"KEEP SAN FRANCISCO KINKY" is our theme for this year's walk.
LeatherWalk takes place on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2016. On-site registration and check in begins at 10:00am at 440 Castro. Please check in at the bar to get your collectible LeatherWalk pin. Entertainment starts at 11:30am at Jane Warner Plaza. The walk itself plans to start moving at 12:15pm from the plaza. The walk features knockout Mistress of Ceremonies SISTER ROMA with flatbed truck performances by some of San Francisco's most amazing vocal and drag talent, including Empress Emma Peel, Grace Towers, Raquela, and Mark Paladini among others. Keep visiting this page for updated information on performances! Currently, our tentative stops include Powerhouse (Stop #1), Mr. S Leather (NEW) [Stop #2], Lone Star (NEW) [Stop #3], and the SF Eagle (final stop and site of closing beer bust).
Folsom Street Events presents LeatherWalk as the official kick-off for San Francisco's Leather Week which culminates one week later at the Folsom Street Fair. We walk together to celebrate leather, kink, family and community — all while raising funds for three great agencies. Each year, hundreds of LeatherWalkers take over Market Street and march from the Castro to SoMa. Our route includes stops at some of San Francisco's favorite watering holes, ending with the raising of the Leather Pride Flag at the SF Eagle. Each host venue will showcase some amazing entertainment.
LeatherWalk was founded in 1992 by Art Tomaszewski, former AEF Board President, Bare Chest Calendar Man and former Mr. Headquarters Leather. Art was inspired to start an event that would raise visibility, comradery and funds for AEF. In 2001, Sandy 'Mama' Reinhardt, a tireless community fundraiser and founding advisor at BCEF, took over event production of LeatherWalk. Each year, Mama and Mama's Family hold LeatherWalk fundraisers across the country. Today, LeatherWalk raises vital funds for Folsom Street Events, AIDS Emergency Fund, and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.
Sign up now to walk as an individual, join or create a team!