The Shambhala Experience
Choose your own adventure
The legacy of Shambhala Music festival is so much more than the music. Over the past twenty years, Shambhala has delighted audiences from around the world offering connection with nature, exposure to groundbreaking new sounds and trends, and a true adventure for attendees from all walks of life.
It’s safe to say that many things have changed throughout the festival’s evolution, one thing remains the same: the Shambhala Experience is unparalleled.
From its inception, Shambhala has had one simple guiding principle, “It’s all about the people on the dancefloor.”
But it’s also about something bigger than that. It’s about connecting with kindred spirits. It’s about the journey, the synchronicity, and the moments in between.
It’s about your unique experience.
The Shambhala Experience has endless possibilities. Writing your own story. Losing yourself. Finding yourself. Discovering new passions and talents. It’s ecstatic energy. And stillness. It’s falling in love. And just about anything else you can imagine.
There is no wrong way to experience Shambhala. Your path is your own. And it’s yours to discover, along with 11,000 friends. We set the stage, you bring the magic.
We invite you to explore the Shambhala Experience. What adventure will you choose?
Art, Workshops, Yoga
BASScamp Art Gallery
BASScamp is Shambhala’s central art hub—this geodesic dome is a Shambhala landmark, and houses an awe-inspiring gallery in the heart of “Downtown” Shambhala. Come and immerse yourself in the creative works of incredible artists from near and far.
Festivals are so much more than music and dancing. Feed your mind and your soul with The Grove’s workshop series at the Cedar Lounge.
Schedule and workshop descriptions TBA.
Who’s ready for some self-care through grounding yoga meditation? Stretch, breathe and love up your body in prep for some deep soulful booty shaking.
Yoga allows us to stay centered and connect with the true self and inner groove…revealing where true stillness and peace lives… within!
Classes daily at the Yoga Garden, Thursday through Sunday plus special classes at stages. Schedules TBA.
What do Day Onesie, Sailor Scout Saturday, the Shambhala Virgin Train Tour, and the LGBTQ+ Tea Party all have in common?
They’re fabulous, fun Attendee-Organized Events. If you can dream it and organize it, you can do it at Shambhala!
Organize your own workshops, costume days and more. Join the ranks of passionate Shambhala attendees who share their creativity with the community by facilitating collective experiences.
It’s as simple as having an idea setting up a Facebook event. Post it in the Shambhala Facebook Group to invite others and email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit to our Attendee-Organized Events Guide.
FASHION FIASCO FANTASTICO SHOW
Come one, come all to The AMPhitheatre for the Fashion Fiasco Fantastico! Marvel as Shambhala Music Festival’s artisan vendors put their boldest, brightest and most beautiful pieces on display. Experience festival fashion at its finest.
SALMO RIVER RANCH SPIRIT ANIMAL WHEEL
Pin the wheel and discover your Salmo River Ranch Spirit Animal. The Shambhala Green River Collective created the wheel featuring animals that live in the habitat surrounding the Salmo River.
Once you’ve matched with your animal, see if you can spot the signs around the Farm featuring your animal spirit. When you see one, scan the area for any trash—wrappers, cigarette butts or other “MOOP” (Matter Out Of Place) and pick it up. Honour your spirit animal by leaving its habitat cleaner than you found it.
Put on your Shambhala Best and let your freak flag fly. Join us for the annual Shambhala Sunset Parade. Freaks, fairies, furries and flailers of all shapes, sizes and stripes are welcome. Don’t worry about what to wear—put on the costume that shows your “truest you” and join the party. More details TBA.
Want to express your undying love to your partner or festie bestie? Why not get hitched at Shambhala? As they say, “couples who rave together, stay together.” Celebrate Shambhalove and tie the knot surrounded by 11,000 of your closest friends and farmily.
If you could have one wish, what would it be? Share your wishes for yourself, your loved ones or the world on the Shambhala Wish Tree. Take some time exploring the wishes of your fellow Shambhala-goers and see the depths of their hearts. Smile, laugh, cry, be inspired!
Food And Artisan Market
Shambhala is a treat for all of your senses, and you’ll tickle all of them with our selection of incredible vendors.
The Artisan Market is the ultimate festival shopping experience. You’ll find jewelry that sparkles and shines. Soft furry hoods. Aromatic lotions and potions. Hats, comfy yoga wear, corsets. If you can dream it, you’ll find it in the Artisan Market.
Our food vendors offer a wide range of quality foods, from leafy, green and healthy, to deep fried and delicious. Whatever you’re craving, there’s something to satisfy your hunger.
Salmo River Ranch Food And Beverage
Experience festival eats like you never have before. Shambhala Music Festival has a range of gourmet farm-to-plate dishes to excite your taste buds. Our unique Shambhala food vendors feature Salmo River Ranch raised beef and pork, and the highest-quality fruit and veggies grown on the property or locally sourced from the West Kootenays whenever possible.
Treat yourself to festival food that is local, sustainable and delicious at:
- Blaze Burgers
- Nightowl Cafe
- Farm Phresh Smoothies
- Oink BBQ
- Lemon Hut
- Pasta Joint
Guest Theme Camps bring audience participation to the next level. These camps are vibrant, warm, inviting spaces where all Shambhala attendees are welcome. Stop by, chat, meet new friends or participate in games, workshops and other fun events hosted by each camp.
Want to create your own Theme Camp? Apply here.