Belly Dance & Cosplay Event

July 16 (12-8pm) & 17 (12-7pm), 2022

Alameda Elks Lodge

2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

The place to be on July 16th and 17th 2022 is Carnival of Stars. This 17th annual Fantasy Convention is fun for both adults and children. It combines, dance performances, free dance classes, a cosplay contest, and one-of-a-kind vendors with treasures from around the world.

On Saturday the hours are from 12:00 am to 8:00 pm, on Sunday from 12:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Elks Lodge at 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda 94501. There is a parking garage close by and, on Sunday, free parking on Park Avenue. Both are an easy walking distance to the Elks Lodge.

Tickets are: $20 adults, $10 for children under 15. CASH ONLY.

Each person must provide ID and Proof of Vaccination and wear a mask unless performing or eating.

We have three levels of activities:

The Main Stage in the auditorium is on the upper level and has dance soloists & troupe performances, providing continuous entertainment starting at 1:00 pm on both days. It also has a wine and champagne bar. On Sunday, the Cosplay costume contest will have characters from Sci Fi to historical and fantasy characters competing with wonderful prizes and trophies awarded. The contest rules are on the Costume Contest Registration form.

The Cabaret Stage on the lower level has live music and dancing.  This is also the location of the Café with delicious food and open table seating.

The Lobby, on both Saturday and Sunday will have free 20-minute belly dance classes for those of you who are interested in learning belly dance.

Highlights from 2018












See highlights and interviews from 2019 at: