2 Drachenfest spin-offs, one of the biggest LARPs in the world and LARPing events near you – these are the most exciting LARPs in June 2023
Empire LRP, Time of Legends, Drachenfest US, Laire, Garden of Destinies, Xadune, loads of Alliance LARPs and a unique UK sci-fi LARP not be missed. From awesome adventures around the globe to galactic starship battle simulations – not to mention two of the biggest LARPing events in the world.
It’s the best in LARP games, costumes, stories and boffer battles in Live Action Role Play (LARP) from Germany to the UK and all over the US – these are some of the most exciting new and upcoming LARPs in June 2023.
14 Awesome New LARPs in June 2023
Zeit der Legenden (Time of Legends)
Geldern Germany, 7–11 June 2023
Dragons, humans and the legends that will one day shape Alradach, land of dragons (aka the world of Drachenfest). Zeit der Legenden (Time of Legends) is an offshoot high fantasy medieval LARP of Germany’s Drachenfest – one of the biggest LARPs in the world. And, you’re basically living the legends that shaped Aldarach. But be careful, what you do here might echo in time to affect the next main Drachenfest event. Only at Zeit der Legenden.
Watch: The Zeit der Legenden Experience
Where Haus Walbeck Castle, Am Schloss Walbeck 31, Geldern, Germany
When 7–11 June 2023 Type High fantasy, in the world of Drachenfest
Cost €179 | Get tickets (Note: This is a German LARP, and though Drachenfest is multi-lingual, so check-in first re language requirements)
Empire LRP – Spring Equinox
Buckinghamshire UK, 9–11 June 2023
Possibly the biggest and best-known of all the LARPs in June, if not the world, then at least the UK. Empire LRP is a festival LARP happening four times a year and drawing in an amazing crowd of players from all around. The 9 distinct cultures that make up the world of Empire are constantly vying for power – hence the skirmishes – while high mages converse with the Eternals from the 6 adjourning panes of existence to try and get their homestead the upper hand. All whilst the Empire is under near-constant attack from barbarian Orcs. Who will rule Empire LRP?
Watch: A Fun Fan-Made Look at Empire LRP
Type High Fantasy Where Dadford Road Campsite, Buckinghamshire, UK
Cost £75 | Get tickets
Chicago Alliance LARP
Illinois US, 9–11 June 2023
LARPs with chapter hopping! Set in the medieval fantasy world of Fortanni, with oathsworn, dryads, dwarves, elves, ogres, orcs and more, this is an event of the Chicago chapter of the multi-chapter LARP guild, Alliance. Complete with character creation, high-action battle or quiet merchant life – play as you choose – and fairly traditional RPG rules and gameplay. But what sets it apart is chapter-hopping: Alliance has over 11 chapters around the US and Canada, and you’re allowed to port your character to any other Alliance event.
Watch: The Chicago Alliance LARP Experience
Where Camp Reynoldswood, Dixon, Illinois, US
When 9–11 June 2023 Type High Fantasy: Action-packed or merchant/town life
Cost $80 | Get tickets
New Jersey US, 16–18 June 2023
Probably the No 1 reason to try LARPing and one of the best-known US LARPs in June. Set around the city of Avalon in Midlantia, Laire is a monthly multi-day LARP in a high fantasy setting (swords, elves, dwarves), that’s built pretty close to traditional role-play rules. So it’s all about creating your character and then living your hero’s journey – once a month, that’s awesome. The best part? Your first LARP weekend is Free! No jokes, you just pay for your food and come check it out for free at Laire LARP.
Watch: The Laire LARP Experience
Where Camp Lewis, New Jersey, US Type Medieval High Fantasy, (Swords & Magic) Action Setting Avalon City in Midlantia, where magic is real, dark VS light, dwarves, elves, humans and more. Age 16+ Cost $55 or your first LARP Free All dates for Laire LARP | Book now
Washington US, 16–18 June 2023
All types are welcome in Fortnight, a fantasy-Medieval town that attracts a populace of misfits and would-be heroes. Characters seek to prove themselves, find fortune, battle the evils of the land, or just make some really entertaining friends at weekend-long, monthly Legacies LARP events.
Where Various parks around Washington State; June event will be at Middleground LARP Site, 204 Van Hoesen Rd, Onalaska, Washington, US Type High fantasy boffer LARP with a selection of 17 playable races and various skills and abilities allowing characters to specialize in combat, magic, lore, trades, or any combination thereof. Setting Characters congregate in the Medieval frontier settlement of Fortnight, part of a larger world of arcane mysteries, grand politics, diverse cultures & religions, and strange beasts.
Cost $50 | First-time $25 | Book your spot
Garden Of Destinies
Georgia US, 17 June 2023
The Garden is a mysterious location, and characters from 9 very diverse realms seem to end up here for some reason. Each with their own history, skills and abilities – create your hero from a host of choices – and find your destiny among other destitute travellers in the Garden of Destinies.
Where Group Camp, Pickett’s Mill State Park, Georgia, US When 7 June 2023
Type It’s multi-genre because characters are from a very diverse set of worlds, with their own lore, style etc. With boffer weapon combat.
