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Midwest
Events

This section lists events in the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The City Guides include listings of events in major metro areas.

For events in other regions, see these pages: Mid-Atlantic, Mountain, New England, Pacific, South Central, Southeast.

See also the complete event listing or "Steamiest" event listing.


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July

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha, WI, USA

July 6 - September 2, 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. . .

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. . .

Gear

Diversicon 27

Saint Paul, MN, USA

July 26 - 28, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Ren In The Glen

Glenwood City, WI, USA

Jul 27 - 28, 2019

Renaissance and medieval-themed entertainment. . .

August

Gen Con Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 1 - 4, 2019

Gaming convention. . .

Anime-zing!

Davenport, IA, USA

August 2 - 4, 2019

Anime convention. . .

STARFLEET International Conference

St. Louis, MO, USA

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Business conference for Star Trek fans. . .

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. . .

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Holly, MI, USA

Aug 17 - Sep 29, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

August 17 - September 29, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Oddmall: Intergalactic

Alliance, OH, USA

Aug 17, 2019

A "cosmically themed block party. . ."

Wizard World Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

August 22 - 25, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

The Midwest Pirate Fest

Papillion, NE, USA

Aug 24 - 25, 2019

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Big River Steampunk Festival

Hannibal, MO, USA

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

Indiana Comic Con

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 30 - September 1, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Meta Con

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019

Comic and sci-fi convention. . .

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

Aug 31 - Oct 14, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Waynesville, OH, USA

Aug 31 - Oct 27, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

September

Gear

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

Marietta, OH, USA

Sep 6 - 8, 2019

This festival celebrates the riverboat heritage of the Marietta area. . .

ScareFest

Lexington, KY, USA

Sep 12 - 15, 2019

Horror convention. . .

Geek.Kon

Middleton, WI, USA

Sep 13 - 15, 2019

Multi-genre geek culture convention. . .

Gear

First Gear Steampunk Pirate Festival

Vermillion, SD, USA

Sep 14, 2019

Steampunk gathering at an art center. . .

Monroe Pop-Fest

Monroe, MI, USA

Sep 14, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

St. Louis Renaissance Faire

Wentzville, MO, USA

Sep 14 - Oct 13, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

St. Louis Renaissance Festival

Wentzville, MO, USA

Sep 14 - Oct 13, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Cincinnati Comic Expo

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Sep 20 - 22, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Ramencon

South Bend, IN, USA

September 20 - 22, 2019

Anime convention. . .

FantastiCon - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Sep 21 - 22, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

MECCAcon Detroit

Detroit, MI, USA

Sep 21, 2019

Comic book and literacy convention with a film festival. . .

TopCon Pop Expo

Topeka, KS, USA

Sep 21 - 22, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

Cartoon Crossroads

Columbus, OH, USA

Sep 26 - 29, 2019

Cartoon arts festival. . .

Junk Bonanza Minneapolis - Fall

Shakopee, MN, USA

Sep 26 - 28, 2019

Antique show and flea market. . .

Gear

Chicago Steampunk Exposition

Rosemont, IL, USA

September 27 - 29, 2019

A new steampunk con from the producer of the International Steampunk Symposium. . .

Ingenuity Fest 2019: Dreamscapes

Cleveland, OH, USA

Sep 27 - 29, 2019

An annual "Festival of Art, Dance, Music, Theater and Technology. . ."

SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo

Columbus, OH, USA

Sep 27 - 29, 2019

Comic book convention. . .

Chicago Civil War Show - Fall

Wheaton, IL, USA

Sep 28, 2019

Civil War memorabilia. . .

October

Con on the Cob

Richfield, OH, USA

Oct 3 - 6, 2019

A "four day celebration of games, art, freaks, and fun. . ."

Archon 43

Collinsville, IL, USA

Oct 4 - 6, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Wizard World Columbus

Columbus, OH, USA

Oct 18 - 20, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Central Missouri Renaissance Festival - Oktoberfest

Kingdom City, MO, USA

Oct 20 - 21, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Wizard World Madison

Madison, WI, USA

Oct 25 - 27, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

November

Icon 44

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Nov 1 - 3, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Nov 8 - 10, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Kentucky Book Festival

Lexington, KY, USA

Nov 10 - 16, 2019

Literary festival. . .

Gear

TeslaCon: Murder on the Orient Express

Middleton, WI, USA

Nov 14 - 17, 2019

Immersive steampunk convention. . .

Windycon 2019

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 15 - 17, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Buckeye Comic Con - Fall

Columbus, OH, USA

Nov 24, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Chicago TARDIS

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019

Doctor Who convention. . .