Here is our annual event round up; a list of BDSM/kink events worldwide. This is not a comprehensive list but includes events that people we know have attended in the past or that we personally have been to so we can vouch for the quality!
If you have an event you’d like us to include, feel free to post the info in the comments section. We’ll be editing this article throughout the year to include additional information.
The Adult Video Nominations: While not exactly a purely BDSM oriented event, the annual “Oscars of Porn” take place January 21st in Las Vegas. There is also an adult expo and events happing beginning January 17th all week long. There is a special fetish party hosted by kink.com, with performances. It’s a catch all for performers, industry affiliates and more!
Vancouver has a strong kink community. Join them and many other folks from around the world for Westcoast Bound January 27th-29th. This event has multiple tracks for those with differing experiences and skill levels and of course, play parties!
Torture Garden Valentines Ball: If you’ve never heard of Torture garden, you’re in for a treat. This London-based company hosts some of the most lavish and exotic BDSM parties to date. Known for the strict Fetish only dress code, this insures the guests and performers at these parties are top notch. I’m sure their next valentines ball will not disappoint!
Sin in the City: Another hot Las Vegas event including a weekend of education, parties and dungeons February 3rd-5th. This event hosts the International Person of Leather contest but if that’s not your thing there is much much more. I’ve heard this event is a merging of kink and swinger lifestyles.
South Plains Leather Fest: This event in Dallas, Texas is entrenched in the rich traditions and code of the Old Guard and leather history.
An Atlanta based convention-this educational oriented event hosts different creative tracks to choose from. Not just for BDSM, this is a melting pot of creativity and personal expression and the choice is up to you for which one you’ll decide on!
:Portland Leather Alliance will host this annual kinky convention in Oregon April 14th-16th. This is an all encompassing event covering many areas and orientations of kink. Vendors will be showing their wares in addition to a line up of classes and parties.
This is exactly what it sounds like; a convention for everything BDSM related. Hosted by Sanctuary LAX and some of the hottest FemDoms in the world, this event has everything you can think of including classes, vendors, a human pony show, and much much more! While the event is hosted by pro and lifestyle FemDoms, it has something for everyone.
Though I have not yet attended, Camp Crucible has me extremely excited! It’s bascially a kinky sleep away camp; does it can’t get better than that? Based in the woods at a secret location outside Washington D.C., this camp for adults hosts classes, games, auctions, and more! Clothing is optional and you can come for all or part of this nine day
International Mister Leather: This event in Chicago is exactly what it sounds like; a competition to name the next Mr. Leather and Mr. Bootblack title holder. This is a long time event and will be home to many of the “who’s who” in the leather scene. If you have a strong interest in the leather lifestyle, this event is for you!
Debauchery: Who knew North Carolina has a thriving BDSM scene? Greensboro is host the Debauchery, an all encompassing, inclusive to all genders and orientaitons weekend of events and play parties. This event has been around for years and the quality of presenters and classes gets better year after year.
Southeast Leather Fest: From their website, “SouthEast LeatherFest (SELF) is the home where all people–kinksters and leather people, primals and littles, puppies and Masters, and LGBTQQIA2S– gather to celebrate our lives as sex positive individuals. We focus on relationships, play, social interaction in a safe, welcoming environment where respect for individuality and unique relationships are respected. Our theme this year, Mixology, is about who we are as a large diverse group.”
Equus Pony Show
This event hosted by submissann is a dedicated human pony play competition. Come view all of the pony’s and their handlers as they compete for the top prize ribbon! Curious about pony play? This is a great event to watch experienced pony players in action.
Folsom Street Fair: One of the most notorious BDSM oriented events held in San Francisco, this once gay leather event is now (controversially) a universal event for people of all genders and orientations. This event is all about spectacle and self-expression all while out in the open on the streets of San Francisco.
DomCon New Orleans: The sister event to DomCon LA brings the FemDoms to The Big Easy. The 2017 dates have not yet been released but we’ll keep you updated.