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 the satisfaction of winning! Is eating (rather than cooking) delicious chili more your speed? Put your tastebuds to the test and cast a vote alongside the judges! Chili tasting begins at 11am.
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. The audiences will be entertained by musicians from everywhere - including right here in our own backyard. Don't miss all the fun - mark your calendars for Saturday, June 25th!
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 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also, we'll have the Hodad's Burger Eating contest, and the Chili Cook-Off winners announcement. Both beer and mixed drinks will be available.
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! Read more to see our Artists Alley vendors, and keep checking back as we continue to add vendors!
Love chicken wings and keeping Ocean Beach clean, beautiful, and fun? Great it's a win-win. Sign up for the 42nd Annual Street Fair's Dirty Birds Wing Eating contest and the proceeds support OBMA's Friends of OB Clean & Safe Program. THE WING EATING CONTEST IS CLOSED!
The contest is held on the MainStage on Saturday June 25 from 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Join in the fun and paint a square of the mural. Children and adults of all ages are welcome in creating these masterpieces! 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.
The Seaside Family Fun Zone at the Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair is tons of fun for the whole family! New Location! The Kids Fun Zone is located Saratoga Park near the main lifeguard tower.
Rock & Roll San Diego will return for the Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off with Paper Moon Music. Channel your inner rock star and learn how to play a song in just 15 minutes!
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. We will offer 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!
20 ADA spaces will be replaced.
10 - Santa Monica Ave. + 10 - Newport Ave.
ADA drop off location on corner of Santa Monica Ave. & Bacon St.
ADA signage provided by ACME Supply.
Eager for this year's new t-shirt design? Looking to purchase a shirt from one of the previous Street Fair & Chili Cook-Offs? Look no further!
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In 1984, Ocean Beach had its first Chili Cook-off Festival with Mike Akey, current board of directors member of the OB MainStreet Association, as its founder. Back in the 1970s, Mike and his father Angie Scaramuzzo were chili enthusiasts and often traveled to chili cook-offs in the likes of Las Vegas, Balboa Island, Cabo San Lucas, and Guadalajara, just to mention a few. Mike’s dad once went to the world competition in Rosemond, California (a ghost town), to compete with his “Scaramuch Chili.” Angie also founded the Lake Havasu City Chili Cook-Off which is still going on today. Mike thought about starting a cook-off in OB and made the decision to do so in 1984...
2022 OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
Dear Artist Alley Vendor,
Thank you for participating in the 42nd Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off. Here are the links you will need to gather all the information about Saturday, June 25th.
Dear merchandise and food vendors, non-profits and organizations, Thank you for participating in the 42nd Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off. Here are the links you will need to gather all the information about Saturday, June 25th.
Fair Sponsorship, Volunteer, and Chili Cooker Opportunities are available for the 42nd Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off. Each year approximately 50,000 people come out to enjoy this event which is a family-oriented experience, filling six square blocks with vendors selling arts, crafts, merchandise, food and activities.