There Are A Ton Of Music Festivals Happening This October!
By / October 1, 2023

Advertisement
ADVERTISEMENT

As festival season winds down into October…oh wait, turns we are not winding down at all. October is the new August and we’ve got a full slate of fests currently scheduled for the spookiest month. As always, schedules, artists, and dates may change so stay flexible and follow your favorite fests on social media.

Aftershock Festival 2023

When: October 5-8, 2023

Where: Sacramento, CA


The Scene: California's biggest rock festival storms into Sacramento with a powerful lineup of rock and metal favorites. With alumni like Megadeth, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Alice in Chains, and System of a Down, this is the place to see genre legends in the western United States along with up-and-comers to the scene.



More Info: Aftershock Festival 2023 Guide


Suwannee Roots Revival 2023

When: October 5-8, 2023

Where: Live Oak, FL


The Scene: Suwannee Roots Revival takes place in October each year at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Featuring a wide array of music including Americana, bluegrass, jam, blues, and more on multiple stages.



More Info: Suwannee Roots Revival 2023 Guide


Off Beat Music Festival 2023

When: October 5-7, 2023

Where: Reno, NV


The Scene: OffBeat Music Festival is a citywide music festival showcasing northern Nevada’s growing music scene. The 3-day festival will feature all the best homegrown musical and artistic talent as well as regional bands and nationally recognized artists with 60+ artists around Midtown Reno.



More Info: Off Beat Music Festival 2023 Guide


Reggae Rise Up Vegas 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: Las Vegas, NV


The Scene: Reggae Rise Up is heading back to downtown Las Vegas this fall for two full days full of positive vibes and great music!



More Info: Reggae Rise Up Vegas 2023 Guide


Austin City Limits 2023

When: October 6-15, 2023

Where: Austin, TX


The Scene: Named after the venerable PBS series, the Austin City Limits Festival heads into its second decade stronger than ever. The traditional lineup announcement leads to a flurry of praise and criticism from the hip kids, but the love for this festival is so strong that ACL added a second weekend and continues to sell out.



More Info: Austin City Limits 2023 Guide


The Ramble Festival 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: Darlington, MD


The Scene: The Ramble Festival is a three-day vibe-centric music festival focused on good people sharing great music and creating terrific times. This weekend camping fest features the best in jam, grass, funk, and brass in the glorious nature of Camp Ramblewood.



More Info: The Ramble Festival 2023 Guide


Huck Finn Jubilee 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: San Dimas, CA


The Scene: This two day lineup of traditional and progressive Bluegrass bands brings together music lovers from all walks of life and binds us together in a community: a community that celebrates a genre of music steeped in the traditions of the past, and brings it forward to be enjoyed for generations to come.



More Info: Huck Finn Jubilee 2023 Guide


Rebels & Renegades Festival 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: Monterey, CA


The Scene: Rebels & Renegades is bringing the hippies and the cowboys together for some killer music, interactive art stations, a local makers marketplace and delicious food peddlers.



More Info: Rebels & Renegades Festival 2023 Guide


Evolutions Festival 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: Pattersonville, NY


The Scene: Evolutions Festival is a three day electronic festival that takes place in New York at the Indian Lookout Country Club.



More Info: Evolutions Festival 2023 Guide


Power Trip 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: Indio, CA


The Scene: 6 bands across 3 days of hard rock at the Empire Polo Club.



More Info: Power Trip 2023 Guide


Submersion Festival 2023

When: October 6-7, 2023

Where: Hammonton, NJ


The Scene: Submersion has evolved into a fully fledged, 2-day camping festival that finds its home at the resplendent Paradise Lakes in Hammonton, NJ. The weekend has been carefully curated with hand-picked talent to ensure maximum fidelity in sound and vibe.



More Info: Submersion Festival 2023 Guide


Rock the Locks 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: Umatilla, OR


The Scene: Rock the Locks is a 3-day rock music festival held at the Big River Golf Course in Umatilla Oregon. The fest features bands of all decades and is fun for the entire family with food, crafts and 3 beer gardens.


The Lineup: ,


More Info: Rock the Locks 2023 Guide


Defected Malta 2023

When: October 6-8, 2023

Where: Attard, Malta


The Scene: Back for its second year, following an epic debut, Defected Malta is excited to be returning to the Mediterranean for a weekend-long party and celebration of dance music this October.



More Info: Defected Malta 2023 Guide


Syndicate Festival 2023

When: October 7, 2023

Where: Dortmund, Germany


The Scene: The ambassadors of hard-style, Syndicate is Germany's haven for all genres on the harder side of electronic music. Dortmund's massive Westfalenhallen opens its hardcore doors for a single night rave of 15,000 diehard festies across four themed stages.


