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Midwest Vanlife Gathering

Upcoming Events

2019 Midwest Vanlife Gathering

Join us in the beautiful Midwest for a weekend of community, camaradie, and fun with fellow nomads!

Tickets for the 2019 Midwest Vanlife Gathering are now on sale!

Join us May 17th-19th in beautiful Southern Illinois for a weekend of community, camaraderie, music, potlucks, yoga, checking out rigs, bonfires, and giving back.

Activities include:

  • Epic charity raffle
  • Educational workshops on vanlife and wilderness topics
  • Community potluck
  • Group yoga
  • Open mic jams
  • Stand up paddle boarding (provided by SUP St. Louis and Show Me SUP)
  • Bonfire
  • Crafting
  • Disc golf
  • Hiking and biking trails

This event is a fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle will be donated. Most of the proceeds will be donated to Adventure Works, an Illinois-based nonprofit that improves the lives of marginalized youth by getting them outside and working with them through adventure therapy and team building. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and public lands in the midwest.

Last year the Midwest Vanlife Gathering raised over $6,000!

This event is sponsored by The Project Vanlife.

This Year's Kickass Sponsors (So Far)

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Past Events

2018 Midwest Vanlife Gathering

The first ever Midwest Vanlife Gathering was a huge success! We had over 100 vans and 150 people attend for a fun-filled weekend in Missouri's beautiful Mark Twain National Forest.

Thanks to the wonderful nomads who attended and the awesome companies who donated so many kickass items to our charity raffle, we were able to raise over $6,000 for Adventure Works, a nonprofit in Illinois that works with marginalized youth through the power of wilderness therapy.

Our promotional partner for the 2018 Gathering was Vanlife Diaries.

Recaps of the weekend: