This year’s event, in its 24th year, offers nine parties across five days from May 22-26. It features a full takeover of the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel for the key four days and five nights of the programme.
The schedule kicks off informally on Wednesday May 22 with a Fetish Social just a few hundred metres from the hotel, at Jester’s Dive Bar. It’s a free-entry, no-dresscode event though ‘provocative attire’ is welcome.
Following on Thursday 23 is the programme’s first strict dresscode party, the famous Beat & Greet at the Manor Complex’s Crystal Ballroom. Around 800 people are expected to attend for the all-night bar, dungeon equipment and pervy performers until 3am, followed by an After Party at The Westin.
The strict dresscode 24-Year Anniversary Ball takes place on Friday 24 from 10pm to 3am at the Manor Complex, again with an After Party at The Westin.
The Ball, which drew 1,500+ people last year, will offer “five rooms of dance, kink and sin”.
There’ll be a full all-night bar, play equipment, world class fetish performers and — as with the Beat & Greet — a hotel shuttle service for those with a transport pass.
Saturday 25 is the night of the Xtreme Players Party, described as the “drunken lovechild” of Fetish Factory boss Glenn Catapano and the XFP events, and usually attracting 800-plus people.
Also described as “the nastiest, dirtiest, wildest and most extreme party of the weekend”, it places the accent firmly on play, and is followed once again by an After Party at The Westin.
After four nights into which Florida Fetish Weekend patrons will have been able to pack no less than seven events, Sunday 26’s Pervy Pool Party will probably come as a blessed relief.
This afternoon by the Westin Hotel Pool, with its ‘fetish or sexy swim attire’ dresscode, American-style barbecue and DJs spinning “beats hotter than the South Florida sun”, attracted more than 900 people last year.
Final event of the Florida Fetish Weekend 2019 programme returns to the Westin Pool on
The earliest-bird tickets have already sold out for this year’s weekend, but Tier 2 All Access Passes covering all events are still available at $240 with transport or $210 without transport.
Advance à la carte tickets for individual events are also available, priced as follows: Beat & Greet Fetish Party (May 23) $30; 24-Year Anniversary Ball (May 24) $40; Xtreme Players Party (May 25) $45; Pervy Pool Party (May 26) $35; Constellation Farewell Party (May 26) $30.
Rooms at The Westin during Florida Fetish Weekend can only be booked via email@example.com and you can only book a room if you first purchase an all access pass (for £240 or $210).
Room rates for the event start at $149 per night for a minimum of 4 nights (May 23-24-25-26), and rooms can be shared by up to four kinksters. You must book rooms through Fetish Factory for these days — you cannot book directly with the hotel.
It’s a good few years since I attended one of Fetish Factory’s Anniversary weekends in person. But various Fetishistas contributors have kept an eye on the event for us in the meantime, and assure me that they’re as hot (in every sense) as they ever were.
The Florida weather, the effort hosts Glenn and Donna put into organising, and the presence of visitors from afar as well as the local area’s colourful, multi-racial fetish community, combine to create one of the international fetish calendar’s truly unique events.
And it’s no exaggeration to say it’s an event every perv should experience at least once in their kinky lifetime!
Banner model Darian Swan
Drunk Camera Guy
Erik Von Gutenberg
Fuckin’ Gerry (no link)
Greg Gorman (2G Photography)
James Holmes Photography
Kinky By Nite (no link)
Published April 24, 2019
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