10 Best EDM Festivals In The USA You Can't Miss This Year

Sept. 3, 2018

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Hey you little party animal,

is your petite EDM heart craving for some electronic beats? Do you get instant goosebumps when you hear the melodies of Martin Garrix? Do your feet start shufflin’ for the first tunes of each Hardwell song? Does your butt start twerking as soon as you hear some Dillon Francis or DJ Snake? Do you have serious issues holding yourself back on the tram when Afrojack comes up in your Spotify playlist?

I can understand. Electronic dance music is addictive and you need to release this madness somewhere – it’s just not healthy to hold it back you know. Don’t worry though – we’ve got your back!

We explored all the best electronic dance music festivals in the US, here are our favorites ;)

Holy Ship

When: January 5 - 9, 2019 | January 9 - 12, 2019

Where: Port Canaveral, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because it’s the craziest dance music filled cruise ride we’ve ever seen, taking thousands of party people and legendary DJs on an epic journey through the Caribbean.

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Ultra Miami

When: March 29 - 31, 2019

Where: Miami, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because Ultra Miami is probably the biggest event of the year in dance music, where all the DJs debut their latest tracks on a massive spaceship-like stage.

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Beyond Wonderland Southern California

When: March, 2019 (TBA)

Where: San Bernardino, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because Beyond Wonderland has the perfect balance between absolutely beautiful and completely crazy, with stunning installations, mad performances, and super fun EDM lovers.

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See also: 10 Best EDM Festivals in Europe You Can't Miss This Year »

Paradiso

When: June, 2019 (TBA)

Where: George, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because Paradiso has one of the most stunning festival locations in the whole world, combined with remarkable performances and a truly embracing atmosphere.

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Spring Awakening

When: June, 2019 (TBA)

Where: Chicago, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because it's a festival that awakens all your senses with the best DJs of electronic music - not only from top charts, but rising talents too, stunning visuals and even silent disco parties. All this in the heart of Chicago.

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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

When: May 17 - 19, 2019

Where: Las Vegas, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because EDC is a giant and wicked playground, full of crazily dressed EDM fanatics. It covers the whole spectrum of electronic music and has mind-blowing stage designs.

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Electric Forest

When: June, 2019 (TBA) | June - July, 2019 (TBA)

Where: Rothbury, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because who wouldn’t want to get lost in the beautifully decorated, electronic music infused Sherwood forest and have fun with thousands of fellow ravers and the best DJs?

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HARD Summer

When: August, 2019 (TBA)

Where: Fontana, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because HARD festival is massive – not only when it comes to the giant crowd, the magnetic stage, or the stimulating visuals, but the lineup is simply epic.

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Nocturnal Wonderland

When: September, 2019 (TBA)

Where: San Bernardino, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because it’s a beautiful, embracing world where you can dress up in the weirdest outfits, enjoy the filthiest beats, and be part of the crazy and loving Nocturnal Wonderland family.

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See also: 9 Mind-Blowing Music Festival Cruises You Can't Miss This Season »

Electric Zoo New York

When: August - September, 2019 (TBA)

Where: New York, United States

Why we LOVE it: Because it’s the Big Apple’s most amazing open air festival, where all kinds of animals are running around beautifully designed stages and get wild with the best DJs.

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What’s your favorite? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook! :)

Monika Tudja

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Monika fell in love with live music and festivals when she was 16, and she didn't stop loving and attending them ever since. She is passionate about singers with raspy voices, electronic music, and this site here that she co-founded so you guys can explore the best music festivals around the globe.