After all our epic rain we’re ready for summer and this year summertime means something extra special. Take a trip in time back to the counterculture of 1967 with the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s infamous Summer of Love. Celebrate with spirit at one of the following events and exhibits that pay tribute to that bygone era (just be sure to wear flowers in your hair). Click through the gallery to discover more.

Jim Marshall’s 1967 Exhibition

80 photographs are featured from the thousands Marshall took in one fast-paced calendar year. Presented in chronological order, visitors can follow the artist as he shot album covers for Jefferson Airplane, cavorted at home with Janis Joplin, snaps images in the middle of a mass of Hell’s Angels and gets impossibly close onstage with Jimi Hendrix. Dig it all at San Francisco City Hall. Bonus: also starting in the spring, the Arts Commission's popular Art on Market Street Poster Series will explore The Summer of Love and its cultural impact through contemporary work by local artists.

Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location:City Hall, North Light Court & Ground Floor, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco


photo: San Francisco Arts Commission

Where are you and the fam going to get groovy this Summer of Love?

—Mireille Schwartz