Northwest Overland Rally
When: June 15-18, 2023
Where: Leavenworth, WA
The Northwest Overland Rally caters to keeners curious about anything from winching to photography, off-pavement driving skills, or seasoning your cast-iron pot. Join a wine-tasting, whiskey-sharing, or happy hour session before the evening’s lively campfire presentation and raffle. The event is intimate and community-oriented and lives up to its motto: “Have fun, make friends, learn stuff.”
$265/two-person or family entry, $145+/single person weekend entry, $70+/day pass | overlandadventurerallies.com
Adventure Van Expo Hood River
When: June 17-18, 2023
Where: Hood River Fairgrounds, OR
The Adventure Van Expo is about all things (you guessed it) vanlife, including over 50 vendors, weekend camping, and a DIY contest. Live music, food trucks, and regional craft brews are on offer, while adventure films will be shown at dusk. If you’re looking to swap four wheels for two, the Swedish electric bike company, Cake, is offering daily demos.
$90+/camping, $10/entrance | adventurevanexpo.com
Overland Expo Pacific Northwest
When: July 7-9, 2023
Where: Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, Oregon
With over 150 classes, slideshows, and activities, you’d be hard-pressed not to learn something new at Overland Expo PNW. If the classroom isn’t your thing, no problem; there are plenty of exhibitors, motorcycle demos, and happy hours to keep you occupied. Plus, the event offers on-site camping in a grassy field with thousands of your closest newfound friends.
$180+/vehicle camping packages, $155/moto camping packages, $25+/general admission, 20% discount for military personnel | overlandexpo.com/pacific-northwest
Holy Toledo Vanlife and Overlanding Gathering
When: July 20-24, 2023
Where: Green at Waterfront Park, Toledo, Oregon
Held on the shores of Oregon’s Yaquina River, Holy Toledo offers a relaxed weekend of morning yoga, local music talent, and family-friendly activities, including chalk painting on Toledo’s Main Street, a chance to strike out at Muggly’s bowling center, and guided kayak and paddleboard tours in the nearby estuary. Looking for something more permanent? Tattoo artist Chris Montes is offering libations and ink consultants on Saturday afternoon.
$80+/general admission and camping, $20+/general admission (sale price ends July 20, 2023) | holytoledogathering.com
NWA Rigs & Coffee
When: June 10 and July 8, 2023 (8 am to 10:30 am)
Where: Bentonville, Arkansas
The official Arkansas chapter of Rigs & Coffee, the NWA is a monthly meet hosted by the Express Rally at The Hub Bike Lounge in Bentonville, Arkansas. Whether you’re riding an adventure bike or piloting a Unimog, the event is open to all who enjoy taking the road less traveled. Add a cup of hot coffee to the mix for the ultimate weekend morning of socializing and car talk.
Free to join | expressrally.com
Wind River Rally
When: June 15-19, 2023
Where: Hudson, Wyoming
Held at the Dee Cross Ranch in Wyoming’s Wind River Country, this rally is another unique creation of the Journal of Lost Time. Workshops include a pinch pottery class and van-specific woodworking with Nate of Blackrock Builds. Pop by the main camp for an evening of live bluegrass tunes on Friday and Saturday. Sunday brings The Lost Films Festival, featuring short and long-form films from familiar faces in the overland scene.
$80+/general admission and camping, $30+/general admission (sale price ends June 15, 2023) | windriverrally.com
Outdoor Adventure X
When: June 17-18, 2023
Where: Snowbasin Resort and Pineview Reservoir, Utah
The three-day Outdoor Adventure X event will offer hands-on outdoor product experiences catering to campers, climbers, cyclists, hikers, overlanders, and more, with education, advocacy programs, live music, films, food, and family fun. Shop for gear and test the latest E-bikes, kayaks, and camping equipment. Classes, workshops, and roundtables hosted by experts and world travelers round out the weekend’s offerings.
$20+/weekend passes, $10+/single day tickets, $10/parking; camping packages are available | outdooradventurex.com
Snow Peak Way
When: June 12-25, 2023
Where: Sundance, Utah
Held at the Sundance Mountain Resort, Snow Peak Way offers a blend of activities with a focus on the much-coveted ‘unprogrammed free time.’ Those longing for a break from luxurious activity-absent time can partake in workshops and informal demonstrations, which offer a chance to connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts in an environment suited to reconnecting with nature.
Adult/$100, Children/$25 | eventbrite.com
Adventure Van Expo Evergreen
When: July 8-9, 2023
Where: Evergreen, CO
This van-centric expo returns to Colorado for its sixth year, joining those of all ages to celebrate the vanlife community. Don’t fret if a van isn’t your adventure vehicle of choice. Four-wheel-drive trucks, campers, and tent trailers are welcome to attend—plus, with over 50 vendors, those on the hunt for accessories and gear can find roof racks, bumpers, solar panels, and more. Be sure to sign up for the DIY contest if particularly proud of your custom build.
