Small alternative festivals in North America.

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Festivals in 2021



January

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

13-20 January 2021 | [Online Event] Parker, Arizona, USA

The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous is an annual gathering hosted by the Homes on Wheels Alliance. The event welcomes thousands of homes on wheels owners to a unique camp-out at the La Paz County Fairground i ...

February

Bamboo Bass Festival

28-28 February 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Jaco, Costa Rica

Bamboo Bass Festival is bass in paradise. The destination event is a unique project, which celebrates bass music, bass culture and art in the heart of Costa Rica. The festival organisers say: “Bambo ...

March

The BPM Festival

3-7 March 2021 | Tamarindo, Costa Rica

The BPM Festival is a world-renowned event, which showcases the biggest and best artists, labels and party brands in the world. Celebrate in paradise with the best in techno and house music. The festi ...

Festival Ometeotl

26-29 March 2021 | Morelos, Mexico

Festival Ometeotl is an annual transformational festival that takes place in Morelos, Mexico. The event is named after the Aztec gods Ometecuhtli and Omecihua and is centred around creating a positive ...

Bravo Festival

31-31 March 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Bravo Festival is an annual electronic festival that takes place in the Mexican town of Valle de Bravo. The event focuses on building new experiences, experimentation and changing the paradigms of col ...

Forest Dance

31-31 March 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Montes De Oro, Costa Rica

Forest Dance is a 5-day healing and expressive arts retreat in Montes De Oro, Costa Rica. Described as ‘a rite of passage’, the annual ceremonial gathering features a wide variety of activities an ...

April

Lucidity Festival

9-11 April 2021 | Santa Barbara, California, USA

Lucidity Festival is an annual transformational music and arts festival in Santa Barbara, California. The event is based around a number of core values; such as participation and immersion in the arti ...

Falling Leaves Rendezvous

30-30 April 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Westminster, South Carolina, USA

Falling Leaves Rendezvous is an annual, 7-day immersive, earth-skills camp in South Carolina. The event aims to provide classes based around basic primitive skills. The festival is Earthskills’ annu ...

Rivercane Rendezvous

30-30 April 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Westminster, South Carolina, USA

Rivercane Rendezvous is a 7-day immersive, earth-skills camp in Westminster, South Carolina. The event is centred around teaching basic primal survival skills. The event is Earthskills’ annual Sprin ...

May

Joshua Tree Music Festival

13-16 May 2021 | Joshua Tree, California, USA

Joshua Tree Music Festival is a biannual music festival that takes place in the Mojave desert in California. The 4-day festival showcases continuous live music, as well as yoga, kids activities, art d ...

California Roots Festival

27-30 May 2021 | Monterey, California, USA

California Roots Festival is an annual music and arts festival that takes place in Monterey, California over Memorial Day Weekend. The event showcases everything from reggae to rock, folk, hip hop and ...

Northwest Folklife

28-31 May 2021 | Seattle, Washington, USA

Northwest Folklife is an annual festival that takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. The event celebrates arts, culture and diversity in the Northwest. The festival organisers say: “Northwest Folkli ...

Punk Rock Bowling

28-31 May 2021 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Punk Rock Bowling is an annual celebration of punk rock music. Originating as a small Vegas getaway, Punk Rock Bowling has grown into the biggest and best punk rock and bowling party on the planet. Th ...

Burning Flipside

31-31 May 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Austin, Texas, USA

Burning Flipside is the official Burning Man inspired festival of Austin, Texas. The annual event welcomes around 3000 people to a unique campout experience, showcasing the creative arts and self expr ...

Lightning In A Bottle

31-31 May 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Bakersfield, California, USA

Lightning In A Bottle is an annual camping festival centred around six guiding principles; celebrate life, create community, respect yourself and one another, actively participate, honor the land and ...

Okanogan Family Faire

31-31 May 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Tonasket, Washington, USA

The Okanogan Family Faire is an annual event created to connect the community. The event attracts a wide variety of vendors, musicians, artists and crafts from local and surrounding communities.  The ...

