Summer Festivals Worth Going To

Feel like soaking up the sun, hanging out with friends, and listening to some of the best bands of the year? Here are 6 festivals around British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon worth going to this year:

Squamish Valley Music Festival – Squamish, BC
August 7.8.9. 2015

Surrounded by the great outdoors, there are multiple stages offering a variety of music including indie, electronic, and rock. Listen to Mumford & Sons while sitting outside under the stars or dance away to the Arkells while surrounded by mountains.

via Squamish Valley Music Festival


Center of Gravity – Kelowna, BC
July 24.25.26. 2015
On the shores of the Okanagan Lake, a sports inspired music festival rocks on for three days. Join the adrenaline junkies and watch some beach volleyball, wakeboarding, and skateboarding to the background music of Phantogram, Flo Rida, and Atmosphere.

via Centre of Gravity

Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
July 24.25.26. 2015

A 3-day music and arts festival in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighbourhood. Listen and love over 100 local/national artists.

via Capitol Hill Block Party

via Capitol Hill Block Party


MusicFestNW – Portland, OR
August 21.22.23. 2015
Listen to Foster the People and Modest Mouse on the city’s downtown, waterfront park. Hit up some creative and delicious food trucks, then enjoy some shopping with no sales tax.  Portland has it all — good vibes, good eats.

via MusicFestNW

via MusicFestNW


Pemberton Music Festival – Pemberton, BC
July 2015
Sit at the base of Mount Currie and watch some comedy shows or go nuts and dance to bands such as Passion Pit, M.I.A. and The Black Keys.

via Pemberton Music Festival

via Pemberton Music Festival


Wapiti Music Festival – Fernie, BC
August 9.10. 2015
If giant music festivals aren’t your thing and you are looking for something a little more low-key, chill out with these up and coming bands: The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Reuben and the Dark, and Close Talker.

via Wapiti Music Festival

via Wapiti Music Festival

Have any other recommendations?

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