The Lineup:


More Info: Syndicate Festival 2023 Guide


Goldrush Festival 2023

When: October 7-8, 2023

Where: Avondale, AZ


The Scene: You hear that partner? It's the heavy beats of the Goldrush Festival just waiting to be discovered down there in Arizona. Grab your crew and get ready to dig into three full days of dance music.


The Lineup: , ,


More Info: Goldrush Festival 2023 Guide


Riverfront Revival 2023

When: October 7-8, 2023

Where: Charleston, SC


The Scene: Darius Rucker is hosting a two-day country and jam fest in Charleston this October.



More Info: Riverfront Revival 2023 Guide


Out of the Woods 2023

When: October 7-8, 2023

Where: Fremantle, AUS


The Scene: Out of the Woods is a 2-day festival where goers will celebrate music, art installations. food, drink and a vibrant port atmosphere.



More Info: Out of the Woods 2023 Guide


Blacklist Festival 2023

When: October 7, 2023

Where: Oberhausen, Germany


The Scene: Germany's largest bass festival returns to the Turbinenhalle in October for another marathon day of head banging.



More Info: Blacklist Festival 2023 Guide


Flannel Jam Marshfield 2023

When: October 8, 2023

Where: Marshfield, MA


The Scene: Flannel Jam is Levitate Festival's celebration of fall which takes place in two different New England locations. Featuring live music, experiential art, Levitate’s Fall line release, accompanied by fall staples: peak fall foliage, hot cider donuts, hot cider whiskey, kid’s activities and more.



More Info: Flannel Jam Marshfield 2023 Guide


Philly Music Fest 2023

When: October 9-15, 2023

Where: Philadelphia, PA


The Scene: 'Philly Music Fest was founded in 2017 by Jenn and Greg Seltzer. All events are curated and produced by Greg. As home-grown, devoted Philadelphians, our mission is to host a music festival exclusively featuring Philadelphia musicians.'



More Info: Philly Music Fest 2023 Guide


Bellingham Exit 2023

When: October 11-15, 2023

Where: Bellingham, WA


The Scene: Bellingham Exit is a multi-day, multi-stage, multi-sensory festival held in Downtown Bellingham at various venues some even free! The festival will feature music, art, comedy, dance parties, art vendors and curiosities.


The Lineup: ,


More Info: Bellingham Exit 2023 Guide


Moonshiner’s Ball 2023

When: October 12-15, 2023

Where: Mount Vernon, KY


The Scene: It is 4 days of moonshine-soaked jam, rock, Americana, and bluegrass hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers in Livingston, KY, at a pristine outdoor venue where the sounds from the main stage ring out across Appalachian hills, where your kids can romp and stomp and pluck crawdads out of creeks and where we all gather to celebrate the art music, and poetry of the area, dancing, singing and drinking under clear starry skies.


The Lineup:


More Info: Moonshiner’s Ball 2023 Guide


Tomorrowland Brasil 2023

When: October 12-14, 2023

Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


The Scene: One of the top electronic music festivals in the world, Tomorrowland should be on the bucket list of every festie. It's known for epic stage production along with its insane fireworks displays and this year will make a return to Brasil!



More Info: Tomorrowland Brasil 2023 Guide


Breakaway Festival Bay Area 2023

When: October 13-14, 2023

Where: San Francisco, CA


The Scene: Breakaway is the fastest growing multi-city music festival with events across the Midwest and now in California!



More Info: Breakaway Festival Bay Area 2023 Guide


Fall for Greenville 2023

When: October 13-15, 2023

Where: Greenville, SC


The Scene: Fall for Greenvlle is a weekend full of flavor where you can discover a world of tempting tastes, tunes, and taps, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along downtown Greenville’s Main Street. 50 restaurants, 50+ beer taps and 80+ bands round out this fun filled weekend.



More Info: Fall for Greenville 2023 Guide


Coordenada Festival 2023

When: October 14, 2023

Where: Guadalajara City, Mexico


The Scene: From the organizers behind Vive Latino and Corona Capital comes Coordenada Festival -- an annual two-day multi-genre fest taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico.



More Info: Coordenada Festival 2023 Guide


GoldenSky Country Festival 2023

When: October 14-15, 2023

Where: Sacramento, CA


The Scene: From the producers of Aftershock Festival comes a new country festival in Sacramento. GoldenSky Country Festival debuts this October!



More Info: GoldenSky Country Festival 2023 Guide


Rushsouth 2023

When: October 14-15, 2023

Where: Columbus, GA


The Scene: Experience more than 10 music acts over two days. There will also be 300 athletes from over 30 countries AROUND THE WORLD competing for a World Championship title in Freestyle Kayaking. Watch and take part in triathlons, 5Ks, and more all while enjoying food offerings from vendors from around the region and sipping craft beers, seltzers, & wine.


