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When is the next Steam sale?

Never miss a deal again with our guide to the current and next Steam sale, along with every publisher and seasonal sale scheduled for 2024.

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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, we’ve got a complete list of all the Steam sale dates coming up, so you can make a dent in your wishlist without breaking the bank. 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 can weeks, with more games, DLC, and bundles available at chunkier discounts.

Steam sale dates 2024

Here are all the Steam sales running right now:

  • aspyr publisher sale: Now – July 15, 2024
  • Independent Games Festival celebration days: July 11 – 20, 2024

The words "celebration days" on an orange cloud to celebrate a Steam sale of independent games festival winners.

Independent Games Festival celebration days

If you’re a fan of indie games, you can pick up some award-winning titles for cheap prices during Celebration Days! Among our top picks to look out for include the first Darkest Dungeon, Rhythm Doctor, and Cryptmaster.

Here are the next Steam sales to look out for:

  • Steam Simfest 2024: July 22 – July 29, 2024
  • Tower Defense Fest: July 29 – August 5, 2024
  • Fighting Games Fest: August 5 – August 12, 2024
  • Rhythm Fest: August 19 – August 26, 2024
  • Space Exploration Fest: September 2 – September 9, 2024
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Fest: September 16 – September 23, 2024
  • Turn-Based Strategy Fest 2024: September 30 – October 7, 2024
  • Steam Next Fest October 2024: October 14 – October 21, 2024
  • Halloween Sale 2024: October 28 – November 4, 2024
  • Cooking Fest: November 11 – November 18, 2024
  • Autumn Sale 2024: November 27 – December 19, 2024
  • Winter Sale 2024: December 19, 2024 – January 2, 2025
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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:

  • Steam Summer Sale: June 28 – July 11, 2024
  • EA Publisher Sale: April 29 – May 13, 2024
  • Farming Fest: April 29 – May 6, 2024
  • Activision Blizzard Publisher Sale: April 25 – May 2, 2024
  • FPS Fest: April 16 – April 22, 2024
  • Frontier Publisher Sale: April 1 – April 15, 2024
  • Deckbuilders Fest: March 25 – April 1, 2024
  • Steam Spring Sale: March 14 – March 21, 2024
  • Dinos vs. Robots Fest: February 26 – March 4, 2024
  • Remote Play Together Fest: February 12 – February 19, 2024
  • Lunar New Year Sale 2024: February 6 – February 15, 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 most recent Steam Next Fest ran between June 10 and 17, 2024, but some games still have demos live right now. There are also plenty of demos available to try throughout the year.

While some of them may no longer be available to try, take a look at our top Steam Next Fest picks from the latest fest to know which games to keep an eye out for in the future..

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 Steam Wishlist, and you’ll be notified when they go on sale.

There’s almost always a sale taking place on Steam, and if you’re unsure, 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, ensure you’re checking in frequently; we’ll update this guide regularly. If you want to share some of these deals with your buddies, we have the best co-op games here so that you can play together.