SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park

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Date(s) - 05/21/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

North Park


North Park Main Street Association announces this year’s 20th Annual San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park, a free art and live music festival with local food and an unlimited sample craft beer block. Held on Saturday, May 21, this year boasts new extended hours for a fun-filled day of entertainment and fun, starting at 10 a.m. through to 10 p.m.
The all-day festival features local art, a popular array of live music and dance performances, interactive experiences, artisan items for sale, delicious locally-driven dining options and more. Thanks to sponsors like San Diego County Credit Union, AT&T, West Coast Tavern and The Observatory North Park, Ron Oster Realty and The Lafayette Hotel, this annual festival continues to be free for all to attend.
Live Urban Art Exhibition
The festival features a live art element: contemporary urban artists will create unique works of art using creative everyday objects like cars, refrigerators and boom boxes. Attendees will be awe-struck by the creativity of these talented artists.
Four Concert Stages
Fine Arts in motion will entertain audiences of all ages at the 32nd Street Dance Stage, featuring performances by 25 different dance ensembles. With over 300 dancers from all over San Diego – including Vernetta’s Dance Studio, Ballet Folklorico, Stage 7, Alma Latina, Visionary Dance Theatre and many more.
Waypoint Craft Beer Block
Attendees 21 and over are encouraged to come thirsty to partake in the Waypoint Craft Beer Block for unlimited tasters from a selection of over 30 local craft brewers, several of which are ranked as the best new breweries in San Diego!
Kids Art Block
There will be something for everyone, including the kids. There will also be a hands-on Kids Art Block, providing kids the opportunity to participate in interactive activities designed to stimulate, inspire their imaginations and create their own masterpieces.
“Twenty years is something to be proud of,” said Teresa Halleck, President and CEO of SDCCU. “We’re delighted to support this treasured local event that brings out the best in the local community – creativity, friendship and a chance to discover something new. With our tower and flagship branch in the heart of North Park, it is important for us to give back to the community and support the arts for all to enjoy.”
This celebration of the historic North Park neighborhood attracts more than 40,000 attendees. The 8-block festival, held along University near 30th Street, is packed full with entertainment and activities along with a chance to check out all of the great businesses in this hip urban neighborhood. Public parking is available, along with a large private parking garage at 3829 29th Street. Public transportation can bring visitors to North Park via MTS bus. The 2 bus line runs along 30th Street through the heart of the event, and the 6, 7, and 10 buses also stop nearby. Visit for schedule details. Bike racks are also available throughout the neighborhood. All proceeds benefit North Park Main Street, the non-profit organization committed to the development of the North Park Business Improvement District.