Big Enhancements to Come for the 30th Anniversary of Folsom Street Fair This Year

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The Folsom Street Fair is like nothing else in the world. Located on Folsom Street in between 7th and 12th Streets, this fair brings nearly 400,000 people from all over to enjoy 13 city blocks of adult entertainment. Folsom Street Fair has over 200 exhibitor booths selling fetish gear and toys, a huge stage with live performances from popular indie bands, two huge dance areas spinning underground dance, public play stations and erotic artists areas. Folsom Street Fair will be held on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 from 11am to 6:30pm.

This year, Folsom Street Fair will be celebrating its 30th anniversary! In honor if this epic milestone, they’re adding 30 extra minutes of fair time, a performance stage at the erotic artists’ area, elevated cage dancers, and a super awesome Folsom Street Fair closing party!

Folsom Street Events gives more details about this year’s "enhancements" in their recent press release:


April 30, 2013 — Folsom Street Events, the Bay Area-based nonprofit group that creates the world’s biggest and most notorious leather and fetish events, has announced an array of enhancements to its existing events in honor of its upcoming 30th Folsom Street Fair®. Among the upgrades to the fair itself are 30 additional minutes of fair time (so that the fair will end at 6:30pm instead of the traditional 6:00pm). In addition, the erotic artists’ area will celebrate by relocating to 8th Street north of Folsom in a new configuration and adding a small performance art stage. The iconic, elevated steel cage dancers will make a return as well. And, of course, big name artists will headline on the main stage and in the dance areas.

According to Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, "We have so many fun fair additions and improvements this year! We are making everything bigger and better, and we’re even bringing back some cherished traditions, like the cage dancers." He added, "We are planning other events as well, such as a film night with Frameline at The Roxie Theater that will showcase special edits and outtakes from the upcoming Folsom Street Fair documentary. That event will be free and open to the general public on a first come, first served basis."

For the first time since its debut, reprints of the iconic "Leather Last Supper" poster from 2007 will be made available for sale starting in the middle of May. Only 100 of these limited edition posters will be sold individually at the retail price of $50.00. In addition, Folsom Street Events is compiling an historical poster package with six prints including the original poster from 1984 ("Megahood") for the sale price of $100.00. Other one-time Folsom Street Events projects include a Tumblr site where fairgoers can post stories, images and videos to be selected as one of 30 official stories of Folsom Street Fair as well as a time-lapse video of Folsom Street Fair, shot from various angles.

Bay of Pigs – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Up Your Alley – Sunday, July 28, 2013
Magnitude – Saturday, September 28, 2013
Folsom Street Fair / DEVIANTS – Sunday, September 29, 2013

Folsom Street Events® is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. The mission of Folsom Street Events is to create world-class leather and fetish events that unite the adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self-expression. We raise critical funds for San Francisco-based and national charities. We value sexual freedom, diversity, and volunteerism. In 2012, Folsom Street Events marked the 29th Folsom Street Fair with 400,000 attendees and $325,000+ donated to charity. More information: www.folsomstreetfair.com

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Folsom Street Events is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that produces some of the world's biggest and best leather and fetish events, including Bay of Pigs, Up Your Alley, Magnitude, and the notorious Folsom Street Fair. The agency's net profits are donated to local and national charities working primarily in areas of Public Health, Human Services and the Arts. Over its 26-year history, Folsom Street Events has given over $4 million to charity.

Folsom Street Fair, the grand finale of San Francisco Leather Week and the cornerstone fetish event of the year, is like nothing else in the world. It is a truly "only in San Francisco" experience with nearly 400,000 of your kinkiest international friends spread out over 13 city blocks of adult entertainment. Located on historic Folsom Street (between 7TH and 12TH Streets), leather and fetish players engage one another, drink, mix and mingle, and play right on the street for a full seven hours (11:00am – 6:00pm). Folsom Street Fair has won the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Readers' Poll for Best Street Fair for the past five years in a row.

With over 200 exhibitor booths, two live stages with top-name indie/alternative bands, the massive Magnitude dance area, a women's area ("Venus Playground"), and an erotic artists' area, you will be enticed all day long. Previous headliners of the Fair have included Berlin, Ladytron DJ Team, The Presets, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Imperial Teen, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, The English Beat, Shiny Toy Guns, M.E.N. (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre), Blowoff with Bob Mould, TheSTART, Von Iva, and Dirty Sanchez. Folsom Street Fair is particularly unique in the diversity of its crowds – men, women, and transgender folks, people of all races and backgrounds, and fetish lovers of all kinds. Folsom Street Fair is always held on the last weekend of September.

Up Your Alley is often referred to as "the dirty little brother" of Folsom Street Fair. This more local fair welcomes over 12,000 players from the Bay Area, California, and around the country. It has built a reputation for being a destination of the more "serious" BDSM community. Virtually all of Up Your Alley and related events cater to the gay male community. Demos, exhibitors, music and beer abound at this annual event, always held on the last weekend of July.

Bay of Pigs and Magnitude are the Official Saturday Night Dance Events of Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fair, respectively. Bay of Pigs is a more intimate event with nearly 900 fetish enthusiasts, dancing and playing all night long. Magnitude is a world-class dance party for approximately 2,500 leathermen, attracting top DJs (like Paul Goodyear and Joe Gauthreaux) and showcasing a spectacular dungeon area. Taking place at The Regency Center Grand Ballroom, Magnitude is an orgy for the senses. Tickets and event information are available at www.folsomstreetevents.org/magnitude.

For details about Folsom Street Events, Folsom Street Fair, and San Francisco Leather Week, visit www.folsomstreetfair.org to see what all the fuss is about.