The World’s Largest Post-Apocalyptic Festival

Wasteland Weekend 2017 Official Dates

Wasteland Weekend 2017 official dates announced: September 27th – October 1st.   This year’s event begins on Wednesday for all attendees! We’re expanding to FIVE days of post-apocalyptic mayhem! Tickets go on sale March 1st.  More details (including ticket pricing) in the coming weeks. Read More »

The Wastelanders Ball!

Announcing the first ever Wastelanders Ball, featuring a special performance by Abney Park! You can find all the info (and purchase tickets) HERE. UPDATE:  The Wastelanders Ball is now SOLD OUT! If you already have your tickets, click the link above for full entertainment lineup and wardrobe suggestions. photo by Jeff Vaillancourt – From Wasteland Weekend 2016 Read More »

Wasteland Weekend will return in 2017

Watch this website over the coming weeks and months for info on upcoming events. We have no details we’ll be releasing publicly at this time other than to tell you that there is a lot more Wasteland to come! Our official facebook page is: Our official facebook group is: photo by darkenship photography   Read More »

PRESS RELEASE – Another Wasteland Weekend For The Post-apocalyptic History Books

photo by Alex Stover FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Another Wasteland Weekend for the post-apocalyptic history books California City, CA – September 26th, 2016 Something has been growing in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. An annual pop-up post-apocalyptic city straight out of a Mad Max movie, packed with costumed revelers, live music, and modified cars. Wasteland Weekend, now in its seventh ... Read More »

Thank you for an amazing Wasteland Weekend 2016!

photo by Ross Way Thank you to all of our hard working staff and volunteers for the greatest Wasteland Weekend ever! This was our seventh year and our post-apocalyptic city has never looked better. Our amazingly talented Wastelanders have never looked better. And the end of the world has never been this much fun. We hosted over 2,500 people this ... Read More »

Wasteland Entry Etiquette

photo by Keri Kilgo What to know when you go! Entry Protocol: As you hopefully know by now, Wasteland Weekend opens to the public at 7:00am, Thursday, September 22nd.  If you do not have a valid early access pass, you will not be allowed on site prior to then! You may begin to line up on Rice Road at 12:01am, ... Read More »

Entertainment Lineup for Wasteland 2016

Wasteland Weekend 2016 has a wide variety of post-apocalyptic entertainment! *We sometimes need to update the schedule with changes right before the event, so be sure to check this page again before you head out to the wastes!* (Lineup subject to change) The full daily/hourly schedule of events can be downloaded here: wasteland-weekend-2016-event-schedule-9-14-16 (Printouts of the schedule will NOT be available on ... Read More »

2016 Wasteland Weekend Art Poster

We are proud to unveil the official art poster for our 2016 event! This high octane creation is by our friend Terry Wolfinger and will be on sale at the event Trading Post for only $12, while supplies last! About the artist: Terry Wolfinger’s love of drawing started at a young age. The things Terry loved drawing the most were cars ... Read More »

Featured Costume Maker: Karol Bartoszynski

Growing up, I always enjoyed dressing up – usually in military gear, or just as a random bloody accident victim. I started taking costuming more seriously once I saw The Road Warrior and became obsessed with the Mad Max films. In trying to replicate the look of some of the costumes, I slowly built up a skill set, which today ... Read More »

Volunteer applications are live!

We are now accepting volunteer applications for Wasteland Weekend 2016! Earn your ticket and be part of our team! Read More »