Some of the best life memories are made at music festivals. Listening to live music of various artists, explore vendors, and enjoy activities with friends and family are just some of the best way to enjoy an ultimate campout. Here is a list of over 80 music festivals in 2016 that allows camping.


MARCH

Aura Music & Arts Festival (Website)
Where: Life Oak, FL
When: March 3–5, 2016
Tickets: $199
The Scene: Aura is a much-loved celebratory weekend of music, art, yoga, and workshops attracting fans from around the country. The grounds are also home to one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the is made only more awe-inspiring by Aura’s strong attention to sound and lighting production. Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.

Okechobee Music Festival (Website)
Where: Okeechobee, FL
When: March 4–6, 2016
Tickets: $269.50

Mcdowell Mountain Music Festival (Website)
Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: March 11–13, 2016
Tickets: $70–$150
The Scene: The Mcdowell Mountain Music Festival is Arizona’s musical celebration of community, culture, and charity. Since its inception in 2004, the Mcdowell Mountain Music Festival is AZ’s 100% non-profit music festival. Designed to promote three elements – community involvement. Corporate participation and charity – Mcdowell Mountain Music Festival exists to support, entertain and educate the community, the arts and families throughout the state. The festival attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the country for great music, beautiful, Arizona weather and an opportunity to experience true culture. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit local charities, which are chosen during a distinct selection process each year.

Serenity Gathering (Website)
Where: Mountain Center, CA
When: March 17 – 20, 2016
Tickets: $217.25
The Scene: We are a conscious gathering focused on art and music at the lake helmet campground in the beautiful southern Californian mountains. By featuring major and up and coming artists we aim to create an environment where positive connection is possible among like-minded people. You can expect an array of workshops, activities, and art installations. The body germinates, the mind sprouts, the soul nourishes, and the spirit blooms.

Suwannee Springfest 2016 (Website)
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: March 17–20, 2016
Tickets: $210


April

Fool’s Paradise (Website)
Where: St. Augustine, FL
When: April 1–2, 2016
Tickets: $60–$175
Scene: Fool’s Paradise is bringing your favorite bands to the beach. For two full days, there will be genre-bending music, artist-led excursions, musical workshops, yoga and activities just steps from the ocean. In addition, a number of late night shows will be hosted by some of the most talented musicians in the industry!

Euphoria Festival (Website)
Where: Austin, TX
When April 7–10, 2016
Tickets: $199
The Scene: The multi-stage festival with camping options will be held at carson creek ranch, one of the oldest existing ranches in Texas, consisting of two 20 acre pastures, separated by Carson Creek on the banks of the Colorado River. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Austin, the grounds provide a picturesque camping setting while still being close to the comforts of the city. Continuing its pledge to provide the concertgoer with an improved overall festival experience, euphoria will be building upon previous years, including cutting edge visuals, unique state design, improved dance tents, artist workshops, featuring a diverse range of artists, interactive experimental installations and special late night silent disco shows on Friday and Saturday. Additionally, the festival will expand to include will expand to include camping options, which will provide campers with early access to the venue, morning yoga, meditation, day concessions, and increased venue facilities.

Wanee Music Festival (Website)
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: April 14–16, 2016
Tickets: $199.95

Old Settler’s Music Festival (Website)
Where: Driftwoord, TX
When: April 14–17, 2016
Tickets: $140–$530

Coachella Music Festival (Website)
Where: Indio, CA
When: April 15–24, 2016
Tickets: $375
The Scene: Like a barometer always reading a temperature of awesome, the traditional kickoff to the summer festival season is dominated by Coachella. The glitz and glamour of Los Angeles migrates east to the Indio Desert for back to back weekends of the biggest names in music. What started as a small electric festival in the desert has transformed into a cultural touchstone for the festival season.

Some Kind of Jam (Website)
Where: Schuylkill Haven, PA
When: April 22–24, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Festival takes place on beautiful 60-acre rustic fairground, featuring outdoor & outdoor stages, plenty of camping space, permanent restrooms & showers, nature trails, trout fishing waters, and electricity access for RV’s. A vast array of both food and craft vendors will be on-site for the weekend. Additionally, a full slate of festival activities is scheduled for both adults and children.

