Wanderfest travel festival for women by Wanderful

Introducing Wanderfest: The First Outdoor Travel Festival By and For Women

Join travel lovers from around the world for a weekend of sisterhood

Wanderful is thrilled to announce our biggest event yet! Wanderfest will be the world’s first outdoor festival to celebrate, inspire, and connect women who travel. 

Get ready to join hundreds of travel lovers from around the world! This will be a weekend filled with inspiring speakers, live musical performances, a global woman-owned marketplace, excursions around town, parties, and more…all while building lifelong friendships.

Join Wanderfest in 2021

Wanderfest 2021 will take place over the weekend of March 13-14 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

You can get on the waitlist now to be notified when tickets go on sale! 

Room blocks are available across the city at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, HI New Orleans Hostel, New Orleans Marriott, and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. 

There is no other festival out there yet like Wanderfest. It will be a jam-packed, inspirational weekend for festival-goers that also supports talented women leaders, performers, and entrepreneurs both locally and from around the world.

What Happens at Wanderfest

Wanderfest is designed by women who travel for women who travel. We’re creating a space where women can feel motivated for their next journey, picking up valuable tips and tricks to use for future travel adventures.

Wanderfest is also a place to meet hundreds of other women just like you! Women for whom travel is an integral part of life. Think of this as a reunion with all your best friends…except you just haven’t met most of them yet!

Our event will take place at the Spanish Plaza at the Riverwalk in New Orleans. We’ll feature a main stage with talks from top women travelers, as well as performances from emerging musical artists from around the globe. 

Our vendor marketplace will also showcase women-owned travel companies, products, and services that travelers can use for their next trip.

Finally, Wanderfest will host the first-ever Wander Woman Parade! We are so excited for this New Orleans-style Second Line down the French Quarter to celebrate women and raise funds for a local charity.

New Orleans travel festival for women

Wanderfest + Wanderful Membership

Wanderful is the leading global lifestyle brand that specializes in helping all women travel the world. Our 50 chapters all around the world and the world’s first identity-verified woman-to-woman homesharing network offer women connections wherever they travel.

Wanderful also hosts the Women in Travel Summit on two continents! WITS is the premier event for travel creators, marketers, and industry.

Like all things we do here at Wanderful, Wanderfest aims to connect and inspire women around the world.

Are you a Wanderful member yet?

Wanderful members get a special swag kit at Wanderfest when they arrive! But it’s not just about the swag. Membership gives you all sorts of fabulous benefits, including:

  • An exclusive member app where you can find other travelers wherever you are
  • Free tickets to local chapter events to meet others at home and abroad
  • Monthly webinars and live meetings to make you a better webinar
  • Travel deals and discounts
  • And lots more!

We accept new members in cohorts, so make sure you get on the waitlist so you can join when membership opens!

Learn more about Wanderful membership

Join Wanderful the international community of women who travel

Get More Involved With Wanderfest

Host a Wanderfest Activity

You can apply to host a party, excursion, workshop, or other activity before, during, or after festival hours. This is a fantastic opportunity to reach our diverse community in a meaningful way!

Learn more and apply

Wanderfest for Women Travel Creators

As the creators of the Women in Travel Summit, Women Travel Creators and the Wanderful Creator Collective, we strongly believe in lifting the voices of women creators in travel in order to help us navigate the globe.

For Wanderfest, we want to work with you! You content creators, influencers, entrepreneurs, community organizers, and other leaders can team up with Wanderful to spread the word. We have a few options for creators:

Be an Affiliate: Promote Wanderfest to your audience as an affiliate partner.

Be a VIP: Get a free VIP ticket to Wanderfest if you sell 5 tickets!

Get Hosted: Ready to go further? If you sell 10 tickets, we’ll host you for 2 nights in one of our local host hotels.

Run a Featured Activity: If you sell 25 tickets, you’ll have the opportunity to host your own activity in the Wanderful influencer tent. You’ll also get shout-outs on social and a listing in our official event information.

Apply to work with Wanderfest as a creator

Wanderfest Volunteer Opportunities

We love our volunteers! If you want to get more involved with Wanderfest, you can apply to join us in New Orleans as a volunteer. We may ask that you help us with any of the following:

  • Staffing stages and tents
  • Staffing merchandise and registration tables
  • Bag stuffing
  • Set up or break down
  • Directing attendees throughout the event
  • Greeting attendees at parties and other events
  • Other tasks to keep everything running smoothly

We also love volunteers who want to create social media content throughout the event. There is a special section in our volunteer application where you can indicate your interest.

We would especially love to see folks from the New Orleans area offering to help us out! You are the greatest advocates for your home city and region. Come join the fun and share your insider tips with our attendees!  

Apply to volunteer at Wanderfest


Are you ready to join us in New Orleans? Get excited with this NOLA travel inspiration.

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