• 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

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

    On View through November 4, 2017
    215 Haight Street

  • SUMMER FADES, LOVE REMAINS

    Antenna Theater presented The LOVE PLANE Experience on Sunday, October 1st. A skywriting plane flew over the Golden Gate Bridge drawing a heart to celebrate the culmination of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of LOVE in San Francisco.

    October 1, 2017, 2PM – 5PM
    San Francisco Bay

  • 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
    Northwestern/SF

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

  • The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with Lou Adler, GRAMMY®-winning producer and co-founder of the Monterey International Pop Festivalpresent 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 the Bay Area for the Monterey Pop Festival.

     

     

     

    May 11 – October 22
    LA Live, Los Angeles

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 →

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 →

Sex, Drugs & Runaways

Jul 13 to Oct 19
San Francisco Public Library

During the Summer of Love, the burgeoning drug culture was viewed as a public crisis. This exhibit highlights government documents that illustrate how city, state, and federal agencies responded to the use of narcotics, rising crime rates, social issues, and the impact it had on the... 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