OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
The 42nd Annual Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off returns in the 4800–5000 blocks of Newport Avenue, along the waterfront and in the pier parking lot. This event draws 50,000 plus people to Ocean Beach to enjoy oceanfront chili cook-off, an array of food and merchandise vendors, 3 stages of continuous music (Dave Gilbert Band, etc), the Community Mural Project, Artist Alley featuring local artisans and crafters, and more. The Seaside Fun Zone will offer inflatables, games and place to relax, along with a fun music area for attendees to stop by and learn to play a simple song by one of Rock & Roll San Diego’s professional musicians. The Chili Cook-Off competition located in Veterans Plaza features 20 tastings in both amateur and restaurant divisions. Chili chefs compete to take home prizes like Best Restaurant Chili, Best Amateur Chili, Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice. Chili tastings will begin at 11 a.m. and concludes when contestants run out of samples, typically around 1 p.m. Parking available at Sun Runner parking lot located on Sea World Drive at Pacific Coast Highway. Trolley services will run from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., from parking lot to two drop off locations in Ocean Beach.