Little Italy’s FESTA! is a day to pay tribute to the Italian heritage and culture that created the iconic San Diego neighborhood. The event will feature Italian food, al fresco dining, authentic Italian music on three difference stages, a Sicilian flag procession, street stickball and bocce ball tournaments, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk) and more.
Over half a mile of La Jolla transforms into an oasis of creativity as it hosts over 150 juried artists offering incredible artwork and inspiration on Girard Avenue between Prospect Street and Torrey Pines Road. The two-day, FREE festival also boasts live entertainment, the finest selection of Baja wines and local San Diego craft beers, the Geppetto’s Family Art Center for the little ones, a gourmet food court, and dazzling roving entertainment.
Launched by Jennifer Byard and Rebecca Chase in 2014, the Holiday Fair features a curated selection of unique handcrafted goods from favorite local makers like Love Tatum, Rais Case, Chelspots, Wild Habit, Boy Girl Party, Dear Survivor, Craft & Foster, Noble Carriage, Lu & Elle, Anchored West, and more. This year 40 artists are new to Makers Arcade.
Highlights of the third annual Holiday Fair will include:
• More than 100 artists, including 40 new to the fair!
• Free make-and-take craft by Layered Vintage
• Free photo booth by Camera Camper
• Styled lounges by Witty Rentals, The Holidays, Olive + Wheat, and Bearded BowTie
• Live music by Makers Arcade Band, SABA, and DJ Luis the Beast
• Craft Beer by Modern Times
Tapestry, a community celebration of Jewish learning, will include a community Havdaleh, 26 speakers from Talmud to culinary, 20 Jewish organizations and dessert and wine.
3rd Annual Tacos, Tequila, and Beer Festival in a fun interactive event celebrating the best tacos, tequila and craft beer in San Diego.
This free all ages event draws over 100,000 people from across San Diego for three days of fun, music, delectable food, and of course – plenty of German beer! This year’s lineup is jam-packed with plenty of live music across two stages that are sure to get you inspired to bust out your best chicken dance.
Festival highlights include instrument design, story recording, soil play, cooking
workshops, local lulav making, live music, farm talks and tours, and more. Fresh, hand-
picked produce will be available at the Farm Stand, and local vendors will provide tasty
food and snacks.An ambrosia garden will offer local mead, beer, and kombucha (open
to ages 21 and up).