It's back! Folsom Street Fair returns to the streets of San Francisco this Sunday, with clear skies forecasted.
This year's Folsom will shift the action over a block, on Folsom from 8th to 13th streets. The leather and kink event will still take over 13 city blocks and is expected to attract over 400,000 people. There are things to do at Folsom besides getting spanked in public and dancing in lederhosen. Out musician Rod Thomas, who performs as Bright Light Bright Light, headlines the main stage at 2:30 p.m. Musicians begin taking to the stage at 11 a.m., including the day's first performance, with Zbornak. There's also a "Deviance Dance District" and a "Magnitude Dance Area," featuring DJs like Paul Goodyear and Tracy Young.
On the artist's stage, get ready for a performance from Kinky Kabaret, featuring Lusty Lola & Spunk Brewster. A surprise to many, Folsom also includes "Venus' Playground," an exclusive area for women and those who identify as genderqueer.
Of course, there's the exhibitor booths, with everyone from Steamworks baths, Mr. S Leather, Kink.com, and Ms. Martha's Corset Shoppe represented. There are also plenty of S.F. events leading up to Sunday's fair; click here to find out what's what. Stay tuned for more Folsom news, see pics from last year, and watch a recap of last year's event above, courtesy of Xtra!