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This is a list of world's fairs, a comprehensive chronological list of world's fairs (with notable permanent buildings built). For an annotated list of all world's fairs sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), see List of world expositions.

Contents

The oldest North American expo calling itself a World's Fair is the World's Fair of Tunbridge, Vermont, which is held yearly. It assumed the title of "world's fair" in 1867, but is not a "world's fair" in the same expansive sense as the following entries.

1790s

  • 1791 - Prague, Bohemia (at the time part of the Habsburg Monarchy, now the capital of the Czech Republic) - first industrial exhibition on the occasion of the coronation of Leopold II as king of Bohemia, took place in Clementinum, considerable sophistication of manufacturing methods.
  • 1798 - Paris, France - L'Exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française, Paris, 1798. This was the first public industrial exposition in France although earlier in 1798 the Marquis d'Avèze had held a private exposition of handicrafts and manufactured goods at the Maison d'Orsay in the Rue de Varenne and it was this that suggested the idea of a public exposition to François de Neufchâteau, Minister of the Interior for the French Republic.
  • 1800s

  • 1801 - Paris, France - Second Exposition (1801). After the success of the exposition of 1798 a series of expositions for French manufacturing followed (1801, 1802, 1806, 1819, 1823, 1827, 1834, 1844 and 1849) until the first properly international (or universal) exposition in France in 1855.
  • 1802 - Paris, France - Third Exposition (1802)
  • 1806 - Paris, France - Fourth Exposition (1806)
  • 1810s

  • 1819 - Paris, France - Fifth Exposition (1819)
  • 1820s

  • 1823 - Paris, France - Sixth Exposition (1823)
  • 1827 - Paris, France - Seventh Exposition (1827)
  • 1829 - New York City, United States - American Institute Fair
  • 1829 - Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - Prima Triennale Pubblica Esposizione dell’anno 1829. In Turin, a second 'triennale' followed in 1832 before other national agricultural, industrial, commercial, and applied arts expositions there in 1838, 1844, 1850 and 1858.
  • 1830s

  • 1832 - Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - Seconda Triennale Pubblica Esposizione dell’anno 1832.
  • 1833 - Calcutta, India - Calcutta International Exhibition
  • 1834 - Paris, France - Eighth Exposition (1834)
  • 1838 - Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - Pubblica esposizione dell'anno 1838.
  • 1839 - Paris, France - Ninth Exposition (1839)
  • 1840s

  • 1844 - Paris, France - French Industrial (Tenth) Exposition of 1844
  • 1844 - Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - Quarta Esposizione d'Industria et di Belle Arti.
  • 1846 - Genoa, Piedmont-Sardinia - Esposizione dei Prodotti e delle Manufatture nazionali
  • 1849 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Exhibition of Industrial Arts and Manufacturers
  • 1849 - United Kingdom - First Exhibition of British Manufacturers (1849)
  • 1849 - Paris, France - Eleventh Exposition (1849)
  • 1850s

  • 1850 - Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - Quinta Esposizione di Industria e di Belle Arti.
  • 1851 - London, United Kingdom - The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations -- The Crystal Palace (typically listed as the "first world's fair")
  • 1852 - Cork, United Kingdom (Cork now in the Republic of Ireland) - Irish Industrial Exhibition
  • 1853 - Naples, Two Sicilies - Solenne Pubblica Esposizione di Arti e Manifatture
  • 1853-1854 - New York, United States - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations (1853)
  • 1853 - Dublin, United Kingdom - (Dublin now part of the Republic of Ireland) Great Industrial Exhibition (1853)
  • 1854 - Genoa, Piedmont-Sardinia - Esposizione Industriale
  • 1854 - Munich, Bavaria - Allgemeine deutsche Industrie-Ausstellung (1854)
  • 1854 - Melbourne, Victoria - Melbourne Exhibition (1854) (in conjunction with Exposition Universelle (1855))
  • 1855 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1855)
  • 1857 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Art Treasures Exhibition (1857) at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Stretford
  • 1858 - Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - Sesta Esposizione Nazionale di Prodotti d'Industria.
  • 1860s

