Looking for a place to have fun? The best festival in San Diego and the schedule is one of the greatest things about this beautiful city.
Festival season is right around the corner, and it’s time to get out of the house and have some fun! The San Diego area has a lot of great festivals going on this summer. So here’s a list of all the major ones you can attend.
1. The San Diego Pride
The San Diego Pride festival and parade are an annual celebration of the LGBT community that takes place Downtown from June 18th-22nd, 2013. This year it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, with over 300 events taking place. Activities include a family pride flag waving contest for children between 5 – 12 years old; a father’s day activities session for dads and their families, highlighting everything dads do. Come and meet new people, listen to live music, participate in fun activities with your family and friends throughout the week.
Schedule: Saturday, July 9, 2022
2. San Diego County Fair
The entire county fair runs for two full weeks with ten thousand or more rides and attractions including vintage cars; Ferris wheels ride through carnival areas again, circus performances that include clowns bouncing on trampolines while balancing each other upside down; shows such as “Living Color Show.” They have an animal farm; entertainment from a polka band to live country music with the “American Country Show Band. These are just some of the things that guests can enjoy at this local event. This is also where you will find craft and food booths featuring local artists performing their unique talent in front of expert judges who determine best work and award cash prizes.
Schedule: mid-June to Monday, July 4, 2022.
3. Haunted Hayride & Costume Rental Nights
The San Diego Greek Festival is a three-day festival of all things Greek. Every year, it occurs in the warm June weeks. It happens on Park Boulevard, just north of Balboa Park, which is the heart of San Diego. The activity usually begins in the midst of the morning and lasts until 10 pm.
The food takes the lead, as you might assume, They come from all over Southern California to make a wide variety of tasty Greek dishes, from spinach-filled spanakopita pie to gyros and cheese-filled saganaki. You can also participate in Greek dancing and singing, so practice your Zorba on your way over.
4. OB Chili Cook-Off Festival
The San Diego has plenty of appetizing flavor for two wholesome events. Chili Cook-offs seem to abound no matter where you go. Famous chili cooks from around the country take part or compete in the traditional all American event that has gone on for decades at various amusement parks each year in different cities such as Disney’s California Adventure Park; SeaWorld San Diego and Orlando’s Busch Gardens are just a few of the amusement parks that typically hold a chili cook-off and they stay local to provide seasonal entertainment.
Schedule: Postponed Until June 2022
5. San Diego Brew Festival
The San Diego Brew Festival is back for its 11th year! There will be over 70 brews at the festival, and also 200 beers, 10 of San Diego’s famous food trucks, cover songs, and lawn games. It is the event where beer products are consumed until morning overcomes – extreme drinking levels that include women tipping the kegs of beer in their sights & within grasping range! Events have all the drinking men, women, and children will ever need for a few days.
Schedule: Liberty Station will host the 2022 SD Brew Fest from noon to 4 pm.