In 1967, tens of thousands of people came to San Francisco to stand up for peace and love. They took a collective fresh look at our society, and created a new counterculture movement. Their greatest desires were ending wars, nuclear disarmament, caring for our environment, and cultivating more equality and human rights. Many of our important social movements and programs were birthed at this time, as they took it upon themselves to “prototype” the possible.
In 2017, The California Historical Society and San Francisco Travel are teaming up to present a year-long series of events celebrating the anniversary of the Summer of Love and its lingering impact. Join us as we document these inspiring stories and the people behind them. See our calendar of upcoming events below to participate in the happenings.
The Summer of Love Experience
The de Young Museum gives an immersive and loving look back at the art, fashion, and music of the sixties.
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All You Need Is Love
On June 25, 1967, over 400 million people in 25 countries heard The Beatles debut All You Need Is Love on Our World, which was the first live global satellite broadcast on television. Come celebrate with us in San Francisco as we use the song to build a bridge to a more cooperative and loving future.