It was just a couple of months ago that the Up Your Alley Fair, the "dirty little brother" of the Folsom Street Fair, rolled out its kinky bag of tricks. Now, it's time for the main event! This Sunday, September 21, the annual BDSM street fair will be held in San Francisco. The Folsom Street Fair caps off the picturesque city's Leather Pride Week, and this year, the party shifts over a block (to Folsom from Eighth to 13th streets) as more than 400,000 fetish enthusiasts are expected to spread out over 13 blocks. Look for the usual assortment of leather fans and big-name alternative acts who have gathered annually since the fair started in 1984. There will also be 200 exhibitor booths showcasing kink gear and sex toys.

Two major parties will be bookending Folsom: On Saturday, Magnitude takes place from 9 pm to 4 am on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. Billed as "the most epic leather/fetish dance event of the year," Magnitude promises "3,000 of the hottest men from around the globe," plus clothes check, men-only demo/dungeon and international DJs Tom Stephan and Tony Moran. You also get free round-trip transportation when you purchase a ticket. On Sunday, Deviants is the official closing party of the Folsom Street Fair. Celebrating its fifth year, the event will be held from 6 pm to 2 am at Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street) with Hard French and Honey Soundsystem serving as co-hosts. DJs Pareja and The Black Madonna spin the tunes.

Just a reminder: Falcon Studios Group will be hosting its Annual VIP Party to celebrate Raging Stallion's 15th anniversary on Saturday night at Mezzanine as well. In a surprise move, the trio of studios (Falcon, RSS and Hot House) announced that president Chris Ward has handpicked a group of its top exclusive models to form the Falcon Studios Group A-Team (pictured above). Among the superstar team members are Boomer Banks, Shawn Wolfe, David Benjamin, Brian Bonds, Sean Zevran and latest exclusive Derek Atlas. This replaces the Falcon and RSS Men of the Year honors from previous years. The A-Team studs are expected to appear at the Folsom Street Fair to meet and greet fans.

For more information on the weekend's activities, visit Folsom Street Fair.


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