If summer is not your thing, or you are looking for a unique fall or winter festival experience, below are some great options which take place between September and January, for those who enjoy festive fall flavours or music in the mountains. Festivals are great all year long and different seasons offer different experiences.

  • Kaaboo; this festival is held in September in California. Though there is no snow, this fall festival focuses on comfort and sells limited tickets to enhance attendees’ experience. The music festival is an alternative experience for music lovers, who may not enjoy all of the aspects of typical festivals.
  • Life is Beautiful Festival; this Las Vegas festival takes place in late September and is an occasion which combines music, food and art to create a complete experience. The headliners vary from year to year but are always some of the biggest names. For the duration of the festival, many artists work together to turn downtown Las Vegas into a visual experience unlike any other.
  • Austin City Limits; this festival is held in Austin, Texas in October, giving a great fall experience. The life-size ark, disco balls and various artisanal markets give attendees a great experience. There is also, obviously, a great lineup musically. The food court is one thing which is also extremely popular with the festival goers.
  • Voodo Music and Arts Experience; held in New Orleans at the end of October. This is actually known to be, chiefly by locals, one of the best music festivals in the country, not just in the fall, but of all year. The festival is held over Halloween weekend, sometimes referred to as Halloweekend, adding a level of spookiness for those who are fond of this holiday.
  • Snowglobe; held in the winter, and this festival kicks off the season. Held in the gorgeous mountains of Lake Tahoe, the festival features some big names in EDM music. The festival brings out the best in apres-ski and encourages a different kind of festival wear; snowsuits.
  • Sydney Festival; held in Sydney, in January, which for many is the dead middle of winter, but for those in Australia, it is the exact opposite. This festival qualifies as a winter festival by North American and European standards.