Festival Fiction for Teens

If reading about Coachella has you yearning to book your own tickets for the next big festival, these books may tide you over until that event occurs. Here is a list of fiction set around big festivals, celebrations, and in one case, on the road with a band. They promise romance, heartbreak, hard conversations, and magical last-minute decisions. Indulge your imagination and travel to a fictional festival today!

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It’s always been understood that Colby and Bev will take time after high school graduation to tour with Bev’s band and then go to Europe. When Bev decides to quit the band instead, Colby feels betrayed and wonders if their friendship will survive the summer. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.  

Even if the Sky Falls

A trip to New Orleans with her youth group is supposed to give Julie a break from the tragic atmosphere at home, but it isn’t doing the trick. Julie decides to further escape to Mid-Summer Mardi Gras, playing against her usual cautious personality type, and meets Miles, who offers to show her the real New Orleans. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Over My Dead Body

Abby is preoccupied with her missing sister, Noreen, but it seems like everyone else is too busy preparing for Samhain, one of the most important festivals at Younwity’s Institute of Magic. Abby can’t just forget her sister and celebrate so she starts her own investigation and uncovers so many more secrets than she ever imagined lurked in the woods beyond the school. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby. 


Ruby and Kaz are best friends and have opposite personalities that keep each other in check. At the Remix festival, they run into their exes and find that they are having trouble acting like their real selves. Can they help pull each other out of making the same bad mistakes?

Rise to the Sun

Farmland Music and Arts Festival is where Olivia wants to find her bliss as a single person, beholden to no social hierarchy. It’s where Toni wishes she could leave, and leave behind painful memories of her recently passed musician father. Music and serendipity will bring Olivia and Toni together for a weekend they will never forget. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby and in eAudio on Hoopla.