Dore Alley Weekend took place the weekend of July 29th in the heart of San Francisco, culminating in the Up Your Alley street fair on the 30th. Many leather bears have described this gathering as a more authentic feeling and hardcore version of it’s sister event, the Folsom Street Fair which occurs each September; noting that Up Your Alley draws more actual members of the fetish community than Folsom does. Whether or not that is true is a matter of opinion, of course; but what is certain, however, is that thousands of Leatherman converge on the corner of Folsom and Dore each July for an in your face celebration of sexual liberation, fetish exploration and kink. A series of bar events and club nights have come along to surround and bolster the street fair making it a great option for a sexy getaway next summer.
Our friend Felix Moo (@bearinf) was in attendance and as always has captured the most magnificent photographs which he so generously has shared with us. (And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out his Lazy Bear 2023 pictorial!) So without further ado, check out scenes from Dore Alley 2023 through the eyes of Felix Moo!