The Ultimate List of 2024 Van Life Events, Meetups & Gatherings

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of van life. With your home on wheels, you can set course for just about anywhere you want to explore and do so without the worry of having a huge RV to maneuver or a trailer to tow.

Plus, today’s van’s are filled to the brim with features and amenities that make them the ultimate road trip vehicles. From lift kits for off-roading to air conditioning for summertime comfort to galleys for making meals, you can live in the lap of luxury while you explore the world around you.

Van life has really become a cottage industry and a whole community of people who share in the joys of living life on the road. In fact, there are van shows near and far throughout the year where you can see awesome vans, learn about van life, and rub elbows with other van enthusiasts.

But, where should you go this year?

We’ve put together a long list of the van life meetups 2024 has to offer. These van shows have a little of everything and give you the chance to see the U.S. from one coast to the next. 

And if you don’t have a van, no worries!

If you’re ready to experience a nomadic lifestyle, we have a fantastic selection of Mercedes, Ford, and Chevy vans that help you hit the road in style. So, come see us at our facility just off I-20 in Abilene, Texas, to get all the details on our fully converted vans!

January 2024

Xscapers Annual Bash 2024

The Xscapers Annual Bash 2024 in Lake Havasu City, AZ, is a weird, wild time offering RV seminars, tips for off-grid camping, ideas for working while you’re on the road, and all sorts of other informational activities so you can do van life the right way.

Dates: January 13-21, 2024

Location: Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Fun Fact: Lake Havasu City is home to the original London Bridge, which was relocated from England in the 1960s.


SkooliePalooza in Ehrenberg, AZ, prioritizes inclusivity for all in the van life world. It’s not just an event for Skoolie, folks, though! You can roll up in your van and join the fun!

Dates: January 15-22, 2024

Location: Ehrenberg, Arizona

Fun Fact: Ehrenberg is a small community near the Colorado River, offering stunning river views and water activities.

Fun fact, in case you didn't know, a converted school bus is known as a "skoolie"! 

Q24 YouTube RV Rally

Head to Quartzsite, AZ, to attend the Q24 YouTube RV Rally by Grand Adventure. This van life gathering features all sorts of events and activities, from kayaking to cooking tips to seminars on building your own lithium battery bank.

Dates: January 19-29, 2024

Location: Quartzsite, Arizona

Fun Fact: Quartzsite hosts one of the largest gatherings of RVs in the world every winter, making it a hotspot for nomads.

February 2024

Arizona Ironwood Forest Meet-Up

The Arizona Ironwood Forest Meet-Up in Marana, AZ, focuses on dispersed camping, boondocking, and off-grid camping in your van. Join other off-grid enthusiasts for a stay in the gorgeous Ironwood Forest National Monument!

Dates: February 2-6, 2024

Location: Marana, Arizona

Fun Fact: Marana is home to the Ironwood Forest National Monument, a desert landscape rich in history and archaeological sites.

Peace, Love & Vans Florida

Peace, Love & Vans Florida in Dade City, FL, isn’t just a van life celebration. Instead, it's all about community with van tours, music, workshops, and the joy of van life culture thrown in.

Dates: February 16-19, 2024

Location: Dade City, Florida

Fun Fact: Dade City is known for its historic downtown area and annual Kumquat Festival.

Brooklyn VanLife Gathering

The Brooklyn VanLife Gathering in East Williamsburg proves that van life isn’t just for the mountains or rural areas. This event is sponsored by Brooklyn Campervans and features van life stories, lots of fun, and food, too! Head to Brooklyn to learn more about van life in urban areas!

Dates: February 17, 2024

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Fun Fact: Brooklyn is known for its vibrant arts scene and iconic landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge.

March 2024

Southeast Overland & Outdoor Expo

The Southeast Overland & Outdoor Expo is the largest overlanding event in the southeastern U.S. You’ll be able to meet up with other van lifers, attend seminars, run an off-road obstacle course, and much more!

Dates: March 1-3, 2024

Location: Starke, Florida

Fun Fact: Starke is a small town with a rich history, offering a quaint and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

Tiny Fest California

Are you into tiny living? Tiny Fest California at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, CA, is the place to be! You can join tiny home enthusiasts, van conversion companies, and other van lifers to learn more about tiny living and share in music, entertainment, and educational opportunities.

Dates: March 16-17, 2024

Location: Del Mar, San Diego, California

Fun Fact: Del Mar is known for its beautiful beaches and the famous Del Mar Fairgrounds, which hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Van Jam Campout

The Van Jam Campout takes place in Jacumba, CA, in a beautiful desert setting. Come join the fun and celebrate van life, party vibes, and wellness!

