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One of North America's largest kink festivals is returning to Vancouver this summer

Let loose and embrace your adventurous side with likeminded folks from across the world at Vancouver Fetish Weekend, from July 25 to 29
Vancouver Fetish Weekend starts on July 25 with a free, no-dress-code Kinky Cocktails Meet & Greet at Numbers Cabaret, 1042 Davie St, offering a sneak peek of the weekend's excitement. Photo via Jonny Ray Studio

Calling all fetish aficionados, BDSM baddies and kinky queens – The time is almost here for the wildest weekend of the year!

From July 25 to 29, the Vancouver Fetish Weekend (VFW) will be gracing several vivacious Vancouver venues, with performers, artists, designers and photographers that are as free, open and unbridled (unless you’re into that!) as the attendees.

So, if you’re a latex lover, randy about rubber or just excited about exploring other avenues to tickle your fancies, this event is an ideal opportunity to indulge in some good old-fashioned sex and body-positive fun in a safe and inclusive environment, with over 1,000 likeminded fetish friends of all ages, pronouns, preferences and proclivities.

Positive and provocative

During the free Fetish Photo Walk you can connect with many new people and take photos at city landmarks, followed by brunch and drinks on the sunny patio deck at the Junction on Davie St. Photo via Franky Panky

Whether you’re dipping your toe into the provocative pool or already fully leaning into letting your freak flag fly, the entire vibe of VFW is to empower underserved communities and create a space where people are encouraged and feel safe and comfortable unlocking their creativity while indulging in their unique form of self-expression.

That said, all are welcome to join in on the friendly fetish activities!

It’s all about embracing your adventurous side and embarking on an intrepid exploration of self-discovery while forming connections with others in a fun, free and sexy atmosphere. That said, while the event is a warm, welcoming and wonderfully woke space, it is also the responsibility of guests to ensure these values are preserved, respected and upheld.

In other words, remember the ground rules:

  • Be respectful of others’ boundaries
  • Entering personal space is by invitation only
  • Be joyful, not judgemental

Enticing and exciting events

VFW kicks off on July 25 with a free, no-dress-code pre-party Kinky Cocktails Meet & Greet hosted at Numbers Cabaret at 1042 Davie St, serving as a teasing taste of what you can expect as the weekend progresses.

The following night doesn’t hold back either with a ‘harness your sexual energy ’-themed Opening Fetish Ball at the Hollywood Theatre at 3123 West Broadway.

Other enchanting and erotic events include the 10 Year Anniversary Fetish Ball at the Harbour Event Center and the World-Famous VIP Fetish Cruise upon the marvelous Magic Spirit Yacht, departing from 1601 Bayshore Drive, just north of the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Please note that the Fetish Cruise is only available to full weekend pass holders and is already 90% full, so don’t wait!

Tickets for all Vancouver Fetish Weekend events are on sale now, including full weekend and single event passes. Photo via Zemekiss Photography

The whimsical weekend concludes with the XXX Grand Finale Bondage Ball at The Penthouse, featuring a collection of delectable DJs and couture BDSM performances, drag and XXX stage shows.

Bondage, BDSM and dominatrix outfits are highly encouraged. However, anyone and everyone is invited to attend in their favourite fetish getup, ‘so long as they are perfectly perverse.’

Attendees are also invited to a group decompression session at Wreck Beach on Monday to relax, unwind and enjoy some quality time with new and old VFW friends. Please note that the beach trip is not a kink event, and all attendees will be respectfully visiting and enjoying the beach just the same as all other sun and sand worshippers.

Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to experiment, connect and get your freak on without judgment at the most sultry, seductive and sensual weekend of events of the summer!

Tickets for all Vancouver Fetish Weekend events are on sale now, including full weekend and single event passes. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit