THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
(Scroll down for most recent news releases!) 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. The Friday of VFW features a large-scale themed ball which changes every year to keep things fresh and inspirational, this year themed as the LUST IN SPACE SCI-FI FETISH BALL, 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.
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
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!read more
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.read more
We are ecstatic to announce that we will indeed be having a full scale runway fashion show at the Saturday main event of Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2022! Our first designer announcement is JANE DOE LATEX!
Having begun in London, England in 2005 by Model/Actress Nina Kate, Jane Doe has always been at the forefront of cutting edge latex design. With customers including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Cirque Du Soleil, Katy Perry, and just about every fetish/pin up supermodel around, Jane Doe offers a unique take on latex fashion. Making everything from pretty dresses with bows & frills, to rock n roll royalty clubbing outfits to full on couture costumes. Every item is hand made to order by expert hands with over 18 years experience, using only the highest quality products.
Jane Doe will be accepting model submissions to fill 10-12 spots for their showcase. Female / male / non-binary and trans bodies welcome. If interested, please send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Photos in banner image by Ashley Von Helsing.read more
BREAKING NEWS – THERE WILL BE A FULL SCALE LATEX FASHION SHOW THIS YEAR AT VFW2022, FEATURING TWO INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS. FULL INFO AND MODEL APPLICATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!
July 21-25, 2022 – Vancouver Fetish Weekend returns! Meet, party, and play with local and global fetish enthusiasts from all over the world as the international community of fetish partiers, performers, models, designers, artists and photographers descend on Vancouver at a truly world-class weekend of unforgettable fun, exotic & erotic events! Book the time off work and start looking at plane tickets, because this is the new DO NOT MISS fetish weekend on the international scene!read more
Single day tickets for the Friday and Saturday club events of Vancouver Fetish Weekend unlock today!
Note that all Early Bird and different Tiers of tickets give same access to all areas of each event, they are just more discounted the earlier the snap them up! The only difference is how much $ you save from getting your tickets in hand early!
WEEKEND PASS UPDATE – the Fetish Cruise on Sunday is now 50% sold out and going fast! Note that the only way to get access to this party is through a VIP Weekend Pass + Cruise ticket!
There are currently no single day tickets released yet for the Sunday Evening Closing Party – there is a very high likelihood that it will be sold out just from weekend pass holders. We will updated as we ticket sales roll out whether there is space to offer single day tickets for this event!
There are no single day VIP or priority entry passes, single day tickets are all regular entry. The only way to get VIP / priority entry is through having a weekend pass, which gives priority entry over single day ticket holders and at-the-door ticket purchasers.read more
Tickets have activated and people are HUNGRY! Just two hours into ticket sales, and the always-in-demand VIP Fetish Cruise is already 1/3 sold out! Weekend passes in general are being picked up at a record rate, and all signs have Vancouver Fetish Weekend screaming back to life for it’s biggest event ever, after two years unexpectedly on hiatus.
Single day tickets will be released once we assess how the demand looks for the capacity of our various venues and days of the weekend, but in all likelihood :
Friday Lust In Space Ball – will only have about 150 single day tickets available.
Saturday Night Main Event – will definitely have lots of single day tickets available. This year we have moved into a 1000+ person venue! It is in fact Western Canada’s biggest indoor club events space, where all the biggest names in electronic music routinely play. Our main event is going to blow people’s minds as Vancouver Fetish Weekend continues to grow on the world stage! However, this is also the highest cost ticketed event and biggest production of the weekend, and it is not much more to upgrade to a weekend pass from there …
Sunday Day Fetish Cruise – available to weekend cruise pass holders only.
Sunday Evening Closing Party – very high likelihood there will be no single day tickets and it will be sold out just from weekend pass holders.
Note that there will be no single day VIP or priority entry passes, single day tickets are all regular entry. The only way to get VIP / priority entry is through having a weekend pass, which gives priority entry over single day ticket holders and at-the-door ticket purchasers.read more
TICKETS DROP AT NOON MAY 5th!
You will need a password to unlock the tickets until May 19, when they become publically available! The password will be emailed out to everyone on the Sin City & VFW Newsletter lists, so make sure you are signed up before then!
Please note that tickets to the world-famous FETISH CRUISE, our most in-demand event of the entire weekend, are ONLY available as part of a weekend pass. The Cruise sells out EVERY YEAR so you will want to pull the trigger QUICKLY on grabbing tickets as soon as they become available if you want to have a chance at scoring a spot on the yacht!
We will be releasing single day tickets to our main Saturday event shortly as well, but there is a strong possibility that our Friday and Sunday events may be ONLY available to weekend pass holders if the attendance and demand is as strong as we are expecting!read more
Ready for some more stunning images from VFW2019? Photographer Natasha Gris takes you on a tour of the main Friday and Saturday events, including behind the scenes snapshots from backstage, getting ready for the spectacular fashion shows by featured designers Star Creations and Jaded Jewall.read more