San Diego Sake Festival 2022 Serving Up Over 50 Premium Sake, Live Music, And More!

San Diego’s largest sake celebration, the 2022 San Diego Sake Festival, is serving up over 50 premium sake, live music, and more on October 8th!

Co-hosted by Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana, San Diego’s sake experts will guide you through the best sake from Japan and the US at one of San Diego’s popular waterfront destinations, Ruocco Park.

The festival is an opportunity to meet, learn from, and share a drink with San Diego’s sake experts.

San Diego’s own Ayaka Ito, co-founder of BESHOCK Ramen, holds the prestigious kikizakeshi certification – similar to a sommelier of sake.

Very few hold this title of sake master, and only a small group of women have ascended to the level of expertise needed to be a kikizakeshi. Ayaka’s years of study and tasting have led to her extreme knowledge, which she leverages to curate a roster of premium selections at her restaurants, and she’ll be pouring and educating at the festival!

2022 San Diego Sake Festival tickets include:

  • Tasting more than 50 kinds of premium Japanese and American craft sake.
  • Tasting Japanese craft beer
  • Meet the local sake brewers and sake sommelieers to learn everything about sake
  • “Kagami Biraki” Traditional cedar sake barrel opening ceremony
  • Performances from local artists
  • Sake Festival Original Tasting Cup
  • Snack & Food truck Food is available for purchase at the local food trucks

VIP Benefits

  • All general admission benefits +
  • 1hr early access to the festival 2pm-6pm (Priority Line)
  • 3 Food Sampler Tickets
  • A special sake glassware (九谷焼)Kutaniyaki Sake cup
  • Original Nonbei tote bag
  • Designated shaded VIP seating area 

Save on tickets!

This is one of our favorite festivals of the year, and we are proud to partner with them to offer our readers a discount on tickets!

Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
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  • Start Date
    October 8, 2022 2:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 8, 2022 6:00 pm
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    • Ruocco Park
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