Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 29, 2013
11am to 6pm
On Folsom St.
From 7th to 12th Streets
San Francisco, CA
In 2013 the world's largest leather event,
the Folsom Street Fair®, will take place
on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We are sure to see the fairgrounds filled with
people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire enjoying
the world's largest and best loved Leather fair.
The Folsom Street Fair is a true San Francisco original. With over 400,000
people in attendance covering 13 city blocks, the Fair is the largest
leather/fetish event in the world and the third largest, single-day
outdoor event in California. Folsom Street Events is thrilled to celebrate
the 30th Folsom Street Fair with style and a week's worth of
truly outstanding events and programs
over the course of San Francisco Leather Week.
2013 Folsom Street Fair Preview
The 30th Folsom Street Fair will offer 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 16 live alternative
acts, a huge dance area with internationally renowned DJs, a dedicated
area for women ('Venus' Playground') and a
newly inaugurated Artists' Area.
Get your tickets for Magnitude, the weekend's
hottest dance and play party before it sells out.
Don't forget to book your hotel now! Check out our
Travel Deals section for special rates on
airfares and rooms at our host hotels.
This year, as always, it will be located in San Francisco's South of Market
district on Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets.
Donations at the gates and proceeds from beverage purchases will benefit local
Next year, 2014, the Folsom Street Fair® will
take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Remember the Folsom
Street Fair® is always scheduled for the last Sunday
in September (2012 excepted).
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."