The Folsom Street Fair Guide: All Things To Do, To See, And To Avoid (If Squeamish)


It’s not our first Folsom and certainly won’t be our last so here’s a guide to get you through it if you’re forced to go (or going because you can…)

FOLSOM FREEBALL-Guy Ruben’s Going Away GAYla

September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 21 @ 2:00 am, Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom street, San Francisco.

DIRTY ALLEY Folsom Edition with Mr-S-Leather

September 21 @ 9:00 pm - September 22 @ 2:00 am, Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom street, San Francisco.

“Divine Deviance” Kink Off Party at the Armory

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, SF Armory, 1800 Mission Street, San Francisco.


Baloney’s Red Hot Folsom Show!     

September 22 @ 7pm - Oct. 1, 11pm, Oasis, 298 11th St, San Francisco.

BUGLE/TUCK…. The Underwear Party

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - September 23 @ 2:00 am, Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom street, San Francisco.

Folsom Sunset Cruise w/DJ Barry Hrris

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Pier 40, The Embarcadero, San Francisco.

Man’s Best Friend

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Powerhouse, 1347 folsom street, San Francisco.


Exiless All Genders Social

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco.

Bearracuda Folsom Friday

September 23 @ 9:00 pm - September 24 @ 4:00 am, Public Works, 161 Erie, San Francisco.

Recon @ The SF Eagle

September 23 @ 9:00 pm - September 24 @ 2:00 am, SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco.


San Francisco Body Art Show & Parade

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|Recurring Event, (See all) Ferry Building, The Embarcadero between the Ferry Building and Pier 1 (Starbucks),  San Francisco.

Folsom Street Fair

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Folsom St. Between 8th and 13th St, San Francisco.

What else to do at Folsom Street Fair day of…

  1. Get spanked for charity. (Usually benefiting the AIDS Alliance or the Sexual Victims Association.)
  2. Try the many cocktail and liquor vendors in attendance.
  3. Let yourself go with some naked / jockstrap twister on the main stage.
  4. Meet a (your fave) porn star and get a selfie.
  5. Shop the local vendors ranging from fun burning man gear to sexy jockstraps.
  6. Experience the “demo stage” at 12th and Folsom.
  7. Meet SF’s darling drag queen Daft-nee Gesuntheit or San Diego’s famed Grace Towers.
  8. Get down dancing with Tuff City Kids at the Deviant dance stage or at 5 p.m. with Dragonette.
  9. Get a photo of yourself being carried by a group of daddies.
  10. Meet new and exciting people, let your fears go for the day.

Events guide created by the Bob Cut editors, photos sourced from Wandering Magazine, Vivian Fu for VICE, and the Bold Italic — What’s something you’re really excited about for Folsom? Let us know on Twitter.

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