Best Festival Cities in North America

Festivals are always a great time and it usually only matters who is headlining. But there is something so magical about a festival in a beautiful place where locals are friendly and welcoming. These spots are the best locations to catch a festival.

San Francisco, California

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San Francisco is a fantastic city to visit and going to a music festival there is like icing on the cake. The city has really put itself on the map for the place to find mainstream and not so mainstream music. It hosts a lot of festivals like Noisepop, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Treasure Island and more.

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is a terrific city to see pretty much any concert. It is a popular place for artist to perform at. The music scene has really grown and the local residents are very welcoming to visitors. It is home to a ton of festivals like NXNE, Indie Week, Digital Dreams and more.

Miami, Florida

Miami is a great party city so of course it is a great place to see a music festival. There are weeks of non-stop music festivals and partying during the summer. It is a very popular spot for EDM, maybe even one of the biggest spots in the world for EDM festivals. A lot of festival cruises also dock from Miami. Festivals that come to Miami include Ultra Music Festival, 9 mile Festival and Miami Beach Orange Drive.

Nashville, TN

Nashville isn’t called the music city for nothing. The city hosts a lot of live music so it is no surprise it is a prime location for a festival. Nashville doesn’t just host country music festivals; they also host a variety of other types of music shows. Festivals in Nashville include American Music Festival, CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo and Riverbend Festival happen to be just down the road!