DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS YET?
Get ready to once again join all your international kinky friends in Vancouver for a full summer weekend fetish holiday, packed with events where you can show your biggest and best fetish outfits, punctuated by thrilling world class entertainment and fetish fashion shows, events where you can get kinky with your pervy playmates, but also enjoy relaxed and daytime activities where you can solidify friendships and connections. As you know, the Friday of VFW always features a large-scale themed ball which changes every year to keep things fresh and inspirational. This year will be themed WILD KINGDOM, showcasing fantastic and ferocious fetish creatures of all kinds! This of course will be in addition to our Saturday night main event and many other activities, including the world-famous VFW Fetish Cruise and Decompression Group Beach Trip on Monday.
GET TICKETS / RSVP on FACEBOOK / RSVP on FETLIFE
BLACKLICKORISH LATEX @ VFW2022 – by Zemekiss
Here’s the first look at VFW2022, right from the runway of the main event fashion show, featuring BlackLickorish Latex! Huge thank you to Zemekiss Photography for capturing these stunning images! CLICK THROUGH to see the whole gallery!read more
VANCOUVER FETISH WEEKEND 2019 BY FRANKIE PANKY (1200+ PHOTOS)
SURFACING FROM THE VAULTS, this might be THE SINGLE MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PHOTO GALLERY from Vancouver Fetish Weekend … EVER!
Here is the FULL GALLERY of over 1200 photos from Frankie Panky from Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2019, starting with the first moments of the Meet & Greet on Thursday, right through to the sunset of the world famous VFW Fetish Cruise on the Sunday! This gallery is absolutely RAMMED FULL of incredible eye candy and some seriously show-stopping moments! As such, we uploaded these photos at a little bigger size and resolution than we normally would, as the photos are absolutely worth it, but this does mean bigger file sizes and longer load times!
Please Share far and wide, and remember to tag either the Vancouver Fetish Weekend Instagram or Facebook Page!
THURSDAY MEET & GREET!
Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2022 kicks off with a FREE party this upcoming Thursday at Numbers Cabaret at 1042 Davie St in the glorious West End gay district of Vancouver, just a few short blocks walk from the host hotel, bringing together guests, performers, models, artists, designers, festival staff and all our local and international kinky friends together for a relaxed night of cold drinks, casual socializing, and of course dancing, in a relaxed pub atmosphere!
DJs VIXEN VON FLEX
If you purchased weekend passes or tickets to VFW, we have an advance ticket pick up counter at the Meet & Greet. It makes your entry to the big events of the weekend MUCH faster if you can arrive with tickets in hand!
Are you curious and interested about the Fetish scene, or have friends who have never been? This is a great introductory event to the fetish community – come one, come all, bring friends!
No dress code, casual wear is totally acceptable, but of course, kink wear and latex is highly encouraged and much appreciated!
Doors 9 PM, party to 2 AM. And did we mention this party is FREE?read more
A LA CARTE CRUISE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
SINGLE DAY CRUISE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! LIMITED QUANTITY, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!
We’re happy to announce we have some limited room to release some a la carte tickets for the legendary Sunday Fetish Cruise! Head to the ticketing page, scroll right to the bottom of the ticket options, and you will be able to buy a ticket to just the Fetish Cruise, if you are planning on attending, but can’t otherwise make the full weekend lineup of events. The Cruise is otherwise normally only available with a full weekend pass, so this is a huge opportunity for some lucky people who pounce on these single day tickets before they disappear! There is a very limited quantity so definitely be quick, because these will sell out!
JOIN 300+ PERVY PARTIERS ON A PRIVATE YACHY FOR KINK ADVENTURES ON THE HIGHS SEAS!
