LOTRO Events Calendar 2021 – Schedule of Festivals, Boosts and Events

LOTRO Events Schedule Calendar 2021 - This year's festivals, events, boosts for fun in Middle-Earth!

LOTRO Events and Festivals form the backbone of community gettogethers in Middle-Earth. With seasonal events, featuring new outfit cosmetics, mounts and tons of other rewards, it’s jam-packed. And these are the official ones, so keep your eye on the LOTRO Beacon for player-run events too. Let’s take a look at what the LOTRO Events Calendar 2021 has in store for us!

Note: Some festival start/end dates change and no “Encore” dates have yet been announced. In fact, I’m fairly sure there were no Encores in 2020, so that may be the case again this year. If things do change, I’ll update this as quickly as possible.

What Time Do LOTRO Events Start and Finish?

Generally speaking, events and festivals in The Lord of the Rings Online

  • Start: 10am EST, 2pm or 3pm UK Time (Depending on British Summer Time changes)
  • End: 3am EST, 7am or 8am UK Time

January 2021

14th – 18th January: 25% Crafting XP
My Dwarf crafting at the forge in Esteldin, in the North Downs
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector.

21st – 25th January: 10% Motes/Embers
Embers of Enchantment Boost - well, actually, Glinmaethor and fire...close enough yes?
Earn more 10% on deconstructing items to Motes of Enchantment or Embers of Enchantment.
28th January – 1st February: 10% VXP
Myrlas Levels Up in Forochel
Virtue XP grants boost to key combat stats for your character. Usually advanced through deeds, or completing “wrapper” quests during LOTRO events, you can now get 10% more VXP. Deeding spree in order?

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February 2021

4th – 8th February: Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
Care to thwak chickens for Hobnanigans-only rewards? This thing is for you! Learn More →

Image c/o lotro.com

10th Feb – 8th March: Skirmish Event
LOTRO Ill Omens Skirmish Event Guide
I believe the “Skirmish Event” in the LOTRO Forums relates to the Ill Omens Event. I’ll update this nearer the time.

Head to Bree’s Skirmish Camp to pick up the quest.

11th – 15th February: Skirmish Marks
Shot from the Trouble in Tuckborough Skirmish
Get an increased rate of Marks and Medallions from Skirmishes! There are loads to choose from, as more unlock the higher level you are (some are dependent on Epic story). Why not give some a go, if you’ve never done them before?

This boost happens at the start of the Ill Omens Event.

25th February – 1st March: VIP Boost
My Guardian Levelling Up, the snow-shower of the animation!
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

↑ List of Months


March 2021

Remember: the Ill Omens Event ends on the 8th March!

11th – 15th March: +25% XP
Hunter Myrlas firing off arrows in LOTRO
An extra 25% XP on defeating, killing, banishing, humiliating enemies, quest completions etc for everyone!
18th March – 7th April: Spring Fest
LOTRO Spring Festival Guide 2021, Find the quests, mounts, cosmetics, pets and much more at the first major festival of the year!
The first major festival of 2021 kicks off: Spring Festival! Get lost in the Hedge Maze, go fishing for rewards and collect Spring Leaves for this year’s mount and cosmetics! Oh and stomp shrews in Duillond, if squishing poor defenceless critters is your thing. Yes, I do it too.
25th – 29th March: +25% Lootbox Embers/Motes
Myrlas Carrying a Box in the Lone-Lands, not really a lootbox, unfortunately!
Do you get Embers and Motes in Lootboxes? I guess so! If you do, then earn 25% more of them for gear, cosmetics, pets and all sorts.

↑ List of Months


April 2021

1st – 5th April: Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
More chicken-thwacking, PvP fun! Learn More →

8th – 12th April: VIP XP Boost
The Beautiful Levelling-Up Animation in LOTRO
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

15th – 19th April: 25% Crafting XP
Get crafting with 25% craft XP
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector. Not crafted before? See my LOTRO Crafting Beginners Guide →


21st April – 5th May: 14th Anniversary
Time to Celebrate LOTRO Anniversary Event 2021! It's their 14th Birthday!
My, it comes around quickly! 2021 is LOTRO’s 14th Anniversary! During the LOTRO Anniversary Event there is a wide array of quests and activities: light fireworks, chase letters in Bree and hit other players upside the head with sticks in Thorin’s Hall. What’s not to love?
The Anniversary Scavenger Hunt goes live too, with pets and decorations you can’t get anywhere else. And if that wasn’t enough, defeating mobs in your normal quests give Steel Tokens you can trade for cosmetics. It’s a real celebration, enjoy!


22nd – 26th April: 20% Virtue XP
My LOTRO Guardian fighting with the Dùnedain in Annùminas
Virtues are combat stat-boosting aspects to your player character. These can be increased, predominantly, by completing deeds. So why not boost your stats and your LOTRO Points and blitz those deeds you’ve been putting off (for years)?


