How to Save on Your Favorite Festivals

Article by: Casey Berg|@bergcaseyy

Thu December 06, 2018 | 10:00 AM

We're obsessed with festivals, just like you. As fellow festival lovers, we want to help you discover the enchanting world of festivals without breaking the bank, as well as connect with a global community of fellow festival lovers. Whether you're the music festival type who loves seeing your favorite artists on larger-than-life stages, or more of a food festival kind of person who prefers chowing down on exquisite culinary delights from around the world, there is a festival for everyone on Everfest – and we want to help you get there.

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Austin Music Video Festival, Austin, Texas (December 4-9, 2018)

The annual Austin Music Video Festival offers five days of wildly entertaining music videos at a host of funky venues in downtown Austin, Texas. Not only will you celebrate the latest smash hits from national and international superstars, but you’ll also see a wealth of powerful music videos produced by local independent artists. With over 100 music videos in the lineup, lively music concerts, world premieres, an Awards Show and much more, the Austin Music Video Festival is one of the most sonically and visually stimulating festivals of its kind.

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Running of the Santas, New Orleans, Louisiana (December 8, 2018)

Santa spends his days cooped up in a shop with elves and handmade toys, dedicating his time to darling children all over the world. Just like you, he needs to let loose and take a day off, complete with live music, fresh cocktails and non-stop holiday cheer. Running of the Santas is a warm and fuzzy bar tour where over 10,000 Santas come together to raise money for local and national non-profits. From the traditional to the outlandish, everybody dons a Santa suit to get into the Christmas spirit before they jam to live music, sip on delicious drink specials and run several blocks around the city. Held in New Orleans, Running of the Santas is a rowdy–and occasionally naughty–holiday celebration that you don’t want to miss.

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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Austin, Texas (December 2-4, 2018)

No matter the season, there’s always an authentic Austin experience just around the corner. Couple it with warm holiday cheer and you’ve got yourself one of the most magical events of the year. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is one of Austin’s longest-running art and music festivals, which features local music acts, curated fine art, holiday shopping and an intimate, but lively atmosphere. This storied venue was a breeding ground for creative talent from all walks of life, which helped shape Austin’s current cultural identity as a musical powerhouse.

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Cosmic Convergence Festival, Santiago, Guatemala (Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2019)

If you want to break out of your comfort zone and see another side of the world – and yourself – journey to Lake Atitlán for a life-changing experience at the annual Cosmic Convergence Festival. This multi-sensory experience celebrates Mayan culture and conscious living in a unique, volcanic setting in southwestern Guatemala around Lake Atitlán. This magical gathering comes with a jam-packed schedule offering global electronic music performances, vibrant art installations, workshops, and social impact activities as you welcome the new year.

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Zinfandel Experience, San Francisco, California (January 17-19, 2019)

Treat your taste buds to a memorable, wine-tasting journey at the annual Zinfandel Experience in San Francisco, California. Zinfandel, a bold, ripe wine that explodes with fruity flavors, is a California favorite for both enthusiasts and casuals alike. As the name suggests, Zinfandel Experience pours Zinfandel wines exclusively and is the world’s largest single varietal wine tasting. The main event is the Grand Tasting, where you’ll meet the talented winemakers and experience a host of varieties along with exquisite culinary offerings from Bay Area chefs. Then you can visit the Heritage Lounge to sample unique wines you won’t find on the shelf at your average bottle shop. There’s also a seated seminar-style tasting with themed flights led by experts for a more educational approach to the Zinfandel style.

Get a FREE Grand Tasting All Day Saturday Pass with Everfest Premium.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix, Arizona (March 1-3, 2019)

For those interested in community-driven celebrations, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F Fest) acts as both a musical and cultural destination for social-minded revelers. Each year, it provides show-stopping music performances as well as a variety of engaging and enriching opportunities to connect with fellow festival goers at its marketplace and campsites. The outstanding lineup of music features a variety of alternative and electronic acts including Odesza, Empire of the Sun, Jungle, and Big Wild to name a few. Did we mention that all proceeds get donated to local charities?

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San Diego Yoga Festival, San Diego, California (March 1-4, 2019)

Sync your mind, body and spirit in one of the most beautiful beach locations in sunny San Diego, California. As the city’s largest yoga festival, the San Diego Yoga Festival is your ticket to total bliss whether you’re an avid yoga practitioner or a first-timer who’s ready to unlock and explore their potential. Throughout the long weekend, you’ll unwind from the pressures of daily life at Imperial Beach, the south-westernmost city in the country, where hourly yoga and holistic healing classes, guided meditation, surf lessons and the happiest people on the planet coexist.

Get a FREE 2-Day Ticket with Everfest Premium. Or get 15% off your 2-Day Ticket with code “Everfest,” no purchase necessary.

South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin, Texas (March 8-17, 2019)

What started as a weekend music festival now sprawls across 10 days, encompassing music, technology and film; this is South by Southwest (SXSW). This Austin, Texas festival's massive influx of concerts, parties and conferences continues to draw tens of thousands of attendees each year. While SXSW does not favor the unprepared, it does reward the spontaneous. Decide who on the schedule you want to see, but don’t be too attached to your plans—you never know when an invitation to an amazing showcase or surprise concert will come your way.

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Vujaday Music Festival, Bridgetown, Barbados (April 3-7, 2019)

If you crave a different kind of exotic getaway, Vujaday Music Festival can bring you to paradise on the warm, remote island of Barbados for five days of awesome music and beachside vibes. As the only electronic music festival in Barbados, Vujaday amps up your island experience with an eclectic lineup of local and international DJs spanning multiple styles of house and techno. The crisp, punchy beats complement the turquoise waters and the palm trees swaying in the cool ocean breeze.

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