How Weird Street Faire

The World Peace Through Technology Organization presents

Summer of Weird

the 18th annual

How Weird

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.

Summer of 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!

How Weird 2017

There are exciting additions to the faire this year…


Green Alley

Introducing Green Alley on Tehama Street
Featuring cannabis related exhibits and educational talks and a dub music stage.


Circus Alley

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.


For 2017, there will be a special new item… the Magic Button.

A collectible metal pin button will go to those that give $20 at the faire entrances,
or for less in advance online. The presale Magic Buttons will be $15.

You can get your Magic Button for the lowest price at

How Weird Magic Button

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.


Summer of Weird


Experience the fun. Feel the magic. Be weird!

Centered at
Howard & 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
37°47’12.4″ N, 122°23’53.7″ W


Bring flowers.
Bring costumes.
Bring gifts.
Bring an open mind.
Bring acceptance.
Bring love.
Bring peace.



Click here to see the website from 2016.

Keep up with How Weird!

Click on the button below to find out about How Weird news and events.




How Weird Music Stages

Cutting-edge electronic dance music and live performances.


How Weird Art Alley

Inspiring live and exhibited artwork
on Tehama Street from 1st to 2nd Street.
Plus local arts and crafts vending, and downtempo to psytrance music!



How Weird vendingA unique and designer shopping experience
with vendors from around the world and delicious food and drinks!



Magic ButtonOnly $20 for a collectible Magic Button.

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!


Come as your true self. .

Here’s a music video of How Weird 2015 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!



#hwsfUse #hwsf to talk about the How Weird Street Faire.








World Peace Through Technology

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.

WPTTO logo