Sweetwater 420 Festival (Website)
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: April 22–24, 2016
Tickets: $138
Scene: An annual festival sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing Company in the heart of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. Three days of environment awareness, awesome bands from all around the country, Sweetwater’s heady brews, killer people, tons of vendors and delicious food.

Suwannee River Jam (Website)
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: April 27–30, 2016
Tickets: $90

Further Future (Website)
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: April 29–May 1, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Further future was founded by the crew that created robot heart, a pioneering, cultural force within the electronic music community. Moving beyond the confines of traditional music festival, further future seeks to bring together world-class musicians and artists, alongside inspiring thought leaders in the ares of science, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology with a goal of creating a community of like minded individuals open to cultural exploration and change.

Stagecoach Music Festival (Website)
Where: Indio, CA
When: April 29–May 1, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Levitation (Website)
Where: Austin, TX
When: April 29–May 1, 2016
Tickets: $187.06
Scene: Levitation, formally Austin Psych Fest, was founded in 2008. Over the years, this independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts attendees from all over the world. We are humbled and honored each year to host many of our favorite artists and an amazing community of music lovers from all over.


May

Further Future (Website)
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: April 29–May 1, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Further Future was founded by the crew that created robot heart, a pioneering, cultural force within the electronic music community. Moving beyond the confines of a traditional music festival, further future seeks to bring together world-class musicians and artists, alongside inspiring thought leaders in the areas of science, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology with a goal of creating a community of like minded individuals open to cultural exploration and change.

Levitation (Website)
Where: Austin, TX
When: April 29–May 1, 2016
Tickets: $187.06
Scene: Levitation, formally Austin Psych Fest was founded in 2008. Over the years, this independent festival was grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts attendees from all the world. We are humbled and honored each year to host many of our favorite artists and an amazing community of music lovers from all over.

Carolina Rebellion (Website)
Where: Concord, NC
When: May 6–8, 2016
Tickets: $79.50–$139

Northern Invasion (Website)
Where: Somerset, WI
When: may 14–15, 2016
Tickets: $89.50

Joshua Tree Music Festival (Website)
Where: Joshua Tree, CA
When: May 12–15, 2016
Tickets: $160
Scene: These independently produced music festivals are held annually in the shadows of the infamous national park. They are two (of the very few) multi-day campout music festivals in southern California featuring love music. Music lovers of all ages enjoy this phenomenal live music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The spring festival features an electric line up of performers; dance-world-electro-funk’n groove. The fall fest differs musically with artists of the more rootsicana-newgrassy-folkadelic realms. The two different musical stylings create distinct audiences at the festivals, but many folks do attend both. The town of Joshua Tree is located in the high desert of the magical Mohave, 50 minutes from Palm Springs, 2.5 hour drive from LA, 3 from San Diego, 3.5 from Vegas, and 5 from Phoenix, at the entrance to the world renowned national park.

Rock on the Range (Website)
Where: Columbus, OH
When: May 20–22, 2016
Tickets: $139.50
Scene: The multi-stage music and lifestyle vent features a potent lineup of bands on three stages over three says. The nationally renowned festival that’s centrally located in the heart of the country is proud to be part of the world’s loudest month festival series, and annually draws huge weekend crowds since its inception in 2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 120,000 fans in 2014.

Orange Blossom Jamboree (Website)
Where: Brooksville, FL
When: May 19–22, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Enjoy over 40 hours of live music from over 50 bands. + One-site camping, bon fires, drum circles, arts/crafts, great food and much much more.