  • 1861 - Metz, France - Exposition Universelle (1861)
  • 1862 - London, United Kingdom - 1862 International Exhibition
  • 1865 - Dublin, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures
  • 1865 - Porto, Portugal - Exposição Internacional do Porto
  • 1867 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1867)
  • 1870s

  • 1870 - Sydney, New South Wales - Intercolonial Exhibition (1870)
  • 1871 - London, United Kingdom - First Annual International Exhibition (1871)
  • 1872 - London, United Kingdom - Second Annual International Exhibition (1872)
  • 1872 - Lima, Peru - Exposicion Internacional de 1872
  • 1872 - Lyon, France - Exposition Universelle et Internationale (1872)
  • 1872 - Kyoto, Japan - Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1872)
  • 1873 - London, United Kingdom - Third Annual International Exhibition (1873)
  • 1873 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Weltausstellung 1873 Wien
  • 1873 - Sydney, New South Wales - Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition (1873)
  • 1874 - London, United Kingdom - Fourth Annual International Exhibition (1874)
  • 1874 - Dublin, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1874)
  • 1874 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione internazionale (1874) (never held)
  • 1875 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition (1875)
  • 1875 - Nizhni Novgorod, Russia - Nizhni Novgorod Fair (1875)
  • 1875 - Sydney, New South Wales - Intercolonial Exhibition (1875)
  • 1875 - Santiago, Chile - Exposición Internacional de Chile
  • 1876 - Philadelphia, United States - Centennial Exposition
  • 1876 - Brisbane, Queensland - Intercolonial Exhibition (1876)
  • 1877 - Cape Town, Cape Colony - South African International Exhibition (1877)
  • 1877 - Tokyo, Japan - First National Industrial Exhibition (1877) (Ueno Park)
  • 1878 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1878)
  • 1878 - Ballarat, Victoria - Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1878)
  • 1879 - Sydney, New South Wales - Sydney International Exhibition
  • 1879 - Melbourne, Victoria - Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1879)
  • 1880s

  • 1880-1881 - Melbourne, Victoria - Melbourne International Exhibition (1880)
  • 1881 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Milwaukee Industrial Exposition
  • 1881 - Paris, France - International Exposition of Electricity, Paris
  • 1881 - Atlanta, United States - International Cotton Exposition
  • 1881 - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - Országos Nőipari Kiállitás
  • 1882 - Bordeaux, France - Exposition internationale des vins
  • 1882 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Exposición Continental Sud-Americana
  • 1883 - Boston, United States - The American Exhibition of the Products, Arts and Manufactures of Foreign Nations
  • 1883 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - International Colonial and Export Exhibition
  • 1883 - Calcutta, India - Calcutta International Exhibition
  • 1883 - South Kensington, United Kingdom - International Fisheries Exhibition
  • 1883 - Parramatta, New South Wales - Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial Exhibition
  • 1883 - Louisville, United States - Southern Exposition
  • 1883 - New York City, United States - World's Fair (1883) (never held)
  • 1884 - New Orleans, United States - World Cotton Centennial (New Orleans Universal Exposition and World's Fair), (World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exhibition), (New Orleans Centennial)
  • 1884 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorian International Exhibition 1884 of Wine, Fruit, Grain & other products of the soil of Australasia with machinery, plant and tools employed
  • 1884 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - First International Forestry Exhibition
  • 1884 - Turin, Italy - Esposizione Generale Italiana
  • 1885 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorians' Jubilee Exhibition (1885) (Jubilee of Victoria Exhibition)
  • 1885 - Antwerp, Belgium - Exposition Universelle d'Anvers (1885)
  • 1885 - Wellington, New Zealand - New Zealand Industrial Exhibition
  • 1885 - London, United Kingdom - International Inventions Exhibition
  • 1886 - London, United Kingdom - Colonial and Indian Exhibition (1886)
  • 1886 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art
  • 1886 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry (1886)
  • 1887-1888 - Adelaide, South Australia - Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition (1887)
  • 1887 - Atlanta, Piedmont Exposition
  • 1887 - Geelong, Victoria - Geelong Jubilee Juvenile and Industrial Exhibition (1887)
  • 1887 - London, United Kingdom - American Exhibition
  • 1887 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione mondiale (1887)
  • 1888-1889 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1888)
  • 1888 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - International Exhibition (1888)
  • 1888 - Brussels, Belgium - Grand Concours International des Sciences et de l'Industrie (1888)
  • 1888 - Barcelona, Spain - Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888)
  • 1888 - Lisbon, Portugal - Exposição Industrial Portugueza (1888)
  • 1888 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Nordic Exhibition of 1888 (Nordiske Industri-Landbrugs og Kunstudstilling)
  • 1889 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1889) - Eiffel Tower
  • 1889 - Dunedin, New Zealand - New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition (1889)
  • 1889 - Buffalo, United States - International Industrial Fair (1889)
  • 1890s

