San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Illumination
Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 6-10pm
Grand Lighting at approx. 9:15pm
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love on the first evening of summer with the first public display of the light art installation that will transform the Conservatory of Flowers into a canvas of illuminated scenes every night through October. The Grand Lighting celebration includes a free Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam revisiting the iconic songs of the late 1960s. The Jam will feature over forty legendary musicians including members of ALO, Ratdog, The Chambers Brothers, The Jefferson Airplane, Motherhips, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tarnation, Katdelic, Terrapin Family Band, New Monsoon, Moonalice, and more.
The flower-powered celebration is free and open to all ages. A variety of food trucks from Off the Grid will be available as well, and the Conservatory is encouraging attendees to wear tie-dye to evoke the late 60s.
A light art installation projected on the landmark Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love
Nightly – Sundown to Midnight
Developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks, the light art installation, initiated by Ben Davis of Illuminate, together with Obscura Digital, uses gobo projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisite scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within and the legacy of San Francisco’s flower children.