33rd Annual Ocean Beach (San Diego) Street Fair is Today 6/23/12
Here is a local Do Not Miss San Diego tradition, the 33rd annual Ocean Beach (OB) Street Fair and Chili Cook-off! What started in 1979 as a small community chili cook-off has grown into a huge, fun event with Six Stages full of great music, an Artist's Alley, Beachside Beer Garden and Liquorland and much more. The event, which is expected to draw 70,000 people, runs from 10AM to 8PM. Many of the main events will be right by the pier, beach and Newport Ave. As you can imagine, parking will be challenging and locals (Obecians and Point Lomans) are encouraged to ride their bikes. There will even be a Bike Valet on Bacon Street in front of Winstons. Old Town Trolley is providing free shuttles to the event, pick-up points will be Sea World Drive at Pacific Highway (right off I-5) and Robb Field. They operate till 9PM.
Even though there is a Beer Garden and several of the local bar/restaurants are hosting best Bloody Mary contests, this event is very kid and family friendly. The younger ones will love the Wonderland Children's Area with pony rides and games. For older kids there is a rock climbing wall, giant waterslide next to the beach, skateboard exhibition, and Equinox Laser Tag.
Foodie Alert: in addition to the chili cook-off there will be lots of exhibitors on Newport Ave. and the side streets with fabulous food choices and OB boasts many terrific restaurants!
The six stages will host 39 bands playing almost every type of music. Enjoy listening to rock, ska, reggae, jazz, blues, a brass band, alt and even a stage just for OB music. All this for free!
Be sure and buy raffle tickets at the OBMA booth on Bacon Street. You will have the chance to win terrific prizes and support Ocean Beach 4th of July Fireworks and OB Beautification Projects.
Ocean Beach, a fun, funky San Diego beach town, is celebrating it's 125th birthday so the Street Fair and Chili Cook-off are even more special this year. In 1999 the late, great OB artist, Rich James started the Ocean Beach Mural Project. This year, to celebrate the 125th community anniversary, there is a second mural designed to showcase OB's history. Artist Janis Ambrosiani designed this second mural.
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