SUMMER OF WEIRD
The 18th annual How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 7, 2017
Noon to 8pm
Centered at Howard and 2nd Streets
Downtown San Francisco, Earth
$20 for a Magic Button at the faire.
For more information visit http://HowWeird.org/
On May 7, 2017, a unique gathering of the tribes will occur in downtown San Francisco for a Celebration of Peace. It will be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and a modern manifestation of the next generation of creative countercultures. Turn on, tune in, and be weird.
There will be dancing in the streets at 11 stages of world-class electronic music, spectacular performances, fantastic foods, unique vendors, visionary art, inspiring creativity, and peace technology exhibits.
We join together to celebrate peace, affirm our unity, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness.
Bring flowers, bring costumes, bring love, bring peace to the 18th annual How Weird Street Faire!
The faire will take place from Noon to 8pm, come early to catch all of the fun. How Weird is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets in San Francisco, Earth. The theme for 2017 is “Summer of Weird”, paying tribute to the cultural pioneers that inspired us and paved the way forward.
The faire entrances (or gates) are at Howard & 1st Streets, Howard & New Montgomery Streets, and at Mission & 2nd Streets. This is where you will pick up your presale Magic Button.
There are lots of exciting additions to the faire this year!
New this year is Green Alley on Tehama Street, opposite of Art Alley. Green Alley is an exhibition of cannabis related products, ecuational opportunities, workshops, and a dub music stage.
There will also be a new Circus Alley on Minna Street, featuring aerial performances by Skyhigh Odditorium and a circus lounge by Cirque du Soleil.
The stages are being mixed around this year, so expect the unexpected.
For 2017, there will be a special new item… the Magic Button.
The Magic Button is a collectible metal pin button will go to those that give $20 at the faire entrances,
or for less in advance online. The Magic Button is available in limited quantities, so get there early to get the button. Once the buttons are gone, there will be Magic Stickers available with the same benefits. You will also save time when you arrive at the Presales Entrances at every gate.
The Magic Button comes with lots of freebies and discounts at the vendors, including $2 off drinks at the bars. There will also be fun activities and exciting specials. Enjoy all that the faire has to offer!
For a list of this year's benefits visit http://howweird.org/magic-stickers/
A REVOLUTION YOU CAN DANCE TO!
The legendary soundtrack to the Summer of Weird will be provided by the CCC, Symbiosis, SomaFM, Muti Music, Enchanted Forest, Northern Nights, Pulse SF, Temple Nightclub, Mountain Lion Hi-Fi, Underground Nomads, Come-Unity, Santa Cruz Cypher Sessions, and more.
There will also be a Lagunitas Beer Circus off the center intersection with exciting performances.
The How Weird Street Faire features some of the top stage producers, DJs, and sound systems on the planet. All of the different genres of electronic music are represented on the various stages, creating a very diverse music festival. How Weird is an annual reunion of the tribes for electronic music dancers of all sorts.
Art Alley will be overflowing with sensational delights this year, filling Tehama Street from 2nd to 1st Streets. There will be a new interactive craft area from San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design. Surrounding that will be live and exhibited artwork and local art vendors.
The SF Oracle proclaimed in 1967, “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.” How Weird is proud to continue the great San Francisco tradition of taking celebrations further.
The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the nonprofit World Peace Through Technology Organization, showing the world that peace is possible. After half a century, peace is needed more than ever.
Each faire entrance will have a shortened line for presale Magic Button buyers. You can pick up the button there while supplies last, and then there will be Magic Stickers.
The How Weird Street Faire takes place in the heart of the SoMa district of San Francisco. It is centered at Howard & 2nd Streets, a few blocks south of Market Street, and a block east of Yerba Buena Gardens. The coordinates are 37°47’12.4″ N, 122°23’53.7″ W
The faire is near the Montgomery BART station, Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Station, and MUNI. We recommend taking public transportation to the faire. There is also a taxi waiting area at 1st Street and Howard. We recommend arriving early, the faire starts at Noon.
If you drive, it can be hard to find parking. For short stays, you can go to the parking garage at 5th & Mission Streets.
This year there will be self-service bike parking on Natoma Street, with an entrance on New Montgomery Street. Park your bike before entering the faire. Please lock your bike over the top of the barricades, not on the side. There will be security watching the bikes.
The designated Flyer Saucer landing zone is at 37°47’16.62″N, 122°23’53.92″W
Yes, the faire is handicapped accessible. It is at street level.
How Weird is a place where all are welcome. The faire is open to all ages, but we recommend ear plugs or headphones for children.
We strongly discourage bringing pets to How Weird, because of the large crowds and loud noise.
What can’t I bring to the event?
Glass bottles are not allowed, nor are weapons. Bags and people may be searched going into the faire.
What can I bring to the event?
Smiles, flowers, a colorful costume, and an open mind.
Are costumes required?
Yes, they are. You can go as yourself, or go as someone else. We recommend something colorful, creative, fun, and weird. Weird is always in style. Magic Buttons are the perfect compliment to every costume.
Are there ins and outs?
Yes, there are. And if you have a Magic Button, it will make it easier to come back in the faire.
What time should I arrive?
Arrive at Noon. The faire starts at noon, and you don’t want to miss any of the fun. The music will also start at noon. And the vendors will be open at noon. Even Art Alley will be shining at noon.
Lost and found?
Lost and Found is located in the Info Booth, where you will also find answers to all of your faire questions.