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Friday, March 6, 2009

2009 Lesbian Events and Festivals

Here is a list of upcoming 2009 Lesbian events & Festival throughout the US. I will post a list of Gay Pride Events in a separately in a few weeks. If you know of an upcoming event that is not on the list, please email me the details so I can add it.

These events are organized by state and then by date.


April 13, 2009
Birmingham Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Birmingham, AL
Now in its 4th year, the festival has expanded to include a juried competition! Narrative features, documentary features, and short films will compete in their respective categories for the coveted Best Film and Audience Choice awards.


March 19-22, 2009
International 2009 Ms Leather Contest
San Francisco, CA
The World’s Largest Event for Leatherwomen and Everyone Who Loves Them!

March 20, - March 22, 2009
Wild Women’s Weekend
Willits, CA
This is a women only weekend stuffed full of Magical workshops, fun classes,killer music and comedy show, theatre and dance, yoga and belly dancing,wonderful catered food, cool things to buy, warm indoor camping, healing and pampering, rituals...everything you want for a Spring Celebration of NewTimes!

April 1 - 5, 2009
Dinah Shore
Palm Springs, CA
Expect the unexpected at Girl Bar® Dinah Shore Week April 1st-April 5th, 2009. They will surpass your expectations again and again. Mainstream talent and cutting edge elements will make our productions an unforgettable experience.

August 28-30
Northern California Women's Music Festival
Laytonville, CA
Women only (boys up to age 6 welcome) • 3 day festival of music, dance, workshops & fabulous food • 40 acres of upscale camping • 3 hours north of San Francisco

May 14 - 17, 2009
Russian River Women's Weekend
Guerneville, CA
A weekend of lesbians, pool parties, Drag King shows and more, all at the beautiful Russian River.

June 5 - 7, 2009
Women Rolling on a River
American River, CA
Our popular wet and wild weekend is back!100 fun-loving women, 21 miles of exhilarating rafting on the American River,16 expert female guides, 6 fabulous meals,3 days of playing, 2 nights camping,... 1 extraordinary weekend!

June 12 -14
Palm Springs, CA
DESIRE is a unique weekend event for leather and kinky women. It provides the opportunity for women to celebrate their sexuality and kink freely and provides excellent education and empowering opportunities. DESIRE provides the opportunity to make new friends and become part of a growing community of kinky women and invites and encourages participants to fulfill their wildest fantasies.

Sept 10 - 13, 2009
Cambria Women's Weekend
Cabria, CA


July 24-26
Carolina Lesbian: Women in the Woods
Asheboro, NC

Grab your gear, your girl & some friends & prepare to have a wild, fun weekend


May 22 - 30, 2009
Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is a fixture in the state’s cultural landscape. The Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival celebrates GLBT films- including a wide range of documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films- that showcase the richness and creativity of the gay and lesbian culture.


April 34 - May 3, 2009
11th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Miami, FL

May 18, 2009
Not-for profit lesbian pool party at Double Tree
Southbeach Florida

The Aqua Foundation for Women presents one of the largest and most celebrated lesbian events to sweep through South Beach each year. The performance act and parties are just a part of the mission, which is to promote the equality, strength, health and visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. The five-day event ends with a highly anticipated Aqua Girl pool party, which took place on May 18 at Double Tree on Washington Avenue.

September 8-13, 2009
Key West, FL
Womenfest Key West includes a sizzling dance club scene, clothing-optional pool parties, sexy & competitive bull riding, women-only water excursions, art, poetry, comedy, and lots of live music! Sit quietly by the pool, hold hands on the beach, or jump uninhibitedly into the mix and make new friends. Womenfest Key West invites you to be yourself. Many events are All Welcome. All events are uniquely Key West.

October 9-12
Wyld Womyn's Weekend
Maui, HI

Concerts, games, workshops, massage, gourmet food, dancing and more!

September 23-29

Chicago, Illinois
Workshops, panels, cinema & concerts featuring groundbreaking, women artists

September 12
Iowa Women's Music Festival
Iowa City, IA
Workshops, Music and Events for Women


May 14 - 17, 2009
Saints and Sinners LGBTIQ Literary Festival
New Orleans, LA
Annual queer lit fest for readers and writers alike. Meet some of your favorite homo writers, participate in workshops, panel discussions, master classes and more.


May 6 - 17, 2009
Boston Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival
Boston, MA
2009 will be the 25th annual edition of this popular queer film fest, so expect some great events. Many screenings are especially for us girls.

