Stay and sleep on-site with our 4-night VanLife camping pass for the closest access to all the festival action. With quick access to the waterfront, bike shuttles and the downtown core right out your sliding door, home is truly where you park it.

VanLife Camping Details and Amenities:

  • Cost: $250 for 4 nights.

  • Check-in: 5:00pm on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at the VanLife camping lot entrance.

  • Check-out by Monday, July 15, 2024 at 11:00am.

  • Quiet hours: Midnight–8:00am.

  • Fenced lot managed by a camp host, with 24-hour access for VanLife campers wearing a VanLife AND Northwest Tune-Up festival wristband.

  • Vans, rooftop tents and travel trailers (up to 25’ including trailer tongue) are permitted. Tent camping on the ground is not allowed. Additional tent and RV camping is available at Larrabee State Park and Birch Bay State Park.

  • Private porta-potties, handwashing stations and water bottle refill stations provided. Electricity and running water not available.

  • NW Tune-Up and VanLife camping is a “rain or shine” event. If it rains, find the rainbows. No refunds will be given. Exchanges may be accommodated.


VanLife camp zone is available for festivalgoers who have purchased a Northwest Tune-Up 3-day festival pass AND a VanLife pass. VanLife camp hosts will scan your VanLife digital pass only upon initial arrival. Campers must display a VanLife hang tag at all times. VanLife is fenced and monitored by camp hosts, 24/7. VanLife campers may only bring guests inside VanLife fencing who are wearing a Northwest Tune-Up festival wristband.

Location & Noise

VanLife camp lot is situated inside the Northwest Tune-Up festival grounds on the corner of Granary Ave. and Chestnut Street in Downtown Bellingham, Washington. VanLife is located next to active train tracks, which operate at all hours of the day/night (approximately 3-4 trains roll by at night). Earplugs and white noise machines at night are strongly recommended. The VanLife campground has clean porta-potties, handwashing stations and water bottle refill stations, but does not have power or running water.

Check-In Time

VanLife camp lot opens Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 5:00pm. Campers may check-in on a first come, first served basis until 10pm, July 11–14, 2024. If you move your camper throughout your stay, you will not be guaranteed access to your original camp spot.

VanLife Rules

No pets, alcoholic beverages, campfires or weapons. Only camper vans, travel trailers under 25 feet (including tongue) and hard-top tents affixed to car roof or truck bed will be allowed camp space. Quiet hours: midnight–8:00am. Only quiet, 4-stroke generators will be allowed between 8am–midnight. Additional VanLife and festival rules FAQs may be found at

Zero Waste Efforts

Help our festival eliminate waste. Place all compost, recyclables and landfill waste in receptacles provided on site.

Code of Conduct

We will not allow laser pointers, drones, weapons, contraband or racist behavior on festival grounds. Familiarize yourself with all the Northwest Tune-Up festival’s code of conduct and VanLife FAQs.