Summer Festivals Travel Deals

by Jessica

May 24th, 2010

summerfestivalThis is the time of year when cities all over the world play host to a fantastic array of music and art festivals. Summer is the perfect season to get outside and enjoy live music, if for no other reason than these summer music festivals routinely have some of the best lineups music lovers will find anywhere.

Sure, if you don’t live in the towns hosting them you’ll have to travel to see them – but with one trip to any one of the destinations listed below, you’ll be able to take in several musical acts, theatre and performance art shows, art exhibits, or just general showcasing of personal creative talent. And thankfully with the information about summer travel deals collected in the links below, traveling to any of these summer festivals doesn’t have to break the bank.

We’ve listed the various summer festivals below by the month they take place in, and for more information about each one you can click on the link. If your favorite summer festival isn’t listed here, let us know in the comments below so we can add it to our list!

Festivals in April

Coachella Music Festival – Coachella kicks off the summer early because it’s in southern California where it’s already warm in mid-April. This makes it the ideal place to get your series of summer music festivals started. Coachella Festival Travel Deals

Festivals in May

Sasquatch Music Festival – Although the Columbia Gorge doesn’t have the benefit of being as warm in May as southern California is in April, the Sasquatch festival is still incredibly popular for its stellar lineup and the unparalleled beauty of the natural amphitheatre. Bring a sweatshirt, you’ll be fine. Sasquatch Festival Travel Deals

Festivals in June

Bonnaroo – Nashville may have the more well-known reputation as a music hub, but the Bonnaroo Festival is another reason music lovers should have Tennessee on their summer travel lists. Bonnaroo Travel Deals

Glastonbury Festival – Worthy Farm might be a working dairy farm in southwestern England most of the year, but for three days each June it’s home to one of the best music and arts festivals in the world: the Glastonbury Festival. Glastonbury Festival Travel Deals

Milwaukee Summerfest – This 11-day festival pretty much takes over the city of Milwaukee, and it’s even been certified by the fine folks at Guinness as being the “world’s largest music festival.” It stretches from late June into early July (including the July 4th holiday). Milwaukee Summerfest Travel Deals

Festivals in August

Lollapalooza – Lollapalooza used to be harder to follow when it was a roving concert series, but since it found a home in Chicago’s Grant Park it’s infinitely easier for people from all over to enjoy it. Lollapalooza Travel Deals

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Edinburgh’s annual Fringe Festival is one of the most popular parties the city hosts each year, and you don’t have to be an art or theatre lover to enjoy it. The street performers are fun enough to watch, and they make it accessible to all – no need to buy a ticket! Edinburgh Festival Fringe Travel Deals

Burning Man – Burning Man’s organizers prefer to not call it a festival, as there’s no scheduled lineup, but it’s safe to say it’s all about performance art. Oh, and a giant bonfire at the end. Burning Man Travel Deals

Festivals in September

Bumbershoot – Labor Day weekend in Seattle isn’t always rain-free, but if the weather cooperates it’s a glorious weekend of music and arts in a city that really revels in nice weather. Bumbershoot Travel Deals

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