  • 1890 - Bremen, Germany - Nord-West-Deutsche Gewerbe und Industrie-Ausstellung
  • 1891 - Moscow, Russia - Exposition française
  • 1891 - Frankfurt, Germany - International Electro-Technical Exhibition – 1891
  • 1891 - Kingston, Jamaica - International Exhibition (1891)
  • 1891 - Prague, Austria-Hungary - General Land Centennial Exhibition (1891) at the Prague Exhibition Grounds [1]
  • 1891-1892 - Launceston, Tasmania - Tasmanian International Exhibition (1891)
  • 1892 - Genoa, Italy - Esposizione Italo-Americana (1892)
  • 1892 - Madrid, Spain - Exposición Histórico-Americana (1892)
  • 1892 - Washington, DC, United States - Exposition of the Three Americas (1892) (never held)
  • 1893 - Chicago, United States - World's Columbian Exposition - Palace of Fine Arts and the World's Congress Auxiliary Building
  • 1893 - Kimberley, Cape Colony - South Africa and International Exhibition (1893)
  • 1893 - New York City, United States - World's Fair Prize Winners' Exposition (1893)
  • 1894 - San Francisco, United States - California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894
  • 1894 - Antwerp, Belgium - Exposition Internationale d'Anvers (1894)
  • 1894 - Lyons, France - Exposition internationale et coloniale
  • 1894 - Oporto, Portugal - Exposição Insular e Colonial Portugueza (1894)
  • 1895 - Hobart, Tasmania - Tasmanian International Exhibition (1895)
  • 1895 - Ballarat, Victoria - Australian Industrial Exhibition (1895)
  • 1895 - Atlanta, United States - Cotton States and International Exposition (1895) (Atlanta Exposition)
  • 1896 - Berlin, Germany - Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1896)
  • 1896 - Mexico City, Mexico - International Exposition (1896) (never held)
  • 1897 - Brussels, Belgium - Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles (1897)
  • 1897 - Guatemala City, Guatemala - Exposición Centro-Americana (1897)
  • 1897 - Brisbane, Queensland - Queensland International Exhibition
  • 1897 - Chicago, United States - Irish Fair (1897)
  • 1897 - Nashville, United States - Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition
  • 1897 - Stockholm, Sweden - Allmänna konst- och industriutställningen (1897)
  • 1898 - Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire - Universal Scientific and Philanthropic Exposition (1898)
  • 1898 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Otago Jubilee Industrial Exhibition (1898)
  • 1898 - Omaha, United States - Trans-Mississippi Exposition
  • 1898 - Bergen, Norway - International Fisheries Exposition (1898)
  • 1898 - Munich, Germany - Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen-Ausstellung (1898)
  • 1898 - San Francisco, United States - California's Golden Jubilee (1898)
  • 1898 - Turin, Italy - Esposizione Generale Italiana
  • 1898 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Jubiläums-Ausstellung
  • 1899 - Coolgardie, Western Australia - Western Australian International Mining and Industrial Exhibition
  • 1899 - Omaha, Nebraska, United States - Greater America Exposition (1899)
  • 1899 - Philadelphia, United States - National Export Exposition
  • 1899 - London, United Kingdom - Greater Britain Exhibition (1899)
  • 1900s

