When is the next Steam sale?

A complete guide to the current and next Steam sale, and all upcoming game-specific and seasonal Steam sales to plan ahead for in 2024.

Valve Portal 2: Next Steam Sale and upcoming Steam sale dates

When is the next Steam sale? It feels like one Steam sale has just ended when the next one begins, but with some events offering better discounts than others and genre-specific sales, it’s a good idea to keep these dates to hand.

Fortunately, Valve has released the entire Steam sale dates that are happening soon, thus enabling you to plan your wishlist. Whether you’re looking for new PC games to sink your teeth into or simply the best PC games of all time, there’s something for everyone on Steam. Smaller publisher sales can introduce you to new favorites if you get to the bargains in time, while seasonal sales are much bigger and last one to two weeks, with more games, DLC, and bundles available with chunkier discounts.

Steam sale dates 2024

Here are the next Steam sales to look out for:

  • Steam Spring Sale: March 14 – March 21, 2024
  • Deckbuilders Fest: March 25 – April 1, 2024
  • FPS Fest: April 15 – April 22, 2024
  • Farming Fest: April 29 – May 6, 2024
  • Endless Replayability Fest: May 13 – May 20, 2024
  • Open World Survival Crafting Fest: May 27 – June 3, 2024
  • Next Fest: June 10 – June 17, 2024
  • Summer Sale 2024: 27 June – 11 July, 2024
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Previous Steam sale dates

Take a look at these historic Steam sale dates in case these great sales come back around again:

  • Remote Play Together Fest: February 12 – February 19, 2024
  • Next Fest: February 5 – February 12, 2024
  • Pirates vs. Ninjas Fest: January 22 – January 29, 2024
  • Capitalism and Economy Fest: January 8 – January 15, 2024
  • Steam Winter Sale: December 21, 2023 – January 4, 2024
  • Steam VR Fest: December 4 – December 11, 2023
  • Steam Autumn Sale: November 21 – November 28, 2023
  • Scream Fest: October 26 – November 2, 2023
  • Steam Next Fest: October 9 – October 16, 2023
  • SCHMUP Fest: September 25 – October 2, 2023
  • Steam 20th Anniversary: September 12, 2023
  • Strategy Fest: August 28 – September 4, 2023
  • Visual Novel Fest: August 7 – August 14, 2023
  • Stealth Fest: July 24 – July 31, 2023
  • Steam Summer Fest: June 29 – July 13, 2023
  • Sports Fest: May 15 – May 22, 2023
  • Puzzle Fest: April 24 – May 1, 2023
  • Steam Spring Sale: March 16 – March 23, 2023
  • Mystery Fest: February 20 – February 27, 2023
  • Steam Next Fest: February 6 – February 13, 2023
  • Base Builder Fest: January 23 – January 30, 2023

Steam Next Fest: A celebration of upcoming games.

Upcoming Steam Next Fest

The next Steam Next Fest takes place from June 10 – June 17, 2024

Steam ‘Fests’ are themed events featuring a combination of discounts and demos. You may see reductions on the games on your wishlist or some bargains you might want to try, but you can also try out some upcoming games with limited-time demos.

Unlike standard sales, Next Fest turns the spotlight on upcoming PC games you might not normally look too much into, usually by launching pre-release demos. Some games featured in the most recent Steam Next Fest include Turnip Boy Robs a Bank, Ghostrunner 2, and Forgive Me Father 2.

Steam sale wishlist

The best Steam feature for keeping track of sales is your Wishlist. Browsing sales can often introduce you to surprise hits, but if there are games you know you want, be sure to add them to your wishlist to be notified when they go on sale.

There’s almost always a sale taking place on Steam, and if you’re unsure, simply check the Steam front page to find out. Even when there’s no event on, there are always special offers, so check out the Steam specials page, and be sure to wishlist your most wanted games so you’re notified when they go on sale.

If you plan to take advantage of the genre-specific Steam sales, make sure you’re checking in frequently; we’ll be updating this guide regularly. If you’re looking to share some of these deals with your buddies, we have the best co-op games here, so you can play together.