Shakti Fest

31-31 May 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Palm Springs, California, USA

Shakti Fest is a 5-day conscious yoga and music retreat in Palm Springs, California. The event combines everything you know and love about festivals into a unique and intimate retreat in the desert. T ...

West Coast Circus Camp

31-31 May 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Sooke, Canada

West Coast Circus Camp is an annual circus retreat on the breathtaking Vancouver Island in Canada. The event features a wide variety of circus arts from acrobatics to clowns, juggling, yoga and more. ...

June

Hanuman Festival

10-13 June 2021 | Boulder, Colorado, USA

Hanuman Festival is an annual celebration of yoga and music in Boulder, Colorado. The event features world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and more. The festival ...

Sonic Bloom

17-20 June 2021 | Colorado, USA

Sonic Bloom is an annual 4-day camping festival at Hummingbird Ranch, Colorado. The festival features electronic music, art, dance, human performances and more for an interactive weekend for all. The ...

The Groove Festival

18-20 June 2021 | Ontario, Canada

The Groove Festival is an annual event that celebrates yoga, music and community. The three-day festival features a variety of international yoga teachers, guest lectures, indoor and outdoor fun and m ...

Romp Fest

23-26 June 2021 | Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

Romp Fest is an annual, 4-day festival featuring live music, camping, arts and kids activities. The event celebrates the roots and branches of Bluegrass. The festival organisers say: “A full line-up ...

Telluride Yoga Festival

24-27 June 2021 | Telluride, Colorado, USA

The Telluride Yoga Festival is an annual event featuring yoga, meditation, music, hiking and more. The event welcomes world-renowned teachers and unique, intimate workshops across the 4-day event. The ...

Autonomous Mutant Festival

30-30 June 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Washington / Oregon / California, USA

The Autonomous Mutant Festival is an annual gathering showcasing art, culture, DIY technologies and more. The event aims to promote a harmonious relationship with the earth and takes place in a new de ...

Contact Improvisation Festival

30-30 June 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - British Columbia, Canada

Contact Improvisation Festival is an annual gathering and dance festival on Salt Spring Island, Canada. The 10-day event features a wide variety of dance and performance classes, shows and workshops. ...

Electric Forest

30-30 June 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Rothbury, Michigan, USA

Electric Forest is an annual 4-day music festival that takes place in Sherwood Forest in Rothbury Michigan. Selling out each year, the festival is one of the most popular electronic music events in th ...

FireDrums

30-30 June 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Calaveras County, California, USA

FireDrums is an annual event that brings together the fire and flow community. The gathering features 4 days and 3 nights of world-class workshops, music, shows, performances and more. The festival or ...

Flatland Juggling Festival

30-30 June 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

The Flatland Juggling Festival is an annual weekend long juggling party. The event features three days of juggling, hooping, spinning, yo-yos and more. The festival organisers say: “The Flatland Jug ...

Oregon Tantra Festival

30-30 June 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Portland, Oregon, USA

Oregon Tantra Festival is a 4-day retreat in Portland, Oregon. The event features a variety of workshops focusing on tantric arts, communication, personal and spiritual development and more.  https:/ ...

Solstice Gathering

30-30 June 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Ontario, Canada

Solstice Gathering is an annual, membership-based gathering that welcomes thousands of members to a unique camping event in the forest of southern Ontario. Members of the Solstice Collective celebrate ...

Tri Flow Fest

30-30 June 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Quebec, Canada

Tri Flow Fest is an annual flow festival that takes place in Quebec. The award winning event takes place over 3 days and features 75 workshops specialising in flow arts, aerial arts, performing arts, ...

July

Laketown Shakedown

1-3 July 2021 | Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Laketown Shakedown is an annual music festival that takes place across the Canada Day Long Weekend. The three-day, multi-genre event features a wide variety of musical talent and offers a unique campi ...