Rock ’n Derby (Website)
Where: Shaghticoke, NY
When: May 20–22, 2016
Tickets: $119

Rocklahoma (Website)
Where: Pryor, OK
When: May 27–29, 2016
Tickets: $102-$352
Scene: Looking for a contemplative weekend of drum circles and mellow campfire jams — Rocklahoma is your nightmare. The only thing more legendary than the lineup at Rocklahoma are the campground ragers. Contests throughout the weekend inspire party animals to fully trick out their campsite in creative and often, puzzling ways. –MFJ

Summer Camp (Website)
Where: Chillicothe, IL
When: May 27–29, 2016
Tickets: #174.50
Scene: From chilled out late night campfire jams to beat busting dance shows, the party at summer camp goes long past the end of scheduled performances. “Scampers” can apply to become camp counselors which means free tickets, free camping, and free beer in exchange for being an official party ambassador to the others attendees. Our resident festival expert calls summer camp – “The Best Festival of the Memorial Day Weekend.”

Delfest (Website)
Where: Cumberland, MD
When: May 26–29, 2016
Tickets: $175.50
Scene: The legendary bluegrass artist Del McCoury curates this annual festival at the picture perfect Allegany County Fairgrounds in Maryland. Camping, dancing, and of course, plenty of bluegrass set the stage for a memorial day weekend of world class collaborations, special guest sit-ins, informal workshops, and late night picking sessions.

Dark Star Jubilee (Website)
Where: Thornville, OH
When: May 27–29, 2016
Tickets: $110

Country 500 (Website)
Where: Daytona, FL
When: May 27–29, 2016
Tickets: $249

Sasquatch Festival (Website)
Where: George, WA
When: May 27–30, 2016
Tickets: $350
Scene: Much like its namesake, the Sasquatch Festival resides in the northwest, is completely legendary, and sought after by fans from all over the world. The memorial weekend powerhouse now stretches over four days in a trippy Washington wasteland that would be considered desolate if the gorge didn’t provide one of the greatest natural stages known to man.

Lightning In a Bottle (Website)
Where: Bradley, CA
When: May 25–30, 2016
Tickets: $270
Scene:THe dedicated fans of this transformational festival have kept lib at the top of its came for over ten years. It’s changed venues more than a few times but the incredible art, enthusiastic attendees, and top notch lineup at this boutique fest is a steady constant.


June

UNTZ Festival (Website)
Where: Mariposa, CA
When: June 3–4, 2016
Tickets: $140

Mountain Jam (Website)
Where: Hunter Mountain, NY
When: June 2–5, 2016
Tickets: $185–239

Nelsonville Music Festival (Website)
Where: Nelsonville, OH
When: June 2–5, 2016
Tickets: $125

Blue Ox Music Festival (Website)
Where: Eau Claire, WI
When: June 9–11, 2016
Tickets: $130

Bonaroo Music Festival (Website)

When: Manchester, TN
When: June 9–12, 2016
Tickets: $324.50

Taste of Country (Website)
Where: Hunter Mountain, NY
When: June 10–12, 2016
Tickets: $155

Huck Finn Jubilee (Website)
Where: Ontario, CA
When: June 10–12, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Disc Jam (Website)
Where: Stephentown, NY
When: June 9–12, 2016
Tickets: $150

MysteryLand USA (Website)
Where: Bethel, NY
When: June 10–13, 2016
Tickets: $234
Scene: Like sailors in the days of old, the long-running Mysteryland out of the Netherlands set set for the far shores of America. Making landfall in Upstate New York at the iconic Woodstock ’69 venue, this Memorial Day fest looks like it’s htere to stay and we couldn’t be more happier. A stacked edm lineup keeps this festival going all night with everything from international headliners to underground dance music.

