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Best Camping Music Festivals for (Almost) Every Month of the Year

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February 6, 2023 Best Camping Music Festivals for (Almost) Every Month of the Year

By Allison Fitts & Lillian Robinson

We love a good music festival. The music, the food, the camping – it all makes for an unforgettable experience. Renting an Escape campervan is one of the best ways to stay in style at those music festivals that offer camping. We’ve made a list of our top picks of camping music festivals to attend (almost) every month of the year, and where to pick your campervan up to get there.

February: Gem & Jam

  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • 2023 Dates: February 2 – February 5
  • Genre: Jam Bands
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Phoenix

March: Okeechobee

  • Location: Okeechobee, Florida
  • 2023 Dates: March 2 – March 5
  • Genre: Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronic
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Orlando

April: Coachella*

  • Location: Indio, California
  • 2023 Dates: April 13-16 & April 20-23
  • Genre: Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronic
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Los Angeles

*Campervans book FAST for this weekend! Make to reserve yours as early as possible before we sell out. As a reminder, you CAN take the Big Sur Model with no issues on space.

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May: Bottlerock*

  • Location: Napa Valley, California
  • 2023 Dates: May 26 – May 28
  • Genre: Pop, Rock
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: San Francisco

*Third-party camping is offered through the festival’s website. No camping is available on-site. 

June: Bonnaroo

  • Location: Manchester, Tennessee
  • 2023 Dates: June 14 – June 18
  • Genre: Rock, Folk, Hip-Hop, Electronic
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Chicago

July: Dead & Company

  • Location: The Gorge, Washington
  • 2023 Dates: July 7 – July 9
  • Genre: Rock, Jam Band (Grateful Dead)
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Seattle

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August: Sturgis Rally Buffalo Chip

  • Location: Sturgis, South Dakota
  • 2023 Dates: August 4 – August 13 (multiple weekends)
  • Genre: Rock, Classic Rock
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Denver

*Sturgis is the largest motorcycle festival in the world. The largest and most famous campground in the area Buffalo Chip throws a music festival during the same period of time making this event one of a kind and VERY busy.

September: Burning Man*

  • Location: Black Rock City, Nevada
  • 2023 Dates: August 27 – September 4
  • Genre: Mostly Art Installations, Some Music
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: San Francisco

*Additional cleaning fees apply. ONLY THE MAVERICKS CAMPERVAN (NO ROOFTOP SLEEPER) IS ALLOWED TO ATTEND! Visit our Festival Camping Guide for more info.

October: Austin City Limits

  • Location: Autin, Texas
  • 2023 Dates: October 6 – October 15 (multiple weekends)
  • Genre: Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Phoenix & Denver

November: EDC Orlando

  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • 2023 Dates: November 10 – November 12
  • Genre: Electronic, Dubstep, Bass, House, Techno
  • Closest Escape Campervans Depot: Orlando

No matter which camping music festival you go to, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience. So go ahead and call up some of your friends, book your campervan, and experience a festival for yourself.

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