Puzzle events to keep an eye on in 2024

This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for the jigsaw community. Let’s dive into some of the must-attend puzzle events of 2024. Make sure to mark your calendars!

Puzzle Parley 2024

📍July 19th to 21, 2024 | Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY

This event is a haven for those who appreciate the art and history of puzzles, especially the intricacy of wooden puzzles. In previous years, it’s been an opportunity to mingle with fellow enthusiasts, exchange ideas, learn new techniques, and, of course, swap puzzles!

Their parleys only happen every two years and they’re yet to fully announce what they have in mind for 2024. In the meantime, you can visit their website here for further announcements.

The 2024 USA Jigsaw Nationals

📍March 22 – 24, 2024 | San Diego, CA

Heading to the sunny coast of San Diego from March 22 to 24, the USA Jigsaw Nationals is a jigsaw juggernaut. This event is packed with individual and team competitions, insightful panel discussions, and social gatherings that foster a sense of community among participants. It’s a perfect blend of competition and camaraderie. You can buy tickets here.

World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship 2024

📍September 17-22 | Valladolid, Spain

This international event attracts the best of the puzzle world. With categories including individual, pairs, and teams, participants will tackle 500-piece puzzles in preliminaries and a whopping 2,000-piece challenge in team finals. You can register here.

AuSM Jigsaw Puzzle Competition 2024

📍September 28, 2024 | Mall of America, Minnesota

This much-anticipated competition, organized by the Autism Society of Minnesota, is a highlight for puzzlers across the country. While the details for 2024 are still under wraps, the event has historically offered both virtual and in-person participation, making it accessible to a wide audience. Stay tuned for their announcements here.

2024 Annual Newmarket Jigsaw Festival & British Jigsaw Championships

📍June 21-25, 2024 | Newmarket, UK

This 5-day event includes two parts: The 2024 Annual Newmarket Jigsaw Festival, held at the church of St Mary’s Church, Newmarket and the British Jigsaw Championships on Sunday 23 June, 2024.

For £2 (children free), you’ll get access to over 1500 completed jigsaws for sale, various categories for competition, and light homemade refreshments. The Annual Newmarket Jigsaw Festival is a puzzle paradise sponsored by an obscure British company that we definitely can’t mention here (alright, alright, it’s Gibsons). 

The Championship on June 23 includes categories like Elite, Pairs, and Fun, with exciting prizes. The entry fee of £15 grants you the puzzle and access to the entire festival. Find out more here

Pages2Pieces Puzzle Along Event

📍February 1 to 11, 2024 | Online (Instagram)

@thepuzzlingbibliophile and @keepinthepiece over on Instagram will be hosting a book-themed puzzle event in February in celebration of literary love and puzzle passion. 

From February 1st to 11th, participants submit their completed book-themed puzzles, sharing their creations on Instagram for a chance to win exciting prizes. Check out the full mechanics here.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just discovering your love for jigsaw puzzles, these events offer a unique blend of challenge, creativity, and community. And while you wait for these events, get practicing with puzzles from our shop here. Happy puzzling!