San Fran love-in
The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love
Don’t forget to wear flowers in your hair when you visit San Francisco this year. Throughout 2017, the city will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. As many as 100,000 young people converged in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood near Golden Gate Park in 1967 in anti-establishment and anti-government protests, and in opposition to the Vietnam War. The offshoot was a cultural revolution that created some of the era’s famed art, music, literature and fashion. Highlights of this year’s tribute will include the Haight-Ashbury Street Festival in June and the Fillmore Jazz Festival in July. Exhibits include Jim Marshall's 1967 at San Francisco City Hall (80 photos of American music icons, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and more); Summer of Love: Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll, April 8 to August 20 at the de Young Museum (300 photos, posters, costumes and textiles); Beyond beauty: FLOWER POWER, June 24 to October 1 at the Asian Art Museum (the power of flowers to inspire peace and love from the courts of China and the gardens of Persia, to the budding Buddhists of 1960s San Francisco). The San Francisco Love Tour is aboard an authentic VW hippie bus. For more happenings: sftravel.com/summer-love-2017.
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