Dates: March 22-25, 2024

Location: Jacumba, California

Fun Fact: Jacumba is home to natural hot springs that have been a retreat for travelers for centuries.

April 2024

Moore Overlanding and Off-Road Expo

The Moore Overlanding and Off-Road Expo gets you ready for summer van life activities with seminars, forums, a consumer show, and a showcase of the latest, greatest overlanding gear, overlanding vehicles, and, of course, vans!

Dates: April 19-20, 2024

Location: Springfield, Missouri

Fun Fact: Springfield is known as the "Birthplace of Route 66" and offers a rich history of Americana and classic road trips.

Weird Wild West

Weird Wild West in Bisbee, AZ, is a weird, wild, quirky van life gathering focusing on overlanding, adventure, and community. Join the fun in the desert southwest with other like-minded nomads!

Dates: April 18-22, 2024

Location: Bisbee, Arizona

Fun Fact: Bisbee is a quirky town known for its historic mining past and vibrant arts community.

Best of Nashville HOP

The Best of Nashville HOP is a different take on van life gatherings. You’ll meet up with other nomads and experience Nashville’s best food, music, and culture while exploring the city in a luxury motorcoach.

Dates: April 28-May 4, 2024

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Fun Fact: Nashville is famously known as "Music City" and is the heart of the country music industry.

May 2024

RendezVan Mt. Bachelor

RendezVan Mt. Bachelor is a unique van life event in Oregon where you can enjoy van life activities ranging from music and entertainment to food and skiing to workshops about overlanding in your van.

Dates: May 2-5, 2024

Location: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Fun Fact: Mt. Bachelor is one of the largest ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest, offering year-round outdoor activities.

Black Hills & Badlands Hangout

The Black Hills and Badlands Hangout is a 7-night adventure through South Dakota’s beautiful Black Hills. You’ll get to experience Old West culture, visit Custer State Park, explore the badlands, and more.

Dates: May 6-13, 2024

Location: Spearfish, South Dakota

Fun Fact: Spearfish is a gateway to the stunning Black Hills and offers access to Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

Overland West

Overland West is one of the top overlanding events in the nation. Head to Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ, and join a collection of van lifers and other overlanding enthusiasts for a gear expo, gear demonstrations, driving courses, expert discussion panels, and much more!

Dates: May 17-19, 2024

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

Fun Fact: Flagstaff is home to the Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was discovered.

June 2024

The Caravan

The Caravan is headed to CampV in Naturita, CO, for a fun gathering of van life and overlanding enthusiasts. The event focuses on the community of van lifers and explores the adventure lifestyle, all amidst the beautiful Colorado landscape.

Dates: June 6-10, 2024

Location: Naturita, Colorado

Fun Fact: Naturita is surrounded by stunning landscapes, perfect for outdoor adventures and exploration.

Adventure Van Expo

The Adventure Van Expo is a traveling van life event that will be held in Hood River, OR, and Boise, ID, in June. Visit the expo and take part in gear showcases, community-building events, and a celebration of the van lifestyle!

Dates: June 22-23, 2024; June 29-30, 2024

Locations: Hood River, Oregon; Boise, Idaho

Fun Facts: Hood River is known for its windsurfing and beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Boise is the vibrant capital city of Idaho with a growing outdoor community.

Overland Expo PNW

Overland Expo PNW comes to Redmond, OR once again to showcase the overlanding lifestyle. Get outfitted with the newest gear for your van, learn a few things in the numerous skills classes, and learn from experts in the field while you’re at it!

Dates: June 28-30, 2024

Location: Redmond, Oregon

Fun Fact: Redmond is located in Central Oregon and is known for its outdoor recreation and proximity to Smith Rock State Park.

July 2024

51st Annual National Truck-In

The 51st Annual National Truck-In brings van enthusiasts together for activities like live performances, interactive games, and educational seminars. There’s even a judged van show! Join the fun this July in colorful Colorado!

Dates: July 10-14, 2024

Location: Sterling, Colorado

Fun Fact: Sterling is known for its large outdoor sculptures, creating a unique and artistic atmosphere in the town.

Holy Toledo Gathering

The Holy Toledo gathering is a unique van show that focuses on van life, seafare, and coastal culture. The beautiful Yaquina River and Bay is the ideal location for this meetup, and features opportunities for camaraderie with other van lifers at every turn.

Dates: July 18-22, 2024

Location: Toledo, Oregon

Fun Fact: Toledo is a charming coastal town known for its art galleries and friendly community.

Adventure Van Expo

After visiting Oregon and Idaho in June, the Adventure Van Expo makes its way to the Denver Metro area, where you can explore tons of local vendors, listen to van life stories, and attend workshops for improving your life on the road.

Dates: July 27-28, 2024

Location: Evergreen, Colorado

Fun Fact: Evergreen is known for its beautiful mountain scenery and outdoor activities, including hiking and fishing.

