The Moonlight Festival

The Moonlight Festival is an 18+ AD (After Dark) adult themed event celebrating the kinkier sides of life! This is a community driven event bringing together a diverse group of artists, DJs, entertainers, panelists, and vendors from the furry and local community to create a magical night of self expression, education, and positivity!

Our event is a consent driven safe space and separated by privacy walls, giving you the opportunity to wear kink attire or gear that would not be allowed in other spaces. While gear and fursuits are highly encouraged, they are not required. Once your ID has been checked and, if necessary, your belongings are coat checked, you will be able to access all of the areas of interest without having to leave the privacy of the event!

When we started the Moonlight Festival, we knew the community would be excited, but we did not expect the anticipation and excitement that followed. This year, we’re reaching for the moon and creating an even bigger event with more things to do and see! We have once again increased our space to allow for new additions, more performances and more demonstrations. Our artist and vendor area will also be growing too, allowing us to bring in more talent from both the furry and local Atlanta communities. What we’re most excited about is an entirely new layout for our stage to allow more of you to dance the night away or socialize while watching a brand new lineup of entertainment and DJs. And for our 21+ guests, the cash bars will be back serving an assortment of beverages for you to enjoy.

It takes full community effort to be able to create safe spaces. Help make the space safe for all by not taking any photos of videos. And remember that consent applies to more than just intimate encounters.


2024 Moonlight Festival’s Performance Schedule:

8:30 PM - Moonlight Festival Show
10:15 PM - DJ REVERiE
11:20 PM - DJ Stitcharoo
12:40 AM until 2:00 AM - DJ Schlick + Moxie

The Moonlight Festival Market will be open from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

Moonlight Festival Market vendors:

  • Primrose Kennel Club
  • Closet Geek
  • Mutt Slut
  • Barking Leather
  • Hive Mind
  • WhippingStripes
  • WhippingWood
  • Kits Whip Emporium
  • Cute Little Fuckers
  • Scrapyard Leather
  • Bed Bound & Beyond
  • DatDeer

This year Moonlight Festival will also feature a number of artists you can shop with, including:

  • Aisu Art (After Dark)
  • DerangedSpazz
  • CrowParade
  • vixen&hart

During the Moonlight Festival any tips or donations raised will be supporting Lost & Found, Youth! Check out our Charity page for more information:


What is the Moonlight Festival?

The Moonlight Festival is our spin on Further Confusion’s amazing Night Market from 2020. We loved the event so much that we decided to bring it to the East Coast. Our event is focused on providing a safe space where our guests can embrace their adult sides and meet more like-minded individuals. Here you can shop for adult merchandise, dance with your friends, make new friends, and even enjoy a beverage at the cash bar. You must be 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink. This is a kink positive event where we encourage our guests to express themselves in ways that they can’t in the general public. Nudity and sexual acts are not permitted.

When is the Moonlight Festival?

The Moonlight Festival will be held on Saturday, May, 11th 2024 from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

Is there a schedule for the Moonlight Festival?

Attendees can go through the ID check and wristband check starting at 7:30 PM.

The Marquis Ballroom doors open at 8:00 PM.

The Moonlight Festival Market will be open from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

Please check the app for the most up to date schedules on acts, demonstrations, and other performances.

What are you doing about the line?

We have expanded and increased line capacity and efficiency into the event. Thanks to our registration system, we were able to pilot a new system for ID Checks. Your wristband signifies whether you are allowed in the event. However, to abide by all local and state laws, you must have your ID on you at all times. Our security team and local law enforcement will be spot checking IDs at random.

We will begin allowing attendees to go through the entry process at 7:30 PM. Doors to the Marquis Ballroom open at 8:00 PM. Performances will not start until 8:30, allowing everyone to have ample time to make it to the stage for the performance they would like to see.

We also recognize that many of you spend a significant amount of time getting into your gear and fursuits. Staff will be present to assist those who are wearing fursuits or significant amounts of gear move through the line safely to prevent overheating and/or other safety issues.

How can I skip the line?

Volunteer! This is one of our biggest events and we need lots of volunteers. If you are interested in helping, email [email protected]

Also all silver, gold, and platinum sponsors will have a separate entrance to the festival.

