Best Music Festivals of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the best musicians and artists in the world. It’s no surprise that it’s also home to some of the country’s most incredible concert venues and music festivals! Many festivals were canceled in 2020 and 2021, but the world is on its way to the new normal, meaning it’s time to book your tickets and get back into the festive mood. The 2022 festival calendar is packed, so don’t miss out on some of the best music festivals of the Pacific Northwest!

Watershed Music Festival- July 29-31, 2022
George, WA

The Watershed Music Festival is held at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. This iconic country music festival has previously been headlined by country superstars like Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, and many more. 2022’s lineup will be leased soon, but you can bet it will be a fantastic experience. Festival activities include waterslides, foam parties, yoga, free arcades, misting stations, lawn games, body marbling, and more.

Summer Meltdown Festival- TBA
Darrington, WA

Summer Meltdown is one of Washington’s bucket-list festivals! This family-friendly campout weekend is set in the foothills of the Whitehorse Mountain, offering stunning views, outstanding entertainment, and a great community. Summer Meltdown 2021 was unfortunately canceled, but previous lineups include big names like Tipper, Umphrey’s McGee, Gramatik, Nahko and Medicine For The People, G Jones, and more.

Waterfront Blues Festival- July, 2022
Portland, OR

The Waterfront Blues Festival is one of Portland’s most incredible offerings. This weekend festival is usually hosted on the 4th of July weekend, culminating in a massive firework display that lights up the city. The music lineup has yet to disappoint, from legendary blues musicians to up-and-coming stars with soul. Previous headliners include Samantha Fish, Marc Broussard, Curley Taylor, MarchFourth, Ghost-Note, and many more. Don’t forget to sample some of the best foods Portland offers and take a riverboat ride at sunset.

Pendelton Whisky Music Fest- July 9, 2022
Pendelton, OR

Pendelton’s Whisky Music Fest isn’t an all-weekend rager, but it’s one heck of a night! 2022 headliners have already been announced, and it promises to be a fantastic time with Eric Church and Macklemore. Camp out under the stars, sip some good whisky, and enjoy music from amazing artists at this incredible festival.

Northwest String Summit- July 21-24, 2022
North Plains, OR

Join Yonder Mountain String Band as they host their bluegrass and folk friends for some fantastic musical sessions. The Northwest String Summit is a weekend packed with music, camping (and glamping) at Horning’s Hideout, tons of family-friendly fun, and summer nights you’ll never forget. Previous lineups include Greensky Bluegrass, Del McCoury Band, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Rising Appalachia, Elephant Revival, Leftover Salmon, and many more.