Moondance Jammin Country Fest (Website)
Where: Walker, MN
When: June 17–18, 2016
Tickets: $25

Bands in the Backyard (Website)
Where: Vineland, CO
When: June 17–18, 2016
Tickets: $125

Firefly Music Festival (Website)
Where: Dover, DE
When: June 16–19, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Firefly Music Festival is the East Coast’s premier music experience. Firefly offers three days of unforgettable musical performances, enhanced dining options and interactive entertainment set among lush wooded landscapes in the heart of the east coast.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Website)
Where: Telluride, CO
When: June 16–19, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Sonic Bloom (Website)
Where: Rye, CO
When: June 16–19, 2016
Tickets: $199

4 Peaks Music Festival (Website)
Where: Bend, OR
When: June 16–19, 2016
Scene: The 4 Peaks Music Festival was born as a musical vision of 5 friends. We had the desire to bring great music and a festival vibe to bend, and it worked! Our first to major scale festival were a huge success. Our festival strives to bring great acts to the central oregon and create a community of artists and attendees that will last throughout the years.

Mad Tea Party Jam (Website)
Where: Artemas, PA
When: June 16–19, 2016
Tickets: $135

What the Festival (Website)
Where: Dufur, OR
When: June 17–20, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Romp Festival (Website)
Where: Owensboro, KY
When: June 22–25, 2016
Tickets: $125

Electric Forest Festival (Website)
WherE: Rothbury, MI
When: June 23–26, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Kate Wolf Music Festival (Website)
Where: Laytonville, CA
When: June 23–26, 2016
Tickets: $260

Highberry Festival (Website)
Where: Ozark, AR
When: June 30–July 4, 2016
Tickets: $140


July

Dega Jam (Website)
Where: Talladega, AL
When: July 1–3, 2016
Tickets: $179–$229

Blue Heron Festival (Website)
Where: Sherman, NY
When: July 1–3, 2016
Tickets: $78

Woogie Weekend (Website)
Where: Silverado, CA
When: July 8–10, 2016
Tickets: N/A

The Ride Festival (Website)
Where: Telluride, CA
When: July 9–10, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 10, with a free outdoor sunset concert in the scenic mountain village. Hop on the Free gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village and the view will set the stage for this amazing music-filled weekend.

Camp Bisco (Website)
Where: Scranton, PA
When: July 14–16, 2016
Tickets: $155.50–$215.50

RockFest Wisconsin (Website)
Where: Cadott, WI
When: July 14–16, 2016
Tickets: $79–#155

Northwest String Summit ( Website)
Where: North Plains, OR
When: July 14–17, 2016
Tickets: $250

Float Fest (Website)
Where: San Marcos, TX
When: July 16–17, 2016
Tickets: $99

Country Jam Wisconsin (Website)
Where: Eau Claire, WI
When: July 21–23, 2016
Tickets: $150

Grassroots Fest (Website)
Where: Trumansburg, NY
When: July 21–24, 2016
Tickets: $95

Newport Folk Festival (Website)
WherE: Newport, PI
When: July 22–24, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Bass Center (Website)
Where: Denver, CO
When: July 29–30, 2016
Tickets: $49.95–$180

RockyGrass Festival (Website)
Where: Lyons, CO
When: July 29–31, 2016
Tickets: $65

FloydFest (Website)
Where: Floyd, VA
When: July 27–31, 2016
Tickets: $150–$185

Oregon Jamboree (Website)
Where: Sweet Home, OR
When: July 29–31, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Mountain Home (Website)
Where: Mountain Home, ID
When: July 29–31, 2016
Tickets: $180

Watershed Festival (Website)
Where: George, WA
When: July 29–August 7, 2016
Tickets: N/A


August

WE Fest (Website)
WherE: Detroit Lakes, MN
When: August 4–6, 2016
Tickets: $139

The Werk Out Festival (Website)
Where: Thornsville, OH
When: August 4–6, 2016
Tickets: $109.95
Scene: The festival brings awareness to the musical styles that are the backbone of the vibrant music scene in the midwest. It serves as a showcase in a shared playground between artist and participant and draws people from all across the United States. The festival is the product of the band, The Werks, Funky Bean Productions, and Alchemyhouse Presents.

Pickathon (Website)
Where: Happy Valley, OR
When: August 5–7, 2016
Tickets: $29
Scene: There’s plenty that could be said about Pickathon: the diverse and expertly crafted lineup; the festival’s pioneering ways in zero-waste food and beverage serve; the celebration of Portland’s food-truck culture; six stages creating unique environments for performers, who all play twice over the course of the weekend; the emphasis of quality over quantity, with a 3500 paid attendance capacity; the family-friend environment.

