Folsom Street Events™ is working diligently on its 23rd fair season with its extraordinary line up of essential leather events: Up Your Alley™ (Sunday, July 30th), Magnitude™ (Saturday, September 23rd) and Folsom Street Fair™ (Sunday, September 24th). In the past six months, the organization has been preparing for growth and a bigger, better fair season include the following developments:
Leather Women’s Area
Working in conjunction with leaders in the leather women’s community, the Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events™ is proud to inaugurate a Women’s Area, to be located on 9th Street between Folsom and Harrison inside the Folsom Street Fair™. The area will feature a dedicated tent area for education and socializing as well as women’s specific vendors on the street. This area is a landmark in community development efforts because it will ensure that the women’s community feels even more safe and welcome at the Folsom Street Fair™.
This year marks the first time that the Folsom Street Fair™ will be showcasing a roster of world-renowned live alternative rock entertainers, such as My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Blowoff, featuring artist Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar) and Richard Morel. Folsom Street Events™ welcomes LIVE 105 as a presenting sponsor, offering broadcasts of the live entertainment including up-and-coming bands like The May Fire, Unknown Boy, and Smash-Up Derby. The focus on live bands promises to attract a wider cross-section of the adult alternative lifestyle community to the Fair.
Folsom Street Events™ is working closely this year with the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE). The organization has received confirmation that it will accept a modest grant to help with recycling and composting efforts at both fairs. The goal is to reach as close to 100% waste diversion as possible and to develop a model program that is transferable to fellow street fair producers. With technical assistance and financial support from SFE, Folsom Street Events™ is confident to achieve its goal of producing totally green street fairs.
This year’s Folsom Street Fair™ sponsors are Miller/Miller Genuine Draft, Tattoo, Cuervo, RECON.com, TitanMen, Elbow Grease, Dungeonbeds, Blow Buddies, Hot House Entertainment, Steamworks, Mustang Studios, Mr. S Leather, BigMuscle.com, Leatherpost, Renoir Hotel, and Powerhouse Bar.
About Folsom Street Events
Folsom Street Events™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, produces Up Your Alley™, Magnitude™, and Folsom Street Fair™. The mission of Folsom Street Events™ is to create volunteer-driven leather events that provide the adult alternative lifestyle community with safe venues for self-expression while emphasizing freedom, fun, frolic and fetish and raising critical funds to benefit San Francisco charities. In 2005, Folsom Street Events marked the 22nd Folsom Street Fair™ with nearly 400,000 attendees and over $280,000 donated to San Francisco charities.
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