Founded in 2015, Colorado Leather Fest is a weekend educational event focused on lifestyle relationships. It is held in the Metro-Denver Colorado area and features national and local presenters, classes, discussions, title contests, community events, and more.
Colorado Leather Fest is a pansexual event open to all people of any gender or gender identification, sexual orientation, race, or cultural or religious background, who have an interest in Leather or Authority Based Relationships as a lifestyle and culture.
Colorado Leather Fest does not focus on BDSM play skills and techniques. Our event is centered on Leather/BDSM history and culture, a variety of relationship styles and the issues associated with them, and service skills found in Leather and M/s or D/s relationships and culture.
The organizers of Colorado Leather Fest have an image of what the future of the BDSM, Leather, Kink, and Fetish community could be like. It is a future where everyone is accepted for who and what they are and are free to practice their lifestyle in a way that is rewarding and fulfilling to them, as long as no one is being harmed. It is a future where people are able to engage in the activities of their lifestyle in the safest way possible. It is a future where marginalized communities are welcomed, included, and celebrated; where, in fact, there are no marginalized communities at all.
This is a vision that we believe can be made real. We hope to enable that future by providing an environment where all are welcome; where they can develop the skills they need to form strong and lasting relationships; where they can learn about the history and traditions of our communities; and where they can meet and develop connections with others from all of the varied aspects of our subculture.
We do this through our annual event, Colorado Leather Fest; through our title contests where individuals take on the responsibility of role models and ambassadors for our community; and through other educational offerings and activities throughout the year.
We invite you to share this vision with us and to join us on a journey to what our future can be.
With our annual “together” theme, we have become recognized for our efforts in building community, in bringing all people together to learn and share in the diversity of our community, under the “Leather” banner.
The basis of our Vision founded on this quote from OutFront magazine:
Community is NOT defined by what makes us different, but what makes us the same.
The theme of Colorado Leather Fest 2023 is “Being Together”.