With the end of summer comes the end of festival season. But not to worry, there are still a bunch of great festivals left to look forward to! Here are 5 fantastic festivals you don’t want to miss before summer’s end.
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Aug 31st - Sept 2 | New York City, NY
Electric Zoo is New York’s premiere electronic festival and one of the largest of its kind. In 2017, over 90,000 people attended the fest that featured over 100 DJs, including big name artists like Zedd, DJ Snake, and Armin Van Buuren. This year will be its 10th anniversary, and they’re planning on making it the biggest one to date. This is one you don’t want to miss!
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Aug 26th - Sept 4th | Black Rock Desert, NV
Burning Man is the most unique event on this list. They’re not a festival, and they want you to know that. It even says it right on their homepage. Burning Man takes place over the course of a week in the Nevada desert, where thousands of people gather to collectively form “Black Rock City”, a city built upon the art and creativity of its attendees. Each year is entirely different from the last. If you want an event with a lot of attendee participation, there’s nothing that can quite compare to this one.
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Aug 31st - Sept 2nd | Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot is a festival that was truly built from the ground up by its community. In 1971, when the local economy almost crashed because of Boeing’s financial crisis, this festival was created to revive the local spirits, and it pulled in over 125,000 visitors from across the country. It has since become a must-see music festivals, bringing in huge names such as The Chainsmokers, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, and Portugal. the Man.
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Oct 26th - Oct 28th | New Orleans, LA
Getting towards the very end of the season, we have Voodoo, a festival that aims to give you a taste of everything for a weekend. The music spans multiple genres from Mumford and Sons to Childish Gambino to Odesza, and the food brings in regional culinary talent to deliver unique indigenous dishes with a New Orleans twist. If you want to attend an event bursting at the seams with talent and culture, this is THE one.
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Oct 26th- Oct 28th | Suwannee Park, FL
Last but certainly not least, we have Suwannee Hulaween, a multi-day festival with camping, art, and of course, great music. As the name implies, the festival is themed for Halloween, so the venue and attendees alike are prepared to look the part. The artist lineup also spans many different genres, with great names such as Odesza, Janelle Monae, and Jamiroquai.