Time Magazine, July 7 1967 The Summer of Love was in part a creature of the national media. By featuring San Francisco hippies in the months before that epic season, national outlets swelled the hordes of young people converging on the city. In effect, these journalists helped create the phenomenon they were covering. That point wasn’t lost on the locals. For the “Death of Hippie” event in... Learn More →
Dig out those bell bottoms – it’s the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love.
San Francisco celebrates that remarkable summer of ’67 when 10,000 youth flooded the city, adopting a lifestyle that rejected convention and embraced invention. San Francisco’s counterculture launched cultural shifts that rippled across the nation.
“Peace and love, brother” was the catchphrase in the Haight-Ashbury district where the influx of youth settled. And as The Grateful Dead once sang, “Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand/Everybody’s playing in the heart-of-gold band.” Learn More →
Yesterday’s 50th Anniversary of the Human Be-In, the event that launched the Summer of Love in 1967, captured the attention of media outlets around the globe, much as the original event did 50 years earlier! Learn More →