Camp Bisco

8-10 July 2021 | Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Camp Bisco is the Northeast’s largest electronic-rock festival. The three-day camping event features more than 100 musical performances at the picturesque Montage Mountain. The festival organisers s ...

Bass Coast Festival

9-12 July 2021 | Merritt, British Columbia, Canada

Bass Coast Festival is an annual electronic music and arts festival in British Columbia. The event has been crowned the Best Boutique Festival in North America and prides itself in being a unique and ...

International Juggler’s Association Festival

12-18 July 2021 | El Paso, Texas, USA

The International Juggler’s Association Festival (IJA Festival) is an annual event that features a week of juggling workshops, shows, competitions and more. After more than half a century of events, ...

Rock Fest

15-17 July 2021 | Cadott, Wisconsin, United States

Rock Fest is the ultimate rock experience you can’t miss. The annual all-ages event welcomes the best active and classic rock names and has grown to become one of the biggest rock festivals in the c ...

Northern Nights Music Festival

16-18 July 2021 | Piercy, California, USA

Northern Nights Music Festival is an annual celebration of music and arts in the Mendocino/Humboldt County in California. The three-day event features a collection of local and global arts and crafts, ...

Eclipse Festival

22-26 July 2021 | Quebec, Canada

Eclipse Festival is an annual music and arts festival in Quebec Canada. The 5-day event transports visitors to a new parallel world filled with the biggest and best musical talent, workshops, conferen ...

Fairy & Human Relations Congress

23-25 July 2021 | Twisp, Washington, USA

The Fairy & Human Relations Congress is an annual event dedicated to promoting communication and co-creation with nature spirits, devas and the faery realms. The event welcomes around 300 visitors ...

Big Dub Festival

27 July-1 August 2021 | Artemas, Pennsylvania, USA

Big Dub Festival is an annual music and arts festival at Four Quarters Farm in Pennsylvania. The four-day camping event features multiple stages of music, as well as daily activities, yoga, meditation ...

Osheaga

30 July-1 August 2021 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Osheaga is an annual music and arts festival in Montreal, Canada. The three-day event showcases a wide variety of local and international musical talent and features art installations and a large sele ...

Cascadia

31-31 July 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Granite Falls, Washington, USA

Cascadia is an annual independent music and arts festival. Owned and operated by local music producer and artists, the three-day event showcases electronic music, interactive art, workshops, performan ...

Elements Gathering

31-31 July 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Springville, California, USA

Elements Gathering is an annual village consciousness gathering among the ancient sequoias in California. The event offers a truly magical experience featuring workshops, music, performances and more. ...

Heavy Montreal

31-31 July 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Heavy Montreal is North America’s premier heavy music festival. The destination of choice for hard rock and heavy metal music lovers features the biggest names in rock and metal across four massive ...

Nomadico

31-31 July 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Gore, Virginia, USA

Nomadico is a three-day participatory festival celebrating global music, arts and community. Lose yourself in a unique, immersive experience featuring global music, interactive art, exploratory worksh ...

Oregon Country Fair

31-31 July 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Veneta, Oregon, USA

The Oregon Country Fair is an experience unlike any other. The annual event creates a unique experience that nourishes the spirit and allows you to explore art and culture in a magical way. The festiv ...

The Evolve Festival

31-31 July 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Evolve Festival is an annual, multi-genre event, celebrating music, culture and social awareness in New Brunswick, Canada. The festival hosts a wide variety of workshops highlighting social issues ...

August

Outside Lands

6-8 August 2021 | San Francisco, California, USA

Outside Lands is an annual music and arts festival that takes place in San Francisco, California. The three-day event features a wide variety of artists and attractions, and has grown to become one of ...

Shambhala

20-23 August 2021 | Salmo, Canada

Shambhala is Canada’s premier electronic music festival. The annual event celebrates music, art and life in one of the most beautiful festival destinations in the world. The festival organisers say: ...

