2022 Nomad Events and Gathering (January Update)

List of upcoming events and gatherings for nomads and lifestyle travelers.

2022 Nomad Events and Gathering (January Update)
The "Big Tent" show is held each January in Quartzsite, Arizona

Lifestyle travelers often spend a lot of time alone, but it is still rewarding to meet together with other like-minded folks on occasion. Gatherings provide a perfect opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests. There are also a host of other events each year which are of interest to travelers, including RV shows, outdoor expos, and more.

While every effort is made to provide accurate information in this post, details may change over time. Please refer to the official event information that is linked from each listing for up-to-date information.

Listings on this page do not constitute endorsement nor imply that the events or organizers have been vetted.


January 2022

Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show - January 7-16 in Quartzsite, Arizona. (Website)

Quartzsite Annual Hi Jolly Daze - January 8. Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism will host The Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade on Saturday, January 8th, 2022. The Parade will end at Quartzsite Town Park for festivities and food. For more details contact Quartzsite Chamber & Tourism by email at quartzsitetourism@yahoo.com or by phone at 928-927-5200. (Facebook)

Women’s Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) - January 14-15 at Quartzsite Town Park in Quartzsite, Arizona. Camping is not available onsite, but there are many options for free (14 day) camping on BLM land around Quartzsite as well as several BLM Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs). (Website)

1st Annual Gypsy Minstrel Caravan Gathering - January 14-22 at Dome Rock in Quartzsite, Arizona. (Facebook)

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) - January 16-23 at Quartzsite Town Park in Quartzsite, Arizona. Camping is not available onsite, but there are many options for free (14 day) camping on BLM land around Quartzsite as well as several BLM Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs). The event venue is open from 8-5 daily and from 8-Noon on Sunday, January 23. (Website)

Fulltime Families Mexico ROAM Rally - January 16-30. Yuma, Arizona to San Felipe, Mexico. (Website)

Skooliepalooza 2022 - January 21-31 in Parker, Arizona. (Website)

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show (Big Tent) - January 22-30 in Quartzsite, Arizona. (Website)


February 2022

Van Aid - February 2-15 on Plomosa Road in Quartzsite, Arizona.

Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Fair - February 4-13 in Quartzsite, Arizona. (Website)

Scamp Gathering - February 8-21 at Dome Rock in Quartzsite, Arizona.


June 2022

Adventure Van Expo Series - June 24-25 at Hood River Fairgrounds. “Shop, stroll, and check out killer vans and amazing builds!” (Website)