  • 1900 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1900) - Le Grand Palais
  • 1900 - Adelaide, South Australia - Century Exhibition of Arts and Industries (1900)
  • 1901 - Buffalo, United States - Pan-American Exposition
  • 1901 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Glasgow International Exhibition (1901)
  • 1901 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Bosnische Weihnachts-Ausstellung (1901)
  • 1901 - Charleston, United States - South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition
  • 1902 - Turin, Italy - Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa Moderna
  • 1902 - Hanoi, French Indochina - Hanoi exhibition (Indo China Exposition Française et Internationale)
  • 1902 - Cork, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - Cork International Exhibition
  • 1902 - New York City, United States - United States, Colonial and International Exposition (1902) (never held)
  • 1902 - Toledo, Ohio, United States - Ohio Centennial and Northwest Territory Exposition (1902) - (never held)
  • 1903 - Osaka, Japan - National Industrial Exposition (1903)
  • 1904 - St. Louis, United States - Louisiana Purchase Exposition (also called Louisiana Purchase International Exposition and Olympic Games ): 1904 Summer Olympics
  • 1905 - Portland, United States - Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition
  • 1905 - Liège, Belgium - Exposition universelle et internationale de Liège(1905)
  • 1905 - London, United Kingdom - Naval, Shipping and Fisheries Exhibition
  • 1905 - New York City, United States - Irish Industrial Exposition (1905)
  • 1906 - Milan, Italy - Esposizione Internazionale del Sempione
  • 1906 - London, United Kingdom - Imperial Austrian Exhibition
  • 1906 - Marseille, France - Exposition coloniale (1906)
  • 1906-1907 - Christchurch, New Zealand - International Exhibition (1906)
  • 1907 - Dublin, United Kingdom - Irish International Exhibition
  • 1907 - Hampton Roads, United States - Jamestown Exposition
  • 1907 - Chicago, United States - World's Pure Food Exposition (1907)
  • 1907 - Mannheim, Germany - Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung (1907)
  • 1908 - Zaragoza, Spain - Hispano-French Exposition of 1908
  • 1908 - London, United Kingdom - Franco-British Exhibition (1908)
  • 1908 - New York City, United States - International Mining Exposition (1908)
  • 1908 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Exposição Nacional (1908)
  • 1908 - Marseille, France - Exposition International de l'Electricite
  • 1909 - London, United Kingdom - Imperial International Exhibition
  • 1909 - Nancy, France - Exposition Internationale de l'Est de la France
  • 1909 - Seattle, United States - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
  • 1909 - New York City, United States - Hudson-Fulton Celebration
  • 1909 - San Francisco, United States - Portolá Festival (1909)
  • 1909 - Quito, Ecuador - Exposición Nacional (1909)
  • 1910s

  • 1910 - Bogotá, Colombia - Exposición del Centenario de la independencia (1910)
  • 1910 - Nanking, China - Nanyang Industrial Exposition
  • 1910 - Brussels, Belgium - Brussels International 1910
  • 1910 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Exposición Internacional del Centenario (1910)
  • 1910 - London, United Kingdom - Japan–British Exhibition
  • 1910 - San Francisco, United States - Admission Day Festival (1910)
  • 1910 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Internationale Jagd-Ausstellung (1910)
  • 1911 - Dresden, Germany - International Hygiene Exhibition
  • 1911 - London, United Kingdom - Coronation Exhibition (1911)
  • 1911 - London, United Kingdom - Festival of Empire
  • 1911 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione internazionale d'arte (1911)
  • 1911 - Turin, Italy - Turin International
  • 1911 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry
  • 1911 - New York City, United States - International Mercantile Exposition (1911)
  • 1912 - Manila, Philippines - Philippine Exposition (1912)
  • 1912 - London, United Kingdom - Latin-British Exhibition
  • 1912,1917 - Tokyo, Japan - Grand Exhibition of Japan (planned for 1912, postponed to 1917 and then never held)
  • 1913 - Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland Exhibition
  • 1913 - Ghent, Belgium - Exposition universelle et internationale (1913)
  • 1913 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tentoonstelling De Vrouw 1813-1913
  • 1913 - Knoxville, United States - National Conservation Exposition
  • 1914 - London - Anglo-American Exhibition
  • 1914 - Malmö, Sweden - Baltic Exhibition
  • 1914 - Boulogne-sur-Mer, France - International Exposition of Sea Fishery Industries (1914)
  • 1914 - Lyon, France - Exposition Internationale (1914)
  • 1914 - Cologne, Germany - Werkbund Exhibition (1914)
  • 1914 - Bristol, United Kingdom - International Exhibition (1914)
  • 1914 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Universal Exhibition (1914) (work begun on site 1913 but never held)
  • 1914 - Semarang, Dutch East Indies - Colonial Exhibition of Semarang (Colonial Exposition)
  • 1914 - Kristiania, Norway - 1914 Jubilee Exhibition (Norges Jubilæumsutstilling)
  • 1914 - Baltimore, United States - National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Celebration
  • 1914 - Genoa, Italy - International exhibition of marine and maritime hygiene (Esposizione internazionale di marina e igiene marinara)
  • 1915 - San Francisco, United States - Panama–Pacific International Exposition Palace of Fine Arts
  • 1915 - Panama City, Panama - Exposición Nacional de Panama (1915)
  • 1915 - Richmond, United States - Negro Historical and Industrial Exposition (1915)
  • 1915 - Chicago, United States - Lincoln Jubilee and Exposition (1915)
  • 1915-1916 - San Diego, United States - Panama–California Exposition
  • 1917 - San Francisco, United States - Allied War Exposition (1917)
  • 1918 - New York City, United States - Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries
  • 1918 - Chicago, United States - Allied War Exposition (1918)
  • 1918 - Los Angeles, United States - California Liberty Fair (1918)
  • 1920s

  • 1920 - Shanghai, Republic of China - American-Chinese Exposition
  • 1921 - London, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Rubber and Other Tropical Products (1921)
  • 1922 - Marseille, France - Exposition nationale coloniale (1922)
  • 1922 - Tokyo, Japan - Peace Exhibition (1922)
  • 1922-1923 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Exposição do Centenario do Brasil (1922)
  • 1923 - Los Angeles, United States - American Historical Review and Motion Picture Exposition (1923)
  • 1923 - Calcutta, India - Calcutta Exhibition (1923) preparatory to British Empire Exhibition
  • 1923 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Gothenburg Exhibition (1923) (Jubileumsutställningens i Göteborg) (Liseberg)
  • 1924 - Wembley, London, United Kingdom - British Empire Exhibition
  • 1924 - New York City, United States - French Exposition (1924)
  • 1925 - Lyon, France - Foire (1925)
  • 1925 - San Francisco, United States - California's Diamond Jubilee (1925)
  • 1925 - Paris, France - Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes
  • 1925-1926 - Dunedin, New Zealand - New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition (1925)
  • 1926 - Philadelphia, United States - Sesquicentennial Exposition
  • 1926 - Berlin, Germany - Internationale Polizeiausstellung (1926)
  • 1927 - Lyon, France - Foire internationale (1925)
  • 1927 - Stuttgart, Germany - Werkbund Exhibition
  • 1928 - Cologne, Germany - Internationale Presse-Ausstellung (1928)
  • 1928 - Long Beach, United States - Pacific Southwest Exposition (1928)
  • 1929 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - North East Coast Exhibition
  • 1929 - Hangzhou, Republic of China - Westlake Exposition
  • 1929-1930 - Barcelona, Spain, and Seville, Spain - 1929 Barcelona International Exposition and Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 (Expo '29, Exposición Ibero-Americana or Spain International Exposition)
  • 1930s

