September 2018 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Friday, August 31st, 2018
September 2018 Event Preview

Summer may be winding down, but our live event calendar is just as full as ever! Check out our preview of the festivals, fandom events, concerts, and fairs coming your way this September, and reserve your tickets today!

Northeast

Keystone Comic Con Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA – September 14-16, 2018

From ReedPOP, the minds behind New York Comic Con, comes a brand new comic con that’s sure to take Philadelphia by storm! With amazing concerts, special entertainment, the highly-anticipated Keystone Championships of Cosplay, and a star-studded guest list including your favorites from The Office, Doctor Who, True Blood, X-Men, WWE, and more, this event is one you won’t want to miss. Reserve your tickets today, and we’ll see you at the first ever Keystone Comic Con!

Steel City Big Pour Construction Junction, Pittsburgh, PA – September 15, 2018

Fall is just around the corner, and for Pittsburgh brew and food lovers, that means it’s time once again for the Steel City Big Pour! Filled with live music, delicious foods from local restaurants and food trucks, and plenty of local craft brews, this is a must-attend event for any beer enthusiast. So pour yourself a glass, and get ready to taste some of the best brews around the Burgh!

K-EXPO Pier 36, New York, NY – September 30, 2018

Experience the best of Korean culture, all in New York City! K-Expo 2018 will feature unforgettable performances by amazing K-Pop stars including by Infinite L, The Rose, Astro, and A.C.E.; special guests like Billboard K-Pop columnist Jeff Benjamin, I Love Dance Founder MJ Choi, and YouTuber David Le; and not to mention workshops, food, games, and plenty more. Why wait? Reserve your tickets for this celebration of Korean pop culture today!

South

Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival Bedford Municipal Property, Bedford, TX – August 31-September 2, 2018

Make your way to Bedford, TX this weekend for some amazing music, delicious barbeque, and tons of family fun at the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival! Enjoy live entertainment including Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Plus, you’ll sample some of the area’s tastiest barbeque, including special tasting events like the Battle of the BBQ! Get your tickets today, and be sure to bring your appetite!

Cabarrus County Fair Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Concord, NC – September 7-15, 2018

It’s that time of year once again, North Carolina! Get ready for the 2018 Cabarrus County Fair, featuring delicious fair food, thrilling rides, games, animals, talented entertainment, and so much more! Purchase your tickets online by September 6 to save money and time at the gate, and prepare for nine amazing days sure to provide memories that will last a lifetime.

Ronnie Milsap: Live at the Waco Hippodrome Waco Hippodrome Theatre, Waco, TX – September 13, 2018

Country music legend Ronnie Milsap makes his way to the Waco Hippodrome this September for what’s sure to be an unforgettable performance. Over his historic and successful career, Milsap has received 6 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, and was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Those fortunate enough to attend this event are sure to have an amazing night of music!

Midwest

The Big Bounce America Inwood Soccer Complex, Joliet, IL – August 31-September 3, 2018

Spend your Labor Day weekend at the world’s biggest bounce house! The Big Bounce America features 10,000 square feet of full-on inflatable fun. At this crazy, action-packed event, you’ll enjoy activities that are fun for the whole family, featuring a host of amazing inflatable attractions! With a Ninja Run course, a Monster Ball Pit, a refreshing selection of food and drink vendors, and so much more, what are you waiting for? Get ready to bounce!

The Joliet Rocket Joliet Transportation Center, Joliet, IL – September 15-16, 2018

All aboard! Yet another amazing end-of-summer activity hitting the Joliet area this September, The Joliet Rocket is an exciting, scenic railroad excursion hosted by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Make the journey to downtown Chicago behind an expertly maintained 1940s steam locomotive on a first class passenger train. During the two-hour layover, the platforms and pavilion will be transformed into an exclusive, vintage-themed occasion at LaSalle Street Station for passengers. Dress in your ‘40s and ‘50s best, and prepare for an unforgettable experience!

Grand Slam Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest Celebration Park Baseball Field #4, Gardner, KS – September 28, 2018

Fall is on its way, and there’s a whole new season of delicious brews ready to accompany it! Prepare to tantalize your taste buds at the Grand Slam Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest. This second-annual festival features local breweries, wineries, and distilleries filling the outfields at Gardner’s Celebration Park to share their creations of libations with you. Plus, with delicious appetizers provided by Smoke N Babes, and The Zeros providing the perfect soundtrack for the evening, what more could you ask for?

West

Crunchyroll Expo San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA – September 1-3, 2018

Crunchyroll, the world’s largest anime streaming company, hosts their second annual expo this weekend, and we can’t wait! Crunchyroll Expo is a celebration of anime, manga, games, cosplay, and so much more. You’ll join anime fans from near and far for three days of exhibits, screenings, panels, and guest appearances by some of the biggest anime personalities in the U.S. and Japan. We’ll see you there, San Jose!

Rose City Comic Con Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR – September 7-9, 2018

Rose City Comic Con brings the best of comics, gaming, and entertainment to the Oregon Convention Center this month, and you won’t want to miss out on the action. Featuring a star-studded lineup of special guests including David Tennant, Evangeline Lilly, Felicia Day, and John Barrowman, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a dull moment. Plus, for the first time ever, Play Fair PDX will be co-located with Rose City Comic Con for twice the fun! With access to both events at once, you and your family are sure to have a rewarding, fun, and memorable event experience!

Sand Sports Super Show Orange County Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA – September 14-16, 2018

This September, join hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees at the biggest and most exciting dune and dirt sports expo in the world! Sand Sports Super Show features three days of fun for all. Get up close to the latest Sand Rails, UTVs, ATVs, Side x Sides, accessories, and apparel. Speak to the experts who can offer valuable insight on the latest sand sports and offroading products and innovations. Plus, witness exciting demonstrations and take part in hands-on activities sure to leave the whole family with a smile!

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