am PDT\n7. Choose your crew wisely\nOf course you love all of your friends equally, but just some more than others ;) Some like to rage, others like to chill. All we're suggesting is consider what you're feeling for the day and choose your entourage accordingly to maximize the good times.\nA photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jessica Graham (@jesssica.xx) on May 17, 2015 at 3:41pm PDT\n8. Don't throw away your cup / bucket\nPiknic buckets are perfect for sharing and make the perfect souvenir, that's for sure, but did you know they were also eco-friendly? Glass is a big no-no on site, which means that drinks are served in plastic. So save a tree and recycle/reuse your cups.\nA photo posted by Piknic Électronik Montreal (@piknicelectronikmtl) on Jun 22, 2014 at 2:41pm PDT\n9. Grab your favourite drink or bottle to sip on all day long\nYou're probably wondering how you can get a bottle when glass is frowned upon at the event, but you know you gotsta have that vino, that's why you should nab yourself an official Barefoot Wine pouch to fill up with your favorite bottle of white, rose, red or bubbly, stress-free. If wine isn't your thing, they also have plenty of beer from Sapporo, Pabst, Sleeman Draught, to Blanche de Chambly!\nA photo posted by Marie-Pier Leduc (@mariepier_leduc) on May 17, 2015 at 8:24pm PDT\n10. Be sure to bring a sweater if you plan to stay all day\nWhile you will probably strip off all your clothes during the day as the thermometer rises and you got your fancy footwork on full display, but once that sun goes down, things can cool down quite a bit. If you plan on staying into the night, it never hurts to think ahead so you can be nice and comfy dancing under the stars.\nNow that you know how to have the perfect day at Piknic Électronik, all that's left is to actually go! And for those of you who've never been before, seriously, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!\nCheck out the Piknic Électronik official website for info and tickets.