Summer is the ideal time to attend music festivals and enjoy some of your favorite bands and musicians. The weather is warm, you have time off, and you and your friends are ready to enjoy a summer of fun.
To help you plan the summer of a lifetime, following are the best summer festivals in North America to choose from for 2017, where you can flaunt your style in perfect festival fashion, appreciate great music, and have a great time mingling with other likeminded souls.
Coachella: Coachella is one of the most popular music festivals to happen every year in the U.S. The dates for 2017 are from April 14th to April 23rd. It's the kind of festival that is big enough to garner a lot of attention, but provides a more personal and intimate feel than some other festivals and since it is a hub for celebrities who both perform and attend, it is an experience to see and be seen-so make sure to go all out on your festival fashion.
Osheaga: Osheaga happens in Montreal, Canada on the dates of August 4th, 5th, and 6th this year and festival goers can expect to catch acts like Major Lazer, Die Antwoord, and Milky Chance, amongst a slew of other well-known artists. It's where festival wear and a trendy fanny pack can be worn with pride. As one of Canada's better-known festivals, people go all out on their style, so be sure to wear your very best festival wear when you attend.
Sasquatch! Music Festival: While not as well-known as Coachella, Sasquatch! Music Festival is one festival where fashion and great music go hand in hand to create a winning atmosphere. Happening over Memorial Day Weekend in 2017, it ensures that many festival-fanatics will be Twenty One Pilots, American Football, Foxygen, and Frank Ocean are some of the artists to expect at this year's Sasquatch line-up.
Electric Daisy: To switch things up and as the name implies, Electric Daisy is a huge electronic festival that will take place on June 16th-18th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is where those who want to dance and enjoy the best of electronic music, such as Armin Van Buren, Bijou, and Calvin Harris. Just make sure bring your fanny pack to keep your essentials while you let loose and dance.
Governers Ball: This NYC music festival is one of the favorite summer festivals that happens on the east coast. With it taking place on June 2nd to June 4th, the weather will be great for showing off a little bit of skin and stylish fashion while enjoying a fun line-up that includes artists like Lorde, Cage the Elephant, and Childish Gambino, just to name a few.
Bonnaroo: Another popular festival happening in June, from the 8th to the 11th on a farm in Manchester, Tennessee, is Bonnaroo. It's one of the most favorite festivals for Southerners who want to join in on the festival fun without having to travel to NYC or Las Vegas to get their fill of good music. From the melodic sounds from Albin Lee Meladu to the popular tunes from Milky Chance, the genres of music are as varied as the artists themselves.
Firefly Music Festival: Summer festivals tend to take place in June, before the onset of July heat hits and the Firefly Music Festival happens from June 15th to June 18th in Delaware. It's a fun festival with headliners ranging from The Weekend to Muse, Chance the Rapper, and more.
VANS Warped Tour: Have you heard of a traveling music festival? VANS Warped Tour is one of the most popular ones and where you can find great music and a lot of fun. It happens from June 16th to August 6th and travels throughout the U.S to destinations like Seattle, San Diego, St. Petersburg, and much more.
Lollapalooza: Another favorite festival that is right up there with Coachella is Lollapalooza. This unique and fun festival will take place from August 3rd to August 6th in Chicago, IL and will include artists like Arcade Fire, Muse, Lorde, The Killers, and even Blink-182. Get your tickets fast as this festival sells out quickly.
Made in America: One of the festivals that takes place at the tale-end of the summer, festival goers in Philly will love both the music and atmosphere that happens at Made in America on a yearly basis. This year festival-goers can set aside time for a visit to the festival on September 2nd and 3rd.
Austin City Limits: The Austin City Limits festival is a favorite, not only for Austinites, but for people from all over the U.S. It includes several stages spread out over Zilker Park, a lot of great drinks and food, and an electric atmosphere full of people who just want to have fun while listening to their favorite artists. It happens on two weekends providing plenty of opportunity for festival fanatics to get their tickets and enjoy their favorite music from the weekends of October 6th-8th and October 13th-15th.
Voodoo Music: If you have ever wanted to visit New Orleans, this is your chance. Who wouldn't want to enjoy great music in a lively city. I know I would. Taking place from October 27th-October 29th, this festival that consists of music, food, arts, and more, will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. Go ahead and wear your trendiest fashion, everyone else will.
As you can see, there are plenty of festivals to choose from and even if you have to travel a bit to get to them, the experience will be worth it. Be sure to pack your favorite festival wear, such as your fanny pack, favorite floral dress, wide-brimmed hat, but most of all, the clothes that you feel most comfortable in.
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