  • 1930 - Antwerp, Belgium - Exposition internationale coloniale, maritime et d'art flamand
  • 1930 - Liège, Belgium - Exposition internationale de la grande industrie, sciences et applications, art wallon ancien
  • 1930 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm International Exhibition (1930) (Utställningen av konstindustri, konsthandverk och hemslöjd)
  • 1930 - Trondheim, Norway - Trøndelag Exhibition
  • 1931 - Paris, France - Paris Colonial Exposition
  • 1931 - Yorktown, United States - Yorktown Sesquicentennial
  • 1932 - Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine - Levant Fair
  • 1933-1934 - Chicago, United States - Century of Progress International Exposition
  • 1934 - Porto, Portugal - Exposição Colonial Portuguesa (1934)
  • 1934 - Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine - Levant Fair
  • 1935 - Moscow, USSR - All-Union Agricultural Exhibition (VSKhV)
  • 1935 - Brussels, Belgium - Exposition universelle et internationale (1935)
  • 1935 - Porto Alegre, Brazil -Farroupilha Revolution centennial fair
  • 1935-1936 - San Diego, United States - California Pacific International Exposition
  • 1936 - Stockholm ILIS 1936
  • 1936 - Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine - Levant Fair
  • 1936 - Cleveland, United States - Great Lakes Exposition
  • 1936 - Dallas, United States - Texas Centennial Exposition
  • 1936-1937 - Johannesburg, South Africa - Empire Exhibition, Johannesburg
  • 1937 - Cleveland, United States - Great Lakes Exposition
  • 1937 - Dallas, United States - Greater Texas & Pan-American Exposition
  • 1937 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Reichsausstellung Schaffendes Volk
  • 1937 - Miami, United States - Pan American Fair (1937)
  • 1937 - Paris, France - Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937)
  • 1937 - Nagoya, Japan - Nagoya Pan-Pacific Peace Exposition (1937)
  • 1938 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Empire Exhibition, Scotland 1938
  • 1938 - Helsinki, Finland Second International Aeronautic Exhibition
  • 1939 - Wellington, New Zealand - New Zealand Centennial Exhibition
  • 1939 - Liège, Belgium - Exposition internationale de l'eau (1939)
  • 1939 - Zürich, Switzerland - Schweizerische Landesausstellung
  • 1939-1940 - New York City, United States - 1939 New York World's Fair (exhibits included The World of Tomorrow, Futurama, Trylon and Perisphere)
  • 1939-1940 - San Francisco, United States - Golden Gate International Exposition
  • 1940s

  • 1940 - Lisbon, Portugal - Exposição do Mundo Português (1940)
  • 1940 - Los Angeles, United States - Pacific Mercado (1940) (never held)
  • 1940 - Naples, Italy - Mostra Triennale delle Terre Italiane d’Oltremare (Triennial Exhibition of Overseas Italian Territories)
  • 1940 - Tokyo, Japan - Grand International Exposition of Japan (1940) (never held)
  • 1942 - Los Angeles, United States - Cabrillo Fair (1942) (never held)
  • 1942 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione universale (1942) (E42) (never held)
  • 1947 - Paris, France - International Exhibition on Urbanism and Housing
  • 1948 - Brussels, Belgium - Foire coloniale (1948)
  • 1949 - Stockholm, Sweden - Universal Sport Exhibition
  • 1949 - Lyon, France - International Exhibition on Urbanism and Housing
  • 1949-1950 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince
  • 1950s

