Pictures by Heinrich von Schimmer and Frank Scheidt

DIAMOND SPONSORS

We would like to thank the sponsors of Folsom Europe e.V. for their support.

About Us

Street Fair

Street Fair
In 2004 the Berlin non-profit organization Folsom Europe e.V. held its first street fair FOLSOM EUROPE on Fuggerstr./Welserstr. in Berlin-Schöneberg with 3,500 queer visitors from Europe and North America. This year we expect 25,000 visitors from all five continents visiting the largest leather and fetish event in Europe celebrating its 20th anniversary. Our mother organization in San Francisco will also celebrate a round anniversary this year with the 40th edition of FOLSOM STREET!

Our Berlin street fair will take place on Saturday, September 9th from 12:00 until 21:00.

On Fuggerstr./Welserstr. you will find two stages with a great mix of international DJs, interesting interviews and exciting promotions. This year an additional bondage stage on Welserstr. will have its premiere. Beside of the stages we will have dozens of leather and fetish vendors, beer and cocktail booths, food trucks and action and information spots.

The calendar can be found in our pocket guide (printed version) or online.

Our Events

Berlin Fetish
This year we are even celebrating BIGGER THAN EVER because this is our 20th anniversary. During the week there will be five OFFICIAL FOLSOM PARTIES:
ADAM, BEAR DANCE FOLSOM, TESTOSTERONE, PIG and MENTABOLISM.
We are starting our week with the Melbourne-based ADAM party on Thursday night.
We are proud and happy that BEAR DANCE FOLSOM - known from their famous Easter parties - is now also part of our official parties. Hot bears and party guys can enjoy the famous SO36 club with a large darkroom, a smokers lounge and a dance ground with techno/house/progressive music. This puppy-friendly party is the perfect warm up for the night before the street fair.
The classic leather & BLUF guys will come together at TESTOSTERONE on Friday night where they find boot blacks, a courtyard for enjoying their cigars and a large dance floor as well.
Our signature party PIG will take place after the fair as every year. More than 2,500 guys will come together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our own party as well.
And we will finish our parties with MENTABOLISM as our closing party.
Beside of the official parties we offer lots of small and big parties at bars, a classic concert, three sightseeing busses and a boat tour.
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The Rise of the Puppies

The Rise of the Puppies
It is THE new trend for the last years in our community: the puppies! The old guard leather men might raise their eyebrows but even they cannot deny that the puppies are rising. FOLSOM EUROPE has also seen a large growth of these young and joyful boys and girls with their cute puppy masks. They have raised some concerns in the leather community - but at the end, that is more or less the same reaction with every new trend. We are very happy to see some young blood joining us.

This year, we have plenty of events for the puppies and their admirers. On Wednesday night, the puppies meet at MUTSCHMANNS bar, on Friday there is the puppy walk and Alexanderplatz, on Saturday their meet for a brunch at Café Rosé and on Sunday they have their puppy games at prideArt@theKnast. A brand new highlight will be our puppy sightseeing bus on Friday noon which drives side-by-side with our classic sightseeing bus. The BEAR DANCE FOLSOM party is also reaching out for the puppies.

Get you puppy bus ticket here.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

We would like to thank the sponsors of Folsom Europe e.V. for their support.

GOLD SPONSORS

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Latest News

New Board Elected

The general assembly of Folsom Europe e.V. has been taken place yesterday and elected a „new“ board:Daniel and Christian remain in the board and Jens is our new member in […]

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What Happened with your Donations

Since 2004 our visitors have donated more than 300,000€ all together at our gates.
In 2022 we were able to collect more than 44,000€ – a new record. We want to thank you for that!

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WE NEED YOU – VOLUNTEERING

FOLSOM EUROPE would not exist without the awesome support of volunteers we have received since 2004. So who are these volunteers? You might be surprised…

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OUR NEW ONLINE SHOP

After 19 years our club and event FOLSOM EUROPE finally started an online shop where you can purchase lots of cool products with exclusive fetish designs.

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Spende an KITA Fuggerstraße e.V.

Zusammen mit der Bezirksbürgermeisterin ANGELIKA-SCHÖTTLER, Schwester BAR-BITCH-KA (OSPI) und FOLSOM-Grand Dame MATAINA wurde kürzlich ein Scheck über 2.808 EUR an die KITA Fuggerstraße e.V. übergeben.

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Partners

We would like to thank our partners for their support

Our Team

The board of the non-profit organization Folsom Europe e.V. is including three members at the moment. The experienced board members are doing the volunteering job for multiple years already and are responsible for the planning and organization of all official events during the FOLSOM EUROPE weekend as well as the public relations and advertising in advance. Once a year all members of the club are meeting at the general assembly where they make the principal decisions. The board is supported by one employee at the office.

Jens Rüsenberg

Jens Rüsenberg

Board Member - Finances, Sponsoring & City Relations
Dominik

Dominik

Board Member - Volunteers, Members & Merchandising
Denis Watson

Denis Watson

Board Member - Marketing & Public Relations
Mataina Ah-wie-süß

Mataina Ah-wie-süß

Head of Office, Street Fair Organization & Berlin Authorities
Daniel Rüster

Daniel Rüster

Coordinator - International Relations (Leather & Fetish community)
Tyrone Rontganger

Tyrone Rontganger

Coordinator - Title Holders
Simon Puffet

Simon Puffet

Webmaster
Alain Rappsilber

Alain Rappsilber

Advisor - State Funding
Gunter Haake

Gunter Haake

Advisor - Bars & Breweries