The Best Spring Music Festivals

Josh SchukmanDecember 18, 2023

The Best Spring Music Festivals

Spring music festivals in 2024 are ramping up. As we start to imagine winter washing away the winter blues, it’s time to think about how you’ll get back out into the wild. 

Few things are greater than snagging an RV (rented or otherwise) and rolling to a spring music festival. These events get you the best beats, the best camping, and the best of friends all in one. 

We’re here to help you wash away those winter blues with an abundance of festival-friendly RVs for rent all around the country. And we’re going to take it a step further by sharing our picks for the best spring music festivals in 2024. 


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Tips for RVing to Spring Music Festivals

Best spring music festivals

Before we break into our list of the best spring music festivals, let’s unpack a few tips that’ll keep you camping in style for the whole show. 

  1. Pack well and thoroughly — Festivals are outside. Bring rain gear, mud gear, plenty of layers, headlamps, bug spray, and anything else you think you need to prep for nature.
  2. Stock your rig with food — Unless you want to pay outlandish music festival prices.
  3. Make your RV festival-friendly — Filter for festival-friendly rigs at Outdoorsy and then make sure you’ve got the right additional gear.

    For example, very few spring music festival campgrounds will provide hookups. Be ready to boondock and arrive with a full RV house battery, empty gray/black tanks, and a full fresh water tank. 
  4. Don’t bring restricted items — Some music festivals don’t allow glass. Most don’t allow fireworks. And pretty much all of them don’t allow weapons. Do your homework ahead of time for uninterrupted enjoyment. 

The Best Spring Music Festivals of 2024

We put this list together by using sites like Music Festival Wizard to find a combination of well-known and off-the-beaten-path music festivals this spring. Each of these spring music festivals also features nearby camping so you can keep festivating long after night’s closing notes.  

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

When: April 25th-May 5th

Where: Fairgrounds Race Course in downtown NOLA — easily accessible to places like the French Quarter.  

What: A celebration of the famous New Orleans jazz and Cajun culture that made this spot famous. In addition to a vast lineup of jazz, eclectic performances will happen across 12 stages featuring acts like Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Herbie Hancock, and so much more. 

It’s a food festival too — so don’t forget to get a taste of that famous cajun cooking while you’re there. 

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Boston Calling

When: May 24th-26th

Where: The Harvard Athletic Complex

What: 50 performances, four outdoor stages, and food trucks from top local restaurants. All right in the heart of New England. Enjoy performances by an eclectic mix of bands like The Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, and Queens of the Stone Age. 

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Ultra Music Festival

When: March 22nd-24th

Where: Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida

What: This is one of the world’s leading electronic music festivals that’s composed of festive crowds, wild light shows, and plenty of EDM.

Featuring acts like Tieto, Afrojack, DJ Snake, and Knife Party, this is the spring music festival to make if you’re into EDM.

While you’re down in Miami, you’ll find it super easy to get your Outdoorsy on at places like Everglades National Park or you could try your hand at Scuba Diving at Biscayne National Park.

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Hanging out at one of the best spring music festivals

Coachella

When: April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st

Where: The Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA

What: This one’s the Big Kahuna. It’s the show that most adventurous RVers have on their bucket list. That’s because it features some of the biggest names in music like Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Swedish House Mafia, and much more.

Coachella is also part arts festival because they search the globe for leading artists who transform the grounds into a public gallery of sculptures, paintings, and more. 

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iHeart Country Fest

When: May 11th (date subject to change – check website to confirm)

Where: Austin, TX

What: The name pretty much says it all. World-class country acts like Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, and Sam Hunt land on Austin for a day to grace fans with rockabilly vibes. 

Check out places like the Barton Springs Campground or McKinney Falls State Park after you’ve got your fill of the crowds and need some nature time. 

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Girl dancing at a spring music festival

Shaky Knees Music Festival

When: May 3rd-5th

Where: Central Park in Atlanta, GA

What: This is a rock and roll show that features over 60 bands bumping their beats in downtown ATL.

We’re talking headliners like Muse, The Killers, and The Lumineers. And the city really puts on too by bringing out some of its best food trucks to keep festival goers fed. 

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Best spring music festival confetti

Electric Daisy Carnival

When: May 17th-19th

Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

What: Part spring music festival, part light show, and part carnival — this is a Vegas party as you probably imagine it would be. This spring music festival has been called a rainbow wonderland because it’s full of creative art installations and light shows that make you feel intergalactic.

The show features over 200 bands across nine stages with headliners like Acraze, 1991, and Wildstylez.

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Bottle Rock Napa

When: May 24th-26th

Where: Napa Valley, CA — and, while you’re out there, be sure to swing by Outdoorsy Yosemite, our very own RV resort that’s just minutes away from Yosemite National Park. 

What: Music | Food | Wine | Brew. All in one of the best wine-producing regions in the world.

Enough said 🙂

(Plus you’ll hear headliners like The Smashing Pumpkins, Duran Duran, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers).

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DJ at a spring music festival

Fisherman Village Music Fest

When: Late May (see website for exact dates)

Where: Downtown Everett, WA

What: A more low-key spring music festival that’s good for all ages. It’s a down-home music celebration that sees over 60 bands take over downtown Everett for three days. The festival features bands like Digable Planets, Deep Sea Diver, and Haley Heynderikx.

Organizers also pride themselves on the fact that the festival costs under $100 and craft beers can be had for under $7. 

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Spring music festivals in 2023 are a terrific excuse to break free from winter’s clutches and enjoy some good sunny vibes. Dig into our picks above so you can start planning a spring RV trip combining music, food, friends, and — hopefully — a healthy dose of the outdoors. 

And in case you missed it — we have festival-ready RVs for rent all over the U.S


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Josh is half of the husband+wife duo behind OutofNorm.al - where their mantra is "life, unwasted". Josh and his wife gallivanted all over the country in an '88 Airstream for 4+ years. They now run a glamping property in Montana by Glacier National Park. They keep up their RVing love by renting out vintage Airstreams and other RVs to travelers hitting Montana.


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