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Folsom Street Fair: Here Are the Street Closures and Muni Changes

Written by The Standard StaffPublished Sep. 22, 2023 • 11:15am
Drag queens pose at Folsom Street Fair. | Source: Samantha Laurey for The Standard

Tens of thousands of people dressed in outrageous leather, rubber and fetish attire will descend on a corner of San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Sunday for the 40th annual Folsom Street Fair.

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And that means a number of streets will be closed, forcing traffic detours for motorists and bicyclists and rerouted Muni buses beginning Saturday evening, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Street Closures

The following streets will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday to midnight Sunday.

  • Folsom Street, between Eighth and 13th streets
  • Ninth Street, between Howard and Harrison streets
  • 10th Street, between Howard and Harrison streets
  • 11th Street, between Howard and Harrison streets
  • 12th Street, between Howard and Harrison streets
  • All alleys and intersections between Eighth and 13th streets and between Howard and Harrison streets
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A map shows all of the street closures for this year's Folsom Street Fair. | Source: Courtesy San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Muni Reroutes

The following bus lines will be rerouted for the event:

9 San Bruno, 5 a.m. to midnight Sunday

  • Inbound: All seven stops between 11th and Harrison streets will be missed. Use the Potrero Avenue and 15th Street and Market and Sixth streets stops.
  • Outbound: The three stops between 11th and Mission streets and 11th and Harrison streets will be missed. Use the 11th and Market streets and Division and Bryant streets stops.

12 Folsom/Pacific, 5 a.m. to midnight Sunday

  • Inbound: The three stops between Folsom and 11th streets and Folsom and Eighth streets will be missed. Use the stops located at Folsom and 14th streets, Bryant and Division streets, Bryant and Ninth streets, Bryant and Eighth streets and Seventh and Folsom streets.
  • Outbound: The 11th and Harrison streets and Folsom and 11th streets stops will be missed. Use the Harrison and Ninth streets and Folsom and 14th streets stops.

27 Bryant, 5 a.m. to midnight Sunday

  • Inbound: The three stops between Folsom and 11th streets and Folsom and Eighth streets will be missed. Use the Folsom and 14th streets and Seventh and Folsom streets stops.
  • Outbound: The 11th and Harrison streets and Folsom and 11th streets stops will be missed. Use the Harrison and Ninth streets and Folsom and 14th streets stops.

90 San Bruno Owl, 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday

  • Inbound: The 11th and Bryant streets and 11th and Harrison streets stops will be missed. Use the 11th and Howard streets stops.
  • Outbound: The 11th and Howard streets and 11th and Harrison streets stops will be missed. Use the 11th and Mission streets and Division and Bryant streets stops.

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