Top 7 Epic Music Festivals In California 2022

By Kach Umandap March 16th, 2022 Posted in North America Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

We know how much you love a good music festival. And where better to enjoy some live music entertainment than in the Golden State, California. 

So, we put together this list of the top 7 epic music festivals in California.

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They differ in size and music genre but they are all big on the beat. Be sure to include at least one of them in your Californian vacation itinerary.  

1. Jahloopalooza Music And Arts Festival In Long Beach

When: April 16th, 2022

Where: Long Beach, California

Looking for a smaller music fest with a more relaxed vibe? The Jahloopalaooza music and arts festival in Long Beach showcases up-and-coming artists in the Southern California region. 

It will host a variety of artists as well as proving you with a taste of some of the great eateries around here. There’s even a mobile spa. Enjoy the vibe of these indie artists and creatives, and soak up the atmosphere of Long Beach. 

There’s no better way to explore Long Beach than by boat, and boat rentals in Long Beach are easy and convenient. So treat yourself to a trip on the water before tripping out on the musical high here at Jahloopalooza.

2. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

When: April 15-17 & April 22-24, 2022

Where: Empire Polo Club, Indio, California

Very few people can claim not to have heard of this one. Coachella is one of California’s best-known festivals. 

Enjoy the sounds of stars like Kanye West, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Swedish House Mafia at this epic music and arts festival. 

Both a music and fashion institution, setting the trends that you’ll see at all the festivals this Summer. A star-studded line-up promises to deliver a great time at this annual music fest.

3. Stagecoach Festival

When:  April 29 – May 1, 2022

Where: Indio

There’s nothing like the lively atmosphere at a festival, no matter the occasion. And when there’s some country music thrown in, it’s the best festival there is.  

Folks have been enjoying the mix of country, folk, bluegrass, and roots-rock at this festival since 2007, which has been known to draw up to 75000 fans of all ages.

The biggest country music festival in the world, Stagecoach is at the same venue as Coachella and is organized by the same people.

4. CRSSD Festival

When: March 5th-6th, 2022

Where: Waterfront Park, San Diego, California

This awesome dance music celebration offers the best house, techno, EDM, and hip hop DJs for your entertainment, right on the water in downtown San Diego. 

San Diego Waterfront Park is host to several festivals throughout the year. You’ll definitely want to visit it again soon. 

Enjoy three sound stages and a variety of after-hours events over the two days. Not to mention the craft beers, gourmet food vendors, and great music against the backdrop of the San Diego skyline. 

5. Outside Lands Music Festival

When: August 2022

Where: Golden Gate Park, San Fransisco, California

San Francisco is one of the best places to visit in California, and we’re sure you’ll be stopping by on your trip to Cali. So be sure to time your stay with the Outside Lands Music Festival, the biggest and best in Northern California. 

Dance the night away at this annual 3-day festival while you admire the surrounding trees, all lit up in a rainbow of colors.

6. HARD Summer Music Festival

When: July 29th -31st, 2022 

Where: The Speedway in Fontana, San Bernadino, California

At this EDM outdoor rave, they party HARD. This annual festival has been a major player in the development and growth of electronic dance music in the US for more than a decade. 

So if you like to party hard, party at HARD this July. 

7. Bottlerock Festival

When: May 27th -29th, 2022

Where: Napa Valley, Northern California

Have you been keeping your rock ‘n roll spirit bottled up? Unleash it at Bottlerock, the rock fest in Napa Valley. At this 3-day festival, good rock meets good wine, good food, and great craft beers.

What more can you ask for at a music festival? Be entertained by over 80 bands on 5 stages while you rock the night away.

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.