Holiday On The Avenue

Event / Holiday on the Avenue

In December, everyone on the Avenue gets in the holiday spirit and it shows! During our one-day only Holiday on Adams Avenue event, Kensington Library Park transforms into a winter wonderland. Kids under 10 can enjoy playing in the snow, and enjoying Peppermint ice cream and hot chocolate!

December 12


Adams Avenue Unplugged

April 30, 2022

  • 30 Stages
  • 100 Performances

Unplugged, formerly the Roots Festival, is a musical walk-about. Acoustic performances are held on 30 stages inside businesses on Adams Avenue. This is one of the best times to experience all that Adams Avenue has to offer.

Taste of Adams Avenue

Event / Taste of Adams Avenue

  • 39 Locations
  • Eateries new to Adams Ave this year!
  • FREE Trolley Service!
  • TickETS $40 Day-Of AT 3441 aDAMS aVE 10 AM

San Diego’s most mouth-watering event. Join us as 39+ Adams Avenue restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars, breweries and unique eateries open their doors for samples galore.



July 25th

Adams Avenue Street Fair ’21

The Adams Avenue Business Association is sad to announce the cancellation of our 40th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair scheduled for September 18th & 19th. We have worked hard for the past six months in planning for the event.  The current spike in local Covid cases has led to this difficult decision. Hosting a free event in an open, unrestricted venue, limits our ability to require vaccination records or negative Covid test results. Thus, we would  be unable to guarantee the health and safety of our audience and the community in which we work and live. We are not alone in this apprehension, as a substantial number of our vendors and exhibitors who underwrite Street Fair expenses, have recently withdrawn from the event, citing Covid concerns. We look forward to Adams Avenue Street Fair in 2022! We encourage all San Diegans to get vaccinated so that we can protect one another and enjoy our San Diego way of life.

Adams Avenue Alive

October 2021

Enjoy live music every weekend in October!

Adams Avenue A-Live is a five-week mini music series that will take place every Friday and Saturday through the month of October. The Friday concerts will be held at 5:30 pm, under the Normal Heights sign, Saturday concerts will be held at 1:00 pm, at the Kensington Library Park, and later Saturday evening at 5:30 pm, on 30th and Adams. 

  • Fridays 5:30pm – 6:45pm
    Adams & Felton
  • Saturdays 1:00pm – 2:15pm
    Kensington Library Park
  • Saturdays 5:30pm – 6:45pm
    Adams & 30th

Spirit Stroll

November 27, 2021

Ring in the holiday season during the 6th annual Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll taking place from 2-5 pm on Small Business Saturday, November 27, 2021. Sample holiday-themed cocktails while shopping at retail locations. In between sips, indulge yourself with treats from several Sweet-stops! FREE trolley! Limited to 500 tickets, get yours early.