2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Area's historic "Summer of Love"
The spring and summer of love 1967 brought legions of activists, hippies and dreamers to Berkeley and the SF Bay Area. Through its proximity to the University of California and the recent rise of the Free Speech Movement, Berkeley's atmosphere was politically charged. Many of the Summer of Love people traveled to Berkeley as a welcoming outpost of counter-culture. There are a number of fun and festive ways to engage with and enjoy Berkeley's Summer of Love. Tune in to the Event Calendar for the latest!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love 1967-2017 in Berkeley with this guide to the iconic landmarks and "Lovemarks" that celebrate Berkeley's contribution to the counterculture of the 60s and 70s. Be-In Berkeley with the travel experts at Bravo Your City!
Get the full Berkeley flower power experience by staying at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, where the Summer of Love package includes overnight accommodations, 2 passes to Hippie Modernism at BAMPFA, a $50 dining credit at FIVE restaurant, two welcome cocktails, and tie-dye surprises from Visit Berkeley.
Hippie Modernism: The Stuggle for Utopia
Fifty years after the Summer of Love, the counterculture's legacy is as provocative as ever. BAMPFA's Hippie Modernism is the first comprehensive exploration of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s and its impact on global art, architecture, and design. The birth of the tech revolution and ecological consciousness, powerful expressions for peace and social justice, too. Through May 21, 2017.
On Saturday, April 29th 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, political action--and a far-out 60’s vibe. This will be the first of a series of festivals held in the Bay Area in 2017.
The spring and summer of 1967 brought nearly 100,000 dreamers to the SF Bay Area. Young people traveled to join a community of artists, musicians, poets, and radicals who would change the world–influencing popular culture through music and art; launch the natural and organic foods movement; protest war with peace and love; and usher in an era of greater connectivity.