As summer draws to a close, the city’s annual Folsom Street Fair shindig (often referred to as San Francisco’s true LGBT Pride celebration) happens in South of Market. An estimated 400,000 revelers are expected to flock to Folsom.
On Sunday the fair will go down from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following street closures will be required from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday:
- Folsom Street between 7th and 12th streets
- 8th Street between Howard and Harrison streets
- 9th Street between Howard and Harrison streets
- 10th Street between Howard and Harrison streets
- 11th Street between Howard and Harrison streets
- All alleys and intersections bounded by Seventh, Howard, 12th and Harrison streets
Traffic around the event area will be a nightmare of congestion. Motorists are encouraged to stay away from the event and SoMa area where street closures are enforced.
For northbound traffic, please use Harrison Street, travel to 13th Street and to Duboce Avenue. For southbound traffic, please use Octavia Boulevard and to the 101 South Freeway.
The following Muni routes will be affected:
- 12 Folsom-Pacific
- 19 Polk
- 47 Van Ness
For pick up and drop off only, there will be limited number of temporary taxi stands for the event on both north west and south west side of Eighth and Folsom streets.
Also of note: This year fair organizers are emphasizing consent. “Gear is not consent. Nudity is not consent. Ask first before photographing or touching someone. No means no,” reads a flier created for fair.
And finally, If you’re looking for whip-cracking fetes, 48 Hills has a quick and dirt guide excellent parties happening this weekend.