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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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April

Gem City Comic Con

Dayton, OH, USA

Apr 25 - 26, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Nebraska Renaissance Faire

Elkhorn, NE, USA

Apr 25 - 26, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

May

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention

Lexington, KY, USA

May 14 - 17, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Steampunk Days at Cowtown Saloon

Wichita, KS, USA

May 16 - 17, 2020

Steampunk festivities. . .

AniMinneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, USA

May 22 - 24, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Cherry Capital Comic Con

Acme, MI, USA

May 22 - 24, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Danish Brotherhood/Steampunk General Store Steampunk Minicon

Kenosha, WI, USA

May 23, 2020

Steampunk festivities. . .

Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts

Middle Amana, IA, USA

May 23 - 31, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Sausomecon

Kansas City, MO, USA

May 29 - 31, 2020

Anime and pop culture convention. . .

June

Colossalcon 19

Sandusky, OH, USA

Jun 4 - 7, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Supernatural Official Convention

Rosemont, IL, USA

Jun 5 - 7, 2020

Pop culture convention. . .

The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention

Rosemont, IL, USA

Jun 5 - 7, 2020

Pop culture convention. . .

Wizard World St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, USA

Jun 5 - 7, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Printers Row Lit Fest

Chicago, IL, USA

Jun 6 - 7, 2020

Literary festival. . .

Siouxland Renaissance Festival

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Jun 7 - 8, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

OMG!con

Owensboro, KY, USA

Jun 12 - 14, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jun 13, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

Oddmall: Riverside Ramble

Canton, OH, USA

Jun 13 - 14, 2020

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

Cosplacon

Jefferson City, MO, USA

Jun 18 - 21, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Celtic Fest Ohio

Waynesville, OH, USA

Jun 19 - 21, 2020

Celtic-themed entertainment. . .

Anime Festival Wichita

Wichita, KS, USA

Jun 26 - 28, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Gateway: The Official Stargate Convention

Rosemont, IL, USA

Jun 26 - 28, 2020

A convention for fans of Stargate. . .

Greater St. Louis Book Fair

Ballwin, MO, USA

Jun 26 - 28, 2020

Book sales. . .

Gear

Michigan Steam Expo

Pontiac, MI, USA

Jun 26 - 28, 2020

Steampunk convention. . .

July

Anime Midwest

Rosemont, IL, USA

Jul 3 - 5, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Cape Comic Con

Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

Jul 10 - 12, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

G-Fest

Rosemont, IL, USA

Jul 10 - 12, 2020

Japanese monsters convention. . .

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha, WI, USA

Jul 11 - Sep 7, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Great Lakes Comic Expo - Summer

Clinton Township, MI, USA

Jul 11, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Stranger Con Chicago

Schaumburg, IL, USA

Jul 11 - 12, 2020

A convention for fans of "Stranger Things. . ."

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Detroit

Novi, MI, USA

Jul 18, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

Buckeye Comic Con - Summer

Columbus, OH, USA

Jul 19, 2020

Comic book expo. . .

Gear

Lodi Steampunk Garden Party

Lodi, WI, USA

Jul 20, 2020

Steampunk party at a private residence. . .

Gear

Monocles and Mischief, a Steampunk Experience

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Jul 24 - 26, 2020

Immersive steampunk convention. . .

Ren In The Glen

Glenwood City, WI, USA

Jul 25 - 26, 2020

Renaissance and medieval-themed entertainment. . .

St Andrew's Highland Games

Livonia, MI, USA

Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2020

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

August

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Aug 1, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

World of Faeries Festival

South Elgin, IL, USA

Aug 1 - 2, 2020

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

NEO Comic Con

North Olmsted, OH, USA

Aug 2, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Diversicon 28

Plymouth, MN, USA

Aug 7 - 9, 2020

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

CONvergence

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Aug 20 - 23, 2020

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

North American Science Fiction Convention

Columbus, OH, USA

Aug 20 - 23, 2020

Science-fiction convention. . .

Wizard World Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

Aug 20 - 23, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

No Brand Con

Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA

Aug 21 - 23, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Holly, MI, USA

Aug 22 - Oct 4, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

Aug 22 - Oct 4, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Star Wars Celebration

Chicago, IL, USA

Aug 27 - 30, 2020

A large convention for Star Wars fans. . .

Gear

International Steampunk Symposium

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Aug 28 - 30, 2020

Steampunk convention. . .

Ohioana Book Festival

Columbus, OH, USA

Aug 29, 2020

Literary festival. . .

September

Gear

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Time Travelers

Waynesville, OH, USA

Sep 3 - 4, 2020

Themed weekend at the Renaissance Festival. . .