Events

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Introduction

There are quite a few nomadic events. Ideally they're free to attend, with free food with merely a magic hat. From to hospitality camps, hitchhiking gatherings, Rainbow gatherings, raw food gatherings, no boarder camps, circus camps and so on.

Hitchhiking Events

There are many Hitchhiking related events around the globe, that include hitchhiking races to hitchhiker gatherings. For the most up to date list of events, see Hitchwiki.

Hitchgatherings

  • The Hitchgathering is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America since 2008. For further information you can also visit the associated Facebook and Hitchwiki page.

Rainbow Gatherings

Rainbow Gatherings exist across the globe, but there are big differences between the ones in Europe and North America. For example, alcohol is often tolerated in North America gatherings,but not in Europe. There are many gatherings around the world, but sometimes, you need an invitation or vouch.

To find out specifically where the gathering will be, you need to understand how they find their "home" each year. Travel Junky has a list for 2016.

No Border Events

The outlines of the No Border events are shaped by the principles that have been established in the international No Border Manifest. The network presumes among others freedom of movement (“no borders, no nations”) and a anti capitalist movement and wants to bring about change in a extra parliamentary manner. Everybody who wants to be active in a grass root kind of way against the migration policy can use the possibilities of the network.

Given the ideology of nomads, many seek to support free movement by attending events. Keep a close eye on the websites like No Borders (Dutch) or No Borders (English). A good list of various no border groups across the world can be found here.

Hospitality Exchange Events

Members of Hospitality exchangehospitality sites often create events. To view and join such events, you may need to join individual hospitality exchange sites. If tou are alreafy a member of BeWelcome, you can view their events and activities page here. For couchsurfing, the events page is here. If there are no events in the places you are passing through, why not create tour own events in those places. Its a great way to meet people and find a place to sleep/stay. You can also use oevent managment systems like Event Babel or Event Brite.

Hospitality Camps A particular type of hospitality exchange event is a hospitality camp, which is usually a multi-day event. For an up-to-date list, visit the following Facebook page or website by the Travelling Monkeys.

Biketours

There are several self-organized bike tours in europe:

The Ecotopia-Biketour is a self-organized political bicycle tour that has been cycling through different parts of Europe each summer since 1990. In 2016, between June and September we will cycle through Baltic States, Poland, Belarus and Russia. On our way we will visit self-organized alternative social centres, anti-racist and feminist groups, self-sustainable communities, environmental campaigns and other projects trying to create a better society. We are an always changing group of different ages, nationalities and political backgrounds, usually between 20 to 40 people.

The AlterTour goes around in France every summer.

2wheels4change is a circus-biketour. They are creating shows for and with kids in difficult situations ’round the globe. Right now the project focusses on a circus-caravan.

Free parties

A free party is a party "free" from the restrictions of the legal club scene, and is similar to the free festival movement. It typically involves a sound system playing electronic dance music from late at night until the time when the organisers decide to go home. Indoor parties are often called 'squat parties' which are free parties with secret indoor locations. Free parties are also called Teknival or Freetekno parties. They take place across the globe, but you may not hear about them unless you are a close to the Squatting scene, or at least visit their websites.

The Camps for Climate Action

The Camps for Climate Action are campaign gatherings (similar to peace camps) that take place to draw attention to, and act as a base for direct action against, major carbon emitters, as well as to develop ways to create a zero-carbon society

Peace Camps

Peace camps are a form of physical protest camp that is focused on anti-war activity.

Other Event Opportunities

There are many websites or organizations that facilitate networking and member events. Many of these are free.

  • InterNations is the first international community for all people living and working abroad. Founded in 2007 by three young entrepreneurs from Germany. It hold events around the globe.
  • Meetup Helps groups of people with shared interests plan events and facilitates off line group meetings in various localities around the world.
  • Squat the Planet has a forum which discusses forthcoming North American events.

Selected Events in Particular Countries

A list of alternative festivals in Europe and nearby put together by Road Junky.

Australia

  • Wasteland Weekend is an annual four-day festival that allows lovers of the Mad Max movie franchise to see what it is really like to live in a society where civilization is crumbling.
  • Confest is a volunteer run non-profit music, arts, lifestyle and workshop event held in the bush of NSW Australia. The focus is on bringing people and alternative cultures together to have fun, relax, communicate, learn, develop ideas and promote personal growth.

India

  • Kumbha Mela - Every 12 years all of the babas and sadhus and all of the other holy men of the Indian subcontinent and around the world along with a lot of pilgrims journey to Allahabad, India for the largest gathering of humanity in the world.
  • Gurukul Camp - Anandam Resort, Ahore, Jalor, Rajasthan.

Israel

  • The Midburn event is the official regional event organized by the Midburn community – the Israeli Burning Man community.

Portugal

  • Tribojam - The Personal Growth Festival.

United States of America

  • Burning Man is a week-long annual event that takes palce at the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada.
  • Autonomous mutant festival is an annual FREE non-commercial gathering for the healthy evolution of life culture, encouraging individual and group autonomy, celebrating independent art and culture, exploring diy technologies and encouraging a harmonious relationship with the earth.
  • The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous started in 2010 in the United States for Rubber Tramps (see Glossary), and is still going strong.

Selected Events in 2017

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