(Rob Zombie / Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

If you’re a music fan looking for some awesome nearby festivals to attend this summer, you’re in luck – there’s plenty to see!

Fans of almost every genre should get ready to pack their bags and fire up their vehicles for road trips over to Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, and more.

Punk fans and craft beer lovers should head over to Vancouver this July for the Punk in Drublic Festival; pop music listeners can visit Seattle’s 40-year-old Bumbershoot Festival; and heavy metal fans have a chance to listen to icons at Edmonton’s inaugural Chaos AB festival.

Without further ado, here are 5 road trip worthy festivals to attend this summer:

1. Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival | Vancouver, BC

You won’t have to travel far for this popular and independent music festival! Craft beer and punk rock are coming together in Vancouver for one headbanging day.

The festival takes place at the PNE and headliners include NOFX, Bad Religion, The Real McKenzies, Anti-Flag, Chixdiggit, and The Last Gang. A variety of provincial breweries will also be featured, including Vancouver Island’s Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Strathcona, Vancouver Island Brewery, and more.

  • When: July 13th
  • Where: PNE Amphitheatre, 2901 East Hastings Street
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased online here

2. Pain in the Grass 2019 | Auburn, Washington

Heavy Metal fans won’t want to miss this year’s massive Pain in the Grass festival!

Get ready to road trip south of the border to catch the festival’s infamous headliners, including Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, and more.

  • When: July 30th, August 2nd, and August 3rd. Full schedule can be found online here
  • Where: White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased online here

3. Cannafest | Grand Forks, BC

Western Canada’s largest classic rock festival returns!

Take a scenic road trip across the province to Grand Forks for a multi-day festival featuring headliners Brett Michaels from Poison and Motley Crue’s Vince Neil.


Posted by Canada Rock Fest on Friday, March 15, 2019

  • When: August 8th – 10th
  • Where: Near CannaFest RV Park, 2420 68 Avenue
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased online here

4. Chaos AB | Edmonton, Alberta

Fans of heavy metal should gear up for another road trip!

Head to the Wild Rose Country for their inaugural Chaos AB festival! Headliners for the weekend include Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Slayer (who are on their last year ever), and more!

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Posted by CHAOS AB on Friday, May 17, 2019

  • When: July 26th – 27th
  • Where: Kinsmen Park, 9100 Walterdale Hill NW
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased online here

5. Bumbershoot Festival | Seattle, Washington

Now in its 4th decade, one of Seattle’s largest music, art, and spoken word festivals is returning for an entire weekend this summer!

While an exact line-up has not been released yet, the international music and arts festival always goes big with its headliners, art displays, grounds, and more.

  • When: Aug 30th – Sept 1st
  • Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased online here soon

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