Sundance Film Festival: Jan. 20-30, 2022, Park City, UT
The Sundance Film Festival will take place online and in person in 2022. The Sundance Institute, which puts on the event, says more details will be available this summer. Read more here.
Chicago Auto Show: July 15-19, Chicago
After being postponed over the winter, the Chicago Auto Show, which typically takes place in February, is now slated for July. Taking place indoors and outdoors at McCormick Place, the show will be cut to five days, from 10 days, and decreased attendance is expected. Read more here.
Motor Bella: Sept. 21-26, Pontiac, MI
In place of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit comes Motor Bella, an all-outdoor auto event to be held at the M1 Concourse that is slated to feature 1.6 million square feet of vehicle and technology display space. More info here.
AWS re:Invent: Nov. 29-Dec. 3, Las Vegas
Few details are available, but the 10th anniversary of Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference will take place in person. Sign up for updates on the event here.
Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival: Sept. 17-19, Las Vegas
Spanning music, comedy, art and food—and 18 city blocks—the Life is Beautiful festival is coming back to Downtown Las Vegas after last year’s event was canceled. Addressing COVID-19, a statement on the festival website says organizers will “provide our community with pertinent information on festival preparedness, including what may be required beyond a ticket to enter festival grounds.” Read more here.
CES: Jan. 5-8, 2022, Las Vegas
After announcing, then detracting, plans for a physical show in 2021, CES organizers say the event is back in action for 2022 with a hybrid format. Confirmed brands attending the in-person world’s largest tech conference include Amazon, AT&T, Dell and Google. Read more here.
GoPro Mountain Games: June 10-13, Vail, CO
Outdoor sports enthusiasts will return to Vail this year to compete in the GoPro Mountain Games after the event went virtual in 2020. There will be fewer athletic activities involved at the 2021 event, but attendees can still expect plenty of competitive action, in addition to live music performances and art experiences. Read more here.
Tribeca Film Festival: June 9-20, New York City
The 20th annual Tribeca Film Festival will offer a variety of outdoor events and installations, along with timed and ticketed indoor experiences at venues across New York City. Outdoor events will take place rain or shine. Read more here.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival: May 20-23, Miami Beach, FL
The 20th anniversary of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be celebrated in person over four days this year. Built for bona fide foodies, the event showcases some of the world’s top wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. The festival will be predominantly held at outdoor venues, and a new slate of health and safety protocols are in order. Read more here.
Intel Innovation: October, San Francisco
The first of Intel’s new Intel ON event series is Intel Innovation, a global flagship event scheduled to take place in October, although specific dates have yet to be announced. The hybrid event is designed for learning, building skills and networking. Read more here.
29Rooms: September, New York City
Refinery29’s immersive Instagram funhouse is slated for a return this fall, with plans to “lean into more tactile, more tangible, unmissable, un-uploadable content.” With the goal of moving away from flat backgrounds and simple photo ops, the digital media brand is encouraging sponsor partners to create “more inventive and engaging programs.” Read more here.
Outside Lands: Oct. 29-31, San Francisco
One of the biggest independent music festivals in North America, Outside Lands will take place over Halloween weekend at Golden Gate Park. According to a statement on the festival website, “the move to October allows us the time to work collectively to determine any new safety procedures necessary to implement during the festival.” Read more here.
Summerfest: Sept. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18, Milwaukee, WI
One of the world’s largest music festivals, 53-year-old Summerfest, presented by American Family Insurance, is in the books for three consecutive weekends in September. The event will feature the unveiling of three new amenities to the public. Read more here.
Dreamforce: Sept. 21-24, San Francisco
Salesforce is “absolutely committed” to hosting its mega-conference at the Moscone Center this fall, although several variables remain in play that could affect the brand’s ability to host the event in person. Under California’s current health protocols, in-person conventions will be capped at 5,000 attendees through Oct. 1 unless vaccinations or negative COVID-19 test results are verified for all in attendance. Read more here.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival: Sept. 2-5, Manchester, TN
Music fans are headed back to “The Farm” this fall for a sold-out event. Organizers are bringing back many artists booked for the canceled 2020 show, in addition to adding new talent to the roster. Read more here.
HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition: Aug. 9-13, Las Vegas
The health information and technology conference will take a hybrid format this year. The in-person experience will take place at the Venetian-Sands Expo Center, Caesars Forum Conference Center and Wynn. Read more here.
MWC Barcelona: June 28-July 1, Barcelona
The world’s biggest mobile trade show is prepared to go fully hybrid this summer. The GSMA and Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Spain have announced details of an agreement to allow all MWC Barcelona registrants, including exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, and partners, to enter Spain to attend the in-person event. Read more here.
The Governors Ball Music Festival: Sept. 24-26, New York City
Details are scarce, but The Governors Ball, which typically takes place in June, is scheduled for September. Rather than rescheduling artists from the canceled 2020 event, organizers have announced that a new lineup will be featured this year. Read more here.