August Music Festivals That Are RV Friendly

Josh SchukmanJune 30, 2023

August Music Festivals That Are RV Friendly

August is an exciting month for music enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts alike, as it offers a multitude of RV-friendly music festivals across the United States. These festivals not only showcase a diverse range of musical genres and talented artists but also provide the perfect opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while enjoying live performances. Whether you’re a seasoned RVer or a music lover looking for a unique experience, here are some must-visit RV-friendly music festivals happening in the U.S. this August.


RVs For Rent Near You

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Hinterland Music Festival – St. Charles, Iowa (August 4 – 6)

Hinterland Music Festival provides a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of the Midwest. This intimate festival showcases a mix of roots, Americana, and alternative country music in a charming rural setting. RV camping options are available, allowing attendees to fully embrace the festival’s laid-back atmosphere and enjoy performances by artists like Wilco, Nathaniel Rateliff, and The Avett Brothers.

Festival-friendly RVs for rent near the Hinterland Music Festival

Watershed Festival — George, Washington (August 4-6)

Did you get the gag? This town named in honor of our first president is a small spot that becomes a really big deal in the first part of August. That’s because thousands of people descend for this camping and country music extravaganza that sees some of Country’s biggest acts like Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, and Carly Pearce.

RV camping is abundant at Watershed Festival and many of the spots are big rig friendly. This is also one of the rare festivals that features full-hookup RV spots right on the festival grounds.

But no matter where you park your camper at this fest, you’ll be guaranteed to keep the hangout rolling long after the last notes have strummed. 

Festival-friendly RVs for rent near Watershed festival

Uncle George wants to see YOU at the Watershed Festival

Outside Lands — San Francisco, California (August 11-13)

Let’s state the obvious first — because this festival is hosted right in Golden Gate Park, you won’t be able to camp right at the concert itself. But, the SF area has so many solid RV camping options and this festival is just so cool that we had to mention it.

The San Francisco RV Resort is one of many examples of campgrounds that’ll put you in range of this festival.

Now that we’ve covered that — Outside Lands is an annual extravaganza that brings together music, food, and art in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This festival showcases a diverse range of genres, including indie, rock, hip-hop, and electronic music. 

Festival-friendly RVs for rent near Outside Lands

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival — Lyons, CO (August 11-13)

If Folk and Bluegrass are your jam, look no further than Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. This festival at the footsteps of The Rockies is a down-home music festival that features some of the best acts in the biz.

Camping is the way to enjoy the festival and organizers have put together several camping options so you don’t even have to leave the grounds. 

Here are some festival-friendly rigs for rent near the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 

P.S. If you want some wilderness before or after your trip, this fest puts you in range of Rocky Mountain National Park

These mountains make a great accompaniment to the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

Catskill Mountain Jubilee — East Durham, New York (August 10-12th)

With 30 musical acts ranging from reggae, Grateful Dead, rock & roll, bluegrass, and funk, The Catskill Mountain Jubilee is one of the most eclectic music festivals we’ve ever heard of. The festival is hosted at Blackthorne Resort — a massive spot that features scads of RV spots, a swimming pool, and even a haunted house. 

RV camping at this jubilee is the way to go because you’ll be able to come back to home-like amenities and keep the gathering going after the show. This festival is also one of the few out there that’s hosted at a locale where partial hookup (electric and water + on-site dump station) RV spots are the name of the game. 

Festival-ready RVs for rent near the Catskill Mountain Jubilee 

Country Thunder — Calgary, Alberta, (August 18-20)

Country Thunder is an international music festival tour that brings blockbuster country music acts to stages around the U.S. and Canada. In August, our pals to the north host this epic event that sees tens of thousands of people gathering to see acts like Jon Pardi, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and so, so much more. 

Because this fest is in the heart of Calgary, you’ll want to take your RV to camp with fellow festival-goers at one of these 12 nearby campgrounds

Festival friendly RVs for rent near Country Thunder Alberta

Lady at music festival

August is a prime time for music lovers to hit the road in their RVs and embark on unforgettable journeys to some of the best music festivals in the United States. Whether you’re seeking thunderous country music, looking for collaborative jam sessions at Rocky Mountain Folks, or want to indulge in a unique combination of music, art, and food at Outside Lands, there’s something for everyone. So pack your camping gear, fuel up your RV, and get ready for a month filled with incredible music and community.


RVs For Rent Near You

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Josh and his wife traveled around the country in an '88 Airstream for 4+ years of full-time RVing. They made an unexpected pitstop in Montana in 2020 and haven't left since. That's because they got hooked on the glamping resort they run by Glacier National Park. Fittingly, they keep up their RVing love by renting out vintage Airstreams and other retro RVs to travelers hitting Montana.


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