Hillcrest’s CityFest Is San Diego’s Largest Street Fair & Music Festival – And It’s Free

San Diego’s largest street fair and music festival returns on Sunday, August 13th!

Hillcrest’s CityFest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, food and more. The party stretches nearly half a mile, over five city blocks and attracts over 150,000 attendees each year!

This Sunday rager goes all day, beginning at noon and continuing until 11 p.m.


There will be a grand stage with live music and headliner bands, and then Hillcrest’s best DJs will be jamming out under the Hillcrest sign once the sun goes down!

Over 250 vendors and Hillcrest’s quaint shops and restaurants along 5th, Robinson, and University will more than satisfy the foodies and the shoppers.

As for the spirit lovers, a massive spirits garden with cocktails, beer, and fun games will keep you hydrated, and entertained!

Here is a more full breakdown of the performances and times:

Grand Stage Band Line Up: Noon-8pm

  • Host: Laura Jane Willcock
  • Noon: Imagery Machine
  • 1pm: The Whiskey Circle
  • 2pm: Chugboat
  • 3pm: The Strawberry Moons
  • 4pm: AJ Froman
  • 5pm: The Montell Jordans
  • 6pm: The Schizophonics
  • 7pm: The Tighten Ups

Pavilion Buskers & Street Performers: Noon-8pm

  • Cheer San Diego
  • Ms. Twisty
  • Spirit of Hillcrest
  • Lexy’s Face Painting
  • Rad Hatter

Techniche Stage: 1pm-6pm

  • DJ Myxzlplix
  • GJ John Vilotti

Grand Stage DJ & Headliner Line Up: 8pm-11pm

  • 8pm: DJ K-Swift
  • 9:30 Headliner Leon Else
  • 9:45pm DJ Taj

As for tickets, those are FREE 😉 !


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