2022 Star Parties & Festivals

The following lists the major annual star parties for astronomical viewing and festivals worldwide for amateur astronomers. For general rules of conduct at star parties, see star party etiquette.


U.S. Star Parties

WHAT WHEN NEAR
Acadia Night Sky Festival Sep 21-25, 2022 Bar Harbor, ME
Advanced Imaging Conference May 20-21, 2022 San Jose, CA
Almost Heaven Star Party Aug 26-30, 2022 Circleville, WV
Astrophotography Conference TBA Tupper Lake, NY
Badlands Festival Jul 29-31, 2022 Rapid City, SD
Black Canyon Festival TBA Montrose, CO
Black Forest Star Party TBA Potter County, PA
Bootleg Spring Star Party Apr 28-May 1, 2022 Harmon, IL
Bootleg Fall Star Party Sep 22-25, 2022 Harmon, IL
Bryce Canyon Festival Jun 22-25, 2022 Bryce Canyon Park, UT
Cherry Springs Star Party Jun 2-5, 2022 Coudersport, PA
Dakota Nights Festival TBA Medora, ND
Death Valley Dark Sky Festival Feb 25-27, 2022 Death Valley, CA
Enchanted Skies Star Party TBA Magdalena, NM
GOlden State Star Party Jun 29-Jul 3, 2022 Bieber, CA
Grand Canyon Star Party Jun 18-15, 2022 Grand Canyon Park, AZ
Great Lakes Star Gaze Sep 22-25, 2022 Gladwin, MI
Green Bank Star Quest Jun 29-Jul 2, 2022 Green Bank, WV
Idaho Star Party Sep 23-25, 2022 Bruneau Dunes Park, ID
Lassen Dark Sky Festival TBA Redding, CA
Midsouth Stargaze Apr 27-30, 2022 French Camp, MS
Nebraska Star Party Jul 24-29, 2022 Valentine, NE
Night Sky Festival Sep 23-24, 2022 Twentynine Palms, CA
Okie-Tex Star Party Sep 23-Oct 1, 2022 Kenton, OK
Orange Blossom Special Feb 23-27, 2022 Dade City, FL
Oregon Star Party Jul 26-31, 2022 Prineville, OR
Rocky Mountain Star Stare Jun 22-26, 2022 Gardner, CO
Stars Over Katahdin TBA Millinocket, ME
Stellafane Jul 28-31, 2022 Springfield, VT
Table Mountain Star Party Jul 26-31, 2022 Oroville, WA
Texas Star Party (TSP) Apr 24-May 1, 2022 Fort Davis, TX
Winter Star Party Jan 31-Feb 6, 2022 Scout Key, FL


Canada Star Parties

WHAT WHEN NEAR
Alberta StarBQ Jul 1-3, 2022 Caroline, AB
Alberta Star Party Sep 23-25, 2022 Drumheller, AB
Butter Pot Star Party TBA Butter St. John's, NL
Fundy Star Gaze Sep 3-3, 2022 Fundy Par, NB
Island Star Party TBA Duncan, BC
Jasper Dark Sky Festival 0ct 14-23, 2022 Jasper Park, AB
Kouchibouguac Spring Star Fest Jun 3-4, 2022 Kouchibouguac Park, NB
Kouchibouguac Fall Star Fest Sep 23-24, 2022 Kouchibouguac Park, NB
Mount Carleton Star Party Jul 29-30, 2022 Mount Carleton, NB
Mount Kobau Star Party Aug 20-28, 2022 Mount Kobau, BC
N. Prairie Star Party Sep 7-11 2022 Tofield, AB
Nova East Star Party Aug 26-28, 2022 Newport, NS
Saskatchewan Star Party Aug 24-29, 2022 Maple Creek, SK
Starfest Aug 25-28, 2022 Hanover, Ontario
Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Festival Aug 18-21, 2022 Wood Buffalo Park, NT


UK & Ireland Star Parties

WHAT WHEN NEAR
Astrocamp Sep 24-27, 2022 Brecon Beacons, England
Dalby Forest StarFest Aug 18-22, 2022 North Yorkshire, England
Equinox Sky Camp Sep 20-27, 2022 Norfolk, England
Mayo Dark Sky Festival Nov 4-6, 2022 Newport, Ireland
Skellig Star Party TBA County Kerry, Ireland
Solarsphere Aug 19-22, 2022 Builth Wells, England


Australia Star Parties

WHAT WHEN NEAR
Queensland Astrofest Jul 22-31, 2022 Linville, QLD
OzSky Star Safari Mar 27-Apr 3, 2022 Coonabarabran, NSW
OzSky Star Safari Oct 22-29, 2022 Coonabarabran, NSW
South Pacific Star Party May 26-29, 2022 Ilford, NSW