These are the largest events in the SCA, running from 5 days up to two weeks. Participants travel from many different kingdoms to attend.
- Gulf Wars (March, in Mississippi/Kingdom of Gleann Abhann)
- Double Wars (May, in Sweden/Kingdom of Drachenwald)
- War of the Lilies (June, in Missouri/Kingdom of Calontir)
- An Tir & West (A & W) War (June – July, in Oregon/Kingdom of An Tir)
- Pennsic War (July/August, in western Pennsylvania/Kingdom of Æthelmearc)
- Battlemoor (usually in July, in Colorado/Kingdom of the Outlands)
- Great Western War (usually in October, in Southern California/Kingdom of Caid)