Adams Avenue Street Fair

The 36th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair – featuring 80 musical acts on six stages – will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

DetailS For 2018


September 29 & 30, 2018
Noon – 10PM


Adams Avenue



6 Stages & 80 Acts!

Adams Avenue Street Fair

The 37th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair – featuring 80 musical acts on six stages – will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.
Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival is held each year during the last weekend in September in the community of Normal Heights. The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods and 300 arts and crafts booths.
Beer connoisseurs will enjoy the Street Fair’s Craft Beer Taste (from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday only), across from the Starbucks Stage. Visitors to the craft beer taste will have the opportunity to sample unlimited tastes from 20 breweries for only $20. Previous years included among 30 types of craft beers featured from 16 breweries like Aztec Brewing Co., Automatic Brewing Co., BNS, Stone, Stumble Foot, Goose Island, Green Flash, and Mission Brewery. Purchase tickets above by clicking the “Craft Beer Taste Tix” button.
Three additional beer gardens are open throughout the two-day run of the street fair featuring full pour servings of San Diego’s best craft beer selection.
Vendors with unique offerings also will be participating in this year’s street fair and will be set up back-to-back throughout the venue. A complete schedule of events, performance times and an Adams Avenue Street Fair map are available using the links above.
Get your free Street Fair mobile app by entering “Adams Avenue” for Apple or Android phones or scan here!    adamsaveapp

**MUSIC SUBMISSIONS begin May 1st and close June 15! Only original music submissions accepted. NO COVER or TOP 40 BANDS PLEASE! 

Submit EPK to: [email protected]

Adams Avenue Street Fair is underwritten by a grant from the City of San Diego’s Economic Development and Tourism Support program and a grant from the County of San Diego.


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Adams Avenue Street Fair turns 35 next month…San Diego Union Tribune 8/16/16

Time to Party…San Diego Uptown News 9/23/16

Manual Scan co-founders to mark 40th anniversary at Adams Avenue Street Fair…San Diego Union Tribune 9/21/16

Adams Avenue street fair returns to Normal Heights…The Daily Aztec  9/28/16

Sweet Memories at Adams Avenue Street Fair…San Diego Union Tribune 9/24/16

2012 News

The 2012 Adams Avenue Street Fair featured more than 90 musical acts performing on seven stages on Adams Avenue. This year’s Adams Avenue Street Fair headliners included 1960’s psychedelic rockers Strawberry Alarm Clock, the reunion of noted San Diego rockabilly icons The Paladins, the return of music provocateurs Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper, blues guitarist Coco Montoya, the 13-piece Puerto Rican-based ensemble Plena Libre, singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin, indie band Cuckoo Chaos, percussionist Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience with special guests, country singer/songwriter Chuck Cannon, bluesman Junior Watson, and East L.A. R&B favorites Tierra.