This international event educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world, particularly by vehicle or motorcycle, but it could just as well be by bicycle or on foot; the idea is to get out and explore whether 100 miles from home or 10,000 miles. It is held mid-May each year outside Flagstaff, Arizona, USA—the gateway to the Grand Canyon.
Over 6,000 do-it-yourself adventurers enjoy 85 different classes, workshops, and roundtable programs, or visit 180+ exhibitors who offer four-wheel-drive vehicles and campers, adventure motorcycles, accessories, camping gear, and adventure travel services.
Two dozen countries and five continents (and a subcontinent) were represented at the show in 2013, everyone enjoying music, food, and a film festival in the evenings, and on-site camping and services provided by Mormon Lake Lodge.
For more information, please see the Overland Expo website. Proceeds from the event in part support ConserVentures programs.