Setting A mysterious location that characters from 9 very diverse homeworlds somehow end up in. Cost $65 | First-time Free | All dates for Garden of Destinies | Book your spot
Wisconsin Alliance LARP
Salem US, 17 June 2023
A brand-new LARPing experience! Wisconsin is the latest new chapter in the Alliance LARP guild – and it already looks like a ton of fun. Set in the medieval fantasy world of Fortanni, with oathsworn, dryads, dwarves, elves, ogres, orcs and more, this event uses the Alliance rules and gameplay. And, of course, also includes chapter-hopping.
Watch: The Wisconsin Alliance LARP Experience
Where Old Settler’s Park, Salem, Wisconsin, US
When 17 June 2023 Type High Fantasy: Action-packed or merchant/town life
Cost $30 | Get info
Alliance New Hampshire
Newport US, 17 June 2023
Another chance to chapter-hop! New Hampshire Alliance LARP offers some really cool module (player and NPC encounters and puzzles) play, combined with exciting combat. Set in the medieval fantasy world of Fortanni, with oathsworn, dryads, dwarves, elves, ogres, orcs and more, this event also uses the Alliance rules and gameplay.
Watch: Combat Action at Alliance New Hampshire
Where 964 2nd NH Turnpike, Newport, New Hampshire, US
When 17 June 2023 Type High Fantasy: Action-packed or merchant/town life
Cost $50 | Register
Pennsylvania US, 19–25 June 2023
5 Camps. 6 Guilds. 1 Drachenfest US. Yes, after a pretty successful first year, Drachenfest US is back for a full week of dragon-egg warfare – most anticipated among the LARPs in June 2023. As the name suggests, it’s the US version of Drachenfest (one of the biggest and most popular LARPs in the world) but it has its own flavour and unique appeal – check this awesome review for details. Just note the location – it’s in Pennsylvania this round, so things are shaken up a bit at Drachenfest US.
Watch: The Drachenfest US Trailer
Where Coopers Lake, 205 Currie Rd, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, US
When 19–25 June 2023 Type Week-long Medieval High Fantasy LARP
Cost from $255 | Get tickets
Georgia US, 23–25 June 2023
Create your class or specialise as you go! Set in an island city on planet Xadune, which most closely resembles Earth’s Victorian period, Xadune is a multi-day LARP focused more on the role-play aspect of the game – combat is minimal and light-touch. Though there are some awesome events to drive story direction. With a rich backstory and loads of classes, races and histories to build your character around, Xadune offers something for everyone – unsure first-timer? Come and play a monster or help out the story team till you get the hang of playing Xadune.
Watch: The Xadune LARP Experience
Where Camp Daniel Morgan, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, Georgia, US When 23–25 June 2023 Type Victorian Gaslamp Fantasy, Role-Play focused, Light-Touch Combat Setting Mysterious Island City on Planet Xadune, 4 continents, 23 homelands, 17 playable races, 26 churches and cultures
Skills Knowledge and Learnable Special Skills Age 17+
Cost $15–$75 | Book now
Age Of Essence
Surrey UK, 24 June 2023
Goblins, orcs, nomads and elves. Age of Essence is a unique UK LARP in that it is 1-day and family-friendly – everyone is welcome. Combat is safe, both physical and magical, and the game rules are pretty straightforward, so anyone can jump in and have fun. There are monthly LARPs, and, if you just want to check it out, you can play a monster for free at Age of Essence.
Georgia US, 24 June 2023
Using the good-ole Forest of Doors system (Atlanta), Fractured is a Georgia/Tennessee-based LARP featuring a world where a metaphysical calamity has caused bleed-through from multiple dimensions/realms into the terrestrial, causing the emergence of all kinds of unique creatures and characters with awesome abilities and powers. With multiple homeworlds, endless character types, magic and abilities, it’s an awesome multi-day LARP at Fractured.
Type Dark, Fantasy, Magic, Meta Where Picketts Mill Battlefield State Park, Georgia, US Cost $65 | Get tickets
Orion Sphere LRP
Bristol UK, 30 June–2 July 2023
4 Factions. 22 Species. Untold worlds to explore. One of the most unique LARPs in June – if only because sci-fi LARPs are so rare. Orion Sphere is a multi-day, multi-element LARP set 10 000 years in the future. There’s planet-based play (where you’re all on a world, usually a wooded area like a normal LARP), but then there are also starship simulation rooms, with incredibly cool space flight and battle simulators and the works. Ohm and yes, you get to play as aliens, too, at Orion Sphere LRP.
Watch: The Orion Sphere LRP Experience
Where Goblin Combe Environment Centre, Plunder St, Bristol, UK
When 30 June–2 July 2023 Type Science Fiction LARP: planet-based and starship simulation Cost £85 | Get tickets
Note: I try my best to get every bit of info I can on these LARPs in June, and will keep updating this page all the time. If you know of a book, author, show, channel or event that should be on this list, let me know at email@example.com and I’ll make it happen.
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