  • 1951 - Lille, France - L’exposition Textile Internationale
  • 1951 - London, United Kingdom - Festival of Britain - Skylon
  • 1953 - St Louis, United States - intended to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase's sesquicentennial, but never held
  • 1953 - Jerusalem, Israel - International Exhibition and Fair Jerusalem Israel Conquest of the desert
  • 1953 - Rome, Italy - Expo of Agriculture Rome
  • 1954 - Naples, Italy- Oltremare Exhibition – Campi Flegrei
  • 1955 - Turin, Italy- International Expo of Sport Turin 1955
  • 1955 - Helsingborg, Sweden Helsingborg Exhibition 1955
  • 1955 - Ciudad Trujillo (Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic - Feria de la Paz y Confraternidad del Mundo Libre
  • 1956 - Beit Dagon, Israel
  • 1957 - Berlin, Germany
  • 1958 - Brussels, Belgium - Expo '58 (Exposition Universelle et venti Internationale de Bruxelles) - Atomium
  • 1959 - Moscow, USSR - VDNKh
  • 1960s

  • 1960 - cancelled (planned site: Caracas, Venezuela)
  • 1961 - Turin, Italy - Exposition International du Travail Expo 61
  • 1962 - Seattle, United States - Century 21 Exposition - Space Needle
  • 1964-1965 - New York City, United States - 1964/1965 New York World's Fair (note- not sanctioned by the Bureau International des Expositions) - Unisphere
  • 1967 - Montreal, Canada - Expo 67, (Universal and International Exhibition of 1967)
  • 1968 - San Antonio, United States - HemisFair '68 - Tower of the Americas
  • 1970s

  • 1970 - Osaka, Japan - Expo '70 (Japan World Exposition)
  • 1974 - Spokane, United States - Expo '74 (International Exposition on the Environment) - Riverfront Park
  • 1975 - Okinawa, Japan - Expo '75 (International Ocean Exposition)
  • 1980s

  • 1981 - Plovdiv - Expo 81
  • 1982 - Knoxville, United States - 1982 World's Fair (International Energy Exposition) - Sunsphere
  • 1984 - New Orleans, United States - 1984 Louisiana World Exposition [a.k.a., 1984 World's Fair] (Theme: "Fresh Water As A Source of Life"}
  • 1985 - Plovdiv - Expo 85
  • 1985 - Tsukuba, Japan - Expo '85
  • 1986 - Vancouver, Canada - Expo '86 (1986 World Exposition)
  • 1988 - Brisbane, Australia - Expo '88 (World Expo '88) - Skyneedle
  • 1990s

  • 1991 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Second World Exhibition of inventions of the young
  • 1992 - Seville, Spain - Seville Expo '92
  • 1992 - Genoa, Italy - Genoa Expo '92
  • 1992 - cancelled (planned site: Chicago, U.S.)
  • 1993 - Daejeon (Taejon), South Korea - Expo '93
  • 1995 - Vienna, Austria which was proposed to be a joint exhibition with Budapest. This was never held
  • 1996 - cancelled (planned site: Budapest, Hungary)
  • 1998 - Lisbon, Portugal - Expo '98
  • 1999 - Kunming, People's Republic of China - World Horticultural Exposition
  • 2000s

  • 2000 - Hanover, Germany - Expo 2000
  • 2000 - Greenwich, London, United Kingdom - Millennium Dome
  • 2002 - cancelled (planned site: Metro Manila, Philippines)
  • 2002 - cancelled (planned site: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia)
  • 2002 - Biel, Murten, Neuchâtel and Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland - Expo.02
  • 2004 - cancelled (planned site: Seine-Saint-Denis, France)
  • 2004 - Barcelona, Spain - Universal Forum of World Cultures
  • 2005 - Aichi, Japan - Expo 2005
  • 2008 - Zaragoza, Spain - Expo 2008
  • 2010s

  • 2010 - Shanghai, China - Expo 2010
  • 2012 - Yeosu, South Korea - Expo 2012
  • 2015 - Milan, Italy - Expo 2015
  • 2016 - Antalya, Turkey - Expo 2016
  • 2017 - Astana, Kazakhstan - Expo 2017
  • 2020s

  • 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Expo 2020
  • Future bids and proposals

  • 2022/2023 - Łódź bid Copenhagen bid Canary Islands bid Newcastle bid Minnesota bid
  • 2025: Houston / London / Paris / Rotterdam / San Francisco / Toronto / New York State
  • References

    List of world's fairs Wikipedia


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