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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

Cape Comic Con

Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

Jul 10 - 12, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

August

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Aug 1, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

Diversicon 28

Plymouth, MN, USA

Aug 7 - 9, 2020

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Celtic Fest Ohio

Waynesville, OH, USA

Aug 14 - 16, 2020

Celtic-themed entertainment. . .

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. . .

Ohioana Book Festival

Columbus, OH, USA

Aug 29, 2020

Literary festival. . .

September

Colossalcon 19

Sandusky, OH, USA

Sep 2 - 6, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Gear

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Time Travelers

Waynesville, OH, USA

Sep 3 - 4, 2020

Themed weekend at the Renaissance Festival. . .

Gear

Big River Steampunk Festival

Hannibal, MO, USA

Sep 4 - 7, 2020

Steampunk festival. . .

Gear

Meta Con

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Sep 4 - 6, 2020

Comic and sci-fi convention with steampunk programming. . .

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

Sep 5 - Oct 18, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Waynesville, OH, USA

Sep 5 - Nov 1, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Printers Row Lit Fest

Chicago, IL, USA

Sep 5 - 6, 2020

Literary festival. . .

Gear

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

Marietta, OH, USA

Sep 11 - 13, 2020

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

Gear

Danish Brotherhood/Steampunk General Store Steampunk Minicon

Kenosha, WI, USA

Sep 12, 2020

Steampunk festivities. . .

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, USA

Sep 19, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

Great Plains Renaissance Festival

Wichita, KS, USA

Sep 26 - 27, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Sep 26, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

October

Con on the Cob

Richfield, OH, USA

Oct 1 - 4, 2020

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

Archon 44

Collinsville, IL, USA

Oct 2 - 4, 2020

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Oct 10, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

Gear

Cog County Faire

Montello, WI, USA

Oct 15 - 18, 2020

Steampunk gathering. . .

Animatic Con

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Oct 16 - 18, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Ratha Con

Athens, OH, USA

Oct 17, 2020

Regional pop culture and comic book convention. . .

ScareFest 13

Lexington, KY, USA

Oct 23 - 25, 2020

Horror convention. . .

Central Missouri Renaissance Festival - Fall

Kingdom City, MO, USA

Oct 24 - 25, 2020

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Steampunk Masquerade Fundraiser

Spring Green, WI, USA

Oct 24, 2020

Masquerade party with music and other festivities. . .

Gear

A Victorian Steampunk Masquerade Party

Muncie, IN, USA

Oct 24, 2020

Steampunk/Victorian masquerade party. . .

WonderFest

Louisville, KY, USA

Oct 24 - 25, 2020

Movie special effects and models. . .

Cherry Capital Comic Con

Acme, MI, USA

Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

November

Maker Faire Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, USA

Nov 7, 2020

DIY and invention showcase. . .

Bluewater International Comic-Con

Port Huron, MI, USA

Nov 21 - 22, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Buckeye Comic Con - Fall

Columbus, OH, USA

Nov 22, 2020

Comic book expo. . .

Gear

Chicago TARDIS

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 27 - 29, 2020

Doctor Who convention. . .

December

Gear

Oddities & Curiosities Expo - Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH, USA

Dec 12, 2020

An exposition of "all things weird. . ."

March

Wizard World St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, USA

Mar 12 - 14, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .