Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Science Festival, 2017.

Launch a Festival

Where to start? We encourage anyone interested in launching a new science festival to get in touch with us at the SFA. We’ll help you connect with peer organizations and point you toward the all the tools you’ll need. 

SFA staff may also be able to help get your new festival up and running with check-in calls, mentorships, resources for visiting existing festivals, and support for travel to our Science Events Summit.

Here are some resources that new festival planners might find especially helpful, including a sample timeline and an overview of science festival formats.