↑ List of Months


May 2021

Reminder: At 3am /servertime on 12th May, the LOTRO Anniversary Event ends.

13th – 17th May: +25% Skirmish Marks
My Lore-Master during a Skirmish in Mirkwood
Dive into LOTRO’s Solo or Fellowship Skirmishes and get 25% more marks to spend on upgrades or cosmetics at the Skirmish Camp! Don’t forget to update your Skirmish Soldier’s training and skills, though!

20th – 24th May: VIP XP Boost
LOTRO Levelling Up Animation - my lowbie High-Elven Warden
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

27th May – 1st June: Buried Treasure Event!
LOTRO Buried Treasure Event Guide
Get your pick-axes and Cave-Claws and head to Ered Luin to dig for treasure! In the LOTRO Buried Treasure Event, you can collect tokens for mounts, cave-claw pets and decorations. You can even dig up mounts for your character – straight from the ground!

↑ List of Months


June 2021

3rd – 7th June: +25% XP
Hunter Myrlas firing off arrows in LOTRO
An extra 25% XP on defeating, killing, banishing, humiliating enemies, quest completions etc for everyone!

10th – 14th June: +25% Lootbox Embers/Motes
Myrlas Carrying a Box in the Lone-Lands, not really a lootbox, unfortunately!
Earn 25% more Embers and Motes of Enchantment to trade for gear, cosmetics, pets and all sorts (read: other players more likely to know about this stuff than me!).
17th June – 12th July: Midsummer Festival
LOTRO Midsummer Festival Event 2021
Last year LOTRO introduced the fab new event around Aragorn and Arwen’s wedding, the LOTRO Midsummer Festival! Quest around the iconic location of Minas Tirith and earn tokens for a huge array of celebratory mounts, cosmetics and pets. Soak in the good feelings and attend the wedding ceremony. There is loads to do, so sit back and enjoy!
24th – 28th June: 25% Crafting XP
Get crafting with 25% craft XP
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector. Not crafted before? See my LOTRO Crafting Beginners Guide →

↑ List of Months


July 2021

1st – 6th July: VIP XP Boost
LOTRO Levelling Up Animation - my lowbie High-Elven Warden
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

12th July at 3am /ServerTime: Midsummer Festival ends.
15th – 19th July: 10% Virtue XP
Myrlas Levels Up in Forochel
Virtue XP grants boost to key combat stats for your character. Usually advanced through deeds, or completing “wrapper” quests during LOTRO events, you can now get 10% more VXP. Get completing deeds & earn Virtue XP and LOTRO Points!

29th July – 2nd August: Skirmish Marks
Shot from the Trouble in Tuckborough Skirmish
Get an increased rate of Marks and Medallions from Skirmishes! There are loads to choose from, as more unlock the higher level you are (some are dependent on Epic story). Why not give some a go, if you’ve never done them before?

↑ List of Months


August 2021

5th – 9th August: +25% XP
Hunter Myrlas firing off arrows in LOTRO
An extra 25% XP on defeating, killing, banishing, humiliating enemies, quest completions etc for everyone!

10th – 31st August: Farmer’s Faire
FJ's LOTRO Farmer's Faire Event Guide 2020 - vive the new Summer Festival!
Last year, the Farmer’s Faire was merged with Summer Festival quests and rewards. So enjoy even more fishing, different rewards and much, much food! See my LOTRO Farmer’s Faire Guide for the low-down. Tuck in!

12th – 16th August: +25% Lootbox Embers/Motes
Myrlas Carrying a Box in the Lone-Lands, not really a lootbox, unfortunately!
Gain 25% more Motes/Embers of Enchantment from lootboxes for gear, cosmetics, pets and all sorts.

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26th – 30th August: 10% Virtue XP
Myrlas Levels Up in Forochel
Virtue XP grants boost to key combat stats for your character. Usually advanced through deeds, or completing “wrapper” quests during LOTRO events, you can now get 10% more VXP. Get completing deeds & earn Virtue XP and LOTRO Points! This VXP boost happens during the last few days of Farmer’s Faire, so go eat food and feel virtuous for doing it!

↑ List of Months


September 2021

2nd – 7th September: VIP XP Boost
The Beautiful Levelling-Up Animation in LOTRO
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

9th – 27th September: 25% Crafting XP
Get crafting with 25% craft XP
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector. Not crafted before? See my LOTRO Crafting Beginners Guide →

16th – 21st September: Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner
LOTRO Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner Event - Guide and Cosmetics
A ship has run aground along the Brandywine towards Evendim! Can you help them out and get fab pirate-themed rewards? Arrr, that ye can! Get swimmin’ tha’ waters, sprag.

21st – 27th September: Bilbo Baggins’ Birthday!
Bilbo Baggins Birthday Event in LOTRO
A week of celebrating the birthday of the (in)famous Hobbit! Collect people’s favourite stories about Bilbo then go and give him the gift of those memories. He’s eleventy-one again, you know!

30th September – 5th October: Buried Treasure Event!
LOTRO Buried Treasure Event Guide
Get your pick-axes and Cave-Claws and head to Ered Luin to dig for treasure! In the LOTRO Buried Treasure Event, you can collect tokens for mounts, cave-claw pets and decorations. You can even dig up mounts for your character – straight from the ground!

↑ List of Months


October 2021

Reminder: The Buried Treasure Event ends at 3am /servertime on 5th October.

7th – 11th October: +25% Skirmish Marks
Shot from the Trouble in Tuckborough Skirmish
Dive into LOTRO’s Solo or Fellowship Skirmishes and get 25% more marks to spend on upgrades or cosmetics at the Skirmish Camp! Don’t forget to update your Skirmish Soldier’s training and skills too!

13th October – 3rd November: Fall / Harvestmath Festival
FJ's LOTRO Fall Fest Guide 2020 - Come to the Harvestmath Evemt this Autumn!
Relax in all things Autumn, food and spookiness, it’s Fall / Harvest Festival again!

Run riot in the Haunted Burrow, get lost in Wistmead and its ever-changing Wheat Maze! Seasonal cosmetics, pets, mounts and tons more. There’s tons to enjoy, so jump in!

14th – 18th October: VIP Boost
My Guardian Levelling Up, the snow-shower of the animation!
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

15th – 21st October: Durin’s Day
Durin's Day header by Valkyrique
Durin’s Day header by Valkyrique
Celebrate a key moment from Tolkien’s works, Durin’s Day . If you’re a fairly low level, speak to someone in World Chat for tips on how to safely get to the event, or even to hitch a lift. (I don’t have a guide to this yet, so link goes to the Wiki!)

28th October – 1st November: +25% XP
Hunter Myrlas firing off arrows in LOTRO
An extra 25% XP on defeating, killing, banishing, humiliating enemies, quest completions etc for everyone!

↑ List of Months


November 2021

Reminder: Fall / Harvest Festival ends at 3am /servertime on 4th November.

4th – 11th November: 25% Crafting XP
My Dwarf crafting at the forge in Esteldin, in the North Downs
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector.

10th – 15th November: +25% Lootbox Embers/Motes
Myrlas Carrying a Box in the Lone-Lands, not really a lootbox, unfortunately!
Do you get Embers and Motes in Lootboxes? I guess so! If you do, then earn 25% more of them for gear, cosmetics, pets and all sorts.

24th – 29th November: VIP XP Boost
The Beautiful Levelling-Up Animation in LOTRO
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

↑ List of Months


December 2021

2nd – 6th December: +25% Skirmish Marks
My Lore-Master during a Skirmish in Mirkwood
Dive into LOTRO’s Solo or Fellowship Skirmishes and get 25% more marks to spend on upgrades or cosmetics at the Skirmish Camp! Don’t forget to update your Skirmish Soldier’s training and skills, though!

9th December – 4th January: Yule(tide) Festival
LOTRO Yule Festival Guide 2020 - Quests, Rewards, Deeds and Tons more. Come enjoy Wintertide in LOTRO!
It’s holiday season! Head to Winter-home in Frostbluff for the LOTRO Yule Festival! Build Snowmen, throw snowballs, help the poor, cause mayhem for the Mayor and try to ungrumpify the Snow-Beasts! Relax and enjoy a festive end to 2021!

16th – 20th December: 10% Virtue XP
Myrlas Levels Up in Forochel
Virtue XP grants boost to key combat stats for your character. Usually advanced through deeds, or completing “wrapper” quests during LOTRO events, you can now get 10% more VXP. Deeding spree in order?

24th – 29th December: VIP XP Boost
LOTRO Levelling Up Animation - my lowbie High-Elven Warden
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

30th December – 3rd January: +25% XP
Hunter Myrlas firing off arrows in LOTRO
Bring in the 2022 New Year with 25% XP boost for all players of LOTRO! Wait, did I really just write “2022”? /faint

TL;DR – A Year Crammed With Fab LOTRO Events!

LOTRO Events range from boosting XP through to the fantastic story and quest-rich festivals. There really is something for everyone! I hope you can find some things in the LOTRO Events Calendar you can enjoy. Festivals and Events have a way of bringing the LOTRO Community together, so come along and belong. Here’s to a great 2021 in The Lord of the Rings Online!


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A 30-something Shadow Jedi, married and have a small daughter. By that I mean "young", not just "short". I have a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia andI play LOTRO, SWTOR and FFXIV and blog about two of them. Social Media has connected me with so many people and some of those have become amazing friends too! As a hobby I am relearning drawing, which you can see on my DeviantArt profile.

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