Scene Guide:
National & Major Regional Events


Major Events are covered locally, regionally, & on a national scale. Members are encouraged to submit entries for consideration. Each listing is sorted by the date of the event then color coded & categorized by the nature of their interest:
    
- Alternative Music & Culture in Rust.              - Gay, Bi, & Transgender in Purple.
     - BDSM & Fetish in Red.                                    
- Mainstream in Dust White.
    
- Lifestyle & Swinger in Green.

Please note: some crossover will often exist so the function in question will be listed by the nature that most predominantly reflects the general practice of the function

September:

Maryland Renaissance Festival (www.RennFest.com): A local favorite & the coolest thing since Walt Disney built Disneyland. It runs from the end of August to mid-October. See website for theme based festivals on select weekends.

Mon 1st - Labor Day.

5th-7th - Comicon (BaltimoreComicCon.com): Annual gathering for comic enthusiasts (at the Baltimore Convention Center).
             - Couples Fest, Key West (www.couplesfest.com): From the producers "Naughty in N'awlins." Just don't forget the lotion!

13th-14th - Goth Cruise & Masquerade Ball (www.GothicCruise.com): Setting sail for 8 days of top DJ's, Bands, & Culture.
                 - Small Press Expo (www.spxpo.com): North America‚Äôs Premiere Independent Cartooning & Comic Arts Festival.
                 - Virginia Wine Festival (across-the-way.com): Ranked as one of the top 10 wine festivals nationwide.
Sun 21st - Folsom Street Fair (www.folsomstreetfair.com): San Francisco's nationally recognized Street Fair.

Tue 23rd - Fall Equinox.
Thur 25th - Rosh Hashanah.
Fri 26th - In Loving Memory of A.R.D.

26th-28th - Exxotica (ExoticaDetroit.com): Detroit hosts one of the nation's most revered events for the fetish community.

TBD - Rope Weekend (TheRopeCamp.com): And entire weekend dedicated to shibari. Hosted in Darlington, Md.
          - Goddess Ball (www.EntreNousDC.com): Presented by Entre Nous at their new location. See website for details.

October:

3rd-5th - Steamcon VI (www.steamcon.org): The West Coast's 6th Annual Steampunk Conventions is hosted in Bellevue, Wa.
              - Anime USA (www.animeusa.org): One of nation's largest & most recognized anime conventions takes place in DC.

Sat 4th - Wasteland (Wasteland.nl): Hosted in Berlin, Germany. Representing one of Europe's most incredible extravaganzas.
 
10th-12th - Columbus Day Weekend
                  - Playa del Fuego (playadelfuego.org): The 'Burning Man' of the East Coast presented bi-annually.
                  - Miss Gay America Pageant (www.missgayamerica.com): this year's pageant will be hosted in Nashville, TN.

Sat 11th - EuroPerv (Europerv): Hosted in Amsterdam & offering an event as only Europe can provide.
               - Crucible's LF&P (Crucible.com): Leather Market & Play Party at Crown Plaza, MD.

10th-12th - Columbus Day Weekend - DC Fetish Weekend - offering 3 full days of exotic possibility.
                  - Playa del Fuego (playadelfuego.org): The 'Burning Man' of the East Coast presented bi-annually.

Fri 10th
- Fetish Weekend Pre-Party (DCFetishBall.com): Hosted at Mad MoMo's, we've put together an intimate evening with
                 beautiful atmosphere, & a great night to kick off DC Fetish Weekend in style. Note: this event is a full play party & WILL
                 Sell Out! Please see main site for details. Dinner seating begins at 6:30pm. Main party begins at 9pm. 


Sat 11th
- Crucible's LF&P (Crucible.com): Leather Market & Play Party at Crown Plaza, MD.
               - Tabu Hallow-Swing (www.TabuLife.com): Lifestyle Social & Play Party hosted On-Premise in Catonsville, MD.
               - Gay Day on the Mall (Facebook): Gathering for gay culture on the national mall.

Sun 12th - The DC Fetish Ball (DCFetishBall.com): Bringing together some of the scene's very best DJ's, Models, Fashion, &
                 
Nationally Recognized Talent - all accented w/ an incredible play space in some of the city's most lavish venues -
                  DCFB
offers a level of twisted delight worthy of the Nation's Capitol! So please join us for a night of unforgettable
                 
beauty, intrigue, & sheer possibility. Presented by Richard A.D. & Metro Events, this is our flagship event & 
                 
a night you WON'T want to miss!


  

17th-26th - Fantasy Fest (www.FantasyFest.net): Key West, Fla. hosts one of the nations largest gatherings for fanciful desire.
18th-25th - Kink in the Caribbean Festival (www.kinkevents.com): Fun in the sun, at the beautiful Hedonism Resort.

Tue 21st - In Loving Memory of J.D.D.
Sat 25th - International Gold Cup (www.vagoldcup.com): The running of Virginia's steeplechase takes place in Great Meadows.

24th-26th - The Haunting of Ramblewood (Fetlife): On-site play w/ themed atmosphere throughout. By Crownhill Creations.
25th-31st - Festival of the Dead (festivalofthedead.com): Salem, Mass. hosts one of the most evolved Halloween bash's anywhere.

