A Festival Built for You: The 10 Best Summer Destinations

Summer is the season to embrace the sunlight, celebrate, and make a few hundred new friends

Jun 4, 2012
Outside Magazine
Wanderlust Festival

Starting the morning off right at the Wanderlust Festival    Photo: Wanderlust Festival

Whether you like to mountain bike, sail, meditate, or just eat, there’s a festival somewhere in North America that’s calling your name. There, you’ll be able to relax, get away, and meet others who share similar outdoor passions, no matter how obscure they might be. (Who knew so many people were interested in learning how to logroll?) Pick one, make a weekend of it with our picks for the best nearby hotels and lodges, and let your summer officially begin.

June 1-24: Victoria International Cycling Festival
June 21-24: Wanderlust Festival
July 9-15: Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
July 13-15: International Folk Art Market
July 19-23: Tall Ships Nova Scotia
July 27-29: Lumberjack World Championships
August 1-5: Maine Lobster Festival
August 10-19: Crankworx Whistler
August 22-26: Wake Up Festival
September 7-9: Wooden Boat Festival

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