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September in SOMA means it's Folsom Street Fair Time! A uniquely San Fransisco forty-year tradition, there is a whole week leading up to the fair with dancing and cruising, classes, and performances! There is something for everyBODY. Bears & Femmes and Queens & Thems. All are celebrated. It’s Diverse, Inclusive, and Accessible! 

All events are for ADULTS. Don't bring kids!

Remember to hydrate, put on sunscreen (even if it's overcast) Always get clear consent before touching or photographing anyone, and Play Safe! 

Here are a few highlights

Leather Walk with the Leather Cultural District

Leather Pride Fest as Eagle Plaza

40 years of Filth, Rooftop Gala at Bei Hotel with Sister Roma   

Praise: The Dark Gardens Femme Forward Soirée.

Electroluxx at Public Works

Cat Clubs ALL DAY FREE Folsom Party!

 For a more detailed list that includes classes and smaller gatherings and more fun things to do, look HERE and  HERE



Sunday, September 24, 2023

11 am to 6 pm

Folsom Street (8th to 13th Streets),

FREE, but donations are encouraged.

We’ll see you in 2023 for the 40th ANNIVERSARY of the infamous Folsom Street Fair to celebrate community, connection, support, and sexual liberation for ALL. In the meantime, stay safe, get your shots, wash your hands, mask up, and stay weird!

Our Mission

Folsom Street is committed to cultivating a safe, open, and inclusive environment for the kink, leather, and alternative sexuality communities while centering equity for BIPOC and LGBTQA2I+ people in our work. We are rooted historically in the fight against gentrification and displacement both here in San Francisco, on unceded Ohlone land, and worldwide. We unite, strengthen, and affirm the community through support, resources, education, advocacy, visibility, and celebration. We are dedicated to sexual liberation and the right to pleasure as a crucial part of the whole liberation movement.

Folsom Street is an explicitly anti-racist organization, and we are committed to decolonizing our practices. We welcome feedback and guidance from our communities. Black Lives Matter. Sex work is work. The body is not an apology.

Did you know that we donate all of our net proceeds from our events to nonprofits working in public health, human services, and the arts? If you’re looking to donate to a worthy cause, now is the time. Folsom Street Events is a registered non-profit (Federal Tax ID# 94-3019867) that unites the leather, kink, and alt-sex communities with safe, consent-focused spaces for self-expression and exciting entertainment.

Need something to wear?

Here are some places to shop:

Leather Etc (@leatheretc)

Mr. S Leather (

Custom Made Corsetry, Couture & Bridal Clothing, Lingerie & Loungewear | San Francisco, New Orleans - Dark Garden Unique Corsetry, Inc

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores - Out of the Closet Thrift Stores

Need a place to stay?

BEI San Francisco, Trademark Collection by Wyndham Rooms & Rates (

*There are many other wonderful things to do in SOMA in September that are family-friendly. Check our calendar for the full list.