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 its 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, Featured Events, & 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 carry affairs of an ongoing nature.
  • For News regarding recent developments in the scene, please see News & Notes.

Major Events for the Regional & National Stage:

July & August:


Due to the Covid Pandemic, all events throughout the nation have been cancelled for June.


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Due to the Covid Pandemic, most events for the fall have already been cancelled. We'll update this section as the weeks progress.


Labor Day Weekend (3rd-7th):

  • DragonCon (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.
  • Rocky Mountain Rebellion (rmrebellion): Leather, Kink, & Fetish Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 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 10th-13th:

  • Celtic Weekend for the MD Renn-Faire ( One of the nations largest & well recognized Faires.
  • EXXXotica Expo (ExxxoticaExpo): Nationally recognized adult expo comes to Miami, Fla.

Sat 12th - Alter Ego Fetish Party (FetishFactory): By Fetish Factory in Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.

14th-17th - Poly Camp Northeast (Polycampne): 4-day mid-week excusion for the poly lifestyle in beautiful New Hampshire.


Weekend of the 17th-20th:

  • New Orleans Burlesque Festival (NewOrleansBurlesqeFest): Celebrating the beauty & art of burlesque.
  • 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 24th-27th:

  • Pirate Weekend for the MD Renn-Faire ( One of the nations largest & well recognized Faires.
  • Queen City Potter Party (PotterParty): The entire town of Staunton, Va. transforms itself to all things Harry Potter!
  • Colorado Leatherfest (ColoradoLeatherfest): Hotel takeover hosted in Denver, Colorado.
  • Hedonism Mocha Takeover (ToplessTravel): Luxurious week-long lifestyle excusion to Hedonimsm II.

Sun 27th: 

  • Boarding for Goth Cruise (GothicCruise): Week long gothic excurtion aboard the Royal Carribean Harmony of the Seas.
  • Folsom Street Fair (FolsomStreetEvents): San Francisco's premier street fair w/ over 400,000 covering 13 city blocks.


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The Maryland Renaissance Festival ( One of the nations largest & well recognized Renn-Faires. Runs untill Oct 25th.


Weekend of the 1st-4th:

  • The Endless Night Salem Vampire Weekend (EndlessNight): Elegance & Decadance in Salem, Mass.
  • Desire Greek Island Cruise (NaughtyCruise): Lifestyle cruise for the swinger culture.
  • Mates Leather Weekend (MatesWeekend): All male leather convention in Provincetown, Mass.


Sun 11th - The DC Fetish Ball (DCFetishBall): Bringing the DC Scene to the National Stage, The Metro Underground is proud to host some of the scene's very best DJ's, models, fashion, & national talent. Providing 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 10th-13th:

  • Constellation Burn (ConstellationBurn): East Coast Burning Man affiliated event at Pegasus Farm Campground, WV.
  • 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 ( A welcoming gathering of all sexual lifestyles, amid the fall colors of West Virginia. 

Weekend of the 15th-18th:

  • Wicked Wildcat's Oktoberfest (Hedonism / Wildcats): Weeklong excursion to Hedonism II from the 11th-18th.

Weekend of the 22nd-25th:

  • Nightmare Festival (NightmareFestival): Rave format music festival now at The Anthem DC.
  • Monster Mania (MonsterMania): Baltimore's Horror &SciFi convention in Hunt Valley.
  • Va. Celtic Festival (VaCelticFestival): Celtic heritage festival & Highland games, in Richmond, Va.
  • Prague Fetish Weekend ( Full fetish flair in one of Europe's most historic cities.
  • EXXXotica Expo (ExxxoticaExpo): Nationally recognized adult expo comes to Edison, NJ.
  • Hedonism Halloween Week (Hedonism): Celbrating Hedonism's anniversary w/ one of its biggest weeks of the year!

Sat 24th: 

  • Halloween Fetish Ball (FetishFactory): By Fetish Factory in Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Nuit Demonia (Nuitdemonia): An incredibly elegant fetish affair in the heart of Paris.

Tues 27th - DC High Heel Race (Facebook): As close as DC comes to Mardi Gras. Open to all & draws thousands.


Sat 31th:

  • Endless Night Vampire Ball (EndlessNight): Elegance & Decadance in the heart of New Orlean's.
  • Fetish & Fantasy Haloween Ball (HalloweenBall): Celebrating 25 years in the heart of Sin City - Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Weekend of the 5th-8th:

  • FaerieCon (FaerieCon): Hosted at the Sheraton Baltimore Inner Harbor.
  • Viking Con (VikingsCon): Encampment w/ celebrity guests from "Vikings." Held in Charles County, Md.
  • Conjuration (Conjurationcon): Immersive magical fantasy convention hosted in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Kinky Con (KinkyConNH): Full hotel takeover in Manchester, NH.
  • Exotic Fantasies Weekend (Exotic-Fantasies): Immersive hotel take over for the Lifestyle Communities in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
  • Mr. International Rubber (MIRubber): Hosted in Chicago, Il.

Weekend of the 12th-15th:

  • Super Megafest (SuperMegafest): New England’s Super-Fun Comic & Celebrity Pop Culture Fanfest.
  • Bliss Mariner Cruise (ToplessTravel): Luxurious week-long lifestyle cruise aboard the Mariner of the Seas.

Sat 14th - Alter Ego Fetish Party (FetishFactory): By Fetish Factory in Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.

Sat 21st - The Diabolique Ball (PhillyFetishBall): Philly's biggest & most recognized fetish ball. Date subject to change.


Thanksgivng Day Weekend (26th-29th):

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

Sat 28th - Wasteland ( One of the world's largest & most lavish fetish balls is hosted in Amsterdam.



  • Nova Con (NovaComic-con): Northern Virginia comic & gaming convention in Tyson's Corner, Va.


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Sat 5th - Krampusnaught DC (MetroEvents): One of DC's greatest nights for artistic expression, talented performance, family fun, & revelry for all. Celebrating an age old tradition & benefiting an amazing cause for DC's foster children, it is one of the area's best events & a night DON'T want to miss!



Sat 12th:

  • Naughty Snowball (Facebook): Massive burner ball hosted my Mischief DC on 17th St. NE DC. Date subject to change.
  • Alter Ego Fetish Party (FetishFactory): By Fetish Factory in Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.

Thursday 31st:  New Year's Eve.

  • Balaibalan (Facebook): Offering a high end event w/ exotic atmosphere & an erotic edge. Caters primarily to a mainstream attendance.
  • The Crucible NYE Speakeasy (The-Crucible): Special New Years Eve event & play party.
  • Sinn-Ergy's 10th Anniv. NYE Gala (Sinnergy): A grand event for DC & one of the most lavish affairs for the region.

TBA - Jekyll Comic Con w/ Hyde Horror Alley (JekyllIsland): Comic Convention meets horror festival on Jekyll Island, Ga.

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