The active community on the Joni Mitchell Discussion List holds semi-annual festivals where fans gather and celebrate the music of Joni Mitchell. Fans from all over the world converge for these events, which tend to rotate to different locations. The next JoniFest has been scheduled for 2009 in Southern California, starting Thursday, September 24 and ending on Sunday, September 27.
The SoCal JoniFest will be held at The Creekstone Inn in Idyllwild, California. Idyllwild is a scenic area of California located in the San Jacinto Montains about 2 hours southeast of Los Angeles and 2 hours northeast of San Diego. If you are interested in attending, you can join the Yahoo! mailing list SoCalJoniFest09 or join the Facebook group JoniFest, (which also has information about the 2010 JoniFest in Australia). You can also join the JMLD for more information and general Joni discussions.