Events - Midwest

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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June

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

Eminence, KY, USA

Jun 4 - Jul 17, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

July

Anime Midwest

Rosemont, IL, USA

Jul 1 - 3, 2022

Anime convention. . .

Gear

Gears, Gadgets, & Garments

Lombard, IL, USA

Jul 1, 2022

Opening reception for a steampunk exhibition. . .

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha, WI, USA

Jul 9 - Sep 5, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival

Vassar, MI, USA

Jul 16 - 31, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gem City Comic Con

Dayton, OH, USA

Jul 23 - 24, 2022

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Diversicon

Plymouth, MN, USA

Jul 29 - 31, 2022

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

August

C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Chicago, IL, USA

Aug 5 - 7, 2022

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

World of Faeries Festival

South Elgin, IL, USA

Aug 6 - 7, 2022

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

CONvergence 2022

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Aug 11 - 14, 2022

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Holly, MI, USA

Aug 20 - Oct 2, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

Aug 20 - Oct 2, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

September

Gear

Chicon 8 - Worldcon

Chicago, IL, USA

Sep 1 - 5, 2022

The 80th World Science Fiction Convention. . .

Gear

Big River Steampunk Festival

Hannibal, MO, USA

Sep 2 - 5, 2022

Steampunk festival. . .

Meta Con

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Sep 2 - 4, 2022

Comic and sci-fi convention. . .

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

Sep 3 - Oct 16, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Waynesville, OH, USA

Sep 3 - Oct 20, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

HorrorHound Weekend

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Sep 9 - 11, 2022

Horror convention. . .

St. Louis Renaissance Festival

Wentzville, MO, USA

Sep 17 - Oct 23, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Cincinnati Comic Expo

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Sep 23 - 25, 2022

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Milwaukee Comic Con

West Allis, WI, USA

Sep 24, 2022

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Archon 45

Collinsville, IL, USA

Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2022

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

October

Cartoon Crossroads

Columbus, OH, USA

Oct 6 - 9, 2022

Cartoon arts festival. . .

Con on the Cob

Richfield, OH, USA

Oct 6 - 9, 2022

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

Central Missouri Renaissance Festival

Kingdom City, MO, USA

Oct 22 - 23, 2022

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

November

Gear

TeslaCon 12: Hawthorne Manor

Middleton, WI, USA

Nov 10 - 14, 2022

Immersive steampunk convention. . .

WindyCon 48

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 11 - 13, 2022

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Gear

Chicago TARDIS

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 25 - 27, 2022

Doctor Who convention. . .