Annual Star Parties

Here’s the info you’ll need to “save the date” for some of the top stargazing events in the U.S. and Canada for the coming year.

Name Location Typical Date
Death Valley Star Party Furnace Creek Resort, CA Jan, Oct
Winter Star Party West Summerland Key, FL Feb
Triad Starfest Jamestown, NC Feb
Hodges Gardens Star Party Florien, LA March
Global Astronomy Month Everywhere! April
International Dark Sky Week Everywhere! April
Stargaze Star Party Laurel, DE April
Southern Star Astronomical Convention Little Switzerland, NC April
Mid-South Star Gaze French Camp, MS April
Northeast Astronomy Forum Suffern, NY April
International Dark Sky Week Everywhere! April
Astronomy Day (spring) Everywhere! April/May
Texas Star Party Fort Davis, TX May
Michiana Star Party Vandalia, MI May
RTMC Astronomy Expo Riverside, CA Memorial Day weekend
Cherry Springs Star Party Coudersport, PA June
Grand Canyon Star Party Grand Canyon, AZ June
Rocky Mountain Star Stare Gardner, CO June
Wisconsin Observers Weekend Hartman Creek State Park, WI June
Gateway to the Universe Star Party  Marten River Provincial Park, ON July
Nebraska Star Party Valentine, NE July
Golden State Star Party Bieber, CA July
Summer Star Party Plainfield, MA July
Mason-Dixon Star Party York, PA July
StarFest Ayton, ON July
Maine Astronomy Retreat Washington, ME July/Aug
Saskatchewan Summer Star Party Maple Creek, SK July/Aug
Mount Kobau Star Party Osoyoos, BC Aug
Table Mountain Star Party Oroville, WA Aug
Oregon Star Party Indian Trail Spring, OR Aug
Stellafane Convention Springfield, VT Aug
Nova East Smileys Provincial Park, NS Aug
Manitoulin Star Party Manitoulin Island, ON Aug
Almost Heaven Star Party Spruce Knob, WV Aug
Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival Fort Smith, NWT Aug
Acadia Night Sky Festival Bar Harbor, ME Sep
Black Forest Star Party Coudersport, PA Sep
AstroAssembly North Scituate, RI Sep
Idaho Star Party Bruneau, ID Sep
Alberta Star Party Caroline, AB Sep
Okie-Tex Star Party Kenton, OK Sep
Connecticut Star Party Goshen, CT Sep
Astronomy Day (autumn) Everywhere! Sep/Oct
Enchanted Skies Star Party Socorro, NM Oct
SJAC Fall Star Party Belleplain State Forest, NJ Oct
Deep South Regional Star Gaze McComb, MS Oct/Nov
Chiefland Astrofest Chiefland Astronomy Village, FL Nov

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One thought on “Annual Star Parties

  1. Jsshirleysr

    I would like to have our third annual star party included AGAIN in your list of star parties. It is the PENNYRILE STARGAZE and will be held on October 14th to the 22nd in the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park in Western Kentucky.
    We have a facebook page “Pennyrile Stargaze”.
    Thanks, John Shirley

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