• Flowers power the night this summer as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park becomes the canvas for a spectacular light art installation nightly to honor San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.

    June 21 – November 26, 2017
    Conservatory of Flowers

  • A new book and two-part documentary litigate the legacy of Jann Wenner and “Rolling Stone” magazine

  • Rolling Stone’s identity can also be traced to two sources: Berkeley’s culture of dissent and Ramparts magazine, the legendary San Francisco muckraker.

    November 8, 1967

  • This July a group of nearly 170 people, mostly academics, descended on San Francisco  to try to figure out, 50 years later, what it all meant.

    July 2017

  • Aug. 5–Dec. 7, 2017
    San Francisco Public Library, Park Branch

  • In Marin County, the Summer of Love was all about the music. The Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival marked a golden age of music in Marin County. Venues from Fairfax to Stinson Beach hosted bands from all over the world. The impact of the Summer of Love will be further explored in the exhibit, Beyond the Summer of Love.




    October 25 – January 8
    Marin Center, Redwood Foyer Gallery

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

Rock N' Roll Billboards on Sunset Strip

Mar 1 to Jan 1, 2018
Weho Arts

Revisit a time when hand-painted temporary billboards on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip depicted the world’s greatest Classic Rock Stars. The Sunset Strip, circa 1967. Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield called it right: “There’s something happening here…what it is ain’t exactly clear.” What was happening then is now absolutely clear. Rock and Roll and the kids who lived it were... Learn More →

After The Lovin'

Jul 28 to Feb 11, 2018
New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)

The Summer of Love, from the Collections of The Bancroft Library

Aug 4 to Dec 15 to Dec 15
Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, an exhibit in the corridor between Doe Library and The Bancroft Library features Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the world-famous Bay Area counterculture of 1967. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock... Learn More →

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Grand Lighting and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Concert to Celebrate Summer of Love 50th

A special City-sponsored Summer of Love tribute kicks off on June 21, the summer solstice, in Golden Gate Park. The free concert features members of Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, Moonalice, and others who will perform hits of the late 60s. The City will illuminate San Francisco’s landmark Conservatory of Flowers with a special Summer of Love light installation. Learn More →

Organizing Partners

  • California Historical Society
  • San Francisco Travel