10 Fall Festivals for Dance Music Lovers
When you're serious about music, festival season doesn't stop once summer ends, it's a year-round endurance sport meant to be enjoyed no matter the weather. The world is slowly reopening. The leaves are once again shifting from green to brilliant orange, yellow, and red. Let's have some fun before the winter chill sets in. Here are 10 fall festivals to explore with your crew.
Paradise in the Park - Pershing Square, Los Angeles, CA
August 21, 2021
This day festival is for urbanites who live for outdoor parties and picturesque sunsets behind a skyscraper backdrop. LAs answer to the legendary Paradise parties in Ibiza, Paradise in the Park takes place at the beloved Pershing Square—a historic public park covering one perfect downtown square block. If you're after one last summer thrill before fall's chill, this is the festival for you. Renowned dance music DJ Jamie Jones has partnered with Detlef and Yulia Niko to bring you hours of pulsating house in the heart of LA. Tickets are on sale now but are going fast and expected to sell out by August 21.
North Coast - Seatgeek Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
September 3-5, 2021
North Coast is a haven for both the uninitiated fresh-faced ravers and veteran partygoers. The three-day music and art festival is in its 11th year. And after postponing last year due to the pandemic, the Chicago favorite is back with a few extra surprises. North Coast moved to the newly renovated SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, a few blocks away from downtown Chicago. The festival’s four stages unfurl over the stunning new festival grounds. Incredible acts like Kaskade, Louis the Child, Zed’s Dead, Rezz, Chris Lake, and Claude Von Stroke are all set to perform. First time in Chicago? Lucky you! September is a pleasant weather sweet spot with average highs in the mid-70s and lows in the mid-50s. Tickets are on sale now.
Electric Zoo - Randall’s Island Park, New York
September 3 - 5, 2021
Electric Zoo/ Made Event
Electric Zoo is an institution in New York. The official end of summer and a beloved event for over a decade. The exhilarating three-day festival, located along the East River, is one of New York’s largest and longest-running. The musical lineup spans every genre of electronic music across four stages at Randall’s Island Park.
Though not on the music roster, expect to see plenty of otherworldly creatures throughout the weekend—aliens, extraterrestrial beings, cosmic entities, witches, and wizards, too. The theme is “Supernaturals,” so dress accordingly and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable, cosmic Labor Day weekend in the heart of the Big Apple. Tickets are on sale now.
Lost in Dreams - Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada
September 4-5, 2021
Are you ready to be transported to a multi-dimensional environment full of spectacular lights and colors, misty vocal-driven house, and experimental bass? A dreamland awaits you in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lost In Dreams Festival boasts a hefty two-day lineup across three stages at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and features Moon Boots, Gryffin, Moore Kismet, Pauline Herr, SG Lewis, Amtrac, Young Franco, and many more. Don’t sleep on this festival. Tickets are on sale now
Life Is Beautiful - Downtown Las Vegas, NV
September 17, 2021
This three-day music, arts, and culture festival is for those seeking an immersive music experience. Founded in 2013, this stunning event continues to impress year after year with its unrivaled production, world-class entertainment, and fine-dining Vegas is known for.
The musical lineup alone is a marvel. Among those set to perform are Fisher, Gorgon City, Keys N Krates, Dillon Francis, San Holo, Jacques Greene, and many more. Prepare to expand your mind and nourish your soul with the countless beautiful experiences this festival has to offer. Tickets are still available.
Imagine Music Festival - Bouckaert Farm, Atlanta, Georgia
September 17-19, 2021
Atlanta’s biggest EDM festival of the year returns in September, only this time, it's relocated to a bucolic farm in the picturesque Chattahoochee Hills. Good vibes and rolling green pastures unfurl through immense woodlands, with Georgia’s viridescent topography integrated into the aquatic-themed festival campgrounds. This fairytale of a venue's main attraction is the Aqua Day Club and Pool. Kaskade and Meduza will be headlining both of this year’s massive pool parties, with support from James Kennedy. Illenium, Madeon, Griz, 3LAU, SNBRN, Malaa, and many more are expected to headline. Tickets are on sale now.
Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge - George, Washington
October 1-2, 2021
Located in a rural town above the Columbia River, this festival offers stunning PNW views and summeresque temperatures—perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Campers may choose to go ‘down the rabbit hole’ and select one campsite from seven cleverly-themed campgrounds. After setting up camp, they’ll converge with other festival attendees at various magically themed realms, emanating curious sounds and delightful lights and colors. Musical acts include Alison Wonderland, Benny Benassi, Claptone, Dr. Fresch, Drezo, Eprom, Feed Me, Felix Cartal, G Jones, JOYRYDE, Loud Luxury, Moore Kismet, Rezz, Rohry, Sidepiece, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Virtual Riot, Wax Motif, Wuki and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Note: Beyond Wonderland is not pictured above. As it is the first year at The Gorge. This pictures is so you can see how gorgeous the venue is.
High Ground Music & Arts Experience - Levitt Pavilion, Denver, Colorado
October 2, 2021
This new single-day festival will debut this fall in Denver, Colorado. ‘Revelers’ will enjoy live music in the crisp fall air, situated in a natural grass amphitheater, surrounded by green valleys and snow-kissed mountains. Musical acts this year include Snakehips, Kasbo, Louis Futon, Haywyre, Kasbo, Chet Porter, Pluko, Wax Cat, SHY GUY, W/OUT, and many more! Tickets are available now.
Outside Lands - Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California October 29-31, 2021
This annual San Fransico event is the largest independently owned music festival in the US. It normally takes place in August, however, this year is scheduled for Halloween weekend. This massive music, food, and art festival feature plenty of big-name and emerging talent. The weather in October is actually better than the weather in August, so instead of chilly winds expect sunny skies. Golden Gate Park's verdant green fields and towering trees provide a gorgeous backdrop for this quintessential San Francisco festival. Tickets are on sale now.
Escape Halloween - San Bernardino, California
October 29-30, 2021
For over 7 years Insomniac transforms the NOS Event Center into a grotesque and thrilling ‘escape’ for the daring and adventurous. Are you brave enough to enter this enchanting realm? Escape offers thrill-seekers two nights of expertly curated house, techno, and beguiling dance music across four absolutely psycho stages. This festival is not for the faint-hearted. Though, those brave enough to attend will be captivated by the musical treats and audio-visual trickery that Escape Halloween has to offer! Tickets are available now.
EDC Orlando - Tinker Field, Orlando, Florida
November 12-14, 2021
Now in its 10th year, this colorful festival is Florida's answer to Insomniac's flagship festival. Headliners (Insomniac speak for festivalgoers) from around the world converge on Orlando to celebrate life, art, and dance music during Autumn's most thankful month. Mesmerizing monolithic superstructures rise from the ground as stunning pyrotechnics frame five incredible stages. Make new friends and reconnect with old ones under the Electric Sky this November as you hear sets from Afrojack, Armin van Buren, Born Dirty, Cosmic Gate, Dom Dolla, Dombresky, Elephante, Jauz, Seven Lions, and so many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Time Warp USA - New York Expo Center, New York
November 19-20, 2021
New York's answer to Germany's landmark techno event has been around since 2014. After a two-year hiatus, Time Warp returns to the Big Apple with a new location and two massive dancefloors. While the NYC event is smaller than Germany's, its production and lineup promise to be just as dazzling. Sign up for the Time Warp newsletter to get first access to tickets