Rainbow Family Hipstory

Origins of the Rainbow Tribe

The birth of the Rainbow Family is deeply intertwined with other events of the late sixties and early seventies. Some say we got started at Woodstock, some say we got started at the Human Be-in. The easiest thing to say is that the name Rainbow Family got started at the Vortex Biodegradable Festival of Life in Oregon. That led to folks getting together to eventually sponsor the first World Family Gathering in 1972 in Colorado. After that we've continued to gather every year in the National Forests in North America, and now other Rainbow gatherings are happening all over the world.