National & Major Events

Major Events are covered locally, regionally, & on a national scale.  Listings are sorted by date of the event, then coded & categorized by the nature of their primary interest:

  • Alternative Music & Culture in Rust.
  • BDSM & Fetish in Red.
  • Lifestyle & Swinger in Green.
  • Gay, Bi, & Transgender in Wine.
  • Mainstream in White.

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

  • The Calendars Page carries Gateway Links & Regionial Concerts.
  • Our Main Calendar offers a Full listing of all regional events.
  • Major National Events are listed here & on the Main Calendar.
  • Weekly & Monthly Recurring Events are now listed on their own page.
  • For News regarding recent developments in the scene, please see News & Notes.

Major Events for the Regional & National Stage:

 

September:

 

The Maryland Renaissance Festival (rennfest.com): One of the nations largest & well recognized Renn-Faires. Runs through Mid-Oct.

 

Weekend of the 29th-2nd: Labor Day Weekend...

  • Burning Man (BurningMan.org): The nation's largest & most recognized gathering for alternative cultures.
  • Dragon Con (DragonCon): The nation's largest convention for sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, comics, & more. Hosted in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Montreal Fetish Weekend (MontrealFetishWeekend): 6 days & nights of fantasy & fetish events for every taste imaginable.
  • Summer Camp (DarkOdyssey): Sex positive fetish focused camp retreat at Ramblewood Campground. Darlington, MD. 
  • Master/slave Conference (MasterSlaveConference): Hosted in the heart of Washington, DC.
  • Caliente Weekend Pool Party (CalienteResort): Hosted by Caliente Onsite Resort, Tampa, Fla.
  • Southern Decadance (SouthernDecedance): New Orlean's celebration of gay life, music & culture since 1972. 

Weekend of the 6th-8th:

  • EXXXotica Expo (ExxxoticaExpo): Adult industry expo in Miami, Fla.

Weekend of the 12th-15th:

  • Poly Camp Northeast (Polycampne): 4-day excusion for the poly lifestyle in beautiful New Hampshire.
  • New Orleans Burlesque Festival (NewOrleansBurlesqeFest): Celebrating the beauty & art of burlesque.

Weekend of the 19th-22nd:

  • Florida Power Exchange (FloridaPowerExchange): Hosted in Clearwater, Fla.
  • South Carolina Leather Pride (SCPrideinLeather): East Coast leather competition in Columbia, SC.
  • Crossroads (TurtleHillEvents): Mystic Festival meets erotic possibility at Ramblewood Retreat Center.

Weekend of the 26th-29th:

  • DC Fashion Week (Facebook): Dedecated to emerging fashion & cutting edge designers in the DC Area. 
  • Queen City Potter Party (PotterParty): The entire town of Staunton, Va. transforms itself to all things Harry Potter!
  • 5th Annual Bare as You Dare (Hedonism): Special Theme Weekend at Hedonism II (runs from the 21st-28th).
  • Australian Adventure (ToplessTravel): Week-long lifestyle cruise to Australia (runs from the 20th-30th).

Sept 28th-Oct 4th - Goth Cruise (Facebook): Carnival Conquest from Miami, Fla.

 

Sat 28th - EuroPerv (EuroPerv): European Fetish Ball in Amsterdam, Nl.

Sun 29th - Folsom Street Fair (FolsomStreetEvents): San Francisco's premier street fair w/ over 400,000 covering 13 city blocks.

 

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October:


The Maryland Renaissance Festival (rennfest.com): One of the nations largest & well recognized Renn-Faires. Runs untill Oct 20th.

 

Weekend of the 3rd-6th:

  • Monster Mania (MonsterMania): Horror & SciFi convention in Hunt Valley, Md.
  • Mates Leather Weekend (MatesLeatherWeekend): All male leather convention in Provincetown, Mass.

Weekend of the 10th-13th:

  • Constellation Burn (ConstellationBurn): East Coast Burn by the same people who created Playa Del Fuego.
  • Flashpoint (Facebook): Regional burn w/ classes by day & performance/spinjam at night. Located in Stuart, Va.

  • L.A. Comic Con (StanLeesLAComicCon): The nation's largest & most recognized Comic Convention.

  • New Culture Fall Camp (CFNC.us): A welcoming gathering of all sexual lifestyles, amid the fall colors of West Virginia.

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The Metro Underground Presents:

Sun Oct 13th - The DC Fetish Ball (DCFetishBall): 

Bringing us back to the National Stage, Richard A.D. & The Metro Underground are proud to announce this year's featured performance by international sensation Miss Rubber Doll! Are you ready for The Ball? With some of the scene's very best DJ's, models, fashion, & national talent, plus an incredible play space in one of the city's most lavish venues, The DC Fetish Ball brings a level of twisted delight worthy of the Nation's Capitol!  No doubt, THIS is a night you WON'T to miss. Are YOU ready for The Ball?

 

 

Weekend of the 17th-20th:

  • Prague Fetish Weekend (FetishWeekend.cz): Full fetish flair in one of Europe's most historic cities.
  • Wicked Wildcat's Oktoberfest (Hedonism / Wildcats): Weeklong excursion to Hedonism II from the 12th-19th.

