22 Spring Break Festivals Recommendations For 2024
By / February 18, 2024

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As the cold weather gives way to the sweet sunshine of spring, college-aged festies around the world will embark once again on that historical journey that we call Spring Break.  And what better way to take a well-deserved rest from six weeks of partial work than to to unwind at one of the many March music festivals around the world. From the vibrant cityscape of Miami and Ultra to the sun-soaked beaches of San Diego and CRSSD across the sea to the snowy slopes of Tomorrowland Winter, the Spring Break festival circuit promises an exhilarating mix of genres and experiences.

Whether you’re drawn to the pulsating beats of electronic music on the beach, the soulful melodies echoing through city streets of showcase festivals, or the harmonious blend of art and sound in the midst of the desert, there’s a festival for every taste which we have collected below. So head to Austin to sample South by SouthWest, go wild at Rolling Loud in California, or just chill out in Mexico. Just make sure to be safe.

CRSSD Festival Spring 2024

March 2-3, 2024

San Diego, CA

CRSSD Festival returns to Waterfront Park in downtown San Deigo with this now annual springtime event. The electronic heavy festival has introduced indie rock into the lineup over the last few editions as well as some incredible underground DJs. Leave the hula hoops, LED gloves, and totems at home -- they're prohibted at CRSSD.

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Besame Mucho Austin 2024

March 2, 2024

Austin, TX

Besame Mucho is a one day festival celebrating latin music and culture at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

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Art of the Wild 2024

March 8-10, 2024

Las Vegas, NV

Party for three days in Las Vegas with this winter break special from the Wynn Hotel.

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Get Lucky Festival 2024

March 8-9, 2024

Salt Lake City, UT

Dance your way into spring on the shores of the Great Salt Lake at the Get Lucky Festival. This two-day dance fest takes place in Utah at the unique Great Saltair venue.

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ILLFest 2024

March 9-10, 2024

Austin, TX

ILLfest brings some of the world's best electronic musicians to Austin. Art installations and trippy sights are around every corner at this two-day festival.

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SXM Festival 2024

March 11-18, 2024

Saint Martin

'Set on the paradise island of Saint-Martin / Sint-Maarten, featuring the creme of international DJs and electronic music talent, SXM Festival prides it itself upon drawing the most discerning crowd of music lovers. A reaction to large, faceless festivals around the world, year one of SXM saw an influential group of dancefloor aficionados – who value and respect the scene’s history and culture – come together in beautiful surroundings to dance together and experience the joys of one of the Caribbean’s most fun and friendly locations.'

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Locus Festival 2024

March 13-17, 2024

Tulum, Mexico

It's four days of drum n' bass in paradise when Locus returns to Mexico.

Reggae Rise Up 2024

March 14-17, 2024

St. Petersburg, FL

Reggae Rise Up Florida returns to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida in March for 3 full days full of positive vibes and great music!

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Rolling Loud Cali 2024

March 15-17, 2024

Los Angeles, CA

Rolling Loud is everywhere! After stops in Miami and New York City, the hottest hip-hop festival in years comes to California. Catch three days of some of the best artists on the scene.

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Southport Weekender Festival 2024

March 15-17, 2024

Bognor Regis, UK

Southport Weekender, billed as The World's Friendliest Party, is a 3-day festival in the UK spring.

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Tomorrowland Winter 2024

March 16-23, 2024

Alpe d'Huez, France

One of the biggest music festivals in the world takes on winter when Tomorrowland comes to the mountains. In March people from all over the world will gather for an adventure of a lifetime filled with ski, music and magic in the stunning French mountains.

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Snowboxx 2024

March 16-23, 2024

Avoriaz, France

The ultimate mountain party takes you from the peaks of the French Alps into the heart of charming Avoriaz and the Snowboxx Village. Two huge main stage events anchor a week of apres-ski, on-mountain concerts, igloo raves, and tropical waterpark parties. This is one wild week in France.

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Vive Latino 2024

March 16-17, 2024

Mexico City, Mexico

It's one of the most important Spanish rock festivals in the world, highlighting acts from all over Ibero-America for nearly twenty years. The festival also dips into ska, reggae, and international artists.

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Treefort Music Festival 2024

March 20-24, 2024

Boise, ID

Boise in Idaho may sound like an odd city choice for an epic festival, but the Treefort Festival continues to impress us year after year. Treefort typically takes place the week after SXSW to take advantage of artists heading back to the Northwest. Short lines and a welcoming city continually keeps Treefort at the top of our list. Since their inception, the festival has grown in size to include film, yoga, beer, and comedy.

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Big Ears 2024

March 21-24, 2024

Knoxville, TN

Big Ears in Knoxville, Tennessee, is part of a group of intriguing American music festivals that have cropped up in the spring and fall seasons. Big Ears likes to explore connections between musicians while mixing it up with film, performance, and the visual arts. The venues are varied including the Knoxville Museum of Art, a cathedral, and an ornate theater.

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Suwannee Spring Reunion 2024

March 21-24, 2024

Live Oak, FL

For four days in March, you can slip your shoes off and dance under the bright blue vistas and star studded skies. Wander the endless trails along the Suwannee River, tell stories around the crackling campfire or simply lie back and watch the Spanish moss that drapes the sheltering Live Oaks that sway in the breeze.

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Lollapalooza Brasil 2024

March 22-24, 2024

São Paulo, Brazil

Not content to spend the winter in Chicago, Lollapalooza travels to South America every spring for stops in Chile, Brasil, and Argentina. Huge international artists mix with local and national talent for a mega-festival experience that changes every stop.

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Ultra Music Festival Miami 2024

March 22-24, 2024

Miami, FL

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For EDM fans around the world, Ultra in Miami is a must-stop on the international circuit. While most of the United States is shivering in parkas waiting for the summer festival season, Ultra fans are dancing their asses off in sunny Miami. The show always delivers surprises – both in the musical acts and the fans that attend.

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Beyond Wonderland 2024

March 22-23, 2024

San Bernardino, CA

It's time to journey back down the rabbit hole for this Alice in Wonderland themed fest. Insomniac's springtime EDM festival in southern California, the sister festival of Nocturnal Wonderland, features everything from house to trance to dubstep to drum and bass. We'll see you at the Mad Hatter's Castle.

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Sonar Lisbon 2024

March 22-24, 2024

Lisbon, Portugal

The legendary Sónar Festival takes to the road this year with events around the world. The famous festival will make a stop in Lisbon with a small three day fest.

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Ceremonia Festival 2024

March 23-24, 2024

Mexico City, Mexico

Ceremonia Festival is a cultural celebration with the best and most representative of the local and international scene in a single weekend.

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We are Music Festival Wizard -- a loose coalition of writers, photographers, artists, and musicians roadtripping around the world in search of the "perfect" music festival.