The lower level is set up for admissions and chill area, along with a complimentary coat check. The middle level is kitted out with multiple padded play pieces for kink and BDSM play. The top deck is an incredible party vibe with 360 degree views of the gorgeous Vancouver coastline and water, with extra play stations, rope play frame, dance poles, dance areas, full bar service set up and more. Pole dancers and kink performers will be roaming the party for pop-up performances to add to the vibe!read more
FRIDAY PARTY DETAILS!
The 8th annual Vancouver Fetish Weekend kicks into high gear with the opening LUST IN SPACE FETISH BALL. Come party and get your kink on! Thrill to the main room stage shows …. get down and dirty on the huge and super naughty dancefloor …. socialize in the many hangout and cuddle areas … get your kink play on with a willing partner on the many pieces of play gear found throughout the venue …. this is the opening night of Vancouver’s biggest fetish party weekend, and no expense has been spared to make it into the biggest and best kink playground possible!
NEWBIES AND LONG TIME KINK SCENE REGULARS WELCOME!
New to the fetish scene? Come and play with us – this is the perfect weekend to jump off the deep end into the world of fetish partying! Long term regular? Join hundreds of excited and inspired locals as well as an international invasion of kinksters from around the world descending on Vancouver for the weekend!
GAY / STRAIGHT / LGBTQ+ / DRAG / BUTCH / FEMME / CROSS-DRESSERS / LIFESTYLERS / ALL AGE GROUPS (19-65+) / ALL BODY TYPES / ALL GENDER IDENTITIES, PREFERENCES & EXPRESSIONS WELCOME!
Be creative – be wild – be yourself!
While ANY and ALL fetish outfits are accepted, we highly encourage people to join in the optional LUST IN SPACE outfit theme! Just some ideas :
– SCIENCE FICTION
– GLOW IN THE DARK ETC
ADVANCE TICKETS & EARLY ARRIVAL HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDread more
MAIN EVENT POSTER!
GET READY FOR THE BIGGEST KINK EVENT TO EVER HIT VANCOUVER!
Featuring DJs, designers, models, performers, and most important of all, wildly creative attendees from all over the world descending on the city, and combining with our eclectic local scene to make for a truly unforgettable and unique weekend. There are seven events and gatherings from Thursday to Monday, including the legendary Fetish Cruise on Sunday, but the main event this year takes VFW to an entire new scale of over-the-top kink party experience!
SATURDAY JULY 23 – be part of a fetish takeover of the stunning HARBOUR EVENT & CONVENTION CENTRE – featuring a 30 foot wide stage, extra runway extension, staggering 80 foot wide visuals installation, 10,000 watt PK sound system to drive those dirty beats deep into your body, plus all of the immersive extra elements that make VFW such an incredible experience, including … custom built dance cages, BDSM play dungeon with padded benches and large scale rope play structures, kinky carnival games, glamour photo areas and much, much more for everyone to sink their fangs into!
Early bird tickets –> SOLD OUT
Tier 1 tickets –> LESS THAN 10 LEFT!
If you can only make one event, it’s the main event on the Saturday night!
Reminder that the Cruise and Friday & Saturday club events are FETISH DRESS CODE – a huge part of what makes the events so special is every single person in attendance being part of the party, bringing their own energy and creative and sexual self-expression into the mix! From mild to wild, all flavours and styles are welcome, so long as they pass the fetish dress code … absolutely no plainclothes allowed! While we have staff photographers and photo booths where you can show yourself off, there is otherwise NO PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED anywhere at the event, to create a vibe where everyone is free to get as wild as they like with their outfits, from full coverage, to bare-as-you-dare … just reminder, a g-string minimum must be kept at all times!read more
NEW VIDEO! RED CARPET INTERVIEWS & BEST OF VFW
Best Of VFW / Red Carpet (NSFW) from Restricted Entertainment on Vimeo.
Hosts, designers, performers and excited attendees from all over the world let you know what Vancouver Fetish Weekend is all about, what makes it so special, and why it draws so many people from so many communities together. CLICK THAT PLAY BUTTON and get ready for a serious dose of over the top eye candy!
Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2022 fast approaches, as we roar back to life for our first event since everyone’s unplanned two-year hiatus! Don’t have tickets? At the time of this posting, weekend passes + cruise are over 2/3 gone! Grab yours soon before they are SOLD OUT!
HUGE THANK YOU to Stu MacKay-Smith and his team for the many, many hours of hard work that went into producing this phenomenal video!read more
WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S THE SAME! THREE WEEKS TO GO!
The countdown is on to the launch of VANCOUVER FETISH WEEKEND 2022, where locals and kinky travellers from around the world descend on our beautiful city for a fun-filled five days and nights of pervy partying and sexy socializing, where old friends re-connect, and new friends are made! Newbies, lifestylers, all gender identities and sexual preferences from across the rainbow spectrum, cross-dressers, rubberists, long time regulars and first timers are all most welcome!
As VFW roars back to life after a long hiatus through the pandemic, it’s also time for a quick recap of what’s the same as past years, and what’s new for this year! Read on for all the dirt!
If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet – now’s the time! The Fetish Cruise is now over TWO-THIRDS SOLD OUT with only about 75 tickets left! Weekend passes and individual day tickets are all available online at the link below :
WHAT’S THE SAME?
All the major events and biggest venues are all in the same places, with the exception of the main event on Saturday, which is at a huge & exciting new venue … quite literally the biggest indoor club venue in the city!
Thursday’s Meet & Greet party will once again be held at NUMBERS CABARET in the heart of the West End gay district of Vancouver, a short walk of a few blocks from the host hotel. This party is once again free, casual and no dress code (though many people dress up anyway!) and is open to everyone from the festival but also everyone who might want to come by and hang out in general!
The Friday venue is once again at THE IMPERIAL, a historic and gorgeous renovated Chinese theatre turned into one of our favourite special events venue, transformed from top to bottom into our pervy playground. One note here is that this block of the city has been slated for redevelopment in early 2023, and this is the LAST YEAR we will have this venue for Vancouver Fetish Weekend before it joins the long list of venues that the city has loved and lost.
Saturday day there is a short daytime walk for group fetish photos, leaving from the host hotel, with a fetish community pub & brunch meetup at THE JUNCTION on Davie Street at 3 PM.
The Sunday Cruise is on the MAGIC SPIRIT yacht, with 300-400+ expected, with the afterparty once again returning to the intimate and legendary PENTHOUSE strip club!
The Cruise will once again board at 1601 Bayshore Drive, the newer of the boarding locations, for those who have been with us for several years. Once you get close, there will be signs helping direct you, but it is easy to find!
Monday it’s time for a group trip to the stunning WRECK BEACH, with complimentary shuttles for weekend pass holders leaving from the host hotel several times during the day! We had almost 200 people from around the world at the beach gathering at the last VFW before the hiatus, with a huge contingent set to assemble in the sun and on the sand once again this year.
Some things changed behind the scenes – some of our host venues were sold to new owners, with whom we had to re-establish new agreements. It took an unbelievable amount of work to bring all the pieces together, but of course it will be all worth it once everything comes together and we get to congregate with all our fetish friends from all over the world in these special spaces!
Friday’s theme this year is LUST IN SPACE / SCIENCE FICTION / CYBER! Fetish outfits following the theme are highly encouraged – glow in the dark, light-up, metallic, robots, aliens, androids, mutants, astronauts, space fleet, cyber-industrial, retro & campy, ultra modern or futuristic, there are a huge amount of ways this theme can be interpreted! The theme is of course always a fun BONUS ONLY and everyone is fully welcome to dress in whatever kinky attire they wish, themed or not!
We have a HUGE roster of talent and incredible performers coming to the stage this year, but another change is that this is the first time we are featuring two out of town designers for full scale fashion shows. We are BEYOND excited to have JANE DOE LATEX and BLACKLICKORISH LATEX, both from Los Angeles, teaming up with 25+ local and international models to showcase their stunning designs in an over-the-top main event runway show.
