2023 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

Acadia Night Sky Festival TBA, 2023 Bar Harbor, ME
Advanced Imaging Conference TBA, 2023 San Jose, CA
Almost Heaven Star Party Aug 18-22, 2023 Circleville, WV
Astrophotography Conference TBA, 2023 Tupper Lake, NY
Badlands Festival TBA, 2023 Rapid City, SD
Black Canyon Festival TBA, 2023 Montrose, CO
Black Forest Star Party TBA, 2023 Potter County, PA
Bootleg Spring Star Party TBA, 2023 Harmon, IL
Bootleg Fall Star Party TBA, 2023 Harmon, IL
Bryce Canyon Festival Jun 14-17, 2023 Bryce Canyon Park, UT
Cherry Springs Star Party Jun 15-18, 2023 Coudersport, PA
Dakota Nights Festival TBA, 2023 Medora, ND
Death Valley Dark Sky Festival Feb 10-12, 2023 Death Valley, CA
Golden State Star Party Jun 14-18, 2023 Bieber, CA
Grand Canyon Star Party Jun 10-17, 2023 Grand Canyon Park, AZ
Great Lakes Star Gaze TBA, 2023 Gladwin, MI
Green Bank Star Quest Jun 21-24, 2023 Green Bank, WV
Idaho Star Party Sep 15-17, 2023 Bruneau Dunes Park, ID
Midsouth Stargaze Apr 19-22, 2023 French Camp, MS
Nebraska Star Party Jul 16-22, 2023 Valentine, NE
Night Sky Festival TBA, 2023 Twentynine Palms, CA
Okie-Tex Star Party Sep 8-16, 2023 Kenton, OK
Orange Blossom Special Feb 22-26, 2023 Dade City, FL
Oregon Star Party Jul 18-23, 2023 Prineville, OR
Rocky Mountain Star Stare Jun 14-18, 2023 Gardner, CO
Stars Over Katahdin TBA, 2023 Millinocket, ME
Stellafane TBA, 2023 Springfield, VT
Table Mountain Star Party TBA, 2023 Oroville, WA
Texas Star Party TBA, 2023 Fort Davis, TX
Winter Star Party TBA, 2023 Scout Key, FL

Canada Star Parties

Alberta StarBQ Jul 21-23, 2023 Caroline, AB
Alberta Star Party Sep 15-17, 2023 Drumheller, AB
Butter Pot Star Party Jul 21-22, 2023 Butter St. John's, NL
Fundy Star Gaze TBA, 2023 Fundy Par, NB
Island Star Party TBA, 2023 Duncan, BC
Jasper Dark Sky Festival 0ct 13-22, 2023 Jasper Park, AB
Kouchibouguac Spring Star Fest TBA, 2023 Kouchibouguac Park, NB
Kouchibouguac Fall Star Fest TBA, 2023 Kouchibouguac Park, NB
Mount Carleton Star Party TBA, 2023 Mount Carleton, NB
Mount Kobau Star Party TBA, 2023 Mount Kobau, BC
N. Prairie Star Party Sep 12-17 2023 Tofield, AB
Nova East Star Party TBA, 2023 Newport, NS
Saskatchewan Star Party TBA, 2023 Maple Creek, SK
Starfest Aug 17-20, 2023 Hanover, Ontario
Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Festival Aug 17-20, 2023 Wood Buffalo Park, NT

UK & Ireland Star Parties

Astrocamp Apr 22-25, 2023 Brecon Beacons, England
Dalby Forest StarFest TBA, 2023 North Yorkshire, England
Equinox Sky Camp Oct 9-16, 2023 Norfolk, England
Mayo Dark Sky Festival Nov 3-5, 2023 Newport, Ireland
Skellig Star Party Aug, 2023 County Kerry, Ireland
Solarsphere TBA, 2023 Builth Wells, England

Australia Star Parties

Queensland Astrofest TBA, 2023 Linville, QLD
OzSky Star Safari Mar 18-25, 2023 Coonabarabran, NSW
OzSky Star Safari Sep 10-17, 2023 Coonabarabran, NSW
South Pacific Star Party May 18-21, 2023 Ilford, NSW