By HBA Staff
Hillcrest art and music festival slated for Aug. 12
The 35th annual celebration of community spirit features live bands, electric dance music DJs, arts and crafts, and food that attracts more than 150,000 attendees. Stretching nearly half a mile in size over seven city blocks, CityFest is San Diego’s largest art and music festival.
This year’s Hillcrest CityFest Art and Music Festival will be held on Aug. 12 from noon–11 p.m. along Fifth Avenue, between Brookes and University avenues, and the side streets between Fourth and Sixth avenues. Nearly 20 performers and more than 250 vendors will participate.
The Artist Village and Artist Alley
Live music on Viejas Grand Stage and Techniche Stage
International food court with more than 50 vendors
Miller-Coors Beer and Stoli Vodka Cocktail Garden, featuring Hop Valley Brewing Co.’s Reveal Pale Ale, Coor’s Light, Blue Moon, and Stoli Vodka cocktails
Youth friendly activities in The Pavilion, including the Rad Hatter, carnival rides, games, a balloon artist, and a face painter
Free parking will be available at the Hillcrest DMV and San Diego Unified School District parking lot, located on the corner of Campus and Normal street, along with a complimentary shuttle from the School District parking lot to the festival.
CityFest is a free event hosted by Hillcrest Business Association (HBA). Donations are encouraged to help pay for the privately funded installation of Rainbow Crosswalks in Hillcrest.
VIP tickets are also available for $35; a portion of the ticket price will be allocated for the crosswalks. Ticket holders are invited to the Miller-Coors Party Bus/RV, as well as provided private restrooms, two complimentary cocktails, and access to the rooftop deck of the RV with views of the festival.
For more information, visit HillcrestCityFest.com.
Viejas Grand Stage
Mochilero All Stars
Buskers and Street Performers:
Cheer San Diego