May 15 - 17, 2009
Single Women's Weekend
Provincetown, MA
If you are looking for a lover, girlfriend, wife, one night stand, new friends or just want to be around a lot of single lesbians and have a ton of fun, GET YOUR SINGLE SELF TO PTOWN and register now for Single Women's Weekend - the fastest, friendliest, easiest, way for you to meet hundreds of other single women!

July 22-26
GIRL SPLASH!-First Women's Beach Extravaganza
Provincetown, MA
LikeDinah Shore - only at the beach - be in Ptown this summer for HOT BEACH PARTIES and even HOTTER DANCE PARTIES!Plus, all-women pool parties, all-women yacht sails, all-women clambakes, all-women Beach volleyball, all-women whale-watching trips, all-women sunset dune tours, you get it - ALL-WOMEN, ALL-WOMEN, ALL-WOMEN, HOT SUMMER FUN!

October 9-18, 2009
25th Annual Women's Week
Provincetown, MA
Visit PTOWN for a week of Lesbian fun!


April 10-12
Gulf Coast Sister Camp
Ovett, MS
601/ 344-1411
mostly women • a celebration of womyn's land in the South! • 2 1/2 hours from New Orleans, LA • 1 1/2 hours from Mobile, AL • music, crafts, night stage, workshops & more

Aug 4 –9, 2009
Michign Womyn's Music Festival!
Walhalla, MI
Forty performances, a film festival, an artisan/craft show and a full roster of workshops, parties and dances are all slated for one glorious week in August on 650 lush green acres in Michigan. This year's line-up features Michigan's signature combination of new blood and longtime beloveds, representing every genre and generation through the sounds you hear from the stages as well as from the womyn you meet on the wooded path.


May 22-25
Women Outdoors National Gathering
Hancock, NH
Camping, hiking & workshops for women.


April 24-26, 2009
2009 Pride and Joy Families Weekend Conference
Utica, NY


May 22 - 24, 2009
Las Vegas, NV
Lesbian of Color Weekend Vegas
Enjoy local activities and tourist attractions with women over 30 interested in dating and travel. A get together for networking, and relationship building. All women welcome.


Sept. 19, 2009
Ohio Lesbian Festival
Kirkersville, Ohio
The Ohio Lesbian Festival is a SELF IDENTIFIED WOMYN~only event designed to promote a feminist alternative economy and community and to promote womyn in the arts. The festival was founded on the premise THAT LESBIANS AND QUEER WOMYN NEED TO RECOGNIZE AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER, to define our culture, and to build our own support systems.


May 15- 17, 2009
Herland Bi-Annual Retreats
Oklahoma City, OK
Roman Nose State Park
Women only event with music, workshops, campfire events & potluck • girls of all ages & boys under 10 welcome • also in September


August 20-23
Women in the Woods
Salem, OR
Women only • rustic cabins • natural hot springs • all meals included


May 28-31, 2009
Philadelphia GLBT Artists Festival
Philadelphia, PA
The first annual Philadelphia GLBT Artists Festival, organized by Traverse Arts Projects, is a four-day showcase featuring music, dance, theater and visual arts at various venues throughout the city.

June 11-27 2009
Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival
Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival gives new and emerging artists a chance to explore the LGBT experience at theaters throughout the city. The performances take place in several of Philadelphia's most cherished theaters, including the Arden Theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre and The Mum Puppettheatre. (215) 627-6483,


October 24, 2009
Houston Women's Festival
Houston, TX

Women from Texas & beyond gather to enjoy music, art, culture & community • produced by the Athena Art Project


August 21-23, 2009
Louisa, VA
Twin Oaks Women's Gathering

Camping, Workshops, Dance, Drumming, Swimming, Creative Activities
Performances,Sweatlodge, Mudpit, Movement, Ritual


June 12-14
Women’s Weekend in the Woods
Camp Indianola on the Kitsap Peninsula
Come join us for a relaxing and restorative weekend at Camp Indianola on the Kitsap Peninsula. Don’t miss this chance to meet other women and catch up with friends and community. There will be dancing, laughter, crafts and food, as well hiking and yoga, campfires, singing, and a community crafter-noon. Most importantly, you will have time to relax and unwind.


July 2, – July 5, 2009

The 34th National Women's Music Festival
Middleleton, Wisconsin

The Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre presentations, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, a live auction, spirituality series, writer’s series, animal lovers series, and much, much more!

1 comment:

Scout said...

Russian River Women's Weekend is May 14-17, 2009

The Northern California Women's Music Festival in Laytonville in August is NOT happening. The land is reserved however so there will be a camp out for women instead.


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