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!
- Canada 🇨🇦
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
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Women’s Resources & Events
Black Nomads Meetup Events
- August 19-22, 2023 – Black Nomads Meetup at Melanated Campout, Wrightsville, GA
- September 9-11, 2023 – Black Nomads Hammock Hang, Villa Rica, GA
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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- Where: WRTR ’23 is taking place in Quartzsite, Arizona
- 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)
- Where: Q’23 is taking place in Quartzsite, Arizona
- Where: Ehrenberg, Arizona
- Where: Fort Myers, Florida
- Where: Ironwood Forest National Monument, Marana, Arizona
- Where: Playa Tecolote, Baja, California Sur
- Where: Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Boulevard Dade City, FL 33525 – Learn more at Vanlife Outfitters!
- Where: Melrose, Florida
- Where: Helen, Georgia
- Where: Palm Springs, California
- Where: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
- Where: Baja California, Mexico
- Where: Bisbee, Arizona
- Where: Bastrop, Louisiana
- Where: Auxiliary Dam Campground, Lake Isabella, California
- Where: Lost Sierra, California
- Where: Munising Tourist Park Campground in Munising, Michigan
- Where: Fishpond Lake in Fletcher County, Kentucky
- Where: The Oregon ’23 meet-up is happening at the Joseph H. Stewart Recreation Area in Prospect, Oregon.
- Where: Hudson, Wyoming
- Where: The Oregon Coast
- Where: Dorset, Ontario, Canada
- For more info, contact the organizers directly:
- Call Me Vie: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michaelanne SpOiled Mama: email@example.com
- Where: Georgetown, South Carolina
- Where: Wrightsville, Georgia
- Where: Oregon Outback 43.3937281,-121.2112945
- Where: Villa Rica, GA
- Where: Big Mike’s Creekside RV Resort in Newland, North Carolina
- Where: Lake of Dreams Campground in Merrill, Michigan.
- Official website: https://www.michiganyoutubemeetup.com/
- Where: Montrose, Colorado
- Where: Kalispell, Montana
- 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
- Where: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
- Where: Sky View, New Mexico
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2023 Nomadic Gatherings, Events, & Meetups: Unconfirmed Meet-ups
- 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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