The World Peace Through Technology Organization presents
the 18th annual
Sunday May 7, 2017
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.
The 18th annual How Weird Street Faire
will take place on Sunday May 7, 2017
from Noon to 8pm in downtown San Francisco.
The event is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets,
in the heart of the city’s technology and art sectors.
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…
Summer of Love Pavilion
There will be a special Summer of Love pavilion at the center intersection this year. It will include the How Weird Info Booth, the California Historical Society providing info on 1967 and 2017 anniversary events, and a gallery of tie-dye and 60s art from Love On Haight. There will also be fashion shows, light shows, documentary footage from 1967, and more.
There will be a new Circus Alley on Minna Street
Featuring a stage by Skyhigh Odditorium and aerial performances.
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.
Introducing Green Alley on Tehama Street
Featuring cannabis related exhibits and educational talks and a dub music stage.
There will be no sales of cannabis at the faire.
The stages are being mixed around this year, so expect the unexpected.
For 2017, there will be a special new item… the Magic Button.
The collectible metal pin button will be $20 at the faire entrances,
or for less in advance online. The presale Magic Buttons are $15.
You can get your Magic Button for the lowest price at
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.
Experience the fun. Feel the magic. Be weird!
Howard & 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
37°47’12.4″ N, 122°23’53.7″ W
Bring an open mind.
Cutting-edge electronic dance music and live performances.
Inspiring live and exhibited artwork
on Tehama Street from 1st to 2nd Street.
Plus local arts and crafts vending, and downtempo to psytrance music!
A unique and designer shopping experience
with vendors from around the world and delicious food and drinks!
You can get it at the entrances to the faire, or cheaper in advance online.
Enjoy all that the faire has to offer!
The Magic Button is your way to support the faire, and get something in return…
more specials, more discounts, more fun activities, more free things,
and more magic than ever! Your contributions keeps the faire going.
And you will look great wearing it!
Here’s a music video of How Weird 2016 from Microcosmic and Dimension7,
with lots of colorful scenes from the faire, starring you…
the dancers, the artists, the weird of San Francisco.
A celebration of peace unlike any other!
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The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the non-profit
World Peace Through Technology Organization
Inspiring peace through music, art, ideas,
connections, understanding, and raising consciousness.