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    Little Saigon and Tendernob

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    Parrots!

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EXPLORE San Francisco: The Folsom District

Folsom District Walking Tour- Free Event…

Public Event · By Explore San Francisco

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  • Sunday July 1st 2012
  • 1:15pm until 3:00pm
  • Meet on Mission Street at 4th
  • Adults only
  • Sign up on Facebook

We’ll start in the heart of the old SOMA District, “South Of the Slot”. See this blue collar neighborhood
as it used to be, before re-development.

Then we will travel to a former gay entertainment strip, the area
is now commonly called, “Crack Alley”.

Before it is destroyed forever, see the fantastic Hugo Hotel and
the world famous art installation known as, “Defenestration”. Watch out for falling furniture…

Next up, we’ll cruise the 1970′s “Miracle Mile” of the Folsom District. This area was Mecca for the Gay Leather community
and withstood re-development and thrived for a couple decades until the AIDS crisis of the
1980′s decimated much of the population, leaving the
community weakened and vulnerable.
The Folsom Street Fair was created
out of this crisis, and is the largest leather/fetish event in the
world and the third largest, single-day outdoor event in California.

English: Folsom Street Fair banner (simplified...

Folsom Street Fair banner

We will see the Fairgrounds but we are really here to celebrate the Folsom’s heyday. During that time this area bosted over 30 gay bars and bathhouses, as well as lesbian bars, shops, hotels, retail, private sex clubs, eateries and motorcycle clubs. This was called the “Valley of the Kings”, and you will see why.

We will stop at Wicked Grounds ‘kink” coffee shop for refreshments and snacks.
Shopping stops are at Mr. S Leather and Good Vibrations.
Many more stops and places of interest are included on this “one of a kind” tour.

This tour ticket does not include the Armory. Please see The Folsom District & The Armory listing if you would like to attend this tour.

For further information please call 415.793.1104 or email info@exploresf.biz.

This is a free event but guides will gladly accept tips.

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“Explore Pride Tours 2012″

“Explore Pride Tours 2012″ in 24th Street, Adult, Chinatown, Culture Tour, Downtown, Embarcadero,Entertainment, Filmore, Food and Drink, Food Tour, Golden Gate Bridge, History,History Tour, Inner Mission, Japantown, LGBT, Lower Haight, Making A Difference, Mission Dolores, Neighborhoods, Nightlife/ Entertainment, Nob Hill,North Beach, Only In San Francisco, Pacific Heights, Running Tour, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, SOMA, SOMA- Folsom District, Special Event Planning, Sports, The Arts, The Castro, The Haight, The Mission District, Tours,Transportation, Transportation, Uncategorized, Union Square, Upper Market,Walking Tour, Weekend Getaways, Western Addition   Gay owned and operated,Explore San Francisco is pleased to announce Pride Read the full article…