The 36th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival on Saturday, June 27, will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun that’s great for all ages. From 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., you can join more than 65,000 visitors for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and, more. Here are highlights of what you can expect:Chili Cook-Off: The amateur Chili Cook-Off competition is held in the grassy area between Newport Avenue and the Pacific. Show off your chili cooking chops by competing for great prizes…not to mention the satisfaction of winning! We still have room for a few more chili competitors for this year’s event.
Artists’ Alley: With so many talented artists in San Diego, it was time they had their very own section, all to themselves. We hope you enjoy shopping for their handcrafted and unique items along with their entertaining art demonstrations!
Community Mural: Join in the fun and paint a square of the mural. Children and adults of all ages are welcome in creating these masterpieces! The spaces sell out very quickly so come early to buy your space. Squares are $10. You will receive a palette of paint along with your square.
Free Trolley & Bike Valet: Ride to the festival for free! Go green and avoid the hassle of parking by riding your bike or taking a trolley to the 2015 OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival. There is a free bike valet, courtesy of Clif Bar and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition as well as four free trolleys from our friends at Old Town Trolley. They’ll be running continuously so you won’t miss any of the fun! Trolleys Avoid the hassle of parking and ride to the festival for free! Park near Robb Field or on Sea World Drive (at Pacific Highway) from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Trolleys run every 1/2 hour on the 1/2 hour from Robb Field and every hour from Sea World Dr.
Wonderland Children’s Area: Named after the first amusement park in Ocean Beach, the Wonderland Children’s Area at the 36th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair will be tons of fun for the little ones! There will be magic acts, face painting, caricatures, and rides and attractions like the Cliffhanger slide, Wipeout, and a variety of other inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses. Wonderland is located in the parking lot adjacent to US Bank near the corner of Newport Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.
Beachside Beer Garden: The Beachside Beer Garden will be rockin’ all day for guests 21+ looking to enjoy an ice cold brew with an ocean view. It is right next to the main stage with live music from 11am to 8pm Also, there will be a Bloody Mary contest, the Hodad’s Burger Eating contest, and the Chili Cook-Off winners announcement. Both beer and mixed drinks will be available.
Five Stages of Continuous Music: There will be five stages of nonstop music throughout the day. Music genres include acoustic, rock, blues, alternative, Americana and more. The audiences will be entertained by musicians from everywhere – including right here in our own backyard. Be sure to come by and enjoy the music at the festival.