Events

This section includes steampunk conventions, science-fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance Faires, comic cons, antique shows, art festivals and other events likely to be of interest to steampunks. The gear icon indicates events of particular interest to steampunks.

This is the complete event listing. You can also browse events by metro area or by region:

Mid-Atlantic states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia)

Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin)

Mountain states (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)

New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

Pacific states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington)

South Central U.S. (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas)

Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)

See the "Steamiest" listing for events specifically geared toward steampunks.

June

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Larkspur, CO, USA

June 16 - August 5, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

July

Festival Art Show/Pageant of the Masters

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

July 5 - September 1, 2018

Juried art fair and live re-creations of famous paintings. . .

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha, WI, USA

July 7 - September 3, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Sterling Renaissance Festival

Sterling, NY, USA

July 7 - August 19, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace

Rock Creek, OH, USA

July 14 - August 19, 2018

Medieval-themed entertainment. . .

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

July 19 - 22, 2018

Juried art fair. . .

Comic-Con International: San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA

July 19 - 22, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Seadog Nights and Gypsy Carnival

Lebanon, OR, USA

July 19 - 23, 2018

Pirate- and Gypsy-themed immersion experience. . .

Rocky Mountain Antique Festival - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

July 20 - 22, 2018

Antique show. . .

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Steampunk Honesdale

Honesdale, PA, USA

July 20 - 22, 2018

Steampunk festival near Scranton, PA. . .

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Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Fawnskin, CA, USA

July 21 - August 12, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Canterbury Renaissance Faire

Silverton, OR, USA

July 21 - 29, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Central Coast Renaissance Festival

San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

July 21 - 22, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Elizabeth Celtic Festival

Elizabeth, CO, USA

July 21 - 22, 2018

Celtic-themed entertainment. . .

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Steampunk MidAtlantic

Raleigh, NC, USA

July 21 - 22, 2018

Steampunk festivities in Raleigh. . .

Wild Renn Fest

East Aurora, NY, USA

July 21 - 22, 2018

Renaissance festival. . .

Costume College

Woodland Hills, CA, USA

July 26 - 30, 2018

Costuming arts conference. . .

Blerdcon

Arlington, VA, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

A celebration of Black Nerd culture. . .

Brony Con

Baltimore, MD, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

Pop culture convention. . .

Confluence

Coraopolis, PA, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Diversicon 26

Saint Paul, MN, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

MechaCon

New Orleans, LA, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

Anime convention. . .

Raleigh Sports Card, Memorabilia, & Comic Con

Raleigh, NC, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

Comic book and sports card dealers. . .

ROB-CON

Kingsport, TN, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Antique Festival of the Ozarks - Branson

Branson, MO, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Antique show. . .

Camlann Village - St. James Faire

Carnation, WA, USA

July 28, 2018

Medieval-themed food and entertainment. . .

Celtic Festival Missoula

Missoula, MT, USA

July 28, 2018

Celtic-themed entertainment. . .

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The Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

Bellingham, WA, USA

July 28, 2018

Steampunk festival. . .

The 47th Annual Great Oregon Steam-Up

Salem, OR, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Steam-powered equipment demos. . .

Oddmall: Riverside Ramble

Canton, OH, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Described as "an exploration of art & artifice. . ."

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games

Enumclaw, WA, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

Randolph Street Market

Chicago, IL, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Antique and vintage market. . .

Ren In The Glen

Glenwood City, WI, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Renaissance and medieval-themed entertainment. . .

August

Gen Con Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 2 - 5, 2018

Gaming convention. . .

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Amherstburg Uncommon Festival

Amherstburg, ON, Canada

August 3 - 5, 2018

A mostly free outdoor steampunk festival with some ticketed events. . .

ArmadilloCon 40

Austin, TX, USA

August 3 - 5, 2018

Science fiction convention. . .

Comic Con Honolulu

Honolulu, HI, USA

August 3 - 5, 2018

Comic, sci-fi and gaming convention. . .

Tampa Bay Comic Con

Tampa, FL, USA

August 3 - 5, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

The Alameda 1901 Picnic Dance

Alameda, CA, USA

August 4, 2018

Music and dance event hosted by the Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society. . .

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Britishfest Convention

Omaha, NE, USA

August 4 - 5, 2018

Fan convention focusing on British science-fiction and fantasy. . .

The 47th Annual Great Oregon Steam-Up

Salem, OR, USA

August 4 - 5, 2018

Steam-powered equipment demos. . .

New York Renaissance Faire

Tuxedo Park, NY, USA

August 4 - September 30, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Manheim, PA, USA

August 4 - October 28, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

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Southern Maine Steampunk Fair

Kennebunk, ME, USA

August 4, 2018

Steampunk festivities. . .

St Andrew's Highland Games

Livonia, MI, USA

August 4, 2018

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Bonney Lake, WA, USA

August 4 - 19, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

World of Faeries Festival

South Elgin, IL, USA

August 4 - 5, 2018

Fantasy-themed music, dancing, crafts and other activities. . .

Mississippi Book Festival

Jackson, MS, USA

August 8, 2018

Literary festival. . .

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Beaufort, NC, USA

August 10 - 11, 2018

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

Fandomfest Comic and Toy Expo

Louisville, KY, USA

August 10 - 12, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .