A newcomer's guide to Vancouver Fetish Weekend (AKA the biggest kink party on the West Coast)

Jul 12 2019, 6:31 am

If you ever thought that Vancouver was boring, think again — the city has a whole other side that you never knew existed.

We’re talking about the annual festival that happens to be the biggest kink party on the West Coast: Vancouver Fetish Weekend. Taking place at a host of locations throughout Vancouver from July 25 to 29, the event invites the kinkiest members of the community to come out to play.

Wondering where and how you fit into it all? Please, let us explain the NSFW details.

For your first time attending, expect a lot of latex, leather, theatrical makeup, and some of the most out-there erotic costumes you’ve ever seen.

Taking a look at the photos in this article will give you an idea of what to expect when it comes to the dress code. But don’t let the dominatrix gear and chains fool you; this is one of the most accepting, consent-focused, and newcomer-friendly parties you’ll ever attend in Vancouver.

Whether you want to dip your toes (or any other extremity) into the accepting ocean of kink, or you’re just there to watch and learn, the choice is entirely yours.

Vancouver Fetish Weekend gives attendees the chance to explore a hidden, hedonistic side of life by meeting, partying, flirting (and maybe more), with hundreds of local and international fetish enthusiasts.

So who actually goes to events like this? Check out testimonials from excited kinksters who were interviewed on the red carpet below, along with clips from the highlight moments of the festival.

When it comes to the kind of events taking place, you can take your pick from kicking off with kinky cocktails on July 25 to a daytime get together, a VIP fetish cruise, bondage ball, and even some decompression time with your new fetish friends on Wreck Beach on July 29. In short, the lineup is filled with a range of unforgettable experiences.

Fetish artists, designers, dancers, models, and photographers will be showing off their wares and collaborating on mischievous plans for future works at the festival, and you can be a part of this at your first-ever (and probably not last) Fetish Weekend.

Each and every event happening throughout Vancouver Fetish Weekend is open to all body types, age groups (19+), sexual orientations, and gender identities. The festival is also a long-time champion of consent and healthy sex-positive culture, where attendees can express themselves in a safe, inspiring, and accepting environment.

If you’re ready to unleash your inner kinky side, check out the Vancouver Fetish Weekend website for more information, and get your tickets here.

Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2019

When: July 25 to 29

Where: Select venues throughout Vancouver

Price: Ticket prices vary — Available via Vancouver Fetish Weekend

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