Howard & 2nd Streets
San Francisco, CA 94105
Join us as we gather the tribes once again to celebrate peace, dance in the streets, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and the 18th ongoing historic countercultural gathering of How Weird. Filling in the faire will be thousands of people in colorful costumes dancing in the streets.
There will be 11 stages of world-class electronic music.
The legendary soundtrack to the Summer of Weird will be provided by the CCC, SomaFM, Symbiosis, Muti Music, Enchanted Forest, Northern Nights, Pulse SF, Temple Nightclub, Underground Nomads, Mountain Lion Hi-Fi, Santa Cruz Cypher Sessions, Solid Gold Jacuzzi, and the Lagunitas Beer Circus.
It will be a revolution you can dance to!
There are exciting additions to the faire this year…
Introducing Green Alley on Tehama Street
Featuring cannabis related exhibits and educational talks and a dub music stage.
There will be a new Circus Alley on Minna Street
Featuring aerial performances by Skyhigh Odditorium and a circus lounge
by Cirque du Soleil.
There will be circus stage shows featuring hand balancing, contortion, and pole dancing. Circus Alley will be an interactive environment with facepainters, stiltwalkers, and clowns, as well as a diverse line-up of music throughout the day with Cerebellum Projekt.
The stages are being mixed around this year, so expect the unexpected.
The theme for 2017 is “Summer of Weird”, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and celebrating the current generation of creative events. Alan Cohen, one of the pioneers of the Summer of Love, believed that innovative events could change the course of history. In the SF Oracle, he wrote that “a new concept of celebrations must emerge, become conscious, and be shared, so a revolution can be formed with a renaissance of compassion, awareness, and love, and the revelation of unity for all mankind.”
The How Weird Street Faire is continuing the great tradition of moving humanity further. Come experience the next level of peace celebration, and see why San Francisco is still at the vanguard of creativity, artistic expresssion, and conscious development. Turn on, tune in, and be weird!
The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization, proving peace is possible.
After all these years, we are still gathering for the same reasons… peace and love.
Bring an open mind.