Folsom Europe [Edit]

Folsom Europe, also known as Folsom Straßenfest (English: Folsom Street Fest), is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September in Berlin, Germany (at Fuggerstrasse and Welserstrasse, close to Wittenbergplatz) since 2003. It is one of the biggest fetish events in Europe.


Folsom Europe was established in 2003, in order to bring to Europe the non-profit leather festival concept developed by the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, California.

An annual gathering of the Polish fetish community during Folsom Europe, known as Piffko, began in 2013.

In 2016, an exhibition of Rex‘s work took place during Folsom Europe.

Folsom Europe is the backdrop for the annual German Titleholders’ Conference, an event which brings together fetish titleholders from all over the world to meet and collect money for charitable organizations in Berlin. Fundraising is an important part of this fetish street party, and it is the only event in Europe where the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence stand at the gates to collect funds from visitors.

Blackstyle, a German manufacturer of latex and rubber clothing, hosts a large and well-attended party each year for Folsom Europe, serving refreshments and snacks.