May 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Monday, May 1st, 2017
May 2017 Event Preview

As the weather grows nicer, our roster of awesome events grows longer! Read on to learn more about the festivals, fandom events, and concerts that we can’t wait to experience this May.

Northeast

The Beers of the Burgh Festival Carrie Furnace, Swissvale, PA – May 13, 2017

The always highly anticipated Beers of the Burgh Festival returns to Carrie Furnace for another flavor-filled day of sampling delicious craft brews in the shadow of a historic Pittsburgh landmark. Food trucks offering local fare round out this tasty day of spring fun. Let the sampling begin, Pittsburgh!

Nickel City Con Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY – May 19-21, 2017

Prepare yourselves, Buffalo: Nickel City Con is back once again to fill your weekend with as much fandom as you can possibly handle! Special guests including William Shatner, Joe Montana, Sam Jones, and many more will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and making this weekend absolutely unforgettable. Be sure to get your tickets now – Nickel City Con will be here in a Flash! Ahh!

Five Points Festival NYC 2017 Pier 36, Basketball City, New York, NY – May 20-21, 2017

This eden of collectibles and counterculture returns to NYC this May. Five Points is a celebration of art and its creators, but not the type of fandom event where you’ll see movie premieres or get photos with TV stars. At this festival you’ll find everything from indie comics, to craft breweries and food trucks, to the Designer Toy Awards, celebrating the best of the designer toy industry’s artists, designers, and brands. Tickets are still available, so get one while you can and experience the Five Points Festival vibe for yourself!

Greenwich Town Party Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT – May 27, 2017

Greenwich Town Party is an annual celebration held for the people of Greenwich, CT. Open only to those who live or work in Greenwich, the event strives to bring together the community for a day of neighborly fun, while building a lasting sense of town pride. With a musical lineup including Steely Dan and Alabama Shakes, this year’s party is shaping up to be yet another amazing day!

South

Eyecon – Wilmington Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC – May 5-7, 2017

Eyecon is America’s first One Tree Hill fandom event, and this May it returns to its roots in Wilmington, NC. With guests including Sophia Bush, Robert Buckley, and Shantel VanSanten, Eyecon is truly a One Tree Hill fanatic’s dream come true! With panels, autographs, photo ops, and celebrity parties, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets while they last!

2017 Virginia Hops & Barley Festival Westchester Commons, Midlothian, VA – May 13, 2017

The Virginia Hops & Barley Festival is a beer festival highlighting Virginia Micro-brews. In its seventh year, this festival offers something for everyone. With live entertainment, food, and of course plenty of beverages to go around, what more could one need? As always, sample responsibly!

Taste Addison Addison Circle Park, Addison, TX – May 19-21, 2017

Food, music, carnival rides, and much more: Taste Addison is on its way, and it’s sure to be a blast! Enjoy delicious selections from more food vendors than you could possibly hope to sample in one weekend, all while performers including Vanilla Ice, Granger Smith, and Gary Allan serve up a heaping helping of entertainment. This weekend is going to be packed so full of food and fun that you won’t know what hit you!

Midwest

THOTCON 0x8 Top Secret Location, Chicago, IL – May 4-5, 2017

Chicago’s highly anticipated hacking conference returns this May to a location only shared with attendees in the days prior to the event. Lectures and workshops covering various information security topics fill this weekend with a wealth of knowledge about security risks and best practices for mitigating those risks. If you scored a ticket, be prepared for two days of eye opening InfoSec tips and developments!

ROH “War of The Worlds Tour” Ford Community Center, Dearborn, MI – May 10, 2017

Don’t miss the second stop of the War of The Worlds Tour as the stars of Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) collide! ROH stars including Christopher Daniels and Marty Scurll will battle against NJPW stars including Tetsuya Naito and KUSHIDA. Reserve your tickets today to be sure not to miss the Best Wrestling on the Planet!

Auctions America – Auburn Spring Auburn Auction Park, Auburn, IN – May 11-13, 2017

A spring tradition for automobile collectors and enthusiasts alike, Auctions America’s Auburn Spring event returns to Auburn Auction Park this May. This year’s event features a special twist: the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Classic Car Club of America join with Auctions America to host the Triple Crown Meet! This historic automotive trifecta makes this weekend an absolute must for car lovers near and far.

West

Museum of Ice Cream 2018 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA – Now through July 10, 2017

Do you love ice cream? Have you ever considered diving into a pool full of sprinkles? Prepare yourself for the tasty frozen awesomeness that is Museum of Ice Cream! This highly anticipated pop-up exhibition is taking Los Angeles by storm. Don’t miss out on this deliciously dairy-filled experience!

Travis Scott: Birds Eye View Tour Rockwell @ The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT – May 31, 2017

Travis Scott’s Birds Eye View Tour is on its way to The Complex! The Houston hip-hop artist and producer will visit Salt Lake City this May in support of his sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Get your tickets while you can, and be ready for an unforgettable night! As Scott’s star rises, this show is sure to be one to remember.

Europe

IMATS London 2017 Olympia National, West Kensington, London, UK – May 19-21, 2017

Professional makeup artists and amateur makeup enthusiasts alike will flock to London this May for IMATS, the International Makeup Artist Trade Show. This internationally touring expo visits six cities annually, and includes exclusive access to makeup exhibitors and vendors, as well as celebrating and educating artists in the fields of theater, film, TV, fashion, and editorial makeup.

Heroes & Villains FanFest – London Olympia London, West Kensington, London, UK – May 27-28, 2017

Get ready, Londoners: a gathering of both heroes and villains will converge upon your city this May! Heroes & Villains FanFest brings your favorite celebrities like Arrow’s Stephen Amell, Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist to London for one incredibly super-heroic weekend! Set your alter-ego aside and suit up for action!