The Folsom Street Fair is like NOTHING else in the world.
With nearly 400,000 of your closest kinky friends spread out over
13 city blocks of adult entertainment, this is an 'only in San
Francisco' experience to be sure.
Located on historic Folsom Street (from 7th to 12th Streets - and
all streets in between), leather and fetish players from all over the
world converge. With over 200 exhibitor booths selling fetish gear and
toys, a massive live stage with top-name indie bands, two huge dance
areas spinning underground dance, public play stations, and an enhanced
erotic artists' area, you will never want to leave. There's more eye
candy than you can shake your cock at - yes, you can still be naked,
so there's no need to fret.
2013 Folsom Street Fair Preview
To celebrate and honor our 30th Folsom Street Fair, we are adding
some features to the festivities. Enjoy 30 extra minutes of fair time,
a performance stage at the erotic artists' area, the return of the
elevated cage dancers, and the official closing party is now right on the
fairgrounds! For more information on our 30th anniversary plans, see:
30th Folsom Street Fair Press Release
Folsom Street Fair® Posters
Posters from the last few Folsom Street Fairs® are available here just by clicking
on the thumbnails below. If you like our posters, why not download a higher
resolution version that you can print.
Can I get a map of booth locations for last year's (2012) Folsom Street Fair?
Yes you can! For your reference we have a PDF map of
the 2012 Folsom Street Fair (LAST YEAR) fairgrounds.
This map has the location of all the booths
along with who rented them at the time the map was made. This
map is subject to last minute changes.
A map of the 2013 Folsom Street Fair
(THIS YEAR) will be available a few weeks before the fair.
Pictures from the Folsom Street Fair®
See the pictures from previous Folsom Street Fairs®
Best of Bay 2008 - Best Street Fair
"More cock than a chicken fight! More ass than a donkey show! Break out those chaps and grab some lube when the sprawling granddaddy of leather events hits in September". - SF Bay Guardian - July 30, 2008
Best of the Bay 2007 - Readers' Poll: Best Street Fair
"A gathering of leather, rubber, latex, and steel - elsewhere this might sound like an upholsterers' convention, but San Franciscans are just a wee bit more creative with their hardware. Trussed, gagged, or branded, the Folsom Street Fair invites you to think outside the sex box. Unless confinement is your thing, of course". -
SF Bay Guardian
Best of the Bay 2006 - Readers' Poll: Best Street Fair
"If you have the burning desire to strut your stuff in those ass-out pants your cousin bought you last Christmas, but you don't want to call too much attention to yourself, just wait for the Folsom Street Fair. The other 399,000 bondage and leather fans will make you feel right at home". -
SF Bay Guardian
Best of the Bay 2005 - Readers' Poll: Best Street Fair
"How often do you get to break out the fetish gear and
parade down the street? (Actually, in San Francisco the
answer turns out to be "quite often"). The Bay Area's
best street party, the Folsom Street Fair brings out
beautiful freaks of all stripes to dance, drink, eat,
and generally get down under the SoMa sun.
Coincidentally, it's also the culmination of San Francisco
Leather Pride Week. Go figure. Sept. 25, 2005". -
SF Bay Guardian
2000 Editors' Winner
Throw on your leather hotpants and join 300,000 other lookers in a fetish frenzy.
"Please Sir, May I Have Another? This sexy S&M street-bacchanal celebrates
a leather-phile culture that is as big on community service as it is on naughty
fun. Keep in mind that this is no small community; the fair is officially listed
as the third largest in California (behind the Rose Bowl and San Francisco Pride).
Several hundred thousand kinky beasts come out annually to put the fete back
in fetish, and though you'll see more tourists with cameras than trussed-up
hussies, it's all good, charitable fun. Beneficiaries of the fair include Project
Inform, the Stop AIDS Project, Project Open Hand, and New Leaf."