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The Ultimate List of 2024 Van Life Events

The Ultimate List of 2024 Van Life Events

Looking for a list of the best van life events and festivals in 2024? We've got you covered. 

From scenic showcases to educational seminars and everything in between, these gatherings offer something for anyone interested in diving deeper into the van community.


Vanlife Pride’s First Annual Meetup

Dates: Jan 11-14, 2024 

📍 Quartzsite, Arizona

Kick off the new year with the Vanlife Pride’s First Annual Meetup in Quartzsite, AZ. This free, community-driven event brings together queer folks and allies in a safe space for authentic self-expression and connection.

Xscapers Annual Bash 2024

Dates: Jan 13-21, 2024

📍 Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Not your average RV rally, the Xscapers Annual Bash 2024 in Lake Havasu City, AZ, offers modern RV lifestyle seminars, boondocking tips, solar workshops, remote work discussions, and plenty of activities to start your day right. 


Dates: Jan 15-22, 2024

📍 Ehrenberg, Arizona

Fun fact, in case you didn't know, a converted school bus is known as a "skoolie"! Join the inclusive community of Skoolie, bus, and van life enthusiasts at SkooliePalooza in Ehrenberg, AZ. This event champions kindness and inclusivity. 

Q24 YouTube RV Rally

Dates: Jan 19-29, 2024

📍 Quartzsite, Arizona

Quartzsite, AZ, hosts the Q24 YouTube RV Rally, featuring events, activities, seminars, and camaraderie around the campfire, including cooking, lithium power bank building, hiking, kayaking, and more.



Arizona Ironwood Forest Meet-Up

Dates: February 2 – 6, 2024

📍 Marana, Arizona

The second annual Arizona Ironwood Forest Meet-Up in Marana, AZ, invites enthusiasts for primitive dispersed boondocking in the majestic Ironwood Forest National Monument. This gathering is a perfect blend of solitude and community, offering a unique off-grid experience in the beauty of Arizona's natural landscapes.

Van Aid

Dates: February 2 – 15, 2024

📍 Quartzsite, Arizona

Van Aid at Plomosa Rd, Quartzsite, AZ, is a communal gathering for nomads to assist each other with van modifications and repairs. This collaborative event emphasizes the spirit of mutual aid, fostering connections and shared knowledge among van life enthusiasts.

Xscapers Pyro Party 2024

Dates: February 12 – 19, 2024

📍 Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Experience the excitement at Xscapers Pyro Party 2024 in Lake Havasu City, AZ, featuring a week filled with live music, social gatherings, and spectacular fireworks. This event captures the essence of community and celebration in a stunning desert backdrop.

Winter Blast Hangout

Dates: February 13 – 19, 2024

📍 Lake Havasu City, Arizona

The Winter Blast Hangout in Lake Havasu City, AZ, is the premier winter pyrotechnics event, attracting fireworks aficionados from around the globe. Dive into a six-night extravaganza of fireworks shows, demonstrations, and outdoor adventures.

Truck Camper Adventure Quartzsite Rally

Dates: February 15 – 19, 2024

📍 Quartzsite, Arizona

Join the largest truck camper rally in the nation at the Truck Camper Adventure Quartzsite Rally, emphasizing safety and responsible land use. This educational event offers a chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts and explore the latest in truck camper living.

Peace, Love & Vans Florida

Dates: February 16 – 19, 2024

📍 Dade City, Florida

Peace, Love & Vans Florida in Dade City, FL, transforms a gathering into a vibrant village of van lifers and the van-curious, celebrating community with music, workshops, and van tours. It's an immersive event that encapsulates the essence of van life culture.

7th Annual Skoolie Swarm

Dates: February 16 – 25, 2024

📍 Melrose, Florida

Gather for the 7th Annual Skoolie Swarm in Melrose, FL, an extended family reunion of the skoolie community. This laid-back gathering welcomes a diverse array of homes on wheels, emphasizing relaxation and fellowship under the Florida sun.

Brooklyn VanLife Gathering

Dates: February 17, 2024

📍 Brooklyn, New York

Celebrate the van life community at the Brooklyn VanLife Gathering in East Williamsburg, an event filled with stories, food, and fun. This housewarming for Brooklyn Campervans is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow enthusiasts and explore van life in an urban setting.

North to Alaska Adventure Aurora Borealis HOP #1

Dates: February 25 – March 2, 2024

📍 Fairbanks, Arkansas

Embark on the North to Alaska Adventure to witness the mesmerizing Aurora Borealis from Fairbanks, AK. This extraordinary journey includes expert-led tours, providing an unforgettable experience of nature's most spectacular light show.



Southeast Overland & Outdoor Expo

Dates: March 1 – 3, 2024

📍 Starke, Florida

The Southeast Overland & Outdoor Expo, the largest overlanding event in the southeast, gathers the overlanding community to present the latest off-road vehicles, camping gear, and adventure accessories. Attendees can enjoy educational classes, hands-on seminars, and test their skills on obstacle courses or off-road trails, all while enjoying a variety of food trucks and participating in raffles.

Tiny Fest California

Dates: Mar 16-17, 2024

📍 Del Mar, San Diego, California

Tiny Fest California at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, CA, invites tiny home builders, van conversion specialists, and enthusiasts to connect, share, and celebrate the tiny living community with workshops, music, and entertainment. 

A Roam of Our Own

Dates: Mar 21-24, 2024

📍 Fallbrook, California

A Roam of Our Own at Splitrock Farm in Fallbrook, CA, offers a unique gathering for womxn and those who identify as women to celebrate life on the road, featuring discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Van Jam Campout

Dates: March 22 – 25, 2024

📍 Jacumba, California

Van Jam Campout combines wellness, van life, and party vibes into a multi-day retreat in the stunning southern California desert. Set in an amenity-rich campground, this event offers a unique experience for nomads looking to connect, relax, and celebrate together.



Rocky Mountain Adventure Rally

Dates: Apr 4-7, 2024

📍 Tucson, Arizona

The Rocky Mountain Adventure Rally (formerly known as the Revel Van Rally) in Tucson, AZ, brings together enthusiasts of Van Life, Overland Life, Adventure Motorcycling, and Mountain Biking for a weekend of adventure, learning, and community building.

Solar Eclipse Event

Dates: Apr 6-14, 2024

📍 Paris, Texas

Join fellow RVers in Paris, TX, for the Solar Eclipse Event, an unforgettable experience filled with fun gatherings, activities, and the spectacle of the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th.

Moore Overlanding and Off-Road Expo

Dates: Apr 19-20, 2024

📍 Springfield, Missouri

The Moore Overlanding and Off-Road Expo at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO, is the Midwest’s #1 Adventure Travel Consumer Show, featuring seminars, open forums, and a showcase of the latest in overlanding gear and vehicles.

Weird Wild West

Dates: Apr 18-22, 2024

📍 Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee, AZ, hosts the Weird Wild West, a unique van life and overlanding gathering with a focus on community, adventure, and exploring the quirky side of the desert southwest.

Best of Nashville HOP

Dates: Apr 28-May 4, 2024

📍 Nashville, Tennessee

The Best of Nashville HOP offers a curated vacation experience with luxury motorcoach tours around Nashville, TN, showcasing the best of local culture, music, and entertainment.



RendezVan Mt. Bachelor

Dates: May 2-5, 2024

📍 Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

RendezVan Mt. Bachelor is the celebration of RVers, campers, and van-lifers who make the annual journey to Mt. Bachelor to enjoy some spring skiing and community. The event is packed with a daily lineup of van-life inspired programming, both on the mountain and in the RendezVan plaza.

Adventure Van Expo

Dates: May 4-5, 2024; May 11-12, 2024

📍 San Juan Capistrano, California; Santa Rosa, California

The Adventure Van Expo in San Juan Capistrano, CA, showcases the latest in van life gear, builds, and accessories, with workshops and meetups for enthusiasts.

Another stop for the Adventure Van Expo, this time in Santa Rosa, CA, offering a weekend filled with van tours, gear demos, and networking opportunities for van lifers.

Black Hills & Badlands Hangout

Dates: May 6 – 13, 2024

📍 Spearfish, South Dakota

Embark on a 7-night adventure through the Wild West, exploring the Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota. Experience the life of pioneers with visits to Custer State Park, the rustic Badlands, gunfights in Deadwood, and more, all while indulging in local delicacies.

Camp Carpe Diem 2024

Dates: May 16 – 20, 2024

📍 Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hosted by Hammock Universe, Camp Carpe Diem 2024 invites you to seize a long weekend of joy, outdoor activities, and community. Meet like-minded travelers, share laughs around the campfire, and create unforgettable memories in the beautiful setting of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Overland Expo West

Dates: May 17-19, 2024

📍 Flagstaff, Arizona

Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ, hosts the Overland Expo West, the premier event for overland enthusiasts, featuring hands-on driving courses, gear demonstrations, and expert panels. This event gathers all you need to get outfitted, trained, inspired, and ready for your own overlanding adventure.



GoPro Mountain Games

Dates: June 6-9, 2024

📍 Vail, Colorado

While not specifically a van event, the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, CO, are the ultimate celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle, with a side of van life gatherings.

The Caravan

Dates: June 6 – 10, 2024

📍 Naturita, Colorado

CampV in Naturita, Colorado, welcomes The Caravan, a gathering for van life, overlanding, and nomad enthusiasts. This event promises a blend of community, adventure, and the unique charm of Colorado's landscapes.

Randi’s Summer 2024 Wanna Camp Together Meet-Up

Dates: June 7 – 9, 2024

📍 Champion, Pennsylvania

Join Randi's Adventures for a special camping meetup designed to forge "extra special" memories. This event offers a chance to camp together, make new friends, and enjoy the unique experience of touring the Xtreme Outdoors factory. 

O’24 Nomad Meetup – Gracie & Jacq’s Adventures

Dates: June 14 – 21, 2024

📍 Schroeder Park, Grants Pass, OR

Gracie & Jacq’s Adventures invite you to the O'24 Nomad Meetup—a week of camping, sharing, hiking, and more in the beautiful Schroeder Park in Grants Pass, OR. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow nomads, good food, and shared stories around the campfire.

Wind River Rally

Dates: June 20 – 24, 2024

📍 Hudson, Wyoming

The Journal of Lost Time presents the Wind River Rally in Hudson, Wyoming. This gathering in the stunning Wind River country offers van lifers and overlanders a unique opportunity to connect with nature and each other.

Flaming Gorge Hop 2024

Dates: June 21, 2024

📍 Rock Springs, WY

After the Escapade, join a journey to Flaming Gorge, led by a local tour guide and comfortably transported by an air-conditioned motorcoach. This day trip south of Rock Springs and Green River promises scenic beauty and camaraderie.

Overland Expo PNW

Dates: June 28 – 30, 2024

📍 Redmond, OR

Overland Expo PNW in Redmond, OR, gathers leading experts and a professional-level trade show for those looking to dive deep into the overlanding lifestyle. Equip yourself with the latest gear, knowledge, and inspiration needed for your next adventure.

Adventure Van Expo

Dates: June 22-23, 2024; June 29-30, 2024

📍 Hood River, Oregon; Boise, Idaho

The Adventure Van Expo makes its way to Hood River, OR, and then to Boise, ID, offering back-to-back weekends of van life celebration, gear showcases, and community building.

Overland Expo Pacific Northwest

Dates: June 28-30, 2024

📍 Redmond, Oregon

Redmond, OR, welcomes the Overland Expo Pacific Northwest, focusing on the overlanding community with workshops, gear, and vehicle showcases.



Badlands VanFest

Dates: July 6 – 21, 2024

📍 Drumheller, Canada

Experience the grandeur of the 29th Badlands Passion Play at Badlands VanFest in Drumheller, showcasing an epic narrative of faith, hope, and love through the life of Christ on Canada's magnificent outdoor stage. This festival merges spiritual storytelling with the communal spirit of van life, offering a unique blend of culture and camaraderie.

51st Annual National Truck-In

Dates: July 10 – 14, 2024

📍 Sterling, Colorado

The 51st Annual National Truck-In invites van enthusiasts to Sterling, Colorado, for a week filled with camaraderie, competition, and celebration. Featuring a judged van show, interactive games, live performances, and educational seminars, this event is a must-attend for van lovers of all ages, offering both camping and day activities in a vibrant community setting.

Holy Toledo

Dates: July 18 – 22, 2024

📍 Toledo, Oregon

Holy Toledo gathers the van life and overlanding communities on the scenic Yaquina River & Bay for a celebration of coastal culture and seafare. This rendezvous creates a temporary village where nomads unite to revel in the beauty of the Oregon Coast, sharing stories, experiences, and the joy of exploration in a picturesque setting.

Urban Van Fest

Dates: July 19 – 21, 2024

📍 Plumpton Racecourse, Lewes East Sussex

Urban Van Fest sets the stage for a weekend of relaxation and community bonding in the stunning South Downs countryside. With activities ranging from live music and food stalls to workshops and van exhibits, this festival welcomes everyone from seasoned van life converters to those curious about the lifestyle, promoting a friendly meetup in the embrace of nature.

Adventure Van Expo

Dates: July 27-28, 2024

📍 Evergreen, Colorado

The expo visits Evergreen, CO, bringing together van lifers, adventure seekers, and anyone curious about the nomadic lifestyle, featuring vendors, workshops, and community stories.



Southern Oregon Coast Hangout

Dates: August 1 – 8, 2024

📍 Brookings, Oregon

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Southern Oregon Coast with this seven-day hangout. From the majestic sea stacks to the serene redwood forests, adventurers can hike, kayak, fish, and explore to their hearts' content. Discover the hidden gems of coastal towns, offering fresh seafood and warm hospitality, and find peace in the unique beach labyrinths.

Overland Expo Mountain West

Dates: Aug 23-25, 2024

📍 Loveland, Colorado

Loveland, CO, hosts the Overland Expo Mountain West, a must-attend for overlanding enthusiasts, featuring a wide range of educational sessions, demonstrations, and a large vendor area.

Descend on Bend

Dates: August 25 – 27, 2024

📍 Bend, Oregon

Descend on Bend is an iconic gathering in the van life community, celebrated for its unmatched atmosphere and sense of unity. As arguably the ultimate van life event, it invites nomads to converge in Bend, Oregon, for a memorable experience of connection, adventure, and shared love for the nomadic lifestyle.



Adventure Van Expo

📍 Enumclaw, Washington; Lake Tahoe

Dates: Sept 7-8, 2024; Sept 14-15, 2024

The Adventure Van Expo series continues with two events in Enumclaw, WA, and Lake Tahoe, providing more opportunities for van life enthusiasts to connect and learn.

Overland of America Expo

Dates: September 13 – 15, 2024

📍 Jay, Oklahoma at MidAmerica Outdoors

Immerse yourself in the inaugural Overland of America Expo, a family-oriented celebration of the overlanding lifestyle set in the picturesque MidAmerica Outdoors of Jay, Oklahoma. This event promises an unforgettable weekend of adventure, community, and fun, welcoming overlanders of all ages to explore and connect.

VanFest NE Region

Dates: September Dates TBD

📍 NE Region

VanFest NE Region is gearing up to be the most significant nomadic gathering New England has ever witnessed. This event calls upon the van life community to help shape a legendary experience, promising a convergence of like-minded spirits in an unforgettable setting.

Northwest Nomads

Dates: September Dates TBD

📍 La Pine, Oregon

Join the vibrant community of nomads for a camping extravaganza at Northwest Nomads in La Pine, Oregon. Expect a weekend brimming with live music, educational workshops, community potlucks, and much more, all designed to foster a safe and welcoming atmosphere for every attendee.



Adventure Van Expo

Dates: Oct 19-20, 2024; Oct 26-27, 2024

📍 Big Bear, California; Ventura, California

Closing out the month with events in Big Bear Lake and Ventura, CA, the Adventure Van Expo series wraps up its year-long tour with a celebration of van life culture and community.

The Pilgrimage

Dates: October 3 – 6, 2024

📍 South Royalton, Vermont

The Pilgrimage in South Royalton, VT, stands as a premier gathering for off-road and overland enthusiasts across the Northeast, showcasing an array of vehicles from brand new models to classic 4x4s. This event is a testament to the diverse and passionate overland community, offering a space for connection and shared adventure.

Overland Expo East

Dates: October 4 – 6, 2024

📍 Arrington, Virginia

Overland Expo East in Arrington, VA, presents an unparalleled assembly of overlanding experts, authors, and legends, offering more than 300 hours of programs, classes, and activities. This gathering is a treasure trove of knowledge, inspiration, and community for overlanding aficionados.

Moonlanding III: To See You Dance Again

Dates: October 10 – 14, 2024

📍 Pinehill, New Mexico

Moonlanding Gathering III, set against the scenic backdrop of Sky View Park & Campground in New Mexico, invites van lifers and overlanders for a gathering marked by camaraderie, nature, and the open sky. This unique event blends the spirit of adventure with the rhythm of life on the road.

C.H.A.S.M. Fest ’24

Dates: October 25 – 28, 2024

📍 Lake Havasu, AZ

C.H.A.S.M. Fest ’24 in Lake Havasu, AZ, is the quintessential destination for those seeking a mix of camping, health, arts, sports, and music. This event invites you to a Halloween weekend like no other, packed with activities to nourish your mind, body, and soul, welcoming everyone, from van dwellers to tent campers.

VanFest Utah

Dates: October Dates TBD

📍 Utah

VanFest Utah is making its much-anticipated return, promising an even more spectacular experience against Utah's breathtaking landscapes. This event is a celebration of all things van life, offering a chance to connect with the community, explore the great outdoors, and be part of an evolving adventure narrative.




Dates: Nov 5-8, 2024

📍 Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas hosts the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event, drawing the industry's brightest minds and hottest products, including those relevant to van life enthusiasts.

