• In partnership with San Francisco Parks & Rec and SF Travel, HYP will be beautifying and barbecuing in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park

    April 29, 2017
    Golden Gate Park

  • On April 29th from 12-5pm Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue will celebrate the ​50th anniversary of an event that changed the country. Four blocks will be closed to cars and open to art, music, civic engagement –and a far-out ’60s vibe.

    April 29, 2017
    Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

  • Join us as we gather the tribes once again to celebrate peace, dance in the streets, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones.

    Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and the 18th ongoing historic countercultural gathering of How Weird.

    May 7, 2017
    How Weird Street Fair

  • Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll will be an exhilarating exhibition of iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive music and light shows, costumes and textiles, ephemera, and avant-garde films. A 50th anniversary celebration of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the legendary San Francisco summer of 1967.

    Opening April 8, 2017
    de Young Museum

  • The California Historical Society is pleased to launch this new public history website dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love! Bookmark this site for events, news, and essays all about the Summer of Love.

    January 14, 2017
    California Historical Society

  • The 50th anniversary is coming, and we can’t wait to see you. We’ll be waiting with flowers in our hair.

    San Francisco Travel Association

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, when nearly 100,000 young people travelled to San Francisco and changed the world.

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Upcoming Events

Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love

Apr 8 to Sep 29
GLBT History Museum

Curated by community-based historian Joey Cain, the exhibition highlights the roles of four queers in San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love: poet Allen Ginsberg, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, philosopher Gavin Arthur and singer Janis Joplin. All of them brought their perspectives as artists, visionaries and sexual outsiders to the uprising; all made a lasting impact on American culture. In... Learn More →

San Francisco Treasures Tour – Summer of Love Edition

Apr 19 to Sep 4

It’s the Summer of Love, baby! This San Francisco tour takes you on a magic carpet ride through the city that launched a cultural revolution. A 2 ½ hour guided day tour of San Francisco landmarks, including: The Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, China Town, Golden Gate Bridge and more. For a limited time only, the tour features exclusive sites and... Learn More →

San Francisco Parks and Coast Tour – Summer of Love Edition

Apr 19 to Sep 4

It’s the Summer of Love, baby! This San Francisco tour takes you on a magic carpet ride through the city that launched a cultural revolution. This 2 ½ hour guided day tour of San Francisco’s neighborhoods, coastline and parks, includes: the districts of Haight-Ashbury, Mission and Castro, Presidio, Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. For a limited time, the tour features... Learn More →

Victor Moscoso, 'Incredible Poetry Reading', Ferlinghetti, Wieners, Meltzer, Whalen, Welch, McClure, Ginsberg, June 8, Nourse Auditorium, 1968. Color offset lithograph poster. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Gary Westford, L16.32.28. © Victor Moscoso

Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll

Apr 29 to Aug 20
de Young Museum

Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll will be an exhilarating exhibition of iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive music and light shows, costumes and textiles, ephemera, and avant-garde films. A 50th anniversary celebration of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the legendary San Francisco summer of 1967, the exhibition will... Learn More →

Latest News

Telegraph Avenue festival will celebrate Summer of Love anniversary

BERKELEY — Telegraph Avenue was at the center of Bay Area events that changed the country 50 years ago. One of those events, the Summer of Love, will be celebrated on April 29, when four blocks of the iconic avenue, from Bancroft Way to Dwight Way, will be closed to cars and open to art, music, political action and a far-out 1960s vibe. Learn More →

Organizing Partners

  • California Historical Society
  • San Francisco Travel