Arise Music Festival (Website)
Where: Loveland, CO
When: August 5–7, 2016
Tickets: $150
Scene: Located in Loveland, Colorado the Arise Music Festival features 3 days of music, yoga, workshops and co-creative experiences of all kinds. Surrounded by national forest, the festival takes place at Sunrise Ranch – an oasis in the heart of Colorado’s legendary front range. Featuring sweeping vistas and beautiful meadows, this magical and secluded landscape is a perfect container for participants to entertain and be entertained, be inspired, explore their creative potentials, connect with nature, stretch out, dive in, and get down.

Watershed Festival (Website)
Where: George, WA
When: July 29–August 7, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Telluride Jazz Festival (Website)
Where: Telluride, CO
When: August 5–7, 2016
Tickets: $175
Scene: Laid back showface of the best in jazz, funk, soul and eclectic world music with the beautiful Telluride aesthetic as the background.

Eaux Claires (Website)
Where: Eau Claire, WI
When: August 12–13, 2016
Tickets: $169

The Peach Music Festival (Website)
Where: Scranton, PA
When: August 11–August 14, 2016
Tickets $99–$160

Camp Barefoot (Website)
Where: Elkins, West Virginia
When: August 18–20, 2016
Tickets: $70–$115

Folks Festival (Website)
Where: Lyons, CO
When: August 19–21, 2016
Tickets: N/A

Philadelphia Folk Festival (Website)
Where: Upper Salford Township, PA
When: August 18–21, 2016
Tickets: $132

Burning Man (Website)
Where: Black Rock Desert, VA
When: August 28–September 5, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind. There are no rules about how one must behave or express oneself at this event (save the rules that serve the purpose to protect the health, safety, and experience of the community at large); rather it is up to each participant to decide how they will contribute and what they will give to this community. The event takes place on an ancient lakebed, known as the playa. By the time the event is completed and the volunteers leave, sometimes nearly a month after the vent has ended, there will be no trace of the city that was, for a short time, the most populous town in the entire county.


September

Backwoods Music Festival (Website)
Where: Stroud, OK
When: September 2–4 2016
Tickets: $200

Lockn’ Festival (Website)
Where: Arrington, VA
When: September 8–11, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Lockn’, a 4-day music festival, with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food and sustainability is held at oak ridge farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in central Virginia.

Freshgass Festival (Website)
Where: North Adams, MA
When: September 16–18, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Freshgrass is a wonderland of traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum in the Berkshire Mountains of northwestern Massachusetts. An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, Freshgrass is family-friendly and brimming with the brightest talent not just on our four stages, but also in our galleries, bricked-lined courtyards, and grassy fields.

Telluride Blues and Brews (Website)
Where: Telluride, CO
When: September 16–18, 2016
Tickets: N/A
Scene: Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of love music and microbrews held at Telluride Town Park, nestled in the valley of stunning 13,000-foot mountain peaks. The festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, jam band, rock, gospel and soul performances, and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and much more.


October

Joshua Tree Fall (Website)
Where: Joshua Tree, CA
When: October 6–9, 2016
Tickets: $160
Scene:These independently produced music festivals are held annually in the shadows of the infamous national park. They are two (of the very few) multi-day campout music festivals in southern California featuring love music. Music lovers of all ages enjoy this phenomenal love music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The spring festival features an eclectic line up of performers; dance-world-electro-funk-n groove. The fall fest differs musically with artists of the more rootsicana-newgrassy-folkadelic realms. The two different musical stylings create distinct audiences at the festivals, but many folks do attend both. The town of Joshua Tree is located in the high desert of the magical mojave, 50 minutes from Palm Springs, 2.5 hours drive from LA,3 from San Diego, 3.5 from Vegas, and 5 from Phoenix, at the entrance to the world renowned national park.