$100+/camping, $10/entrance | adventurevanexpo.com
Overland Expo Mountain West
When: August 25-27, 2023
Where: Loveland, Colorado
Held in Loveland, a mere hour north of Denver, Colorado, Mountain West is part of Overland Expo’s well-rounded event series, features over 300 exhibitors, and a wealth of educational programming. Head to the motorcycle demos for hands-on learning or to the Toyo Tires Oasis bar and food court for lemonade and spicy tacos. If you’re eager to hit the trails, Kenda Tire and RAM are hosting ride-and-drive courses.
$155+/vehicle camping packages, $135/moto camping packages, $25+/general admission, 20% discount for military personnel | overlandexpo.com/pacific-northwest
Snow Peak Way
When: July 28-30, 2023
Where: Upstate New York
Snow Peak Way has expanded its event series to include upstate New York. Stay tuned as ticket and location details will be announced soon at snowpeak.com.
Adventure Van Expo Topsfield
When: July 29-30, 2023
Where: Topsfield, Massachusetts
The Adventure Van Expo has announced its newest location at the Topsfield Fairgrounds near Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River wildlife sanctuary. This family-friendly event features tried, tested, and true elements familiar to its other locations, including live music, a food truck, and expansive camping facilities.
$40+/camping, $10/entrance | adventurevanexpo.com
Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival
When: August 10-13, 2023
Where: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
An annual celebration of overland travel, the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival is held on a 220-acre working farm amongst Pennsylvania’s Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians. Program topics include Tread Lightly principles, medical kit preparations, and brake and suspension advice from prominent industry manufacturers. After-dark offerings include night photography and astronomy sessions before it’s time to camp under the stars in a picturesque tree-lined field.
$250/two-person or family entry, $165/single entry, $90/day pass | overlandfestival.com
When: June 2-4, 2023
Where: Lutte, Netherlands
Hosted by Expedition Portal and Overland Journal contributors Coen Wubbels and Karin-Marijke Vis, this event is for past, present, and future long-term adventurers who travel by car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle. Held at the Landgoedcamping Het Meuleman campground in Lutte, Netherlands, the Overland Reunion was born from casual get-togethers as a way to unite annually with friends and overlanders near and far. For more information, visit landcruisingadventure.com.
When: June 8-11, 2023
Where: Bad Kissingen, Germany
If your summer plans include a visit to Germany, you might want to stop by the spectacle that is Abenteuer Allrad. With more than 300 exhibitors, the expo provides an insight into European overland vehicle culture with the usual lecture, camping, and wandering opportunities we’re familiar with back home.
€50/four-day pass, €45/family pass, €25/adult day pass (children are free up to 8 years old), €20+/camping; short-day and lecture-only passes are also available. | abenteuer-allrad.de
BC Overland Rally
When: July 20-23, 2023
Where: Merritt, BC, Canada
Staged in the south-central interior of British Columbia, the BC Overland Rally offers a wide range of programming, from wine tasting to 4WD instruction and trail rides. Strut your stuff on the technical course, join early risers for morning fitness classes, or chat with a wide variety of vendors about the latest gear. Of course, the Overland Adventure Rallies wouldn’t be complete without the nightly bonfire and raffle.
$339 CDN/two-person or family entry, $184 CDN/single entry, $95 CDN/day pass | overlandadventurerallies.com
Armchair Adventure Festival
When: July 27-30, 2023
Where: Mt. Edgcumbe, Cornwall, UK
A “celebration of adventure travel in a breathtaking Cornish location,” the Armchair Adventure Festival is hosted by founders Matt and Reece, who hold the Guinness World Record for the longest journey by scooter and sidecar. From foraging to kayaking, sailing to Ural rides, the festival offers a chance to tick off all sorts of bucket-list items. Noteworthy tales of adventure by a well-stocked panel mean you’ll likely add several more to your list.
£55+/weekend pass, £30+/day pass, £20+/two-night camping add-on | armchairadventurefestival.com
When: August 31-September 3, 2023
Where: Hill End Centre, Oxfordshire, UK
Hosted by the folks behind the quarterly Overland Magazine, the Overland Event has motorcycle travel at its heart. Plenty of food and drink will keep you fueled for moto films, exhibitors, workshops, and a presenter panel including Ted Simon, Sam Manicom, and solo travelers Heather Sinclair, Steph Jeavons, and Claire Elsdon. The 62-acre event site is owned by Oxford University and features chalet-style buildings from the 1920s.
£133/advance event passport plus dorm bed, £108/advance event passport | overlandevent.com/
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