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Awesome UK Vanlife Festivals, Gatherings and Events for 2023

Awesome UK Vanlife Festivals, Gatherings and Events for 2023

Vanlife has soared in popularity over the last few years. Why? Well there is nothing better than packing up the campervan, and hitting the open road in search of sunsets and adventures. The UK offers historical cities, beautiful National Parks, and unique coastlines making it an ideal location for a campervan adventure. There are also plenty of festivals across the UK for all the family to enjoy. It is looking to be a busy year for UK Vanlife festivals and gatherings. Here is a list of Vanlife Festivals, meet-ups and campervan shows in the UK for 2023.

Time to hit the road, enjoy all things vanlife and dance the night away. What are you waiting for?

UK vanlife festivals, gatherings and meet-ups  for 2023

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This page will be regularly updated regularly with suggestions of Vanlife Festivals and Events for 2023 but please do check with individual hosts for updates before you attend!

UK vanlife festivals, gatherings and events for 2023

UK Vanlife Festivals 2023

Here is a comprehensive list of Vanlife Festivals in the UK for 2023. All festivals are in the UK. Take along your campervan, and enjoy live music, entertainment and of course ….. all things vanlife!

Mighty Dub Fest 2023 Weekend VW Festival

16-18 June 2023/ Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

A family friendly VW festival celebrating VWs and live music. The weekend will be jam packed with live music, dog shows, craft workshops and street food. EVERYONE is welcome. You don’t have to have a VW to attend, bring along your tent, motorhome or caravan, and if glamping is. more your thing you can hire a glamping tent too.

To book your Might Dub Fest tickets

Camperjam 2023

7 – 9 July 2023 / Weston Park, Stafford

Camper Jam is one of the most recognised UK VW festivals. This festival brings a weekend of campervan vibes to the VW community, celebrating all camper vans from T1s to T6s. This family friendly festival offers something for all ages, from craft workshops, tree climbing to live music and of course the Disco Shed!

To book tickets to Camper Jam 2023

Camp Quirky 2023

28th April to 1st May 2023, Kelmarsh Estate, Northamptonshire.

Are you living the vanlife? If you a full time van lifer, self builder, or just love camper vans then Camp Quirky is for you. This vanlife festival offers a weekend of Vanlife workshops, wellness, a kids area, live music, street food, and LOTS of campervans. It is a great opportunity to meet up and meet like minded people.

To book tickets to Camp Quirky Festival 2023


5th May – 7th May 2023/ Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire

VanLifeFest is a family friendly campervan festival held in North Yorkshire. There is live music, a trade village and plenty of family entertainment including climbing walls, a gaming van, archery, and a family circus. Not to mention a showcase of some of the BEST campers in the UK

To book your tickets to VanLifeFest

Campervan Campout 2023

5-7th May 2023/ South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath

This festival offers a weekend of live music, a campervan shopping village, artisan food and drink, wellness sanctuary, gin festival and silent disco!

Book your Festival camping tickets

ClubFest 2023

26 – 29 May 2023 / Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.

ClubFest 2023 from the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers four days of live entertainment as well as plenty of free fun activities and sports for all the family to enjoy. Entertainment includes a dog show, children’s sports events and caravan manoeuvring competitions. There will be an activities marquee with games and activities for the whole family including zumba, competitions, and dancing!

To find out more about ClubFest 2023

VanLove Fest 2023

23rd – 25th June 2023, Elvington Airfield York

Head to Vanlove Fest 2023 for the ultimate vanlife experience. This festival is aimed at people who love life on the road, from micro campers to overlanders, full-time or new van lifers, this vanlife festival offers the opportunity to meet-up with like-minded individuals.

To book tickets to Vanlove Fest 2023

VW Breakout

Fri 19th to Sun 21st May 2023/ Santa Pod Raceway, Northants

VW Breakout is a family friendly VW Festival offering a family friendly VW weekender!!!! At this relaxed VW festival expect quarter mile track action featuring Doorslammer Drag Racing, live Music, traders, a fun fair and a bar. Meet plenty of like minded individuals for a weekend of festival fun.

To book VW breakout tickets

VW Music Festival Weekend

11th – 13th August 2023 /Harewood House, Leeds

VW Festival is not just about VW’s….It is a weekend of festival entertainments for all ages including live music, trade stands, and vehicle displays too. This is a dog friendly UK festival!!!!

To book your VW Music festival tickets for 2023

V Dubs UK Weekender

12th May – 14th May 2023/ Ash Tree Farm, Market Harborough

V Dubs UK weekends is a family friendly festival offering music, entertainment, trade stands, fairground rides and circus acts and much more!

Book tickets to V Dubs UK Weekender 2023

Dubbed Out Festival

27th – 30th July 2023 / The Royal Cheshire Showground

Dubbed Out is a family-oriented Volkswagen festival (but all makes and models of vehicles are welcome). This vanlife festival offers a weekend of live music and entertianment including mini golf, circus, dub dog show, and axe throwing!

For Dubbed out festival tickets 2023

Vanlife Eats 2023

25th – 27th August 2023 / Dummer Down Farm Basingstoke, Hampshire

Head to the Vanlife Eats Festival for a vanlife gathering over three days and three nights, hanging out with fellow Vanlifers and easting amazing food, with a backdrop of live music, trade stalls, and family friendly activities. Dogs are welcome to this festival too!

For Vanlife Eats 2023 foodie festival tickets

Derbyshire Dubs VW FEstival

4th – 7th May 2023 / Seed Low Rake Camping, Wardlow, Derbyshire

Derbyshire Dubs VW Festival is a vanlife festival held in Derbyshire that offers a weekend of live music, circus skills, trade stores, dog show, and much more!

To book tickets to Derbyshire Dubs VW Festival 2023

VW gatherings 2023

VW Camp out

28th April – 1st May, Budle Bay, Northumberland

VW camp out is a VW gathering set on a beach overlooking Holy Island. Exclusively for VW only and not a show or festival, VW campout offers a chilled out weekend for VW lovers. Dogs are welcome. Caravans are allowed, but must be towed by a VW.

For more information about VW Campout and tickets.

Vee Dub Family Birthday Weekender 2023

13th – 16th April 2023, Somerset.

A chilled out camp to connect with like minded people and make new friends!

For more information and to book

UK vanlife festivals, gatherings and events for 2023


  • Mighty Dub Fest 2023
  • Camperjam
  • Camp Quirky
  • VanLifeFest
  • Campervan Campout 2023
  • ClubFest 2023
  • VanLove Fest 2023
  • VW Camp out
  • VW Breakout
  • VW Music Festival Weekend
  • V Dubs UK Weekender
  • Dubs at the Castle 2023
  • Van Life Festival
  • Vanlife Eats 2023
  • Derbyshire Dubs

Campervan and motorhome Events for 2023

  • Campervan & RV Show 2023, Excel, London from 14 – 16 April, 2023.
  • Tatton Park VW show, Tatton Park, Cheshire, August 6th 2023
  • The Motorhome & Campervan Show, NEC Birmingham, 17th-22nd October 2023
  • Go Explore – Now planned for 2024

So there you have our list of UK Vanlife Festivals, gatherings and vanlife shows for 2023. Please do let me know if I have missed any!

Vanlife Festivals and events

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