Sat 25th - Torture Garden Halloween Ball (www.torturegarden.com): Presented by London's hottest fetish club.
               - Bondage Ball (www.bondageball.com): Hosted in Los Angeles & featuring nationally recognized talent.

Tue 28th - DC High Heel Race (WashPost): One of the region's biggest traditions, & an event not to be missed (for everyone)!
                 Takes place the Tuesday before Halloween by 17th & Q St. NW DC. Crowds begin at 7pm. Now in its 25th year!
 
Fri 31st - Halloween!!!
              - Drac's Ball (www.draculasball.com) Hosted by Nocturne in Philly.
              - SMack! Fetish Ball (www.smack-fetish.com): Annual Halloween Ball in New York presented by Xris SMack.
              - Fetish & Fantasy Ball (www.halloweenball.com): Las Vegas hosts one of the nation's most extravagant events anywhere.

November:

Sat 1st - All Saints Day
            - Torture Garden's Halloween Ball II (www.torturegarden.com): by London's hottest fetish club.

            - Endless Night Vampire Ball (www.endlessnight.com): Scheduled every Halloween in New Orleans.

Sun 2nd - Daylight Savings (Fall Forward 1 Hour at 2am Saturday Night)
7th-9th - FaerieCon East (Faeriecon.com): Baltimore hosts one of the nation's largest festivals dedicated to myth & fantasy!

Tues 11th - Veteran's Day.
12tt-19th - Swingland Tour (Playcate.com): Week long swinger vacation in London, England. 

Tue 25th - Richard A.D. Anniversary.
Thu 27th - Thanksgiving.

TBD - Diabolique Fetish Ball (www.phillyfetishball.com) Nov. hosts Philly's most progressive fetish ball at Shampoo Nightclub.
         - Erotica (www.erotica-uk.com): London hosts a weekend of pure beauty, extravagance, intrigue, & absolute desire.

December:

Fri 5th - DC Krampuslauf (Event Page): One of DC's greatest new traditions takes place on H St. NE DC.
Sat 6th - St. Nicholas Day - Torture Garden's X-mas Ball (www.torturegarden.com): Presented by London's hottest fetish club.

Sun 21st - Winter Solstice (Saturnalia).
Thu 25th - X-mas.

Sun 28th - Happy Birthday to our very own Mistress Tyler & Lady Shazz.
Tue 30th - Special Birthday Celebration for Richard A.D
Wed 31st - New Year's Eve - The Metro Underground Presents: New Year's Eve, a Black Tie Formal.


~ 2015 ~



January:

16th-18th - Mid Atlantic Leather / MAL (www.leatherweekend.com): Gay Male Leather Convention, now hosted at the Hyatt in DC
23rd-25th - AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (Show.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com): Held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.

TBA
- AlternaCirque (alternacirque.com): Columbia, SC hosts a 3 day extravaganza for bellydance, circus, sideshow & burlesqu

February:

Sun 8th - SUPERBOWL XLIX (49): On a television near you... 

Tue 10th - The Metro Underground Celebrates 6 Years in the Scene!

13th-16th - President's Day Weekend.
                - Katsucon (www.Katsucon.org): Annual convention for fans of Japanese & Asian culture. Hosted at National Harbor.
                - Philadelphia Tattoo Artist Convention (www.TattooedKingPin.com): Hosted at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
                - Dark Odyssey's Winter Fire (www.darkodyssey.com): Local convention for the BDSM, Fetish, & Swinger
Scene.
                - L.A. Fetish Weekend (www.kinkevents.com): One of L.A.'s most recognized Fetish & Kink events.
                
Sat 14th - Valentine's Day.
               - Fetish Factory Valentine Ball (www.fetishfactory.com): One of the East Coast's largest Fetish Balls in South Fla.

Tues 17th - Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday.
17th-22nd - DC Fashion Week (dcfashionweek.org/dcfw): A full week dedicated to high fashion in the nation's capitol.
21st-23rd - FaerieCon West (Faeriecon.com): Seattle hosts one of the nation's largest festivals dedicated to myth & fantasy!

TBA - Drac's Ball (www.DraculasBall.com): One of Philly's most celebrated traditions.
         - Fetish Fair Flea Market (www.nelaonline.org): Province is host to one of the east coast's BIGGEST events for vending.
         - Poly Living Conference (LovingMore.com):  Bringing together people who love more. Hosted in Philadelphia.
         - L.U.E.Y. Weekend (www.lueyweekend.com): Nationally recognized Gay Male Leather Weekend in Houston.
         - Mates Leather Weekend (www.matesleatherweekend.com): Gay Male Leather & Fetish Weekend in Provincetown, Mass.

March:

Sun 8th - Daylight Savings (Spring Forward 1 hour at 2am on Saturday Night).

Tues 17th - St. Patrick's Night of Mayhem (www.TheMetroUnderground.com/Metro): The Return of the Snakes!
                Presented by Richard A.D. & The Metro Underground. In association w/ Johnny Panic & the organizers of Bound.

TBD - Mythic Faire (renconvention.com): A mystical journey of art, music, & masquerade!  Hosted in Atlanta.
          - Kinkfest (www.kinkfest.org): Portland, Oregon hosts one of the nations most prolific events for the national calendar.
          - Momentum (MomentumCon.com): "Making waves in sexuality, feminism, & relationships." Hosted in Crystal City, Va.

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