Each year--generally centered around a holiday weekend such as 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Easter--the IAGSDC stages a square dance convention for its members and friends. Although considered a GLBT event, as time has passed and both the gay and straight square dance communities have aged, increasing numbers of GLBT-friendly straight dancers have attended.
IAGSDC Conventions are planned out roughly five years in advance, and are "bid" on by different IAGSDC clubs. (See Convention Bid Process.)
There are many traditions celebrated and activities staged at each Convention.
Conventions have been held annually since 1984.
A Fly-In is a weekend-long square dance event. Because the early LGBTQ+ square dance clubs were geographically distant, driving between their locations to attend a dance or dance weekend was usually prohibitive. Flying was the norm for many out-of-town attendees, hence the name "Fly-In".
See Ten Years IAGSDC: A Collection of Pages From Our Memory Book for more early references.
- Anniversary Fly-Ins
- Annual & Bi-Annual Fly-Ins
- ACDC (East Coast A&C Fly-In)
- West Coast A&C Weekend (Various locations)
Non-IAGSDC Events of Note
- AACE Academy of Advanced & Challenge Enthusiasts
- Moon Over (men's clothing-optional square dance weekends)
- National Square Dance Convention
- Peel Off (men's clothing-optional square dance weekends)