Hillcrest CityFest - Art & Music Festival 2018

San Diego's ultimate summer art and music festival takes over 5th Avenue from noon until 11pm on Sunday, August 12th, 2018 during Hillcrest CityFest! Our 35th annual celebration of community spirit features live bands, electric dance music DJ's, arts, crafts, and food that attracts over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and throughout Southern California! This is San Diego's LARGEST and BEST art and music festival-- stretching nearly half a mile in size over 5 city blocks!

Sunday, August 12

12:00pm - 11:00pm PDT

Hillcrest Sign

Corner of 5th & University, San Diego, CA 92103
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Hillcrest CityFest - Art & Music Festival 2018
Hillcrest Sign
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    • Your FREE ticket allows you to attend Hillcrest CityFest Art & Music Festival! Donations are encouraged online and will also be accepted at the door!

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      Pre-Sale VIP $35.00
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.09
      Total $38.09
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      VIP tickets include two complimentary drinks, private restrooms, exclusive access to the Coors-Miller RV, and also helps fund the installation of Rainbow Crosswalks in Fabulous Hillcrest!

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      Advocate $10 or more
      Promoter $20 or more
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Summertime in San Diego isn't complete without Hillcrest CityFest!  Join us for this years art and music festival featuring a grand stage with live music and headliner bands that will keep you entertained from noon until 4pm, followed by Souliel from 4pm-8pm and headliner DJ's until 11pm. A massive cocktail bar and Miller-Coors Beer Garden featuring Hop Valley Brewing Co.'s Reveal Pale Ale, will keep you hydrated and entertained, and over 250 vendors will give you plenty of shopping opportunities.

Donate now and help support the Rainbow Crosswalks Project proposed for Hillcrest!  

Purchase a VIP pass and get two free drink tickets, private restrooms, VIP access bar services, and a private stage viewing area!  You'll also have access to the Miller-Coors VIP Mobile Rooftop Bar aboard the Miller-Coor's RV!

CityFest is a celebration that honors our iconic Hillcrest sign!  Our 35th celebration also features vendors from across Southern California who will be offering their wares, as well as local artists who will be creating art- live on the street- and our Artist Alley will once again be open to local artists! Our massive food court will feature an international selection of street foods from some of the most well known food trucks in San Diego, and our Kid Zone will feature a petting zoo, carnival rides, and more!

Located in the colorful and vibrant community of Hillcrest- our quaint shops and restaurants along; 5th, Robinson, and University will come alive with community spirit, giving you a place to dive into and explore!

Renowned for its vibrant nightlife scene, international dining, and eclectic shopping, Hillcrest has been the home of the LGBT community for over 30 years. Known to locals as "Pride-Light," Hillcrest CityFest is a celebration of our landmark Hillcrest sign, our residents and our businesses-- who have been champions for equality, diversity, and inclusion in San Diego and beyond. 


If you choose to donate you understand and acknowledge that there are various contingencies that need to occur before the proposed project will be able to move forward - including, but not limited, the San Diego City Council will need to vote to approve the idea for installation in Hillcrest.

By donating to this project you understand and agree to assume the risk that the San Diego City Council will vote no on the proposal and that some and/or all of your donation will not be returnable to you. In the event the proposed project is rejected, you understand and agree that your donation will be used for the upkeep and maintenance of the Hillcrest Pride Flag.

As such, by donating to this project you hereby agree to forever release and hold the Hillcrest Business Association, its affiliates, companies, subsidiaries, partners, board members, employees, independent contractors, attorneys and any other person or entity related to this project harmless from any and all claims you may have throughout the Universe, whether now or hereafter known, related to your donation.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

12:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
  • Hillcrest Sign

    Corner of 5th & University, San Diego, CA 92103

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