The Most Unique Festivals to Attend in 2024

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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 recording 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, an RV rental is a great way to stay and play at these unique festivals.  


There are plenty of unique festivals that take place in the good ole US of A. We’re going to share our top nine picks! Read on to learn more.

1. 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, over 75,000 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. 

2. 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. The lineup hasn’t been announced yet. But with previous performances from artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, The Chicks, and Lil Nas X, this year’s event is sure to be one of the top festivals in 2024. 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. 

3. 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, even in December. 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.

4. 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 camping options near the Coachella festival grounds.  

5. Mardi Gras

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.

6. Country Thunder Music Festival

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 popular country music artists like Lee Brice, Granger Smith, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, and more.

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.

7. Stagecoach

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 on-site RV resort.

Tickets are already sold out for 2024, so if you’re one of the lucky ones, make sure you secure an RV spot ASAP! 

8. 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 RV 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. 

9. 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 over 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 most convenient to your travel plans. 

10. Rockville Music Festival

Headbanging? Check. 

Loud music? Check. 

A good time? Double check. 

Rockville is the best annual hard rock concert you need to attend. For those who love modern-day rock ‘n roll and metal, this is your happy place. Hosted in Daytona Beach, Florida, this four-day concert is built with a lineup that would excite anyone and everyone who enjoys a little rough-around-the-edges music. 

With the festival being held where NASCAR engines roar, it only makes sense that hard rock fans flock to the Daytona International Speedway to soak up the music of today’s top bands and artists. Dig up the infield and shake the stadium this May (9-12) while you listen to a stacked Thursday - Sunday lineup. This year’s guests include: 

  • Motley Crue

  • Foo Fighters 

  • Slipknot 

  • Falling in Reverse 

  • Jelly Roll 

  • Skillet 

  • Limpbizkit 

And as the Daytona International Speedway is built for RVs, what better time and place to pack up an RV with your closest friends and mosh to the best rock event of the 2024 year.


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.

Pick up a Cruise America RV rental at one of our many convenient locations and hit the road!