But in San Francisco, there’s still one more rite of Summer passage waiting in the wings — the annual Folsom Street Fair, the largest fetish wonderland of its kind in the world.
Here’s a look at what makes Folsom weekend shine like polished leather boots:
Leather Walk – Sunday Sep 20 from 10 am-2pm
Can’t wait for the fair? Folsom Street Events presents LeatherWalk as the official kick-off for SF’s Leather Week which culminates one week later at the fair. Participants walk together to celebrate leather, kink, family and community — all while raising funds for three great agencies. Each year, hundreds of LeatherWalkers take over Market Street and march from the Castro to SoMa. The route includes stops at some of San Francisco’s favorite watering holes including Powerhouse, Oasis and BeatBox and ends with raising of the Leather Pride Flag at the SF Eagle.
Bearracuda – Friday Sep 25 from 9pm-4am
As the name suggests, this party is all about embracing bears, whether you are one or just want to, well, embrace one.
Full Fetish – Friday Sep 25 from 10pm-3am
Gear up as RECON returns to SF to host the “men only” Friday night play party of Folsom weekend. Recon expands on their sleazy, Euro-style playroom, cruising maze and dungeon to build the atmosphere for what is sure to be one of the hottest fetish, kink and underground play parties during Folsom.
Magnitude – Saturday Sep 26 from 9pm-4am
An infamous, expanded play space returns along with massive laser light shows, hardcore video projections, and men from the hottest studios. Magnitude is the official Folsom eve party.
The Fair – Sun Sep 27, 2015 from 11am-pm
Join nearly 250,000 fetish enthusiasts for interactive demos, shopping at over 220 exhibitor booths, hot food and cold drinks, and much, much more. Don’t miss the main stage entertainment and two sun soaked dance areas. If you think you’ve seen it all, come prepared to be proven wrong.
Deviants – Sunday Sep 27 from 6pm-2am
Want to keep the vibe of Folsom Street Fair going all night long? Well, that’s exactly what you get at Deviants. All the fun, scary, and crazy sights and sounds are on display for you at this official closing party. Join for an amazing spectacle of debauchery just blocks from the fairgrounds. Pups, ponies, and leather folks of all persuasions will be present.