The Best Summer Festivals: Wake Up Festival

Estes Park, Colorado; August 22-26

Meditation at Sunrise

Meditating man via Shutterstock     Photo: Balazs Justin

Looking for radical renewal? Look no further than the first-ever Wake Up Festival. This supercharged lineup of dancers, musicians, yogis, poets, energy healers, neuroscientists, and spiritual teachers, from Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield to yoga goddess Shiva Rea, will give participants the boost they need to get out of a rut, rejuvenate, and really start to live. Practice Qigong purification or mindfulness meditation, take a workshop on topics like “Harnessing Energy As We Age,” or dance under the stars to “Groove Sessions” with Alex Theory. It’s all good.

Where to Stay: The lodge rooms or cabins of the YMCA of the Rockies are affordable and offer close-ups to bighorn sheep or whatever wildlife wanders in. Cabins from $159 per night.

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