Adams Avenue Street Fair

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apprehension, as a substantial number of our vendors and exhibitors who underwrite Street Fair expenses, have recently withdrawn from the event, citing Covid concerns.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.

Details for 2021

-Adams Avenue Street Fair

The 40th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair – featuring 100 musical acts on seven stages – is scheduled from  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival is held each year in September in the community of Normal Heights. The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, 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. 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 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!   




Music Submissions

Steve Kader- Talent Buyer, [email protected]

Adams Avenue Street Fair 2021 EPK music submissions are now CLOSED  Deadline Thursday, July 1, 2021.


Adams Avenue Street Fair is underwritten by a grant from the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and culture and the County of San Diego.


2021 Press

San Diego Union Tribune   Adams Avenue Street Fair cancels due to Delta variant concerns

San Diego Union Tribune   Cancelan Adams Avenue Street Fair ante preocupación por la variante delta


2019 Press

San Diego Union Tribune – Adams Avenue Street Fair to offer 100-plus bands, carnival rides, craft beer and more

ABC 10 New San Diego – 38th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair gives area business a boost 

NBC San Diego – Adams Avenue Street Fair Returns for the 38th Year

San Diego Reader – Los Texmaniacs joined by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos for local gig

Sound Diego – Fall for Pyle’s End of Summer Shows

San Diego Magazine – Six Bands to see at the Adams Avenue Street Fair


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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