When summer arrives, the vast northwest of North America becomes the perfect spot for your next RV trip. Explore epic landscapes framed by towering mountains and teeming with wildlife, and camp under the midnight sun. Discover amazing events in the Northwest U.S. along with Canadian provinces and stay at Good Sam Campgrounds along the way. Ambitious travelers will find new frontiers in Alaska.

So plan your route and get moving. If you’re ready for long drives and rugged landscapes, then the Northwest is right for you.

The following are just a few of the big events unfolding in the northwest during spring.


Kidstock AK, June 9, Palmer. Bring the little ones to the Alaska State Fairgrounds for age-appropriate entertainment, fun, and food.

Sundown Solstice Festival, June 16, Anchorage. Top bands converge for a musical festival celebrating a variety of musical styles.

RV parked under northern lights.

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Anchorage and Palmer areas:

Ocean Shores RV Park & Resort, Homer Mountain View RV Park, Palmer
Alaskan Angler RV Resort & Cabins, Ninilchik Three Bears Trapper Creek Inn & RV Park, Trapper Creek

Alaska Midnight Sun Festival, June 24, Fairbanks. Endless daylight, delicious food, and a spirit of fun pervade this rollicking town. 

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Fairbanks area:

River’s Edge RV Park & Campground, Fairbanks Tanana Valley Campground, Fairbanks


Jackson County Stomp, June 16, Nampa. Top country music acts rock the Ford Idaho Center Arena for an unforgettable extravaganza.

Idaho’s Wild West Brewfest, June 17, Caldwell. Hoist a tall brew at Indian Creek Plaza for an event that embraces the independent spirit of the Wild West. 

Boise Music Festival, June 24. This tuneful event in Expo Idaho includes a family-friendly carnival completed with a midway and rollicking rides. 

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Nampa/Caldwell/Boise area:

Hi Valley RV Park, Boise Neat Retreat RV Park, Fruitland
Mountain View RV Park, Boise Center Point RV Park, Nampa
Ambassador RV Resort, Caldwell


Portland Rose Festival, May 26–June 11. Held for over a century each summer, Portland’s signature celebration encompasses 60 events that honor the town’s iconic flower.

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Portland area:

Portland Fairview RV Park, Fairview Columbia River RV Park, Portland
Jantzen Beach RV Park, Portland Sandy Riverfront RV Resort, Troutdale

Astoria Midsummer Festival, June 16–18. Get a taste of Scandinavia at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in an event that recognizes all the Nordic Lodges in the Lower Columbia River.

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Astoria area:

Wallicut River RV Resort, Ilwaco Circle Creek RV Resort, Seaside
Seaside RV Resort, Seaside Vista Park, Skamakowa

Pendleton Wild West Beerfest, June 17. Head to Roy Raley Park to sip tall beers and enjoy live music in a legendary town on the Oregon Trail.

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Pendleton area:

Hat Rock Campground, Hermiston Pilot RV Park, Stanfield
Wildhorse Resort Casino RV Park, Pendleton Umatilla Marina & RV Park, Umatilla


Washington Brewers Festival, June 16–18, Seattle. Buy Dad some suds during Father’s Day Weekend at this celebration of beer at King County’s Marymoor Park. 

Seattle Street Food Festival, June 13–14. In South Lake Union, a virtual armada of food trucks serves out-of-this-world flavors, from Thai curry to grilled cheese sandwiches. 

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Seattle area:

Maple Grove RV Resort, Everett Thunderbird RV & Camping Resort, Monroe
Tall Chief RV & Camping Resort, Fall City Cedar Glen RV Park, Poulsbo
Issaquah Village RV Park, Issaquah Majestic RV Park, Puyallup

Kites fly high in the air with long tails.

Gray’s Harbor Festival, June 2–4, Ocean Shores. Kite enthusiasts let their colorful crafts sail in the wind on the beach in this fun and colorful event, complete with kite workshops and food.

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Gray Harbor area:

River Run RV Park, Cosmopolis Friends Landing RV Park, Montesano
Elma RV Park, Elma Oceana Resort, Ocean City
Hoquiam River RV Park, Hoquiam Bayshore RV Park & Guest Suites, Tokeland



Alberta Rib Fests, Held throughout June. Succulent slabs of beef and pork top the menus at these flavor-filled events held throughout the Energy Province during summer. 

Check out Good Sam Campgrounds throughout Alberta for the best places to stay.

Alternatives Waves Music Festival, June 16–17, Medicine Hat. The Mainliner Pub hosts bands from several genres on an indoor stage and outdoor stage with a beer garden.

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Medicine Hat area:

Glacier Mist RV Park, Cut Bank Trails West RV Park, Shelby
Hansen Family Campground & Storage, Havre

Calgary Stampede, July 7-16. Rodeo riders, chuckwagon racers, and more converge for the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” 

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Calgary area:

Camrose RV Park, Camrose Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs
Bow RiversEdge Campground, Cochrane Golden Municipal Campground, Golden
Pair-A-Dice RV Park, Creston

British Columbia

ScotFestBC: The 91st British Columbia Highland Games, June 16, Coquitlam. Watch highland games and enjoy Scottish, Irish, and world music on the shores of LaFarge Lake.

Vancouver International Jazz Fest, June 24–July 3. The smooth sounds of jazz echo on the Lower Mainland and North Shore, with everything from urban to island jazz.

Squamish Beer Fest, June 25. Savor craft beer flavors and gaze at the gorgeous backdrop to satisfy your palate at the Loggers Sports Grounds.

Beer glass with ocean in the background

Nice refreshing beer, Tofino, Vancouver Island

Good Sam Campgrounds in the Coquitlam/Vancouver/Squamish area:

Capilano River RV Park, Camrose Cultus Lake Thousand Trails RV Resort, Lindell Beach
Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Club, Chilliwack Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, WA
Burnaby Cariboo RV Park, Cochrane Birch Bay Resort -Thousand Trails, Birch Bay, WA
Wild Rose Campground & RV Park, Hope The Cedars RV Resort, Ferndale, WA


Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, June 1–3, Dawson City. Discover the creative side of this dynamic town at locations throughout town including Riverside Park and Gazebo.

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, June 9–11, Haines Junction. Banjo players, fiddlers, and other musicians join for wholesome tunes. 

Adäka Cultural Festival, June 29–July 5, Whitehorse. Learn about First Nations crafts, customs, and music in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Check out Campgrounds throughout the Yukon for the best places to stay.


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  1. Barry Fletcher

    Keep me posted for music festivals!