While once-alternative festivals like Burning Man and Coachella have gradually moved away from their roots, many smaller, under-the-radar festivals that have a community-focused ethos still operate, especially right here in California.
Whether you’re interested in the local DIY music culture, want to attend a drug-free transformational event, or just feel like grabbing your glow sticks and hitting up a rave deep in the forest, here are some of the best music, art, and wellbeing festivals you’ll find in the Golden State.
Take a trip through the magical realms of the Lucidity festival where you'll find art installations, performances, workshops, food, parties, and a ticket to a deeper connection.
DIO supports local artists by creating intimate showcases for the expression of originality and soul. Each event is designed as an experience that celebrates the power of collaboration and community.
Shakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. It places a special emphasis on the Divine Feminine, and is a drug and alcohol-free vehicle for evolution.
Lightning In A Bottle is a music and art festival based on a core ethos centered on sustainability, harm reduction, cultural respect, and most of all, creating extraordinary experiences.
SoulPlay creates environments that enable us to uncover and explore the hidden parts of ourselves, so we may integrate them and feel more complete in our human experience.
Stilldream was formed in June of 2000 by a group of like minded individuals from the Sierra Foothills and Sacramento, interested in the preservation of events of an earthy, intimate nature.