How to Save on Your Favorite Festivals in May

Article by: Casey Berg|@bergcaseyy

Mon April 30, 2018 | 14:00 PM

Just like you, we're obsessed with festivals. We wouldn't be working for a festival company if we weren't! We want to help you discover the enchanting world of festivals without breaking your piggy bank, and connect with a global community of fellow festival lovers while you're at it. 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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Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest, Negril, Jamaica (May 1-6, 2018)

While not all of us can drop what we’re doing and set sail on an extended excursion to self discovery similar to Eat, Pray Love, we can take a few days off to start such a journey on the beautiful beaches of Negril, Jamaica. Unwind, reconnect, and refresh at Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest. Throughout your escape, you will find conscious house, reggae, and hip-hop lining the sandy shores, invigorating yoga and meditation sessions under the sun, and delectable Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your bellies. From there, you can explore the island at your leisure or by accompanied tours.

Get 99% off 3-day or 6-day Vibez Festival Passes with Everfest Premium.

Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Seabrook, Texas (May 5-6, 2018)

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This classic car and vintage wooden boat show just a half hour from Houston on the shores of sunny Seabrook is a perfect affair for those who enjoy the more refined things in life. With hundreds of automobiles and boats to ogle, exhibitors and visitors will have many sights to see. At the end of the weekend, judges evaluate and award those with the most visionary vessels.

Get up to (4) FREE General Admission passes with Everfest Premium.

Pecan Street Festival, Austin, Texas (May 5-6, 2018)

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Established as a way to preserve the historic Sixth Street District in Austin, Pecan Street Festival proudly hosts local Austin vendors, performers and projects to invigorate the city's community-oriented enclave. This family-friendly event is a can’t-miss event thanks live musical performances, carnival games, magicians, and a plethora of traditional fair food with healthy alternatives taking over downtown Austin.

Get a FREE Pecan Street Festival Swag Bag with Everfest Premium.

Victory Cup, Austin, Texas, (May 5, 2018)

The Kentucky Derby, hats and all, comes alive in Texas for Victory Cup Derby Day. Laugh with friends dressed in typical pastel garb while watching the Official Kentucky Derby, otherwise known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” Enjoy food and drinks from local Austin chefs and mixologists at this family- and pet-friendly event.

Get 90% off General Admission or a Golden Mallet pass at the price of GA with Everfest Premium.

NYC Independent Film Festival, New York, New York (May 7-13, 2018)

Talented filmmakers from around the world congregate in the Big Apple to showcase their talents and make strides as independent cinematographers in the industry. From spooky thrillers to whimsical theatrics and raw character studies, there is a genre for everyone among the hundreds of films submitted and screened throughout the week. More impressively, you can soak your mind in different cultures, as filmmakers as far as South Korea and Australia bring their art to the big screen and make themselves available for one-on-ones and panel discussions.

Get 50% off Single Day passes with Everfest Premium.

FORM Arcosanti, Mayer, Arizona (May 11-13, 2018)

Artists and creatives alike descend into Arizona for FORM, an intimate festival unlike any other thanks to an eclectic array of outstanding performances and profoundly experiential workshops and activities. Chance the Rapper, Skrillex, and Charli XCX top the bill along other outstanding performers such as Daniel Caesar and Blood Orange. When you take a break from dancing, you will discover talks, panels, workshops, art, and technology to expand your mind and inspire creativity.

Get 50% off your participant pass with Everfest Premium.

Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest, Albuquerque, New Mexico (May 11, 2018)

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, TACO! Wait, that’s not how it goes… Anyways, fulfill your munchies while chasing them down with the sweet, sweet nectar of the agave plant. Invite all the amigos to a warehouse full of Spanish music, chihuahua racing, and mariachi bands. As the day continues, embrace your Tequila-fueled persona to get rowdy as the infamous luchadors take the ring.

Get 90% off (4) General Admission Amigo tickets with Everfest Premium.

Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree, California (May 17-20, 2018)

Joshua Tree National Park boasts a magical, magnetic essence that draws creatives to its arid landscape. In honor of its distinct beauty, Joshua Tree Music Festival was born and has since created an organic, incredibly intimate vibe for a tight-knit community of friends and family. With only about 4,000 attendees, this festival has a beautifully inclusive atmosphere, creating a space that fosters positive growth and meaningful experiences. Unlike other festivals, there’s no separation between artist and audience here, so feel free to dance with your favorite DJ or performer and create your own unique experience.

Get 90% off (4) General Admission Amigo tickets with Everfest Premium.

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, New Orleans, Louisiana (May 18-20, 2018)

Experience New Orleans’s best free festival that’s put together for its community, by its community. This family-friendly festival welcomes all ages (and pets) to sit and stroll by the water for a momentous celebration. What started out as a local, one-day festival drawing only a couple thousand people has now grown into an all-out extravaganza, in classic New Orleans fashion. Over the course of three days, friends and families gather to eat, drink, and enjoy good tunes along – or even in – the bayou.

Get up to (4) FREE General Admission passes with Everfest Premium.

Voice & Exit, Austin, Texas (May 18-20, 2018)

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Voice & Exit is a conference for visionary entrepreneurs and creators designing the future. With the overarching goal of peace, abundance, and human flourishing, Voice & Exit aims to inspire those to take the path less traveled by fueling companies and projects with an artistic twist and unique thought. They invite the dreamers, the free thinkers, and the creative minds in business to explore this nuance and transform the world.

Get Mastermind Passes at Exiter Pass prices and Exiter at the price of Basic with Everfest Premium.

The Great Texas BBQ Festival, Houston, Texas (May 19, 2018)

The first of its kind and well worth the wait, the Great Texas BBQ Festival encompasses all the greats of Texas including beer, music, and of course, barbecue. Sink your teeth into the spicy, sweet, and savory sauces spread across tantalizing cuts of meat. Attendees are in for more than just a tasty treat, as bands keep the music going as long while the grills are burning. You may want to consider leaving your vegan friends at home for this one.

Get 90% off GA or BOGO VIP with Everfest Premium.

The Color Run, Austin, Texas (May 19, 2018)

The Color Run is designed to be a messy affair from the get-go. Of course, it’s a good idea to wear comfortable fitness clothing, but also make sure it’s white to make for stellar Instagram photos. The race starts off like any other 5K, except you don’t need to worry about running a mile in record time. This fun run is all about the rainbow-colored mess you become before you cross the finish line; however, the fun doesn’t stop there. There’s a rowdy, post-race party known as the Finish Festival with music, snacks, and more color-throwing action.

Get 15% off (2) Super, Mega, or Ultra passes with Everfest Premium.

Barbacoa & Big Red Festival, San Antonio, Texas (May 20, 2018)

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Plan to arrive on an empty stomach; you’ll need all the room you can manage to gorge yourself on the finest barbacoa recipes as local restaurants and food vendors compete for the tastiest barbacoa dishes in the city, and wash it all down with a cold bottle of Big Red soda. In case you don’t have an appetite for barbacoa and cream soda, there’s a variety of other festival foods to satisfy your hunger so you don’t feel left out. Simply put, there’s no other food festival in Texas that can match the melt-in-your-mouth combination you’ll find here.

Get up to (2) 99% off GA passes with Everfest Premium.

Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, Texas (May 24-June 10, 2018)

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Songwriters rely on their vivid imagination to craft good music, and that’s never been more apparent than it is at the long-running Kerrville Folk Festival. Since 1972 in Kerrville, Texas, the songwriter community has come together to celebrate artistic expression over the course of 18 music-filled days at Quiet Valley Ranch. This magical experience is jam-packed with exceptional talent, overnight camping (filled with impromptu jam sessions) and familial vibes that any music enthusiast can enjoy.

Get 50% off Single Day or Weekend passes with Everfest Premium.

California Roots Music & Arts Festival, Monterey, California (May 25-27, 2018)

Imagine the prominent Endless Summer poster that filled your college dorm room with bright colors, surfboards, and the illusion of a beach which evoked the vision of your typical California daydream. Now, add the distinct scent of the burning green and you get one step closer to the California Roots feel. This festival takes inspiration from that massive musical explosion and shift in consciousness synonymous with late-1960s California counterculture. But don’t be fooled by the name: It’s so much more than California bands and roots reggae. With Iration, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution and more taking the stage once again, California Roots sets the scene as your ultimate summer paradise.

Save up to $200 and get 50% off 3-day GA passes with Everfest Premium.

RHA Festival, Nayarit, Mexico (May 25-26, 2018)

RHA Festival is the sandy, musical getaway that will define your summer experience. There’s nothing quite like getting down to world-class house and techno music while you’re soaking in the warm, tropical sun. When you arrive on the beautiful beachfront of Mexico’s Nayarit region, you’ll be greeted by a welcoming blend of people from all over the globe who also came to dance the night away. Surviving its inaugural year, RHA Festival is back and better than ever with a lineup that includes Luciano, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, and more.

Save up to $55 and get 30% off GA or VIP passes with Everfest Premium.