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2023 Nomadic Gatherings, Meet-ups, and Events

Are you looking for 2023 Nomadic Gatherings, Van Life meet-ups, or Overlanding events? You’re in luck! Because this post will help you find a meet-up near you!

One of the best parts of nomadic life is our amazing community! Meeting others who are living a similar lifestyle is a great way to learn how to dial in your own mobile life setup.

What are the 2023 Nomadic Gatherings?

These 2023 gatherings, events, and meet-ups are dedicated to nomadic travelers of all types. From YouTube creators to supporters and from new friends to old friends. From Roadtrippers to weekend road warriors. Boondockers and campground enthusiasts. Whether you are in a car, van, minivan SUV, truck, RV, campervan, school bus, or Overlanding vehicle, you will be welcomed at most of these events. There is typically great food, games, fellowship, contests, and activities to get involved with at these events as well.

Which communities are involved with these events?

While some events like Skooliepalooza 2023: the ungathering and the 2nd Annual Arizona Ironwood Forest Nomadic meet-up are open to any and all types of communities, some are focused on specific communities. On this calendar, you will be able to find events that serve the following communities:

  • YouTube creator & supporter community
  • Van Life community
  • School bus (skoolie) community
  • Adventure van community
  • Overlanding community
  • Road tripping community
  • Women’s solo nomadic community

Do these events cost money?

This answer depends on which event we are talking about. There are many van life meet-ups and nomadic events that are 100% free. However, there are also many that require you to purchase a ticket. Each event listed below is linked to the pertinent information that will inform you on whether or not there is a cost involved.

How do I learn more about the 2023 Nomadic Gatherings?

Keep reading! This event calendar is a fantastic place to learn more about the upcoming Van Life, YouTube, and Nomadic Life gatherings! And you can add your own event for free!

Check your state for 2023 Nomadic Gatherings!

Are you curious if your state has a meet-up planned? Because if you are, you can check your state by looking at the list below:

2023 Nomadic Gatherings & Meet-ups are in these states so far!

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Canada 🇨🇦
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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2023 Nomadic Gatherings Calendar

Below you will find a linear calendar of events happening in 2023. Please be sure to Leave No Trace when attending a meet-up on our public lands.

Because there are so many meet-ups, I have divided the year into Quarters. When each 2023 gathering is confirmed, I will add them to the list below.

A 💰 Emoji next to an event signifies that it is a paid event and you will need to buy tickets/register. Events taking place at campgrounds will require you to reserve your own spot for the duration of days you will be there. Events on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land do not require payment.

