MR. INTERNATIONAL LEATHER in Chicago. Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, Leather Market opens on Friday, Pecs & Personality (Physique Competition) on Saturday, 39th Annual International Mr. Leather Competition and IML Victory Celebration Party on Sunday, and the Black and Blue Ball on Monday. You'll find full information at the IMRL website.
June 3 -
TRIBE in San Francisco at the San Francisco Eagle, 398 12th Street. BLUF SF will be presenting TRIBE -- a Leather Resurgence. Leather/Gear Swap Marketplace 7-9 pm - Try on or try out gear to buy, barter or borrow. Then it's a gathering of the tribes of leather and fetish enthusiasts with a trip back to the leather bars of the '70's and '80's. It's free for everyone until 10 and then half price if you're in full fetish gear after 10.... Leather, rubber, skin, and, of course, boots!
FOLSOM STREET EAST in New York City on 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, celebrating 20 years of gear, kink and fetish. This event supports and inspires participation and pride in fetish, kink and the LBTQ communities. There will be more than 40 vendors and community groups, an art gallery and a stage show. Go to the Folsom Street East website for all of the details.
July 27 -
BLUF SF PRE-UP YOUR ALLEY DINNER in San Francisco at Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street, 6 to 10 pm. Join BLUF men and their friends to kick off the weekend of the Up Your Alley Fair. Leather families and members of leather/fraternal groups most welcome! Cash bar, starters, buffet and dessert. You'll find full details at the BLUF SF Up Your Alley Dinner website.
July 30 -
DORE - UP YOUR ALLEY FAIR in San Francisco. On Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom, continuing on Folsom from 9th to Juniper and the adjoining block of 10th Street. It's the Folsom Street Fair's Dirty Little Brother -- only for real players - and not for the faint of heart. Go to the Up Your Alley website for details.
Sept. 6 - 10 -
FOLSOM EUROPE in Berlin, Germany. World famous fetish event with a huge street fair and lots of parties. Merchants, performances, bars and switchboards in the fair area. The whole fetish community is represented here. Meet old friends; make new ones. Go to the Folsom Europe website for all of the details.
September 17 24 -
LEATHER WEEK AND FOLSOM STREET FAIR in San Francisco. It's the world's largest leather event.
Sept. 17 - Leather Walk
Sept. 23 - Magnitude - leather, dancing, and amazing music with Chus & Ceballos.
Sept. 24 - Folsom Street Fair - 11 am to 6 pm - With over 200 exhibitor booths showcasing fetish gear and toys, several stages with top acts, and, yes, you can still be naked - it's a pig's dream!
Sept. 24 - Deviants: Adult Arcade - 6 pm - the official closing event of Folsom on Stevenson Street behind Mezzanine.
Dates and details on other events to come. Full details at Folsom Street Events website.
Oct. 26 - 29 -
PALM SPRINGS LEATHER PRIDE in Palm Springs, California. The weekend includes an outdoor cruise party and vendor mart, Mr. Palm Springs Leather Contest at the Palm Springs Air Museum, silent auction the night of the contest, pool parties, formal leather dinner and cocktail party, two dances and a BDSM play party. Go to the Palm Springs Leather Pride website for all of the details.
Events that are held on a recurring basis
SECOND - FRIDAY -
BLUF FETISH FRIDAY in Los Angeles at
The Eagle L.A., 4219 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Silver Lake, beginning at 9 pm. Dress code of leather breeches or uniform and boots strongly encouraged. Never a cover charge! This is a monthly party sponsored by the Breeches & Leather Uniform Fan Club.
THIRD - WEDNESDAY -
SATYRS BIKE NIGHT at various bars in the Los Angeles area. Visit the Satyrs Motorcycle Club website for the location of where they're meeting this month.
THIRD - FRIDAY -
CALIFORNIA B & B CORPS GEAR PARTY in Los Angeles at The Eagle L.A., 4219 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Silver Lake, beginning at 9 pm. Get in Gear! Boots (of course), leather, rubber, cop uniforms, military, sports gear, skater... all good. This is a monthly party sponsored by the
California Boots & Breeches Corp.
FOURTH - WEDNESDAY -
LEATHER DISCUSSION GROUP in San Francisco, meets upstairs at the Mr S. Playspace, 385A Eighth Street, on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Visit the LDG web site for program details.
FOURTH - FRIDAY -
FETISH FRIDAY in Long Beach, CA at the Mine Shaft, 1720 East Broadway, from 9 pm to closing. All non-nude fetish wear welcome. Drink specials all night. This is a monthly event.
FOURTH - SATURDAY -
BLUF SF in San Francisco, at the SF Eagle, 12th and Harrison Streets, 9 pm to closing. It's Boots, Leather, Rubber, BDSM, Fetish, Cigars and more, all combined into one hot event. This is a monthly event held on the fourth Saturday of every month.