Calendar of Events

Burlesque Festivals Worldwide 2010-2011

Since many people I know in the San Francisco Bay Area love to travel, I thought I'd put together a calendar of the various burlesque festivals around the world.

There aren't many calendars accessible to the public, the notable exception being Brooklyn Ed Barnas' Burlesque Festival Calendar. It seems that I'm sort of Ed's San Francisco counterpart. I've just added some international festival information.Ri Ri SynCyr has also put together a Burlesque Festivals 2012 spreadsheet.

I've included most of the multi-day festivals of which I've heard. Most of them have performers not only from their local areas, but visiting performers from across the country and around the world. Also included are events such as Viva Las Vegas, which features burlesque prominently. BurlyCon in Seattle is not performance-based, but is a weekend of classes, workshops, panels, and social events meant for performers, fans, aficionados, academics, and others in the burlesque community.

I'll probably update the calendar once a month or when I read or hear any festival news. If you have any information about a festival you would like to see added to the calendar, or any corrections or suggestions, please contact me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com.

NOTE: I've included some of the festivals that haven't announced their 2011 dates yet. For these, I've left their 2010 information on the calendar so that you have a general idea of when they'll occur, if they occur.

Burlesque Festival Calendar 2010-2012 (arranged chronologically)
Updated April 14, 2011


Paris Burlesque Festival
October 6-10, 2010
Paris, France

Amsterdam Burlesque Festival
November 18-20, 2010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rome Burlesque Festival
November 18-21, 2010
Rome, Italy


Dallas Burlesque Festival
January 21-22, 2011
Dallas, Texas, USA

Midwest Burlesk Festival
January 27-30, 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Helsinki Burlesque Festival
February 2-7, 2011 (Main event February 5)
Helsinki, Finland

Key West Burlesque Festival Extravaganza
February 3-6, 2011
Key West, Florida, USA

Southwest Burlesque Showcase
February 11-12, 2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Southern Fried Burlesque Fest
March 10-13, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Moisture Festival - Libertease Burlesque
March 17 - April 10, 2011 (Libertease runs March 25 - April 2, see website for exact days and times.)
Seattle, Washington, USA

Windy City Burlesque Fest
March 18-19, 2011
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Orange Blossom Burlesque Festival
March 24-27, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival
April 1-2, 2011
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA

Kansas City Burlesque Festival
April 14-16, 2011
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Texas Burlesque Festival
April 14-16, 2011
Austin, Texas, USA

Viva Las Vegas
April 21-24, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition and Vintage Fashion Fair
April 22-24, 2011
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

London Burlesque Week
April 25-30, 2011
London, England

Vancouver Burlesque Festival
May 5-8, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

El Molino Burlesque Barcelona 1st International Festival
May 12-14, 2011
Barcelona, Spain

Show-Me Burlesque Festival
May 12-15, 2011
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Australian Burlesque Festival
May 27 - June 12, 2011
Sydney: May 27
Canberra: May 28
Tasmania: June 3
Melbourne: June 9-12

Charleston Burlesque Festival
May 28, 2011
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend
June 2-5, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival
June 3-5, 2011
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Colorado Burlesque Festival
July 7-10, 2011
Denver, Colorado, USA

Toronto Burlesque Festival
July 22-24, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

New Orleans Burlesque Festival
September 15-17, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Montreal Burlesque Festival
September 24-27, 2011
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

New York Burlesque Festival
September 28 to October 2, 2011
New York, New York, USA

Stockholm Burlesque Festival
October 14-15, 2011
Stockholm, Sweden

October 20-23, 2011
Seattle, Washington, USA


Southern Fried Burlesque Fest
March 8-11, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia, US
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