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San Diego's ultimate summer art and music festival takes over 5th Avenue from noon until 11pm on Sunday, August 12th, 2018 during Hillcrest CityFest!

Our 34th annual celebration of community spirit features live bands, electric dance music DJ's, arts, crafts, and food that attracts over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and Southern California! This is San Diego's LARGEST and BEST art and music festival-- stretching nearly half a mile in size on over 9 city blocks! 

A grand stage with live music and headliner bands will keep you entertained from noon until 7pm, followed by headliner DJ's and well-known talent until 11am. A massive cocktail bar and Miller-Coors Beer Garden featuring Hop Valley Brewing Co.'s Reveal Pale Ale, will keep you hydrated and entertained, and over 250 vendors will give you plenty of shopping opportunities.

Located in the colorful and vibrant community of Hillcrest- our quaint shops and restaurants along; 5th, Robinson, and University will come alive with community spirit, giving you a place to dive into and explore! 

Renowned for its vibrant nightlife scene, international dining, and eclectic shopping, Hillcrest has been the home of the LGBT community for over 30 years. Known to locals as "Pride-Light," Hillcrest CityFest is a celebration of our landmark Hillcrest sign, our residents and our businesses-- who have been champions for equality, diversity, and inclusion in San Diego and beyond. 

 
 

STAGES & ENTERTAINMENT

Artist Village: 12pm-8pm

Tempo EDM Stage: 1pm-8pm

  • DJ's & Headliner Announcements Coming Soon!

Grand Stage  Line Up:

Bands: Noon-7pm

  • Bands & Headliner Announcements Coming Soon!

 DJ & Headliner Line Up: 7pm-11pm

  • DJ's & Headliner Announcements Coming Soon!

Pavilion Buskers & Street Performers: Noon-8pm

  • Busker Announcements Coming Soon!


VENDOR & SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

 
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How to register as a vendor:

Hillcrest CityFest uses Events Locker as our event management platform.  All interested vendors must create an account on Events Locker to register for our event. To learn how to register please CLICK HERE. 

After registering or if you already have an account you will need to fill out our online application by clicking the Register Now button below. 

Deadlines:

The deadline to register is July 12, 2018. All late registrations, will include $50 late processing fee and will be accepted until August 6th, EXCEPT for Food Vendors.  Food Vendors must register BEFORE August 1st.  No Food vendors will be accepted after August 1st. 

Rates:

  • ARTS, CRAFTS VENDORS, MOM & POPS BOUTIQUES, & NON-PROFITS: $235 and up. 
  • BUSINESS, SERVICES, & COMMUNITY SPONSORS: $1500 and up.
  • FOOD VENDORS: $415 and up.

Important Health & Safety Information:  All vendors must read the following health and safety information by clicking on the links below.

For more information please contact the Benjamin Nicholls, Executive Director at Benjamin @ HillcrestBia.org (remove spaces)

Please be sure to submit your application and submit all required pieces otherwise your application will be considered incomplete and invalid. Questions? 619-299-3330

 
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Vendor Load In Map

 All vendors will receive load-in and load-out information one week prior to event. if you do not receive your vendor package- please contact benjamin nicholls.

All vendors will receive load-in and load-out information one week prior to event. if you do not receive your vendor package- please contact benjamin nicholls.

 

Vendor Load Out Map

 All vendors will receive load-in and load-out information one week prior to event. if you do not receive your vendor package- please contact benjamin nicholls.

All vendors will receive load-in and load-out information one week prior to event. if you do not receive your vendor package- please contact benjamin nicholls.