After a hiatus, LeatherWalk returns this year as the traditional launch to San Francisco’s Leather Week. Proudly produced by the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, on Sunday, September 19, we will walk together starting at City Hall, pausing at favorite neighborhood spots and watering holes, and culminating with the Leather Pride Fest, sponsored by the SF Eagle, at Eagle Plaza.
LeatherWalk 2021 benefits the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, a unique San Francisco institution dedicated to keeping our South of Market neighborhood queer and kinky.
LeatherWalk 2021 will take place on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021.
LeatherWalk is the official kick-off for San Francisco’s Leather Week, which culminates one week later at the Megahood 2021 Street Fair on Folsom Street.
On-site registration and check-in begins at 11:00 am on the steps of City Hall (Polk St. side). Drop off any last donations, and get your collectible LeatherWalk 2021 pin.
Please bring proof of vaccination and mask. Show proof of vaccination at City Hall check-in to receive special wrist band for rapid entry into venues during the Walk.
Departing from City Hall, our stops include Oasis, Powerhouse / Hole in the Wall / Azúcar Lounge, Leather Etc. / Wicked Grounds / Cat Club, Mr. S Leather, the Ringo
The Golden Gate Guards will provide a Color Guard, and organizations are invited to bring their banners and insignia.
Oasis – Oasis has a very special surprise planned for the Walk
Azucar Lounge – Grab-and-go snacks and cocktails, Azucar shirts for sale
Hole in the Wall
Wicked Grounds – Snacks, coffee, and 15% off all gear
Leather Etc. – Buy one, get one 30% off
Cat Club SF
Mr. S Leather – In store shopping, light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
Ringold Alley – Blessing by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Lone Star Saloon
Leather Pride Fest, hosted by SF Eagle
This will be a smoke-free event, and applicable COVID-19 precautions will be enforced.
A vehicle (provided by Fogcutter Tours) will be available for those who cannot walk any or all of the 1.25 mile route. Persons needing the vehicle, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance, as capacity is limited. The vehicle cannot accommodate wheelchairs, but wheelchair users are welcome to participate.
Volunteers are needed to help make LeatherWalk 2021 go smoothly. For information, click here.
Participants are welcome to proudly display their leather, gear, or skin.
We walk together to celebrate leather, kink, family and community — all while raising funds for the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.
No pre-registration or donation required.
The entire community is welcome to join the walk.
Volunteer Setup at City Hall Steps
Walkers gather on the Steps of SF City Hall (Polk Street side)
Check In, and receive free LeatherWalk 2021 pin (while supplies last)
Show proof of vaccination for special quick-entry wristband
Arrive at Oasis
Arrive at Hole in the Wall / Powerhouse / Azúcar Lounge
Arrive at Leather Etc. / Wicked Grounds / Cat Club
Arrive Mr. S Leather
Walk down Ringold Alley
Arrive Ringold Alley plinth
Moment of Memory
Arrive Lone Star Saloon
Arrive SF Eagle
Raise Leather Pride Flag
11 am to- 7 pm
Leather Pride Fest
3 pm to 6 pm
SF Eagle’s Tenderloin Tessie Beer Bust
$15 includes beer/ soda and food;
$5 for just food
All times and features subject to change. Watch our social media posts for announcements of special entertainments, discounts, specialty beverages, and other surprises.
The LeatherWalk Tradition
With the generous cooperation of PRC, the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District has acquired LeatherWalk, since the District is uniquely positioned to shepherd the event into the future. 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. Mr. San Francisco Leather 2010 Lance Holman took the reins for several years, before passing the baton (or whip) to Folsom Street Events and PRC. While there was no LeatherWalk in 2019, the SF Eagle had a Leather Pride Parade; the LeatherWalk and the Leather Pride Parade will now merge as a project of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District ending at the Leather Pride Fest, presented by the SF Eagle. We are proud to continue the tradition of LeatherWalk giving back to the community.
LeatherWalk 2021 benefits the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, a community institution dedicated to keeping our South of Market neighborhood queer and kinky. The money raised supports the Cultural District’s work, including murals, commemorative sidewalk plaques, promoting our existing businesses, facilitating new ones, activating art and live events both indoors and out and making long-term plans to buy a building for a Leather Community Center.
More info about the Cultural District’s achievements, activities and plans for the future can be found here .
Of course, the entire community is welcome to join the walk:
No one turned away for lack of fundraising!