Mark your calendar for the 37th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival on June 25, 2016!
The 37th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun for all ages. Join more than 70,000 visitors from 10am to 8pm on Saturday, June 25, 2016, for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping, and more. Entry to the Street Fair is free! The Chili Competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges' Award, and Grand Prize: People's Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair Community Mural.
Applications are now available!
- Regular vendors (merchandise, food, etc.): Download and print the 2016 application.
- Artists Alley vendors (handmade art/crafts): SOLD OUT. Review information and join the waiting list here!
- Bands: Applications are closed. Thanks to all the great bands that applied. The lineup has been announced!
- Chili Cookers: Review information and apply online!
- Sponsorship/Press: Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Cami Tran at Brown Marketing Strategies: email@example.com / 619-546-5390. Press inquiries, please contact Megan Maher at Brown Marketing Strategies: firstname.lastname@example.org / 619-546-5390.
- Volunteers: Learn more about volunteering at the Street Fair and register online!
About this year's Street Fair design
The 37th Annual Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off artwork that will appear on our event t-shirts and promotional materials is based on an original watercolor painting by late Ocean Beach artist David Linton, who passed away in early 2015. Well known for his depictions of the Ocean Beach Pier and other scenery in the OB/Point Loma area, David worked in oils, watercolor, acrylics, pen and ink, and pastels. In his own words:
I guess it all started when I was twelve years old and I was drawing and learning about color and using the walls and ceiling of my bedroom as a surface to paint on, my mother took one look at it and said get your coat on we are going to Sears Department Stores where she purchased my first painting set with canvases to paint on. So began a new world for me and my mother was happyshe had an artist for a son who was painting on canvas and not the walls. Growing up as an artist was not easy; you were given this talent but there was no instruction book to help guide you through this path of your life. --David Linton
We are grateful to David's wife Carol for granting permission to share David's work through this year's Street Fair design. Learn more about David Linton.