Progressive Dinner to Kick Off Leather Week 2017

Please join the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance for the annual Alden Spafford Progressive Dinner, Saturday September 16th, as we kick off SF Leather Week 2017.

What is a progressive dinner?  At each location you will enjoy a new course (soup, salad, entree, etc.) provided and served by members of our organizations and our board of directors.  Vegetarian options will be available at each stop.

In addition to a tasty meal, you will enjoy a social event with kinky individuals in a casual environment, a tour of SOMA kink businesses, and an opportunity to learn about — and meet the members of — the Leather Alliance and its organizations.

Who was Alden Spafford?  He was a long-time core volunteer with many Leather Community groups, including the InterClub Fund, the SF Leather Forum, and the Satyrs MC.  Accordingly, funds raised by this event will support the annual Leather Alliance community volunteer party.

Check-in and social hour begins at 4:00 p.m. at SF Catalyst (1060 Folsom Street), before we move to our next location at 5:00 p.m. The event ends by 9:00 p.m.

This year our route and stops include:

You may check-in at any location along our route. We will be live on Facebook at each stop. This event is for persons age 21+.

We encourage you to dress for the occasion:  Kink, Fetish, Leather, Uniform, etc.  Just be sure it is suitable for wearing on the street as we travel between locations!

General Tickets are just $20 in advance, commemorative button included.

Tickets at the door are $25 (if available), commemorative button included.

Bar drinks are not included in the ticket price. Please support your community bars.

If you’d like to volunteer for this or any other Leather Alliance project or event, email  If you are a member of one of the Alliance organizations, we encourage you to talk to your group leaders about volunteering to prepare or serve food.  Thanks!

Also join us for Sunday’s annual Leather Walk ( the official kickoff event of Folsom Week!

Alliance Organizations Celebrate Leather Week

Each year the Leather Alliance’s Progressive Dinner brings all of its member organizations together for a gala fundraising feast, in advance of the city-wide “Leather Week” that precedes the famous Folsom Street Fair.

Many of those individual organizations and community groups also have their own special events around this time.  This page is just a “shout out” about some of them.  Please refer to the linked pages for authoritative info on locations, times, prices and other details.

Leatherwalk 2017Leatherwalk 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017


the Exiles 20th Anniversary SocialExiles All-Genders 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, September 22, 2017 ·  7:30 PM – 10:15 PM
Center for Sex and Culture


Golden Gate Guards Leather Cruise on San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Guards Leather Cruise on San Francisco Bay
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017



15 Association Play PartyThe 15 Association Folsom Play Party
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 · 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
SF Catalyst
Tickets on Sale 9/1/2017 —

Folsom Eve at the Citadel

Folsom Eve at the SF Citadel
Saturday, September 23, 2017 · 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM




Folsom Street Fair

Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 24, 2017 · 11 AM – 6 PM
Folsom Street between 8th and 13th

SF Catalyst

Open Social and Play Party
Sunday, September 24, 2017 · 12 Noon – 9 PM
SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street


The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance…

…is committed to creating a welcome and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area leather, fetish, kink and motorcycling communities.  We seek to facilitate community members in safely learning, growing, connecting, honoring and enjoying each other.

Please click here for reports on recent events.

Alliance Projects

SF Catalyst

SF Leather Alliance Weekend

SF Leather Community Awards

Mr SF Leather Contest

Leather Alley at SF Pride

The Alden Spafford Progressive Dinner

The Holiday Community Volunteer Appreciation Party

SM Safety Education

Suicide Prevention Education

Motorcycle safety, education and group rides

We also maintain an emergency Grants Account. Community members in financial need because of accident, serious illness or death of a significant other that causes financial hardship may apply to receive up to $1500 in assistance for basic living expenses.

Contact and Other Info

You can contact the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance at info (at) leatheralliance (dot) org

Like us on Facebook:  LeatherAlliance

Find us on Twitter: @LeatherAlliance

Photo credits on this Web site include Rich Stadtmiller, Daniel SamblanetJoe Mazza and David Hyman.


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