FOLSOM EUROPE has modeled themselves after the example of San Francisco, their street festival is also called Folsom. Folsom is more than just a street name, it is a symbol for a fetish event under the open skies.
The idea was born in the Summer of 2003. Two leathermen (from Berlin and Bonn) had the original idea for the Festival. They passed it around the German leather scene at the Mr. Leather Contest in Hamburg in October 2003 and quickly found plenty of interest. Shortly afterwards they obtained the official licensing rights and web domains and then registered the club and its plans in the city register.
FOLSOM EUROPE was a small event in numbers in 2004: 5.000. But it gradually it has became bigger: 25.000 alone in 2011! It is produced in cooperation with its members and Berlin based fetish companies.