July 25, 2024

Burl Woody

Gathering Of Love

How To Travel to Festivals, Events, & Conventions For Free or Dirt Cheap

5 min read


There are so many fun events, festivals, and conventions to go to around the world. The only problem is they can be expensive! That’s why I’ve put together this list of ways you can travel to them for free or dirt cheap. You’ll have a blast and save money too!

Register for the event in advance.

Register for the event in advance. Some festivals, like SXSW and Coachella, have an early registration process that allows you to get a discount on tickets if you sign up before the general public. This is also a good way to plan your trip and get an idea of what events are going on at what times so that when you arrive at an event, there’s no wasted time figuring out where everything is or how long it will take to get there (it can be frustrating).

If possible, sign up even earlier than usual! The closer we get towards festivals being held this summer (and beyond), prices will go up due to demand–so don’t wait until last minute!

Ask your friends if they have guest passes or free tickets.

If you have friends who attend the event, ask them if they have any spare tickets. If they do, they’ll probably be happy to help out and give you one. If not, keep asking around until someone says yes.

Another way to get free or dirt cheap tickets is by asking people who work at the event itself–if your friend works in marketing at Coachella or Burning Man and gets offered extra passes (or just steals some), ask if he/she can hook you up with one!

Finally, don’t forget that sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and tenacity: if none of those options pan out for whatever reason (and even if they do), try this trick: find someone who has already received an offer from another friend who works at an event company; then ask them if there’s anything else going on within their network that might benefit from some extra manpower…and voila!

Check local businesses, they may have a special deal on tickets or passes.

You should also check with local businesses. They may have a special deal on tickets or passes for their customers, or they could offer them to their employees. You might even be able to get free passes by selling them on consignment.

If you’re looking for a way to travel cheaply and still see everything you want at the festival, consider this option: reach out ahead of time and ask if there are any deals in place for community members who want access but can’t afford regular prices (which tend to be pretty high).

Joining a travel group can also be a good option if you want to meet new people and travel at the same time.

If you’re looking to travel and meet new people, joining a travel group can be a great option. Travel groups are typically made up of people who are interested in seeing the same places and doing so together. Some groups require their members to pay membership fees or buy tickets at regular intervals, while others ask only for donations.

If you’re on the fence about joining one, here are some reasons why they might be right for you:

  • Traveling with other people makes it more enjoyable because there’s someone else there with whom you can share stories after the trip is over!
  • They can help reduce costs by sharing accommodations and transportation costs (like renting cars).
  • It gives us an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences as well as exchange tips about where we’ve been or what we recommend doing next time around.”

Volunteer as an Ambassador with a festival or event.

Volunteering is one of the best ways to get into your favorite festivals and events for free, or at least for less than you would have paid if you bought a ticket.

If you’re going to be volunteering anyway, why not also use it as an opportunity to meet new people? You never know who might become a lifelong friend or even future business partner. Volunteering also allows you access backstage areas where other festival goers can’t go; this gives them a chance to learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes which can make their experience even better!

You can travel for less if you plan ahead and look for deals

You can travel for less if you plan ahead and look for deals.

  • Plan ahead: You’ll want to make sure that the event or festival is something that interests you, so do some research before buying tickets or getting on a plane. If it’s a conference or convention, check out the speakers and panels so that you know what kind of content will be at the event. And if it’s just an outdoor music festival (like Coachella or Bonnaroo), read up on which bands are performing–that way when they come on stage, there won’t be any surprises!
  • Look for deals: Once you find an event/festival/convention that sounds fun, look around online for discounts and free tickets! Many festivals offer discounted rates if purchased early enough (such as Coachella) while others have giveaways through social media channels like Twitter (@coachella) or Facebook (/coachella). Some even offer exclusive VIP experiences where guests get access backstage areas where artists hang out during off hours between performances; this experience usually comes with its own ticket price but sometimes includes other perks such as hotel nights included with purchase price.”


Traveling to events, festivals and conventions is a great way to see the world and meet new people. It can be expensive though if you don’t plan ahead. By following these tips, you’ll be able to travel for less and still enjoy everything that the event has to offer!