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 other travel lovers from around the world! Wanderfest 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 2022

Wanderfest 2022 will take place over the weekend of March 12-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Make sure you get on the waitlist 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. Get ready for a jam-packed, inspirational weekend 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.

Promotional graphic featuring several happy women at a festival. The image text says: Wanderfest by Wanderful: The world's first outdoor travel festival for women. 12-13 March 2022 in New Orleans

Why You Should Join Wanderful

Wanderful is the leading global lifestyle brand that specializes in helping all women travel the world. Our 50 chapters all around the world and thriving global membership offer women connections wherever they travel.

Wanderful also hosts the WITS Travel Creator + Brand Summit on two continents and online. 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, plus year-long access to all sorts of killer benefits, like:

  • 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
  • Weekly webinars and live meetings to make you a better traveler
  • Travel deals and discounts
  • And lots more

Learn more about Wanderful membership

Join Wanderful the international community of women who travel

How to Get More Involved With Wanderfest

Host an 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

For Women Travel Creators

As the creators of the WITS Travel Creator + Brand Summit, Women Travel Creators and the Wanderful Creators, 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.

Run a Featured Activity: Apply to host a party, excursion, workshop, or other activity before, during, or after festival hours.

Apply to work with Wanderfest as a creator

Festival 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


Join us in New Orleans in 2022!


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