Inside Outside: on the Significance of the Trips Festival

“If I were to tell you that an event of major significance in the history of religion is going to take place in this City of Saint Francis this weekend, you would say, ‘You stayed out of work too long.’ … Read more

The 1960s Revisited: Independent Psychedelic Film Festival

The 1960s Revisited: Independent Psychedelic Film Festival

The California Historical Society completes its 3-day festival celebrating the dawn of the 1960s with the screenings of three period films: The Trips Festival Movie, Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place, and Rockin’ at the Read more

The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 1960s Revisited kicks off on the exact 50th anniversary of one of the most celebrated events of the 1960s counterculture: The Trips Festival. Considered a watershed event in the history of San Francisco’s underground arts scene, the launch … Read more

The Trips Festival explained

The Trips Festival was a transformative event that helped mark the beginning of the hippie counterculture movement in San Francisco. Organized by Stewart Brand, Ramon Sender, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, and Bill Graham at the Longshoremen’s Hall for … Read more

Trips Festival flier, 1966, California social, protest, and counterculture movements ephemera

The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Since the mid-20th century, San Francisco has been a beacon supporting underground movements, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and being one of the top music destinations in the world. Its dedication to preserving a singular voice – often … Read more