Scene Guide:
National & Major Regional Events

 Major Events are covered locally, regionally, & on a national scale. Members are encouraged to submit entries for
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


Maryland Renaissance Festival ( 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.

4th-7th - Labor Day Weekend.
            - DragonCon ( Labor Day Weekend hosts the nation's largest fantasy convention in Atlanta, Ga.
            - Burning Man ( Annual gathering of an alternate reality like no other. Runs Aug 25th - Sept 1st.
            - Faerie Worlds ( One of the nation's largest & most elaborate festivals dedicated to fantasy.    
            - Montreal Fetish Weekend ( A true highlight for the international alternative calendar.
            - Dark Odyssey's Summer Camp ( Hosted at Darlington, MD.
            - Master/slave Conference ( a pansexual gathering of the BDSM scene.
            - Southern Decadence ( a celebration of gay life, music, & culture.
            - Virginia Scottish Games ( Celebrating the celtic heritage in Great Plains, Va.
            - DC Blues Festival ( National Talent right in the Nation's Capitol.

Fri 11th - National Remembrance of  9/11.
Mon 14th
- Rosh Hashanah.

12th-13th - Virginia Wine Festival (VirginiaWineFest): Ranked as one of the top 10 wine festivals nationwide.  

19th-20th - New Orleans Burlesque Festival (NewOrleansBurlesqueFest): Full weekend of nationally recognized Burlesque.
                - Small Press Expo ( North America‚Äôs Premiere Independent Cartooning & Comic Arts Festival.

25th-27th - Comicon ( Annual gathering for comic enthusiasts (at the Baltimore Convention Center).
                - Exotica ( Detroit hosts one of the nation's most recognized fetish events.
                - Splash! ( Hotel take-over in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Attended by thousands of liberated couples.

Sun 27th - Goth Cruise & Masquerade Ball ( Setting sail for 8 days of top DJ's, Bands, & Culture.
               - Folsom Street Fair ( San Francisco's nationally recognized Street Fair.

Wed 23rd - Fall Equinox.
Sat 26th - In Loving Memory of A.R.D.

TBD - Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball ( San Francisco's ultimate weekend!


9th-11th - Columbus Day Weekend
              - Playa del Fuego ( The 'Burning Man' of the East Coast presented bi-annually.

              - DomCon ( hosted in Atlanta, Ga.
              - Miss Gay America Pageant ( this year's pageant will be hosted in Memphis, TN.

Fri 9th - DC Fetish Weekend ( Please join us for the Exotic Erotic Pre-Party to the DC Fetish Ball.
Sun 11th - DC Fetish Ball ( 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!


13th-17th - Kink in the Caribbean Festival ( Fun in th
e sun, at the beautiful Hedonism Resort.

Tue 21st - In Loving Memory of J.D.D.
Sat 24th - International Gold Cup ( The running of Virginia's steeplechase takes place in Great Meadows.

23rd-31st - Festival of the Dead ( Salem, Mass. is THE place to be for Halloween.

                - Fantasy Fest ( Key West, Fla. hosts one of the nations largest gatherings for fanciful desire.

Sat 24th - Torture Garden Halloween Ball ( Presented by London's hottest fetish club.
              - Bondage Ball ( Hosted in Los Angeles & featuring nationally recognized talent.

Tue 27th - 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!

30th-1st - Anime USA ( One of nation's largest & most recognized anime conventions takes place in DC.

Sat 31st - Halloween!!!
              - Drac's Ball ( Hosted by Nocturne in Philly.
              - Endless Night Vampire Ball ( Scheduled every Halloween in New Orleans.
              - Torture Garden's Halloween Ball II ( Presented by London's hottest fetish club.
              - SMack! Fetish Ball ( Annual Halloween Ball in New York presented by Xris SMack.
              - Fetish & Fantasy Ball ( Las Vegas hosts one of the nation
's most extravagant events.


Sun 1st - Day of the Dead - Daylight Savings (Fall Forward 1 Hour at 2am Saturday Night):  Celebrated throughout much of
               Mexico & Latin America, Day of the Dead celebrates the remembrance of lost loved ones & family.

6th-8th - FaerieCon East ( Baltimore hosts one of the nation's largest festivals dedicated to myth & fantasy!

Wed 11th - Veteran's Day. - Initially celebrating the end of WWI, it later came to celebrate all veterans in military service.

14th-16th - Surrender Weekend (DarkOdyessy): Full Weekend Kink Convention hosted in San Francisco.

Wed 25th - Richard A.D. Anniversary.
Thu 26th - Thanksgiving.

Sat 28th - The Black & White Ball (Metro Events):  Bringing together a perfect blend of top talent, great music, & exotic intrigue, what began as a birthday celebration has since grown into one of the area's most anticipated events. So while hard core shoppers kill each other to save a buck, we offer a chance to feed your mind, move your body, & celebrate good times with great friends old & new. It's the perfect way to celebrate the season before yuletide madness takes hold.


TBD - Diabolique Fetish Ball ( Nov. hosts Philly's most progressive fetish ball at Shampoo Nightclub.


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

Sun 6th - St. Nicholas Day
Mon 21st - Winter Solstice (Saturnalia).
Fri 25th - X-mas.

Thu 31st - New Year's Eve -

~ 2016 ~

Winter & Spring Calendars for 2016 will be posted by December 2015

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