The Lineup: ,


More Info: Rushsouth 2023 Guide


Deadbeats Carolinas Open Air 2023

When: October 13-14, 2023

Where: Charlotte, NC


The Scene: This 2-day open air festival is 18+ only.


The Lineup:


More Info: Deadbeats Carolinas Open Air 2023 Guide


Yours and Owls 2023

When: October 14-15, 2023

Where: Wollongong, Australia


The Scene: Yours and Owls began life as a coffee shop, then a music venue, a record label and finally an annual music festival held in Wollongong, Australia. It takes place in October with an abundant medley of Australia and New Zealand's finest hitting the stages.



More Info: Yours and Owls 2023 Guide


Twisterella Festival 2023

When: October 14, 2023

Where: Middlesbrough, UK


The Scene: Established in 2014, Twisterella is an award-winning multi-venue, metropolitan music festival that takes place in the heart of Middlebrough. Centred around Teesside University, Twisterella has become a vital part of the northeast’s thriving music scene and in 2019 received an AIF Independent Festival Award for its consistently forward-thinking approach to showcasing the most exciting emerging talent on local, regional, national and international levels.



More Info: Twisterella Festival 2023 Guide


Live At Leeds In The City 2023

When: October 14, 2023

Where: Leeds, UK


The Scene: Live at Leeds in the City is a one day festival celebrating new music for new music fans since 2007.



More Info: Live At Leeds In The City 2023 Guide


Sugar Pine 2023

When: October 19-22, 2023

Where: Grass Valley, CA


The Scene: What was once Hangtown Music Festival has now transformed into the Sugar Pine Music Festival. This four day family-friendly festival will bring you music, camping, a kid zone, costume themes, arts and craft vendors, and food and drink. There's a little something for everyone at this Grass Valley festival.


The Lineup:


More Info: Sugar Pine 2023 Guide


III Points 2023

When: October 20-21, 2023

Where: Miami, FL


The Scene: Returning each year to the hipster haven of Wynwood in Miami, Florida, III Points brings an eclectic mix of modern music for festival attendees in South Florida. The festival promises to be a discovery expedition of music and art alike that attendees will fall in love with. The blend of artistic expression across multiple genres proves a point in featuring the best of pop culture in the lineup each year.



More Info: III Points 2023 Guide


Greenville Country Music Fest 2023

When: October 20-22, 2023

Where: Greenville, SC


The Scene: At Greenville Country Music Fest, fans will enjoy line dancing, multiple stages, tons of great food, fun, and great music with your favorite country artists.


The Lineup:


More Info: Greenville Country Music Fest 2023 Guide


Desertfest Belgium 2023

When: October 20-22, 2023

Where: Antwerp, Belgium


The Scene: Desertfest is a series of annual festivals that takes place across Europe showcasing the very best of the stoner rock scene.


The Lineup:


More Info: Desertfest Belgium 2023 Guide


When We Were Young Festival 2023

When: October 21-22, 2023

Where: Las Vegas, NV


The Scene: It's the pop-punk emo throwback fest you have been waiting for. When We Were Young may be only a single day in Las Vegas, but it's going to live forever in your heart.



More Info: When We Were Young Festival 2023 Guide


AMF 2023

When: October 21, 2023

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Scene: Every October, the biggest names in EDM gather for a single night and one epic event in Amsterdam.



More Info: AMF 2023 Guide


Suwannee Hulaween 2023

When: October 26-29, 2023

Where: Live Oak, FL


The Scene: Halloween's jammiest music festival, Suwannee Hulaween, takes place annually at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Hosted by The String Cheese Incident (who play two sets every evening), the jam band filled lineup features multiple stages filled with fans dressed up for the event.



More Info: Suwannee Hulaween 2023 Guide


Levitation 2023

When: October 26-29, 2023

Where: Austin, TX


The Scene: Formally known as the Austin Psych Fest, Levitation has pushed out editions to Vancouver and Paris. But the home-base always remains in Texas where the flagship festival takes over Carson Creek Ranch near Austin. Founded by local psych heroes, The Black Angels, this DIY fest is like nothing else on the Texas festival schedule.



More Info: Levitation 2023 Guide


Nightmare Festival 2023

When: October 26-29, 2023

Where: Darlington, MD


The Scene: This 4-day spooky Halloween festival has camping, cabins, meal plans, and electronic music throughout the whole night.


The Lineup: ,


More Info: Nightmare Festival 2023 Guide


Escape Halloween 2023

When: October 27-28, 2023

Where: San Bernardino, CA


The Scene: Held in Southern California, Escape is an annual electronic festival running over Halloween. Continuing their impressive repertoire of festivals produced by the brand Insomniac, Escape promises to deliver spooky vibes and a top electronic lineup to festival attendees. Taking the Halloween spirit to heart, the festival also features themed stages, immersive art installations and costumed performers lurking the festival grounds.



