"The Summer of Love
was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San francisco's neighborhood Haight-Ashbury
. Although hippies
also gathered in many other places in the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco was at that time the most publicized location for hippie fashions
Hippies, sometimes called flower children, were an eclectic group. Many were suspicious of the government, rejected consumerist values, and generally opposed the Vietnam War. A few were interested in politics; others were concerned more with art (music, painting, poetry in particular) or religious and meditative practices."
Junction of Haight and Ashbury Streets, San Francisco, celebrated as the central location of the Summer of Love