Sat 19th - Weekend Reunion (WeekendReunion): Weekend fetish convention oriented to African American culture but open to all.

 

Weekend of the 24th-27th:

  • Va. Celtic Festival (VaCelticFestival): Celtic heritage festival & Highland games, in Richmond, Va.
  • Nightmare Festival (NightmareFestival): Rave format music festival at Four Quarters Farm.
  • Hedonism Halloween Week (Hedonism): Celbrating Hedonism's anniversary w/ one of its biggest weeks of the year! 
  • EXXXotica Expo (ExxxoticaExpo): Adult industry expo in Edison, NJ.

Saturday 26th:

  • Endless Night Vampire Ball (EndlessNight): Elegance &Decadance in the heart of New Orlean's.
  • Fetish & Fantasy Haloween Ball (HalloweenBall): Hosted in the heart of Sin City - Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Nuit Demonia (Nuitdemonia): An incredibly elegant fetish affair in the heart of Paris.

Tues 29th - DC High Heel Race (Facebook): As close as DC comes to Mardi Gras. Open to all & draws thousands.

 

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November:

 

Weekend of the 1st-3rd:

  • Viking Con (VikingsCon): Encampment & reenactment w/ celebrity guests from "Vikings." Held in Charles County, Md.
  • FaerieCon (FaerieCon): Hosted at the Sheraton Baltimore Inner Harbor. With live performance by 'Faun!'

Weekend of the 7th-10th:

  • Kinky Con (KinkyConNH): Full hotel takeover in Manchester, NH.
  • Mr. International Rubber (MIRubber): Hosted in Chicago, Il.

Weekend of the 14th-17th:

  • Super Megafest (SuperMegafest): New England’s Super-Fun Comic & Celebrity Pop Culture Fanfest.
  • Conjuration (Conjurationcon): Immersive magical fantasy convention hosted in Atlanta, Ga.
  • 1st Annual Hedo Lovefest (Hedonism): Special Theme Weekend at Hedonism II (runs from the 9th-16th).

Sat 16th - The Diabolique Ball (PhillyFetishBall): Philly's biggest & most recognized fetish ball. Date subject to change.

 

Weekend of the 28th-30th:

  • Brimstone VI (Fetlife): A 4 day kink extravaganza hosted in Piscataway, NJ.
  • Surrender (DarkOdyssey): Sex positive fetish focused hotel takeover San Francisco, CA. 

Sat 30th - Wasteland (wasteland.nl): One of the world's largest & most lavish fetish balls is hosted in Amsterdam.

 

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December:

 

Sat 7th - Krampusnaught DC (MetroEvents):  One of DC's greatest nights for family & revelers alike.

 

Weekend of the 12th-15th:

  • Jekyll Comic Con w/ Hyde Horror Alley (JekyllIsland): Comic Convention meets horror festival on Jekyll Island, Ga.
  • Wet, Wild, & Wicked (Hedonism): Hedo's oldest running theme week (runs from the 7th-14th).

Sat 14th - Naughty Snowball (Facebook): Massive burner ball hosted my Mischief DC on 17th St. NE DC. Date subject to change.

Tues 31st - Sinn-Ergy's New Year's Ball (Sinnergy): A grand event for DC & one of the most lavish affairs for the region.

 

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January:

 

Weekend of the 16th-20th: MLK Weekend...

  • Interfusion Festival (InterfusionFestival): A transformative experience w/ a focus on dance, spririt, & movement.

 

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February:

 

Weekend of the 8th-15th:

  • Hedonism Valentine Weekend (Hedonism): Special themed event at Hedonism II in Jamaica.

 

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March:

 

Weekend of the 5th-8th:

 

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April:

 

Weekend of the 2nd-5th:

 

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May:

 

Weekend of the 14th-17th:

  • Hedonism Goddess Week (Hedonism): Special themed event at Hedonism II in Jamaica (runs from the 9th-16th).

 

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June:

 

Weekend of the 4th-7th:

 

 

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July:

 

TBA - Otakon (Otakon): East coast convention dedicated to all things anime. Held at the Washington Convention Center, NW DC.

 

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August:

 

1st-9th - Pennsic w/ Die Fledermaus (DieFledermaus): In coordination with Clan Die Fledermaus, Richard A.D. & The Metro Underground co-hosts a number of the most well recognized parties for all of Pennsic. Most notably Carnival at Swampfest.

 

 

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September:

 

Weekend of the 3rd-6th:

 

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October:

 

Sun 11th - The DC Fetish Ball (DCFetishBall): Are you ready for The Ball? With some of the scene's very best DJ's, models, fashion, & national talent, plus an incredible play space in one of the city's most lavish venues, The DC Fetish Ball brings a level of twisted delight worthy of the Nation's Capitol!  No doubt, THIS is a night you WON'T to miss...

 

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November:

 

Weekend of the 5th-8th:

 

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December:

 

Sat 5th - Krampusnaught DC (MetroEvents):  One of DC's greatest nights for family & revelers alike.

 

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