1. Bat's Day in the Fun Park
Every year, hundreds of goths gather to enjoy a day at Disneyland together. This year was the twelfth annual event. I'm so glad it's still going, though I've never managed to make my schedule work to attend. This year's event took place April 30 to May 2, so I think you could call it Bat's Weekend.
Other events included in the weekend's festivities were The Nightmare before Bats Day, Bats Day Ghoulish Gala, and Bats Day Dark Park.
2. Blackfield Festival
June 12-13, 2010 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. This year's bands include Front 242, Girls Under Glass, and Zeromancer.
3. Castle Party
July 29-August 1, 2010 at Bolkow Castle in Poland. Bands include Clan of Xymax, QNTAL, Faith and the Muse, The Cassandra Complex, and Kirlian Camera. DJ William Faith will spin a set.
The alt.gothic yearly party for net.goths and their friends. It moves from city to city. Last year I enjoyed partying with my goth friends on the Queen Mary!
This year's party takes place in Park City, Utah, August 13-16, 2010.
5. Dark Arts Festival
A very important (and from what I hear, fabulously fun) festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year it takes place June 11-13, and it's their tenth anniversary! Voltaire will perform.
6. Dracula's Ball
The legendary Philly event. Every goth should go to this at least once in their lifetime. The next event takes place July 31st, 2010.
If you're only going to one US music festival this year, I highly recommend prioritizing ProjektFest. Held July 30 and 31 in Philly, in conjunction with Dracula's Ball this year.
8. Edwardian Ball
It took place in January in San Francisco. There were artists, bands, ballroom dancing, vendors, and of course a ball.
9. Festival of the Dead
Halloweentime events in Salem, Massachusetts, including the Witches Ball.
Departing December 5, 2010 from San Juan, Puerto Rico. This always sounds so fun, I have got to get my act together and go one of these years.
11. Whitby Gothic Weekend
The legendary UK gothfest. Held in April and in October each year.
12. Wave Gotik Treffen
June 10-13 2011 in Leipzig, Germany. Probably the most important UK goth event in history. Thousands of goths and gruftis attend and show off their fashions.
August 7-8, 2010 in Hildesheim, Germany.