“Folsom Street Fair is the largest leather/fetish event in the world and a truly ‘only-in-San Francisco’ event. We are thrilled to celebrate the Fair with a week’s worth of truly outstanding cultural, artistic, and social events and programs,” says Andy Copper, Board President of Folsom Street Events. “This is shaping up to be a truly outstanding week that will remembered by all who attend.”
In addition to the main attractions of Magnitude and Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco Leather Week (September 20 – September 27, 2009) offers a growing range of options for the leather and fetish communities. “We are mounting leather pride banners on Market Street and Folsom Street in order to greet visitors and commemorate the week,” declares Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director. “The week kicks off with Sandy ‘Mama’ Reinhardt’s LeatherWalk and a heaving Eagle beer bust. Later in the week, Folsom Street Events hosts an extraordinary formal leather dinner on Thursday, September 24th at Supperclub with Varla Jean Merman as the entertainment. And, we are highlighting the City’s leather and GLBT histories on a specially guided tour of The City of San Francisco. And, don’t forget Magnitude, the Official Saturday Night Dance Party of Folsom Street Fair!” says Moshoyannis.
Over 30 San Francisco Leather Week Events – a Diverse Array of Programming, Sept 20th-27th.
The annual Folsom Street Fair offers 250+ exciting and sexy exhibitors and vendors, hot food and cold drinks, and tons of artistic and cultural entertainment. The event hosts two live stages with 14 live alternative acts, a huge dance area with internationally renowned DJs, a dedicated area for women (“Venus’ Playground”) and an erotic artists’ area.
This year, the Fair features performances by indie dance rockers like Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre), Normandie, and Dirty Sanchez among others. Previous performers have included Berlin, Ladytron DJ Tour, The Presets, The English Beat, and Shiny Toy Guns.
Sponsors include: PRESENTING – TitanMen.com, Naked Sword, RECON.com, and GLOSS Magazine; PREMIER – Steamworks, Doc Johnson, and Elbow Grease; CHARTER – Blow Buddies, Manhunt, and ExtremeRestraints.com; SUPPORTING – Stockroom/Stormy Leather/Syren, Powerhouse, Mr. S Leather, AdultFriendFinder.com, StraightHell.net, Gold’s Gym, Leatherpost.com, and Wicked Grounds; CHARTER HOST HOTELS – San Francisco Marriott, Joie de Vivre Hotels, and Renoir Hotel; and, MEDIA – Bay Area Reporter, Energy 92.7FM, SF Bay Guardian, Frontiers/IN LA Magazine, and Bear Party Magazine.
Folsom Street Events is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that produces volunteer-driven events for the global adult alternative lifestyle community. Comprised almost entirely of volunteers, the organization donates net proceeds to selected San Francisco Bay Area and national charities. For more information, visit www.folsomstreetevents.org Tickets may be purchased at www.folsomstreetevents.org/shop
All photos by Fred Alert