Christmas in Branson Hop

Dates: November 17 – 24, 2024

📍 Branson, MO

The Christmas in Branson Hop is filled with the spirit of the holiday season in Branson, MO, with a curated selection of excursions, live entertainment, and delectable dining experiences. All while being whisked away on a luxury motorcoach tour, you get to explore Branson's rich history and vibrant culture, promising a week of joy and connection among fellow travelers.



2024 San Diego Auto Show

Dates: December 29, 2023 - January 1, 2024

📍 San Diego, CA

The 2024 San Diego Auto Show, set from December 29, 2023, to January 1, 2024, showcases the latest in automotive innovation and design. Car enthusiasts are invited to explore a wide range of vehicles, participate in test drives, and experience the future of driving in an interactive setting.


Each event offers a unique way to connect with fellow van lifers, learn new skills, and experience the freedom and adventure that come with the lifestyle. This is just a snapshot of the vibrant and diverse van life community events happening in 2024—be sure to check out local meetups and other community happenings.


2024 Van Life Events Chart







Jan 11 – 14

Vanlife Pride’s First Annual Meetup

Quartzsite, AZ

Free community-driven event for queer folks and allies, offering a safe space for authentic self-expression.

Jan 13 – 21

Xscapers Annual Bash 2024

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Unique RV rally with activities, seminars on RV life including boondocking, solar, remote work, and more.

Jan 15 – 22


Ehrenberg, AZ

Inclusive community event for Skoolie, Bus, and Van life enthusiasts.

Jan 19 – 29

Q24 YouTube RV Rally

Quartzsite, AZ

Events, activities, seminars, and camaraderie, including cooking, lithium power bank building, hiking, kayaking.

Jan 20-28

Barrett - Jackson Auction

Scottsdale, AZ


Mar 3 – 9

North to Alaska Adventure Aurora Borealis HOP

Fairbanks, AK

Opportunity to see the Northern Lights in person, with a guide to ensure you don't miss the lights.

March 8

Arbor skateboards

PB, San Diego

March 16-17

Tiny Fest

SD - Del Mar Race Track

Meet tiny home builders, van conversion specialists, and enjoy music, entertainment, and vendor interactions.

March 16-17

Overland Adventure & Power Sports Show

Ponoma, CA

March 22-25

Van Jam Campout


March 28-31

Weekend in Baja



Apr 4 – 7

Revel Van Rally

Tucson, AZ

Rally for those interested in Van Life, Overland Life, Adventure Motorcycling, and Mountain Biking. Instagram: @rocky_mountain_adventure_rally

Apr 6 – 14

Solar Eclipse Event

Paris, TX

Escapees RV Club event with gatherings, activities, live music, themed activities. The event centers around the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th.

Apr 7

Rigs & Brews

Duck Foot Brewery

Apr 13-14

Adventure Van Expo

Scottsdale, AZ

Apr 19 – 20

Moore Overlanding and Off-Road Expo

Springfield, MO

Adventure Travel Consumer Show with courses, open forums, and seminars. Instagram: @mooreexpo

Apr 18 – 22

Weird Wild West

Bisbee, AZ

Vanlife and overlanding gathering organized by Burnerella. Updates on Instagram and Facebook.

Apr 27 – May 4

Overland Meetup in Moab Patreon Subscriber Meetup

Moab, UT

Meetup for trail exploration, Jeep Badge Trails, welcoming all vehicle types. More details to be announced.

Apr 28 – May 4

Best of Nashville HOP

Nashville, TN

Planned vacation with a luxury motorcoach ride in and around Nashville, focusing on local culture and entertainment.


May 4-5

Adventure Van Expo

San Juan Cap, CA

May 11-12

Adventure Van Expo

Santa Rosa, CA

May 17-19

Overland Expo

Flagstaff, AZ


June 6-9

GoPro Mountain Games

Vail, CO

June 14-16?

Burning Vans Fest


June 22-23

Adventure Van Expo

Hood River, OR

June 29-30

Adventure Van Expo

Boise, ID

June 28-30

Overland Expo

Redmond, OR


July 13

Irwindale sponsorship race

Irwindale, CA

July 27-28

Adventure Van Expo

Evergreen, CO


Aug 23-25

Overland Expo

Loveland, CO


Sept 7-8

Adventure Van Expo

Enumclaw, WA

Sept 14-15

Adventure Van Expo



Oct 10-13

Barrett - Jackson Auction

Scottsdale, AZ

Oct 19-20

Adventure Van Expo

Big Bear Lake

Oct 26-27

Adventure Van Expo

Ventura, CA


Nov 5-8


Las Vegas


Dec 29 - Jan 1

SD Auto Show

San Diego, CA

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