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7-12, 2023 – Women’s Rubber Tramp Rendezvous 2023 (WRTR)
  • Where: WRTR ’23 is taking place in Quartzsite, Arizona
13-20, 2023 – Rubber Tramp Rendezvous 2023 (RTR)
  • Where: RTR ’23 is taking place in Quartzsite, Arizona at the Quartzsite Town Park Baseball Field (https://goo.gl/maps/fZMMu67wNkYzKzMm8)
  • A past event to learn more about HOWA (Home on Wheels Alliance) is the October 2022 BYOV (Bring Your Own Vehicle)
21-24, 2023 – Q’23 – Box Van Dee & Friends YouTube Meet-up
  • Where: Q’23 is taking place in Quartzsite, Arizona
21-31, 2023 – Skooliepalooza® 2023: The ungathering
  • Where: Ehrenberg, Arizona
26-29, 2023 – Rebuild Rally by Keith & Raini – SOLD OUT!
  • Where: Fort Myers, Florida
2023 Nomadic Gatherings presents the Arizona Ironwood Meetup
2-6, 2023 – 2nd Annual Arizona Ironwood Forest Meet-up (<- Click to join the Facebook group)
  • Where: Ironwood Forest National Monument, Marana, Arizona
1-6, 2023 – Escapar a la Baja
  • Where: Playa Tecolote, Baja, California Sur
💰 3-6, 2023 – Florida Vanlife & Nomad Gathering 2023
  • Where: Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Boulevard Dade City, FL 33525 – Learn more at Vanlife Outfitters!
18-27, 2023 – 6th Annual Skoolie Swarm
  • Where: Melrose, Florida
10-12, 2023 – Magnificent-Germany-With-Darion YouTuber Supporter Meet-up 
  • Where: Helen, Georgia
19-23, 2023 – RendezVan
  • Where: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
💰20-23, 2023 – Back to Baja: Van Life Festival
  • Where: Baja California, Mexico
💰20-24, 2023 – Weird, Wild West Vanlife, and Overlanding Meet-up
  • Where: Bisbee, Arizona
23-30, 2023 – Slo Mojo Cru Rendezvous Meet-up
  • Where: Bastrop, Louisiana
28-May 4, 2023 – Cali’ Meet-up
  • Where: Auxiliary Dam Campground, Lake Isabella, California
💰26-29, 2023 – Descend on Lost Sierra
  • Where: Lost Sierra, California
2-4, 2023 – Randi’s Summer 2023 Wanna Camp Together Meet-up
  • Where: Munising Tourist Park Campground in Munising, Michigan
2-4, 2023 – Kentucky Spring Mountain Meet-up
  • Where: Fishpond Lake in Fletcher County, Kentucky
9-16, 2023 – O’23 – Gracie & Jacq’s Adventures Oregon Meet-up
  • Where: The Oregon ’23 meet-up is happening at the Joseph H. Stewart Recreation Area in Prospect, Oregon.
15-18, 2023 – Wind River Rally
  • Where: Hudson, Wyoming
20-24, 2023 – Holy Toledo
  • Where: The Oregon Coast
21-23, 2023 – ON’23
💰23-35, 2023 – Black Nomads Beach Weekend & Campout
  • Where: Georgetown, South Carolina
💰19-22, 2023 – Black Nomads Meetup at Melanated Campout
  • Where: Wrightsville, Georgia
Labor Day Weekend – Descend on Bend
9-11, 2023 – Black Nomads Hammock Hang
  • Where: Villa Rica, GA
2023 Nomadic Gatherings presents the YouTuber's Jamboree


14-17 The 2023 YouTuber’s Jamboree
21-24 – M’23 – 2023 Michigan meet-up
14-17, 2023 – Van Wild Colorado
  • Where: Montrose, Colorado
28-Oct 1, 2023 – Camp Carpe’ Diem 2023
  • Where: Kalispell, Montana
21-27, 2023 – Midwest Meet-up
  • Where: Hillsdale State Park, Paola, Kansas
  • Organizers: K & R Destinations, Backroads RVing, & Backroads Art Studio YouTube channels
  • Reserve: Visit the Hillsdale State Park website to reserve your spot
2-8, 2023 – Gatlinburg Meetup
  • Where: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
12-15, 2023 – Moonlanding I
  • Where: Sky View, New Mexico

Adventure Van Expo Series Events

April 29-30 San Juan Capistrano Capistrano, California
May 13-14 Sonoma, California
June 10-11 Adventure Series: Hayward, Wisconsin
June 17-18 Hood River, Oregon
July 8-9 Evergreen, Colorado
Sept. 2-3 Ogden, Utah
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Kampervan Groovin’, Bend (Redmond), Oregon
Oct. 7-8 Chattanooga, Tennessee

In Conclusion

In conclusion, these 2023 Nomadic Gatherings happen across the United States. So far, this list covers 24 states with events happening. And they are a great way to meet others who are living the nomadic lifestyle.
You can learn the latest tips and tricks from seasoned nomads! Also, enjoy the fellowship of others living the same lifestyle, and explore different types of nomadic rigs at these meet-ups.
I hope you found this list useful. Please bookmark and check back often for updates.

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2023 Nomadic Gatherings

2023 Nomadic Gatherings, Events, & Meetups: Unconfirmed Meet-ups

There are several 2022 meet-ups that are annual events. Here are the meet-ups I am looking forward to confirming dates for 2023:
  • 4th Annual Tennessee Tiny Home Festival, Nashville, Tennessee
  • The Ozarks Open Roads Fest, McCall, Idaho
  • Paula Palooza 3rd Annual Prairie Van Life Meet-up, Canada
  • Lolapalooza, Abilene State Park, Texas
  • Branson YouTube Meet-up ‘24 – This meet-up will return to Branson, Missouri in 2024!

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Is this meet-up calendar the only place to learn about these exciting and fun events? No way! Below you will find some of my favorite event resources from other travel seekers:
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