During the 1968 Summer of Love, San Francisco became a mecca for the counterculture, hippy-dippy movement of free love and free thinking, and Haight Street was Ground Zero, a place where Jack Keroac, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin and Timothy Leary mixed and mingled, with legendary home-grown bands like Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service providing the soundtrack. The Sixties are long gone, and so is that peace-love-dove vibe, but the ol’ street tries its best to keep that spirit alive (or, some might say, flog a long-dead horse).
So every year on the second Sunday in June San Francisco parties like it’s 1968 all over again as Haight Street plays host to one of the city’s more fun and eclectic block parties, and this year I went with camera blazing! Here’s a photo essay of the day’s events. Hope you enjoy the sights of the 35th annual Haight Street Fair. Breathe deeply and you just might detect the delectable aroma of incense, patchouli and wacky tabacky!
Love these photos. You can feel the fun and festivity!
Hi, and thanks for visiting! Yep, a fun time is guaranteed for all at the Haight St. Fair. As you say, it’s a real loosey-goosey, festive time!
Bender, a Stormtrooper, and an evil Miffy! What a combination! These festivals look FUN!
Hey Drew. Yep, some serious eclectic fun! The stormtrooper pic was taken at the Giant Robot store on Haight St.
You have wonderfully captured the mood and emotions of colorful Haight Street. It’s looks full of fun and excitement. Thanks for sharing.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Hi Francine, and thanks for the kind words. I’m glad I could share this fun and exciting event with everyone who visits my blog.
Great photos! Such bright colors.
Hi Deanna, and thanks for stopping by. yep, the Haight St. Fair is a real vibrant, always interesting time — a real San Francisco tradition.
wow. That’s a colourful town! Great pictures btw
yep, the Haight Street Fair is a great cross-section of all that makes San Francisco such a happening city … lots of fun. thanks for checking it out!
I love your photos. Great captures of a fun and colorful place 🙂
Hi NN … and thanks for that. you really made my day!