To avoid the hustle and bustle of peak vacation seasons, especially in famous tourist spots, some vacationers plan their trips during the off-season. This gives them time to enjoy their itinerary sans the stress that crowds can bring.
But there are also vacationers who simply love to be in the crowd and travel to join these crowds. If you are among this type of vacationers, be sure to mark your calendar for the following annual festivals in the USA.
Burning Man, Nevada
Every metal sculptor, Deep Web surfer, crystal healer, and steampunk will definitely love the Burning Man. This annual fest which creates the temporary Black Rock City in the middle of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert is probably the geekiest outdoor party in this part of the world.
It celebrates art, self-reliance, community, and self-expression. This event has been drawing tens of thousands of people since 1986 and has never failed to impress. Roam around and you’ll appreciate art in all its forms.
At one side are geeky displays on the other are solemn art and at night beer, music and party. If you’re into music, feel free to bring your musical instruments – guitar, flute or perhaps a beginner drum set like those at BarkingDrum.com – and share your art to the world!
Fashion bloggers, celebrities, sun and music lovers flock this annual event at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Coachella is a festival of music and arts. It’s an appreciation for the artistry of man. Filled with music of all genres, like the indie, rock, hip-hop and electronic, this festival draws tens of thousands of music-adoring fans.
The even gathers some of the best musical artists as well as emerging artists. If you’re some who’s just learning the grasp of your new beginner drum set, might as well leave it at home. You better learn from the pros!
Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
Held in Austin early November of each, this one is a festival of music and comedy. FFF or F3F is the only genre based fest here in the US. It features several stages that showcase specific genre such as indie rock, metal / punk, electronic / hip-hop, and comedy. Performers during this festival include emerging talents as well as rare reunion performances. The festival has discovered some great emerging artists that have since gone mainstream.
FYF Fest, Los Angeles
Held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and Exposition Park in LA, Calif, “Fuck Yeah Fest Fest”, or simply FYF Fest is a two-day music fair that combines music and art. This event features a mix of musical genres – indie, rock, electronic as well as art installations and sculptures.
Food stalls also dot the venue where festival-goers can shop around and buy food while they watch the music performances. Usually, there are four stages where established music artists perform.
Governors Ball, New York
Originally held at the Governors Island, the festival has been moved to Randall’s Island which is more accessible to party-goers. First staged in 2011, this multi-day event is features an array of musical styles and genres such as hip-hop, rock, indie, pop, Americana, electronic, and many more.
Aside from music, the festival is also popular for bringing together some of the best NYC food trucks and restaurants. There also a lot of activities on the sides that will surely add to the fun and party ambiance. Ping pong, mini golf, Silent Disco, lawn games, photo booths, and more!