Traveling Shamans Camp

20-22 August 2021 | Hotchkiss, Colorado, USA

The Traveling Shamans Camp is an annual gathering hosted by the Shamanic Arts Center; featuring traveling shamans, wisdom teachers, healers and visionary artists. The event offers a wide variety of ac ...

Arise Music Festival

31-31 August 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Boulder, Colorado, USA

Arise Music Festival is an annual, independently owned music and arts festival in Boulder, Colorado. The event features a wide variety of music from jam to electronic, rock, bluegrass, reggae and more ...

Beloved Festival

31-31 August 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Marcola, Oregon, USA

Beloved Festival is an annual music, art and yoga festival in the forests of Oregon. The festival combines the best of music festivals with a spiritual awakening, and offers everything from music to a ...

Descend On Bend

31-31 August 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Bend, Oregon, USA

Descend On Bend is an annual van-life gathering that takes place in Bend, Oregon. The event takes place over Labor Day weekend each year and welcomes hundreds of visitors to a unique weekend of outdoo ...

Faerieworlds

31-31 August 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - North Plains, Oregon, USA

Faerieworlds is the West Coast’s premiere mythic music festival. The annual gathering of tribes features world renowned artists, as well as entertainers, live performances and a wide variety of vend ...

Farenheit Flow Arts Festival

31-31 August 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Elkins, West Virginia, USA

Farenheit Flow Arts Festival is an annual fire dance retreat in West Virginia. The 4-day event features a variety of workshops throughout the day and showcases unique live fire performances at night. ...

Inshala Festival

31-31 August 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

Inshala Festival is an annual all-ages music, movement and arts festival in Southern Alberta. The event hosts a range of inspired workshops and conferences and features music, dance, art and more. The ...

National Hobo Convention

31-31 August 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Britt, Iowa, USA

The National Hobo Convention is an annual event hosted by the Britt Hobo Days Association in Britt, Iowa. The century old tradition celebrates hobo culture with a family friendly event filled with ent ...

Reggae On The River

31-31 August 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Garberville, California, USA

Reggae On The River is ‘the best reggae festival in the world’. The annual event takes place on the first weekend of August and showcases the best of reggae, dub, ska, rock and dancehall.  The fe ...

September

Bonnaroo

2-5 September 2021 | Manchester, Tennessee, USA

Bonnaroo is an annual music and arts festival that takes place in Manchester, Tennessee. Dubbed ‘the most positive place on the planet’, the camping event welcomes thousands of local and internati ...

Dancefestopia

9-12 September 2021 | Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Dancefestopia is an electronic music festival in the heart of Kansas City. Surrounded by rolling hills and magical forests, the four-day event features more than 200 local and international artists, a ...

Imagine Music Festival

17-19 September 2021 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Imagine Music Festival is an annual electronic music and arts festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The multi-day event transports visitors into a unique, aquatic fairytale, hosting the world’s best electro ...

Life Is Beautiful

17-19 September 2021 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Life Is Beautiful is an annual music and arts festival held in downtown Las Vegas. The three-day event showcases the best music acts, artists, culinary art and more and is a symbol of connection, joy ...

Mothman Festival

18-19 September 2021 | Point Pleasant, West Virginia, USA

Mothman Festival is a unique, annual gathering that commemorates the visit of ‘The Mothman’, a mysterious entity. The event features a variety of activities including cosplay, guest speakers, live ...

Wasteland Weekend

22-26 September 2021 | Edwards, California, USA

Wasteland Weekend is the world’s largest post-apocalyptic festival. The annual 5-day, Mad Max style event features a week of live bands, combat performers, fire dancers, themed games, merchants and ...

Bhakti Fest

30-30 September 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Joshua Tree, California, USA

Bhakti Fest is an annual 4-day music festival in California. The event celebrates devotion through chanting, yoga, meditation and more. The festival organisers say: “Bhakti Fest celebrates the devot ...

Burning Man

30-30 September 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

Burning Man is an annual event that takes place in Black Rock City each year. The nine-day event creates a temporary self-sustaining and self-reliant city in the Black Rock Desert. Thousands of visito ...

