Fest300 is a San Francisco-based company that produces an online festival magazine and annual list of the 300 best festivals in the world, curated by Chip Conley (Airbnb, Joie de Vivre Hotels) and team.[1] Fest300 members pledge to attend at least one festival per year.[2]

FoundersChip Conley, Art Gimbel

In addition to editorial content, the site hosts video and photo galleries from festivals around the world.


Fest300 was founded by Conley and Art Gimbel in early 2013.[3]

In November 2014, Fest300 updated its selection process, with the internal team curating 270 of the 300 festivals while the other 30 are crowdsourced from the festival community.[3]

In September 2016, Fest300 was acquired by Everfest. The combined entity continues to produce the Fest300 list.[4]


  1. ^ Clampet, Jason (2013-08-08). "Skift Q&A: How to Build a Travel Community One Event at a Time". Skift. Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  2. ^ Hilton, Spud (2013-08-27). "Incredible festivals from around the world". SF Gate. Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  3. ^ a b Brown, Harley (6 November 2014). "Airbnb's Chip Conley Bringing Crowd-Sourced Component to Fest300". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  4. ^ Calnan, Chris (2016-09-20). "Austin online festival hub buys San Francisco-based competitor". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-20.

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