Folsom Street Fair 2008, San Francisco, Sunday September 28th
By Rollerblade on August 22, 2008
Folsom Street Fair is a true San Francisco original. On Sunday, September 28, over forty thousand fetish enthusiasts will cover 13 city blocks of the historic South of Market district. Folsom Street Fair is the largest leather and fetish event in the world and the third largest, single-day outdoor event in the State of California.The event offers 250+ exciting exhibitors, hot food and cold drinks, and tons of artistic and cultural entertainment. Folsom Street Fair hosts two live stages with 16 alternative acts, a huge dance area with internationally renowned DJs, a dedicated area for women (“Venus’ Playground”), and a newly inaugurated erotic artists’ area.
The historic 25th Folsom Street Fair is the grand finale of San Francisco Leather Week (20th – 28th September). There’s a designated women’s area dubbed “Venus’ Playground.” This gender-identified space offers two adjoining tented
areas for education and socializing. A full day’s worth of programming is presented by leaders of the local women’s BDSM community. With dungeon equipment, a small stage, and full sound system, there is plenty of fun to be had for both newcomers and experts alike.
There is an artists’ area that allows up to 12 erotic artists selected from around the world to showcase their work in a safe, fun, and supportive environment.
Folsom Street Events donates the booth spaces and structures to artists who otherwise couldn’t afford to participate in the Fair’s festivities. It is one more way that the organisers try to support the community.
In 2007, Folsom Street Events donated over $350,000 to 64 local, national and international charities. Over its 24-year history, Folsom Street Events has given away nearly $6 million to nonprofit organizations. There is NO CHARGE to enter the Fair, but 100% of your gate donation goes directly to charity – and, it gets you $1 off each drink in the Fair! Each year, Folsom Street Fair benefits charities that serve the community’s needs in the areas of public health, human services, and the arts.
For more information on Folsom Street Fair, go to www.folsomstreetevents.org