This article was published on September 6th, 2018
Ahh, Folsom weekend in San Francisco. Where else can you let completely loose, lose all your inhibitions, and throw caution to the wind with whatever sexual proclivities you desire. Folsom Street Fair has a long-standing history of being the most outrageous sex gathering on earth, and here is everything you need to know about this debaucherous weekend of fun! Here’s what you need to know about Folsom Street Fair 2018.
Billing itself as the world’s biggest leather event, Folsom Street Fair has a more than 30-year tradition of being the largest conglomerate of sex, fetish, kink, and leather. More than 250,000 people will descend upon the City by the Bay for this event. Although Folsom Street Fair is held on Sunday, September 30, there will be a series of events and happenings throughout San Francisco for the entire three-day weekend.
Folsom Street Fair takes place just off Folsom Street in southeastern San Fran. Technically a free event ($10 donation gets you $2 off drinks all day), Folsom Street Fair is a closed-off pride festival featuring more than 200 booths, DJs, artist, exhibitions, a performance stage, and a no-holds-barred attire policy. Come naked, come clothed, come clad in only leather or only a jockstrap… just come and cum to Folsom Street Fair.
With one of the largest gayborhoods in America, the nearby Castro district is a gay playground of bars and events for the weekend. A short cable car, street car, ride-share, or taxi ride away from the main festival, the Castro will be hopping Folsom weekend. Throughout the weekend there are also a number of circuit party events hosted throughout the city, including the official events, Magnitude and Deviants.
And don’t forget that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in North America and there is plenty to see and do in the city. Kick your San Francisco gaycation into high gear. Jump on one of the city’s most famous residents: the iconic street cars, for a ride to the Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square for some shopping. Stop by the famous Painted Ladies Victorian row houses featured in the hit TV show Full House for a selfie. Soak up some sun at the gay beach in Delores Park. Take an Alcatraz Cruise to discover the lore and history of Alcatraz. Or just gay it up at any of the local San Francisco gay bars, clubs, and lounges!
For your Folsom weekend, stay in the heart of the city at the Hilton San Francisco in Union Square. This stunning hotel with its newly renovated rooms and world-class amenities will make you feel lavish and luxurious before getting down and dirty at the Folsom Street Fair. They have special rates for HomoCulture readers, year-round, too – get the deal now.
Grab your harness, jock strap, poppers, and lube, and dive into the craziest, funnest, wildest weekend of your life at Folsom Street Fair 2018 in San Francisco.
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