Find Out Who Has The Best Chili In Town At The 43rd Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Who has the best chili in San Diego? We’ll find out at the 43rd Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off!

The annual festival offers attendees eclectic fun in the sun for all ages. Tens of thousands of visitors will attend the event for a tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping, and more.

Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Entry to the Street Fair is always free! The Chili Competition featured tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award, and Grand Prize: People’s Choice Award.

OB Chili Cook-Off

The Chili Cook-Off competition is held in the grassy area between Newport Avenue and the Pacific. Competitors will show off their chili cooking chops by competing for great prizes…not to mention bragging rights!

Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

If eating (rather than cooking) delicious chili is more your speed, you can put your tastebuds to work and cast a vote alongside the judges! Chili tasting begins at 11AM-1:30PM.

Three Stages of Continuous Live Music

Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

There will be three stages of nonstop music throughout the day at the Annual OB Street Fair. Music genres will include acoustic, rock, blues, alternative, Americana, and more – and include musicians from right here in our own backyard.

Beachside Beer Garden & Hodad’s Burger Eating Contest

The Beachside Beer Garden will be rockin’ all day for guests 21+ looking to enjoy an ice cold brew with an ocean view. It will be right next to the main stage with live music from 11 am to 8 pm.

Hodad's Burger Eating Contest

Also, they’ll have the Hodad’s Burger Eating contest, and the Chili Cook-Off winners announcement. Both beer and mixed drinks will be available.

Artists Alley

Artists' Alley

Peruse handmade items from local and regional artists and crafters in this special section. Enjoy shopping for artists’ handcrafted and unique items along with their entertaining art demonstrations.

OB Dirty Birds Wing Eating Contest

OB Dirty Birds Wing Eating Contest

Love chicken wings and keeping Ocean Beach clean, beautiful, and fun? Great, it’s a win-win. Sign up for the Annual Street Fair’s Dirty Birds Wing Eating contest and the proceeds support OBMA’s Friends of OB Clean & Safe Program. The contest is held on the MainStage on Saturday from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Community Mural

Join in the fun and paint a square of the mural. Children and adults of all ages are welcome in creating these masterpieces!

Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

The squares sell out very quickly, so come early to buy your space. Squares are $20. You will receive a palette of paint along with your square.

Seaside Family Fun Zone

Seaside Family Fun Zone

The Seaside Family Fun Zone at the Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair is tons of fun for the whole family! The Kids Fun Zone is located in Saratoga Park near the main lifeguard tower.

Getting there, parking, and trolley services

Ride to the festival for free! Go green and avoid the hassle of parking by riding a bike or taking a trolley to the Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival.

There is a free bike valet as well as five free trolleys from our friends at Old Town Trolley Tour Company. Trolleys run continuously, so no one will miss any of the fun!

To make your plans and get all of the details, visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    June 24, 2023 10:00 am
  • End Date
    June 24, 2022 8:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
  • Location
  • Venue
    • Ocean Beach
  • Address
    Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
  • More Info
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  • Address
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