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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)

Canada

UK/Ireland

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

Use the contact form to let us know about events we might be missing. Past events are automatically removed from the calendar and won't appear until future dates are announced.

June

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Larkspur, CO, USA

June 15 - August 4, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

July

Gear

Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2019

Juried art fair and live re-creations of famous paintings. This year's event has a sci-fi/steampunk theme. . .

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha, WI, USA

July 6 - September 2, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Sterling Renaissance Festival

Sterling, NY, USA

Jul 6 - Aug 18, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace

Rock Creek, OH, USA

Jul 13 - Aug 18, 2019

Medieval-themed entertainment with one steampunk-themed weekend. . .

Canterbury Renaissance Faire

Silverton, OR, USA

July 20 - 28, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Costume College

Woodland Hills, CA, USA

July 25 - 29, 2019

Costuming arts conference. . .

Gear

Geared for Weird

Fairfield, IA, USA

Jul 25, 2019

A steampunk-themed music festival held as part of a mass bicycle ride across Iowa. . .

Raleigh Supercon

Raleigh, NC, USA

Jul 25 - 28, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Ai-Kon

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

July 26 - 28, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Boconnoc Steam Fair

Lostwithiel, UK

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Demonstrations of steam engines and vintage vehicles. . .

Confluence

Coraopolis, PA, USA

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Gear

Diversicon 27

Saint Paul, MN, USA

July 26 - 28, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

London Film & Comic Con

London, UK

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

MechaCon

New Orleans, LA, USA

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Otakon

Washington, DC, USA

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Otakon is an annual three-day anime convention. . .

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games

Enumclaw, WA, USA

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

Gear

Whitby Steampunk Weekend - Summer

Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

Great Oregon Steam-Up

Salem, OR, USA

Jul 27 - Aug 4, 2019

Steam-powered equipment demos. . .

Gear

Guffey Steampunk Festival

Guffey, CO, USA

Jul 27, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

MCM Manchester Comic Con

Manchester, UK

Jul 27 - 28, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Ren In The Glen

Glenwood City, WI, USA

Jul 27 - 28, 2019

Renaissance and medieval-themed entertainment. . .

StarQuest

​Frederick, MD, USA

Jul 27 - 29, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Gear

Obtainium Cup Contraptor Rally

Vallejo, CA, USA

Jul 28, 2019

A wacky road race featuring art cars and other mobile contraptions. . .

Star Trek Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2019

Star Trek convention. . .

August

Brony Con

Baltimore, MD, USA

August 1 - 4, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

Gen Con Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 1 - 4, 2019

Gaming convention. . .

ArmadilloCon 41

Austin, TX, USA

August 2 - 4, 2019

Science fiction convention. . .

Comic Con Honolulu

Honolulu, HI, USA

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Comic, sci-fi and gaming convention. . .

Anime-zing!

Davenport, IA, USA

August 2 - 4, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Denver, CO, USA

Aug 2 - 3, 2019

Antiquarian book and paper expo. . .

Scares That Care Weekend

Williamsburg, VA, USA

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Horror-themed fundraising event. . .

STARFLEET International Conference

St. Louis, MO, USA

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Business conference for Star Trek fans. . .

Tampa Bay Comic Con

Tampa, FL, USA

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

1776 Picnic Dance

Alameda, CA, USA

Aug 3, 2019

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

Gear

AMA-CON

Amarillo, TX, USA

Aug 3, 2019

Geek culture convention. . .

Bell County Comic Con

Belton, TX, USA

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Charlotte Comicon - Summer

Concord, NC, USA

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

The Cromford Steam Rally

Brackenfield, Derbyshire, UK

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

An old-time carnival plus demonstrations of steam-powered vehicles and machinery. . .

Gear

Newhaven Fort Steampunk Festival

Newhaven, East Sussex, UK

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Manheim, PA, USA

Aug 3 - Oct 27, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

San Jose Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Fest

San Jose, CA, USA

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

The Surrey Steampunk Convivial - Summer

New Malden, UK

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

World of Faeries Festival

South Elgin, IL, USA

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

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

NEO Comic Con

North Olmsted, OH, USA

Aug 4, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Tolkien 2019

Birmingham, UK

Aug 7 - 11, 2019

Annual meeting hosted by The Tolkien Society. . .

An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival

Butte, MT, USA

Aug 9 - 11, 2019

Celtic-themed entertainment. . .

Animethon 26

Edmonton, AB, Canada

August 9 - 11, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Beaufort, NC, USA

Aug 9 - 11, 2019

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

Bill Johnston's Pirate Days

Alexandria Bay, NY, USA

Aug 9 - 18, 2019

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .