Dirtybird Campout - Silverado, CA - October 7th-9th Created by record producer Claude Von Stroke and named for his record company Dirtybird Records, Von Stroke wanted to combine the community aspects of his nostalgic sleepaway camp with today’s music festivals.

“Head counselors” Reggie Watts and Green Velvet will headline sets, in addition to leading campers in activities such as kickball, tug of war, and boat races in the scenic wilderness of Oak Park Canyon.

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The event will also feature demonstrations by local artists and organizations, including a chalk art exhibition!

Animal Collective Camping Weekend - Big Sur, CA - September 23rd-24th Presented by (((folk YEAH!

With additional activities like a silent disco, yoga, pottery, and even a designated kids zone called Youngershoot, this festival is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family.

And you can stroll right out into upper Queen Anne or the Space Needle or the [Dale] Chihuly Glass and Gardens afterwards.

Riverside Arts & Music Festival - Riverside, CA - September 17th This year, the Riverside Arts Council has partnered with the Riverside Downtown Partnership to transform the former Mayor’s Ball and Summer Street Jam into the Riverside Arts and Music Festival.

This free festival begins with local favorites, followed by headliner Allison Iraheta Halo Circus.

The lineup includes Primus, Television, Washed Out, Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees, Connan Mockasin, in addition to Knitting Factory Management artists Radio Moscow and The Knitts!

New since the last post on this is Foxygen, and a tribute to Alan Vega, half of Suicide, who passed away suddenly in July.

This week, in lieu of our featured artist section, we're featuring our picks for must-see festivals across the country this fall!