The Science Festival Alliance (SFA) is a professional association of independent science and technology festivals. This first annual report provides an overview of the Science Festival Alliance’s provides a snapshot of activity for the SFA and its members in 2012, and it paints quite a striking picture. With 13 SFA member festivals (membership has grown since!) reporting on the over 1,600 events they produced in 2012 the numbers add up quickly. How many of these events drew more that 1,000 visitors? What percent of attendees gave the events evaluated positive ratings? Read on to find out, and notice that certain sections of the report, such as our list of a few festival news stories, are linked to outside sites.