Jeff Smith noon, March 8
Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off Festival
Festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, outdoor laser tag, and more. 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. Festival highlights include: five stages of continuous live music, artists’ alley, community mural art project, beachside beer garden and spirits.
One unique piece at this year’s Street Fair will be the debut of an original
song from Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters, a Gulf Coast band with Cajun and Zydeco roots, written as homage to the old Wonderland Amusement Park and its significance for San Diego. (The piece will be a waltz, in honor of the Wonderland era, with a modern twist.)
4800-5000 blocks of Newport Avenue along the waterfront
- Cost: Free