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Events We’re (Still) Excited About In 2024

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that some events have recently dominated the news–Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, to name a few. But summer is heating up, and so much more is to come.

This summer, camping and RVing are in. With hotel costs rising and technology’s constant availability, taking a break in nature sounds better than ever. We found some of the best RV spots near these events–all bookable on Campspot. So pack up, park, and enjoy the rest of 2024. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Comic-Con International (San Diego, California: July 25-28, 2024)
An ultimate gathering for fans of comics, movies, TV, and gaming, Comic-Con offers rich story possibilities about fandom culture and its massive economic and social impacts.

Where to RV Camp: Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay

Experience Southern California’s upscale RV Resort near San Diego, offering vacation rentals, RV sites, and top-notch amenities. Enjoy poolside relaxation, private cabanas, a juice bar, and more at San Diego Bay for your finest moments.

Artscape (Baltimore, Maryland: August 2-4, 2024)
As America’s largest free outdoor arts festival turns 40 in 2024 with a bang, Artscape showcases a dynamic range of arts, providing a colorful backdrop to explore stories on art’s role in community building and urban renewal.

Where to RV Camp: Merry Meadows Recreation Farm

Discover Merry Meadows, a 275-acre park in northern Baltimore County, Maryland, offering camping amidst nature and diverse activities for all ages. Explore open fields, forests, and hiking trails along Little Falls Stream, encountering wildlife and rare birds while creating lasting memories with friends and family.

Elvis Week (Memphis, Tennessee: August 9-17, 2024)
This week-long event, a deep dive into Elvis Presley’s enduring legacy, draws fans and performers worldwide, offering a unique lens on music history and fan culture. Festivities include live concerts featuring tribute artists and Elvis’s original band members, parties, film screenings, panel discussions, and exclusive tours of Graceland, Elvis’s former home and final resting place. 

Where to RV Camp: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Memphis

Experience Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Quarryville, PA, nestled on 63 wooded acres next to a scenic county park. Enjoy family-friendly camping with water fun, outdoor activities, and pavilion rentals for group events. It is conveniently located near Amish Country and Hershey attractions.

Ohio Renaissance Festival (Waynesville, Ohio: Weekends, Aug 31 – Oct 27, 2024)

This festival is a time capsule into the 16th century with rich storytelling potential about historical reenactment and its educational and entertainment value. Attendees can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Renaissance life, with jousting tournaments, theatrical performances, artisan demonstrations, and lively street entertainment around every corner.

Where to RV Camp: Olive Branch Campground

Discover Olive Branch Campground, a family-owned retreat on 25 wooded acres in Oregonia, Ohio. Offering a cozy atmosphere and campground events, it’s close to Cincinnati’s attractions, making it the perfect home away from home.

The Big E (Springfield, Massachusetts: September 13-29, 2024)

The only multi-state fair in the world, The Big E, is an exciting story about regional unity and a cultural showcase. Representing the six New England states, the event runs for 17 days and features an eclectic mix of entertainment, exhibits, live music, carnival rides, and bites. Explore themed pavilions representing each New England state, sample all the regional mouth-watering delicacies, and enjoy performances by top musical acts and local artists.

Where to RV Camp: Prospect Mountain Campground

Prospect Mountain Campground provides a tranquil, family-friendly retreat in Western Massachusetts’ Berkshire foothills. Choose from motorhome sites to cabins with stunning Pioneer Valley and Connecticut River views. Experience diverse activities like hayrides, arts and crafts, and family dances. 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (Albuquerque, New Mexico: October 5-13, 2024)

This stunning event offers breathtaking visuals and a unique perspective on aviation and community festivities. Over nine days in October, visitors can watch hundreds of colorful balloons soaring through the crisp New Mexico skies or participate in the magical glow events, where balloons light up the night sky like giant lanterns. Of course, the fiesta also offers a variety of entertainment, including live music, arts and crafts vendors, and delicious Southwestern cuisine.

Where to RV Camp: Coronado Campground

Conveniently situated along Highway 550 near Bernalillo, Coronado Campground offers stunning views of the Sandia Mountains and the tranquil Rio Grande. Experience New Mexico’s natural beauty, with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and explore the nearby Coronado Historic Site. 

Austin City Limits (Austin, Texas: October 4-6 and 11-13, 2024)

An iconic music festival that defines Austin’s cultural scene, it provides a gateway to exploring the city’s influence on the music industry. Two weekends, nine stages, and a diverse lineup of renowned artists from genres across rock, indie, hip-hop, and electronic dance music make this a must-attend event. It offers an unforgettable experience that captures the spirit of Austin’s dynamic music scene.

Where to RV Camp: Austin Lone Star: Experience a historic RV park boasting 40 years of excellence, just 5 miles from Downtown Austin, Texas. Enjoy convenience with on-site laundry, private bathrooms, a pet park, a playground, an exercise room, and a heated pool.

Experience San Diego’s North Shore at Paradise by the Sea, just moments from pristine beaches. Adjacent to Buccaneer Park and Beach, offering surfing, a beach cafe, a basketball court, a playground, and a picnic area. Explore nearby coastal towns and attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and LEGOLAND California for the ultimate Southern California getaway!

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (San Diego, California: November 3-10, 2024)

The gourmet festival celebrates the culinary arts and showcases the region’s vibrant food and wine scene. Acclaimed chefs, winemakers, and food enthusiasts worldwide gather for this gastronomic celebration. The event features gourmet tastings, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, and exclusive dining experiences in top city restaurants. Attendees can enjoy San Diego’s diverse culinary offerings and accessible, breezy SoCal energy in an RV.

Where to RV Camp: Paradise by the Sea Beach RV Resort

Experience San Diego’s North Shore at Paradise by the Sea, just moments from pristine beaches. Adjacent to Buccaneer Park and Beach, offering surfing, a beach cafe, a basketball court, a playground, and a picnic area. Explore nearby coastal towns and attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and LEGOLAND California for the ultimate Southern California getaway!

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