The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival (Fan Fest) has been announced for 2023 and 2024. It will be held in 3 locations, North America, Europe and Japan.
The North American Fan Festival will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on July 28, 2023 and JUly 29, 2023. In Europe, it will be held on ExCeL London on October 21, 2023 and October 22, 2023.
Japan has been announced but no date has been released. There have been rumors that the Japan Fan Festival will only allow Japanese residents, but this has not been confirmed.
Fan Festivals are a great opportunity to meet many of the friends that you have made online. For many players this is a great way to meet up with the many friends they have made in game, be it from Free Companies, to Linkshells and even random people they met in the game.