What should I expect in terms of crowds, lights, and sounds?

We understand that everyone has different comfort levels with crowds, lights, and sounds. To help accommodate as many attendees as we can, we are improving our plan from 2023. Please reference the schedule and the information below to make your best judgment on how to navigate the event.

The Moonlight Festival is FWA’s highest attended event and it does get very crowded. We are spreading out various points of interest and adding additional space to help ease some of the crowdedness. We will actively monitoring capacity limits with our Fire Marshall. If we reach capacity, entry to the event will pause until we can allow more attendees to enter.

Light and Sound Sensitivity

Near the stage, light and sound levels will change depending on the performances. Generally speaking, before 10:00 PM you can expect higher light levels and lower sound levels. After 10:00 PM you can expect lower light levels and higher sound levels.

The market will have lighting for walkways and lighting for each vendor booth. Although the stage speakers are facing away from the market, the sound levels at the market will fluctuate depending on the performances.

All other areas of the event will have normal light levels and reduced sound levels.

What can I wear to the Moonlight Festival?

Our policy on wardrobe is that the following areas must be fully covered:

  • Buttocks
  • Genitals

We have spent a lot of time creating this policy as we want to be inclusive to everyone regardless of their identity. However, we prioritize the safety of everyone who attends our event and must abide by the laws set by the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.

We encourage our guests to dress within their comfort level and within these guidelines. Embrace your self expression through attire and gear such as fursuits, latex, leather, neoprene, rubber, PVC, and lace.  We do ask our guests, however, to avoid any liquid to solid coverings “as clothes” such as liquid latex and body paint. You are more than welcome to wear these with the above mentioned areas additionally covered.

Leashes, Collars, Cuffs, and harnesses are welcome. However, for the safety of everyone, please do not hold on to another person’s leash.

Please remember that while traveling to/from the event space, you must be fully covered as per City of Atlanta and State of Georgia laws. A coat check system is available to you inside of the festival.

Will there be somewhere I can leave my belongings during the event?

Yes! Because you must be fully covered when traveling to/from the event, we are offering a coat check system in place for you to leave your belongings. That being said, we suggest you bring a bag to keep your valuables on your person. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

We will not hold large bags, expensive electronic items, and/or perishable food items.

Will I be able to drink?

Yup! There will be cash bars in the event space for those of you who are 21+.

Can I bring my own alcohol or food?

Outside food and drink are not allowed in the event. Water will be available inside the room and adult beverages are available via the cash bars.

How old do I need to be to attend?

Everyone attending must be 18+ and will be required to show their FWA wristband and government issued photo ID.

Is photography or videography allowed?

No. Pictures or videos are not allowed once you pass the entry into the event. This includes using your cell phone. This is for the safety and comfort of everyone attending the Moonlight Festival. If you are caught photographing at the event you will be asked to leave.

While you are waiting in line, you are allowed to use devices in the photo area to take photos while you are in your gear. We will have privacy screens up to shield you from the public.

This year we will have FWA staff photographers to take pictures of our performers and demonstrations. We will not store or post any photos that has visible faces of any attendees without a signed consent form. Our photographers have been trained in asking consent and deleting any photos if that consent is not granted.

We are also adding cameras and projectors to help everyone see what is happening on our main stage. We will not be live streaming any of this content. Any content used for future promotions will also not show visible faces of any attendees without a signed consent form.

What is acceptable during the Moonlight Festival?

The Moonlight Festival is an adult themed event and the atmosphere of the event may feel heated. However, sexual acts or nudity of any kind are not allowed at this event.

What if I need help during the event?

FWA staff will be present at the event help desk and throughout the event to help with any problems. We’re here to help should you have -any- problems. Do not be nervous about coming to us for help.

To help you find us faster, Staff and Volunteers will be wearing high visibility lanyards with an attached FWA Staff Badge or Moonlight Festival Volunteer Badge.

Will there be a quiet room in the event space?

No. While the Moonlight Festival will not have a quiet room in the event space, FWA does have a quiet room for all attendees located in the hotel.

If you become overwhelmed during the event, please find the nearest FWA staff member for assistance. There are plans in place to help you exit the event, relocate to the quiet room, or seek medical assistance.