Another big change from years past is that some of our local headliners turned into international superstars! If you live in Vancouver, you of course know THE BRATPACK from their long-running weekly drag shows at the Junction in the West End, and beyond. Now while they have been performing at VFW the last few years, a little thing happened since we last had them hit our stage. And that little thing was that not one, not two, but three Bratpack members made it onto Canada’s Drag Race, where they reached a global audience, levelled up their game 1000x, and legitimately become known all over the world!
We are THRILLED to be welcoming back KENDALL GENDER, SYNTHIA KISS and GIA METRIC, and can’t wait to see what they have cooked up for us!
And lastly, the most exciting news of all, is that we are bringing the main Saturday night event of VFW2022 to the HARBOUR EVENT & CONVENTION CENTER, which is not just a new venue, but is the largest indoor club venue in the city, boasting a 30 foot wide stage, an 80 foot wide custom visuals installation, and state of the art lighting and sound. Audiophiles, there’s a 10,000W Pk Sound System coming your way! Add to this all the play area installations and special spaces that we are curating, and we are truly bringing VFW onto the international stage in a way like never before.
If you have been to either of the last two Vancouver Fetish Weekends, the Saturday venue is in the same plaza as in the past, just at the venue next door … which used to be the Edgewater Casino, and now is a massive entertainment venue!
This venue also has VIP booths which seat groups up to 12 – if you are interested in booking one for the main Saturday night event, drop an email to :
WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SIGN UP FOR THE VFW NEWSLETTER!
Every day of the festival we send out an itinerary of the day’s activities at noon, with addresses and maps, so the information is right at your fingertips. Social media platforms such as Facebook are becoming increasingly unreliable as they crack down on ‘sexy content’ and there is always the chance our event listings, posts and Pages may be unexpectedly deleted or had their visibility reduced. You can always unsubscribe from the Newsletter any time!read more
PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENT – THE BRATPACK!
HUGE PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENT! Legendary drag troupe THE BRATPACK will be joining us for Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2022, with a marquee performance at the main event at Harbour Event & Convention Center on Saturday, July 23!
If you live in Vancouver, you of course know the Bratpack from their long-running weekly drag shows at the Junction in the West End, and beyond. Now while they have been performing at VFW the last few years, a little thing happened since we last had them hit our stage. And that little thing was that not one, not two, but three Bratpack members made it onto Canada’s Next Drag Race, where they reached a global audience, levelled up their game 1000x, and legitimately became international superstars!
We are THRILLED to be welcoming back KENDALL GENDER, SYNTHIA KISS and GIA METRIC, and can’t wait to see what they have cooked up for us!
Please follow them at their Instagrams, linked below!
Kendall Gender / Synthia Kiss / Gia Metricread more
DESIGNER ANNOUNCEMENT – BLACKLICKORISH LATEX!
We are proud to announce that BLACKLICKORISH LATEX will be showcasing a main stage, prime time, full scale runway fashion show at Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2022!
BlackLickorish Latex was founded in 2006 in Los Angeles by Alyssa Norman. Focusing on fashion-forward latex for over 16 years, BlackLickorish is all made-to-measure to accentuate and flatter every body. Specializing in music, film, editorial, stage, dungeon and party wear, their client roster includes amazing artists such as Lizzo, Halsey, Zack Snyder, Nicki Minaj, Bella Poarch, Detox, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea and many others,
Model Submissions :
BlackLickorish Latex will be accepting model submissions to fill 10-12 spots for their showcase. POC / female / male / non-binary/ trans and every type of body welcome. If interested, please send an email to : email@example.com
Please be sure to include at least one photo of your current look, any relevant model, performer or runway experience, and any links to Facebook or Instagram accounts.
Check out more of BlackLickorish Latex at their Instagram / Official Website / Etsy Store.read more