About The Festival
In its 20th year, the Folsom Street East Street Festival, the largest outdoor fetish/kink festival on the East Coast has been bringing the LGBT and Allied BDSM and Kink/Fetish Communities to celebrate our differences and common interests. The Festival welcomes practitioners, novices and our friends who are interested in the Fetish World to publicly explore the otherwise suppressed side of their sexuality and identity.
The Festival hosts more than forty exhibitors including community groups and commercial businesses that serve our community. Alcoholic refreshments are provided through a Sponsor. There is a Main Stage Show that showcases local and national talent coming from within the LGBT and Allied Fetish Community.
About The Beneficiaries
With sponsorship and support from businesses, community organizations and individuals like you, Folsom Street East has granted more than $250,000 since our first Street Festival in 1997 to local community organizations, including our past beneficiaries: Cycle for the Cause, The New York City AntiViolence Project, VisualAIDS, The LGBT Community Center, Housing Works, and God’s Love We Deliver, among others.
Participation in the Folsom Street Festival gives sponsors and exhibitors unique opportunities to customize interaction with participants in the Leather, Kink, Fetish and LGBT Communities. Corporate and Community organizations can customize their participation to increase visibility.