Niantic and The Pokémon Company have big plans for Pokémon Go Fest this year. The 2019 event will actually be spread across three events: one in Chicago, the event’s home for the past two years; one in Dortmund, Germany; and one in an unannounced city in Asia. The series of events will be known officially as the Pokémon Go Summer Tour.
Pokémon Go Fest Chicago 2019 will be held June 13-16, making the event a four-day affair this year. The event will return to Chicago’s Grant Park, the home of the very first Pokémon Go Fest. Organizers promise an array of Pokémon to catch, as well as physical installations and exclusive activities.
Tickets for Pokémon Go Fest Chicago will go on sale through a new ticketing system accessible within the Pokémon Go app later this month, according to Niantic. More information on the Chicago Go Fest is available at the Pokémon Go website.
In July, Pokémon Go Fest will travel to Dortmund, Germany, for a second four-day event. Pokémon Go Fest Dortmund will be held July 4-7 in Westfalenpark. The Dortmund park was home to a two-day Pokémon Go Safari Zone event last year. Tickets for Pokémon Go Fest Dortmund will go on sale “later this spring.” The European event has its own dedicated website.
Niantic and The Pokémon Company did not announce dates or the location for the Pokémon Go Fest in Asia.
Pokémon Go players who can’t attend the Go Fest events in person will still be able to take part in special challenges to unlock rewards. Details for those challenges will be announced in the lead-up to each Go Fest. Niantic and The Pokémon Company also promise Pokémon Go Community days during June, July, and August.