More Info: Escape Halloween 2023 Guide


The Fest 2023

When: October 27-29, 2023

Where: Gainsville, FL


The Scene: This independent multiple-venue festival that celebrates underground music has been rocking Gainsville for nearly two decades. The numbers speak for themselves at The Fest: 300+ artists, 4 stages, 18 venues, and more than 50 professional wrestlers.



More Info: The Fest 2023 Guide


Terminal V Halloween 2023

When: October 27-29, 2023

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland


The Scene: Terminal V is back returning to the mass warehouse complex near Edinburgh Airport and featuring an elite collection of the biggest acts in the world of techno and house music. Renowned for their cutting edge production and mind blowing visuals, Terminal V Halloween Trilogy will not disappoint


The Lineup:


More Info: Terminal V Halloween 2023 Guide


Get Freaky 2023

When: October 27-29, 2023

Where: Salt Lake City, UT


The Scene: Get Freaky is an annual electronic music festival held during Halloween in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two-day event takes place at The Great Saltair, a unique venue that sits on a picturesque spot overlooking the Great Salt Lake.



More Info: Get Freaky 2023 Guide


Boo! Seattle 2023

When: October 27-28, 2023

Where: Seattle, WA


The Scene: Boo Seattle is one of the spookiest Halloween parties in the PNW. A zany cast of spooky characters, heart pumping music, indoor rides, and more await you at Boo Seattle.



More Info: Boo! Seattle 2023 Guide


Super Unnatural 2023

When: October 27-28, 2023

Where: Scottsdale, AZ


The Scene: Super Unnatural is a two-night Halloween event taking place at WestWorld- one of the Southwest’s premiere entertainment venues surrounded by some of the country’s best luxury resorts, restaurants, and hotels.


The Lineup: , ,


More Info: Super Unnatural 2023 Guide


Wrecking Ball Metal Madness 2023

When: October 27-28, 2023

Where: Dallas, TX


The Scene: Prepare for 2 days of unbridled metal mayhem at Wrecking Ball Metal Madness, where death metal and comedy collide in a spectacular fusion. Set against the backdrop of Halloween weekend, brace yourself for an electrifying experience that's bound to send shivers down your spine.



More Info: Wrecking Ball Metal Madness 2023 Guide


Haunted Fest 2023

When: October 27, 2023

Where: Columbus, OH


The Scene: Festival goers will experience the excitement of a one-day, all-ages Halloween festival that will have them energized and dancing on their feet until doors close.


The Lineup:


More Info: Haunted Fest 2023 Guide


Freaky Deaky Portland 2023

When: October 27-28, 2023

Where: Portland, OR


The Scene: It's Texas meets Halloween meets dance party when Freaky Deaky lands in Portland. The wildest costume party in the south gets spooky at the Portland Expo Center with some of the hottest names in the EDM scene.


The Lineup: ,


More Info: Freaky Deaky Portland 2023 Guide


Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival 2023

When: October 27-28, 2023

Where: Whitby, UK


The Scene: Embark on a mesmerizing journey over the course of two days, as this Halloween festival unveils a world dedicated to the enigmatic realms of gothic mystique and alternative wonder.



More Info: Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival 2023 Guide


Haunted Forest 2023

When: October 27-28, 2023

Where: Portland, OR


The Scene: Come dressed in costume for this 2-day electronic music festival that is held on Halloween weekend at The North Warehouse in Portland, OR. The warehouse was built in 1906 and is now a popular and sometimes spooky music venue that includes 40-foot ceilings, impressive sound, and indoor and outdoor stages.



More Info: Haunted Forest 2023 Guide


Scream Edmonton 2023

When: October 28, 2023

Where: Edmonton, AB


The Scene: Costumed creepers, a haunted labyrinth, three stages, and more than twenty acts are all party of Canada's longest running Halloween dance event.


The Lineup: ,


More Info: Scream Edmonton 2023 Guide


Freaky Deaky 2023

When: October 28-29, 2023

Where: Austin, TX


The Scene: It's Texas meets Halloween meets dance party when Freaky Deaky lands in Austin this year! The wildest costume party in the south gets spooky at the Travis County Expo Center with some of the hottest names in the EDM scene.



More Info: Freaky Deaky 2023 Guide


Harvest Rock 2023

When: October 28-29, 2023

Where: Adelaide, AU


The Scene: Harvest Rock is a 2-day festival celebrating the best in music, food, wine and brews. There's something for everyone at this festival so bring the whole family.



More Info: Harvest Rock 2023 Guide


Supernatural Festival 2023

When: October 28, 2023

Where: Denver, CO


The Scene: Denver's biggest Halloween dance festival returns for a wicked good time to the National Western Complex this October.


The Lineup:


More Info: Supernatural Festival 2023 Guide


Written By

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.