California Tantra Festival

30-30 September 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Tulare County, California, USA

California Tantra Festival is the largest tantra festival in the USA. The 4-day gathering features 5 rhythms, Kundalini yoga, Biodanza, morning meditation, live music and more.  The festival organise ...

Imagine Music & Arts Festival

30-30 September 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Orcas Island, Washington, USA

Imagine Music & Arts Festival is an annual visionary music and arts festival on Orcas Island, Washington. The event features world-class musicians and artists and one-of-a-kind workshops in a stun ...

Sat Nam Fest

30-30 September 2021 | Date to be Confirmed - Malibu Canyon, California, USA

Sat Nam Fest is the world’s premier Kundalini Yoga and Sacred Chant Music Festival. The annual event welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in the joy, transformation and rejuvenation of yoga. The ...

Unifier Festival

30-30 September 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Tolland, Massachusetts, USA

Unifier Festival is a transformational healing and expressive arts festival in Massachusetts. The annual event features a range of live DJs, Yoga, Belly Dancing, Live painting, Circus Arts, Organic Fo ...

October

Leaf Festival

14-17 October 2021 | Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA

Leaf Festival is an annual gathering celebrating music, art, creativity and culture. The family-friendly event welcomes more than 100 vendors, over 400 performing artists and dozens of interactive act ...

Voodoo Festival

29-31 October 2021 | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Voodoo Festival is a music and arts experience that takes place over halloween. The annual event offers an unforgettable experience, featuring more than 65 local and international musical talent, loca ...

Desert Hearts Festival

31-31 October 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Warner Springs, California, USA

Desert Hearts Festival is an annual boutique gathering focused on art, music and community. The event is rooted in house and techno music and celebrates the underground movement in a unique and intima ...

November

Zen Awakening Festival

11-14 November 2021 | Inglis, Florida, USA

Zen Awakening Festival is a life changing transformational, music and arts festival. The annual event features a range of celebrity DJs, jam bands, yoga, meditation, spiritual teachers, cirque perform ...

Heart Of Tantra Festival

30-30 November 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Pemberton, Canada

The Heart Of Tantra Festival is an annual conscious gathering focused on the Tantric arts and approach to life. The event features world-class facilitators, sharing a variety of presentations, worksho ...

Tantra Festival Mexico

30-30 November 2021 | Dates to be Confirmed - Tepoztlan, Mexico

Tantra Festival Mexico is the first tantra festival in Latin America. The event celebrates love in a sacred land of ancient traditions with a variety of workshops, meditations, ceremonies, dance, conc ...

December

Cosmic Convergence Festival

31-31 December 2021 | Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Cosmic Convergence Festival is a four-day gathering in Guatemala, that celebrates Mayan culture and conscious living. The event is designed to leave a positive, social and local impact on the communit ...

Festivals in 2022



January

Ocaso Festival

6-10 January 2022 | Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Ocaso Festival is an underground music festival in the heart of Costa Rica. Celebrate the best underground sounds, amazing views and good times at the country’s premier event. The festival organiser ...

Cascadia Tantra Festival

31-31 January 2022 | Dates to be Confirmed - Seattle, Washington, USA

Cascadia Tantra Festival is a 4-day retreat at the wooded retreat centre in Seattle. The event focuses on tantric arts, communication, personal and spiritual development, movement meditations, music a ...

February

Envision Festival

28-28 February 2022 | Dates to be Confirmed - Uvita, Costa Rica

Envision is ‘the original jungle festival’. The annual event welcomes local and international visitors into a week-long celebration of music, art, yoga, workshops and surfing in the Costa Rican ju ...

March

Tribal Gathering

5-20 March 2022 | Colon, Panama

Tribal Gathering is an epic 16-day experience of a lifetime on the breathtaking cost of Panama. The festival features more than 300 international music acts, cabaret and circus shows, workshops and mo ...