SD Music Festivals


Summer has officially arrived! What better way to spend your hot, sunny days in San Diego than by enjoying one or all upcoming Music Festivals!
What better way to begin the festivities than by attending the Del Mar Racing! Don’t miss out on Opening Day, July 19, to be a part of The Party and the annual Hats Contest. The Party consists of enjoying the dance floor with many DJs, Craft Beers and Cocktails, Photo Booths, prize giveaways and shaded seating for only $35 a ticket. Those who are more fashion forward will enter the annual Opening Day Hats Contest, where entrants compete for cash prizes and are judged on style and uniqueness. Del Mar Horse Race offers individuals the chance to dress up fashionable, make huge bets, and witness fast horses.  You can enjoy the races all summer long until September 4, with different Artists and bands performing every weekend and activities for families to enjoy.
However, the most anticipated and well-known Music Festival that many San Diegans look forward to is the KAABOO Del Mar Festival! It is a 3-Day Festival that takes place on September 15-17 and it is a weekend filled with Music, Comedy, Cuisine and Art. The main headliners to perform that weekend include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Muse, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Weezer, David Guetta, Kesha, Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Alanis Morissette and many more artists. What’s better than being by the beach with live music, food and lots of people?!
If you missed the Annual LGBT Pride Music Festival, no need to fret there is always the Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair on August 13! The festival takes place in the heart of Hillcrest right under the Hillcrest sign and is a huge celebration of the community spirit through music, arts, crafts and food. It is an all-day event and come nightfall the area transforms into CityFest Night with live headliner music, beer garden and over 250 vendors. The greatest part of this festivity is that it is completely FREE!
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