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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

Jul 10 - Sep 6, 2021

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Animatic Con

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Diversicon

Plymouth, MN, USA

Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2021

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

August

CONvergence

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Aug 5 - 8, 2021

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

World of Faeries Festival

South Elgin, IL, USA

Aug 7 - 8, 2021

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

Planet Comicon, Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, USA

Aug 20 - 22, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Holly, MI, USA

Aug 21 - Oct 3, 2021

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

Aug 21 - Oct 3, 2021

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Wizard World Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

Aug 28 - 29, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

September

Gear

Big River Steampunk Festival

Hannibal, MO, USA

Sep 3 - 6, 2021

Steampunk festival. . .

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

Sep 4 - Oct 17, 2021

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Waynesville, OH, USA

Sep 4 - Oct 31, 2021

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

HorrorHound Weekend

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Sep 10 - 12, 2021

Horror convention. . .

St. Louis Renaissance Festival

Wentzville, MO, USA

Sep 18 - Oct 11, 2021

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad Cities

Davenport, IA, USA

Sep 25 - 26, 2021

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

October

Archon 45

Collinsville, IL, USA

Oct 1 - 3, 2021

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Cape Comic Con

Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

Oct 1 - 3, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts

Middle Amana, IA, USA

Oct 9 - 10, 2021

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Con on the Cob

Richfield, OH, USA

Oct 14 - 17, 2021

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

Indiana Comic Con

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Oct 15 - 17, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Meta Con

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Oct 15 - 17, 2021

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

Cherry Capital Comic Con

Acme, MI, USA

Oct 29 - 31, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

November

Gear

TeslaCon

Middleton, WI, USA

Nov 4 - 8, 2021

Immersive steampunk convention. . .

Gear

Chicago TARDIS

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 26 - 28, 2021

Doctor Who convention. . .

December

C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Chicago, IL, USA

Dec 10 - 12, 2021

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

February

Capricon

Chicago, IL, USA

Feb 3 - 6, 2022

Science fiction convention. . .

March

MarsCon 2022

Bloomington, MN, USA

Mar 11 - 13, 2022

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Gear

Steampunk Symposium

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Mar 25 - 27, 2022

Steampunk convention. . .

April

No Brand Con

Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA

Apr 22 - 24, 2022

Anime convention. . .

May

Wizard World St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, USA

May 6 - 8, 2022

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Anime Central

Rosemont, IL, USA

May 20 - 22, 2022

Anime convention. . .

WisCon

Madison, WI, USA

May 27 - 30, 2022

Feminist science fiction convention and conference. . .