The "dirty little brother" of the Folsom Street Fair is getting ready to fly its freak flag this coming weekend. The Up Your Alley Fair is set to unspool this Sunday, July 27, from 11 am to 6 pm in San Francisco. Fetish fans can expect the usual assortment of edgy gay porn stars, hairy leather daddies and sweaty rubber aficionados taking to the streets of the South of Market district. The promoters predict that you won't find "a filthier event in the States." Okay, we're sold!
This annual street fair, which has been held since 1985, promises nearly 15,000 kink enthusiasts and more than 50 adult vendor booths, usually including some of the major gay porn studios. Look for spanking, punching, whipping, flogging, sex toys, BDSM and "creative" watersports all afternoon on Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom streets.
Two major parties also bookend the fair. On July 26, Bay of Pigs, the Official Saturday Night Dance Event, takes place at 525 Harrison Street from 10 pm to 4 am. DJs Eddie Martinez and Dan De Leon will spin the tunes. And on July 27, the PLAY T-Dance/Black Tea hosted by BeatBox closes out the weekend of kinky fun at 444 Jesse Street from 5 pm until closing. DJ Russ Rich is set to play. For more information, click here.