• 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 – October 21, 2017
    Conservatory of Flowers

  • The Asian Art Museum presents Flower Power, an original exhibition of pan-Asian artworks that reveals the powerful language of flowers across times and cultures.

    June 23 – October 1, 2017
    Asian Art Museum

  • HSAC’s inaugural exhibition, “The Art of Consciousness,” features more than 90 seminal psychedelic poster works from 1965 to 1967.

    July – September, 2017
    215 Haight Street

  • In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, we look back at the cultural movements and events that led up to this transformative moment in California history.

    May 12 – September 24, 2017
    California Historical Society

  • July 15 – October 29, 2017
    San Francisco Public Library

  • End the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love in the park where it all started.

    September 23, 11AM
    Golden Gate Park/Music Concourse

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 →

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 →

Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967

May 11 to Oct 22
GRAMMY Museum

The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with Lou Adler, GRAMMY®-winning producer and co-founder of the Monterey International Pop Festival, present Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967. The exhibit explores how music became the counterculture's most significant cultural expression in 1967, and the three days in mid-June when thousands of youth flocked to... Learn More →

Latest News

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