We all love a Steam sale, and Valve just dropped the dates of every Steam Sale and Steam Fest that will take place this year. The announcement was made for developer’s to schedule ahead and plan their promotional activities for the year, but is also viewable by the public on Steam Community. The list features all four major seasonal sales, as well as a bunch of smaller themed Fest sales, and Next Fests. Steam’s Next Fests promote upcoming games on Steam, and feature demos, livestreams and developer chats to build hype for their releases.

The full list of Steam seasonal sales and themed Fest sales can be seen below. We’ve highlighted the seasonal sales in bold, so you can start planning your spending now! 

  • Mystery Fest: Feb. 20 – 27 
  • Spring Sale: March 16 – 23
  • Puzzle Fest: April 24 – May 1
  • Sports Fest: May 15 – 22
  • Next Fest: June 19 – 26
  • Summer Sale: June 29 – July 13
  • Stealth Fest: July 24 – 31
  • Visual Novel Fest: Aug. 7 – 14
  • Strategy Fest: Aug. 28 – Sept. 4
  • SHMUP Fest: Sept. 25 – Oct. 2
  • Next Fest: Oct. 9 – 16
  • Return of Steam Scream Fest: Oct. 26 – Nov. 2 
  • Autumn Sale: Nov. 21 – 28 
  • Winter Sale: Dec. 21 – Jan. 4, 2024
Steam Winter Sale art begins Dec. 22 at 10am pacific and ends Jan. 5 at 10am pacific
Steam’s seasonal sales are always a gift for PC gamers looking to spend.

A description of each Fest can be found on the Steamworks Development Events page where the news broke from. Some of them are pretty self explanatory, but it’s interesting to read the gameplay eligibility requirements that game developers have to match with if they want their game to be part of a themed Fest. For example, to be part of the Puzzle Fest, a game must have puzzling as the primary gameplay element, whilst games with any focus on combat or action skills aren’t eligible.

Which sale are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more breaking gaming news.

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