August 2024

Southern Oregon Coast Hangout

Beach life and van life come together for a week of epic hangs at the Southern Oregon Coast Hangout. You’ll get to explore redwood forests, go sea kayaking and fishing, and enjoy the community of van lifers who come to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful area.

Dates: August 1-8, 2024

Location: Brookings, Oregon

Fun Fact: Brookings is famous for its scenic coastal views and the nearby Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

Overland Expo Mountain West

Overland Expo’s tour around the country continues in late August in Loveland, Colorado. Join van lifers and other outdoor enthusiasts to take part in outdoor demonstrations and educational sessions. Take time to visit the massive expo, too, where you will find the latest, greatest outdoor gear.

Dates: August 23-25, 2024

Location: Loveland, Colorado

Fun Fact: Loveland is known as the "Sweetheart City" and is famous for its Valentine's Day remailing program.

Descend 10

Oregon is an undeniably outdoor state, and it’s the venue for Descend 10, a celebration of van life. Join other nomads for three days of adventures and sharing your love of the outdoors!

Dates: August 30-September 2, 2024

Location: Yamhill River, Oregon

Fun Fact: Oregon is known for outdoor recreation opportunities, including world-class mountain biking and river rafting.

September 2024

Adventure Van Expo

If you can’t make the Adventure Van Expo dates in Oregon, Idaho, or Colorado, you can catch up with the gang in Enumclaw, Washington, or Lake Tahoe, California, this month! As always, you’ll find excellent opportunities to gather with van lifers to connect, learn, and grow.

Locations: Enumclaw, Washington; Lake Tahoe

Dates: September 7-8, 2024; September 14-15, 2024

Fun Facts: Enumclaw is a gateway to Mount Rainier National Park, offering stunning views of the iconic mountain. Lake Tahoe is famous for its crystal-clear waters and year-round outdoor activities.

Overland of America Expo

The first ever Overland of America Expo comes to Jay, Oklahoma, at MidAmerica Outdoors this September. This family-oriented event is all about the overlanding lifestyle and offers community events, lots of adventure, and fun.

Dates: September 13 – 15, 2024

Location: Jay, Oklahoma, at MidAmerica Outdoors

Fun Fact: Jay is located in the beautiful Green Country region of Oklahoma, known for its rolling hills and lush landscapes.

Northwest Nomads

Northwest Nomads hosts a fun weekend of workshops, live music, and other activities in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Join this incredible community of nomads to celebrate your love of van life and the outdoors!

Dates: September 19-23, 2024

Location: La Pine, Oregon

Fun Fact: La Pine is close to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, featuring lava flows and cinder cones.

October 2024

The Pilgrimage

Head to New England to experience the fall colors and a huge gathering of outdoor enthusiasts at The Pilgrimage. Van lifers, off-roaders, and overlanders descend on South Royalton, Vermont, to show off their rides, explore local terrain, and share in their passion for life on the road and outdoors.

Dates: October 3-6, 2024

Location: South Royalton, Vermont

Fun Fact: South Royalton is home to Vermont Law School and offers picturesque views of the Green Mountains.

Overland Expo East

Overland Expo makes its way east to share educational opportunities, workshops, programs, classes, and activities with outdoor enthusiasts who come from near and far.

Dates: October 4-6, 2024

Location: Arrington, Virginia

Fun Fact: Arrington is located in Nelson County, known for its scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and vineyards.

C.H.A.S.M. Fest ’24

C.H.A.S.M. Fest ’24 comes to beautiful Lake Havasu, AZ, for a gathering that celebrates art, music, camping, health, and more. Join other van lifers, plus overlanders, tent campers, and other folks passionate about the outdoors.

Dates: October 25-28, 2024

Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona

Fun Fact: Lake Havasu is a popular destination for water sports and outdoor recreation, known for its warm climate and clear waters.

November - December 2024

Christmas in Branson Hop

Head to Branson for a week filled with fun Christmas activities! You can join other outdoor enthusiasts for a luxury motorcoach tour of the area while also enjoying incredible food, live entertainment, and area excursions.

Dates: November 17-24, 2024

Location: Branson, Missouri

Fun Fact: Branson is known for its live music shows and family-friendly attractions, earning it the nickname "Live Music Show Capital of the World."

2024 San Diego International Auto Show

Get some sun in Southern California while exploring the latest and greatest innovations at the San Diego International Auto Show. Check out the newest designs while exploring all kinds of vehicles, including those for overlanding, off-roading, and van life!

Dates: December 29, 2023 - January 1, 2024

Location: San Diego, California

Fun Fact: San Diego is known for its beautiful beaches, parks, and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo.