Though summer is prime festival-going season, that doesn’t mean it needs to end come August. There are a number of rad festivals that’ll be taking place this fall, and Lagunitas Brewing Company wants you to get out and enjoy some live music—but only if these festivals involve a few unique twists, of course!
We rounded up 10 festivals that you’ll want to keep on your radar.
Boasting “punk rock icons of past, present and future,” along with the best Atlanta food trucks, this festival is a must-attend. With artists like Thursday, Sorority Noise, Motion City Soundtrack, Microwave and Bayside, it’s clear that this will be a day filled with all of your scene favorites—and some pretty dang good food, too.
Atlanta, Georgia – Aug. 12 through 14
Riot Fest—Rodeo & Circus
If you follow Riot Fest on social media, you know they’re all about having a good time. But the festival is just as entertaining as their social media presence. Featuring carnival rides, sideshow performers and more, it’s going to be a literal circus at Riot Fest this year. With epic headliners the original Misfits, and everyone from All Time Low and Pierce The Veil to Brand New and Jimmy Eat World making appearances as well, this is a festival you won’t want to miss.
Denver, Colorado – Sept. 2 through 4
Chicago, Illinois – Sept.16 through 18
Lagunitas Beer Circus
What’s better than simply a music festival? How about a music festival that gives back, with each ticket benefiting a local nonprofit. Lagunitas Brewing Company are hosting their Lagunitas Beer Circus in cities across the country. Be prepared for live beer and fresh music—or maybe it’s the other way around? Either way, you’re sure have a freakishly good time—as long as you’re 21+, of course!
Chicago, Illinois – Sept. 10
Brooklyn, New York – Oct. 1
Petaluma, California – Oct.15
Azusa, California – Oct. 22
Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
Not only does this festival feature headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot, but it’s got more up its sleeve to make it “the heaviest metal festival to hit North America.” There are “sick” carnival games, rings of fire, “traveling troupes of freaks,” a monster truck arena and flaming carnival games. This might not be for everyone—but it’ll sure be a festival to remember.
San Bernardino, California – Sept. 24 and 25
Chill On The Hill
With performances from the likes of the Used, Pierce The Veil, Good Charlotte, Billy Talent and Beartooth, this festival has all of your favorites and more. We’re down to spend the day chilling when there’s a lineup as good as this.
Sterling Heights, Michigan – Sept. 30
Austin City Limits Music Festival
A music festival that lasts two weekends? Count us in. Austin City Limits Music Festival has a massive lineup both weekends, including everyone from Catfish And The Bottlemen and the Front Bottoms to Julien Baker and AWOLNATION. Plus, they have an art market selling work from artists around the world.
Austin, Texas – Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 and Oct. 7 through Oct. 9
Louder Than Life
People go to festivals for the music first and foremost, and Louder Than Life’s lineup features Avenged Sevenfold and Motionless In White. But what’s the next best thing to the music? Food, shopping for leather jackets and golf, of course. There’s “gourmet man food,” Christian Benner’s leather jackets and a “Keep Golf Metal” exhibition. Now that’s a full day of festivities.
Louisville, Kentucky – Oct. 1 and 2
So What?! Music Festival
So What?! began as a counter to SXSW and has exploded into something much bigger. Catch Aaron Gillespie, Hawthorne Heights, Capsize, We Came As Romans and more at the fall edition of this rad festival. With more acts to be announced soon, we can’t wait to see just how epic the lineup will be.
Dallas, Texas – Oct. 21 through 23
The Fest is turning 15 this year, and we’d love to join in the party. Celebrating their work with underground punk, hardcore, indie and alt-country bands from around the world, the lineup includes Masked Intruder, PUP and more. Throw on your party hats and rock out with The Fest.
Gainesville, Florida – Oct. 28 through 30
Voodoo Music+Arts Experience
Halloween has a special spot in our ghoulish hearts, and spending a weekend in New Orleans with music, art and traditional Southern cooking doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend the holiday. With performances from the likes of Melanie Martinez and Mutemath, you’re in for a musical (and spooky) treat.
New Orleans, Louisiana– Oct. 28 through 30
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