If you love music and art, this blog is for you. Visit some of the most sought-after festivals in the world with this guide for RV travelers.
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The United States is home to some of the most iconic festivals in the world. Travelers from across the globe venture stateside to experience world-renowned DJs, national recordings artists, famous art installations and culinary excellence. Whether you’re traveling a few hours from home, across the country or from the opposite end of the world, a RV rental
is a great way to stay and play at these unique festivals.
That Festival in the Middle of the Desert in Nevada
You may be thinking, “Um, what?” Due to strict copyright rules, we can’t say the actual name of the festival (pretty unique, right?), but if you imagine a man made out of sticks on fire
, you might be able to figure it out …
This isn’t just your average festival. Every summer, 60,000 people sojourn to the middle of the desert in Black Rock City, Nevada for a week of camping, art and music. The event features hundreds of workshops, ranging from the more (ahem) adult variety to the bizarre, including things like laughter yoga, talking with strangers and how to save the world. The only thing you can buy with money at the festival is ice. Otherwise, the entire playa operates on a thriving gift and barter economy. While there are areas reserved for people with kids, we highly recommend reading the event guide before taking children to this event, due to its more adult nature. Take care of your transportation and camping needs with a RV rental in Nevada
Austin City Limits
Austin, Texas is one of the top up-and-coming travel destinations, so it’s no surprise that the Austin City Limits
music festival landed on our list. With artists like Guns N’ Roses, Billie Eilish, Cardi B and Mumford & Sons, this year’s event is sure to be one of the top festivals in 2019. There aren’t any official RV campsites, but the city of Austin has plenty of options
to choose from. If you’re planning on flying in for the festival and want to RV camp, you can pick up your RV rental in Austin, TX
Art Basel Miami
As the epicenter of the modern and contemporary art scene in North America, Art Basel Miami
is a must-see for the creative soul. With warm weather year round, Miami is the perfect winter destination. Home to various RV campgrounds
, attendees can choose to travel by RV and still check out the latest art show, attend the hottest parties and even catch some waves in between. Reserve your RV rental in Miami
well in advance to ensure availability.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Commonly known as Coachella
, this event blends a multitude of cultures, attracting attendees from all over the world. With musical acts from every genre, larger-than-life art installations and a campground that is just as exciting as the festival itself, it’s a can’t-miss event. If you’re planning to stay in a California RV rental
at the event, you’ll want to book your space early at one of these campground options
near the Coachella festival grounds.
New Orleans is famous for its annual Mardi Gras
celebration, as well as its world-famous parades and dining. You may not think of “the Big Easy” as a RV-friendly festival destination, but there are several nearby RV resorts to enjoy, like this one
in the French Quarter. Sounds like it’s time to add Mardi Gras to your American South bucket list
! Get there in your Louisiana RV rental
This traveling country music festival is so popular that it’s hosted in four different states throughout the year (not to mention the two, additional locations in Canada). Country Thunder
is ideal for concertgoers who want to see country music greats like Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and more. At some of the locations, you can dance the night away after cheering on your favorites at the country swing dance competition!
Bonus: Most of the festival locations offer on-site camping options! Once you choose your festival, reserve your camper van at one of our many RV rental locations
After two weekends of Coachella, you might think Indio, California would be done with festivals. Think again. Just one week later, country music fans take over the Empire Polo Cub grounds for the annual Stagecoach festival
. From today’s top country hits to bluegrass to Southern rock, this event is a country music lover’s dream. Plus, you can stay at the festival’s onsite RV resort
Sundance Film Festival
Widely recognized as one of the top film festivals in the world, the Sundance Film Festival
is the largest of its kind in the United States. Founded by Robert Redford, this event lets you get up close and personal with independent filmmakers. Guests can attend film screenings, panel discussions and more throughout the duration of the festival. If you’re looking for a spot to park your Utah camper rental
, try the Park City RV Resort
Insider Tip: Leave some time to hit the slopes at the Sundance Resort
– the peaks are less crowded during the festival.
Underwater Music Festival
The Florida Keys may be on your bucket list of places to visit, but is the Underwater Music Festival
on your list of things to do? It totally should be. In an effort to bring awareness to protecting its ocean reefs, the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce has been hosting this underwater party for 35 years. Participants can listen to a custom playlist while scuba diving or snorkeling at Looe Key Reef. There are a variety of travel trailer rental locations in Florida
– click to find the one more convenient to your travel plans.
Camping At Unique Festivals In 2019
While many festivals offer space for RV campers, this isn’t always the case. If your favorite festival doesn’t have an official RV campground, that doesn’t mean you have to rough it in a tent. Simply plan ahead and research campsite options in the area. That way, you can still travel in comfort and make memories your crew is sure to remember for years to come.