2020 Virtual Folsom Street Fair
FOLSOM STREET FAIR — Folsom Street Events - Leather Events For A Good Cause
Join fetish enthusiasts from around the world during the groundbreaking virtual Folsom Street Fair. Stay tuned for more information. Located on historic Folsom Street, leather and fetish players from all over the world converge. Check out the massive live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, the huge dance area spinning the best of the international party scene, live BDSM demos , and a sick and twisted performance stage. And, yes, you can still be naked, so avail yourself of our coat and clothes check areas as well. Interested in how you can help Folsom Street Events produce our virtual events and sustain our work in the community going forward so that we can continue our iconic events in the future?
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The event started in and is California 's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event  and the world's largest leather event and showcase for BDSM products and culture. Although sadomasochism has been practiced for many centuries , the modern gay leather scene in the United States developed beginning in when thousands of gay servicemen were given blue discharges from service after World War II and came to the major port cities of the United States to live in gay ghettos. In , the Marlon Brando film The Wild One appeared, and some butch gays began to imitate Brando by wearing black leather jackets, a black leather cap, black leather boots and jeans and, if they could afford it, by also riding motorcycles.
Probably the most kinky event in San Francisco and maybe the whole world. You might be surprised by the scale of the Folsom Street Fair. Annually around , leather and BDSM lovers gather here to share and live their weirdest fantasies. The fair features around booths selling all sorts of fetish toys and tools, various stages with both music from electronic and indie to alternative and erotic performances, a dance area, and a public playground.