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SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park

Explore the hip and vibrant North Park neighborhood at the 21st SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park. This  annual free festival has grown into a local tradition that includes amazing local art, exciting live music including dj sets, funk rock, world music  and dance performances, vendor booths and fabulous food. The annual festival will be held again on May 20th, 2017. Save the date!


On the forefront of the art scene, the SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park celebrates all types of art forms including a live art element. There will be something for everyone, including the kids. Our hands-on Kids Art Block offers children the chance to participate in a variety of interactive activities designed to stimulate and inspire their imaginations and create their own masterpieces. Come thirsty to the Craft Beer Block and sample brews from San Diego’s favorite breweries. All proceeds benefit North Park Main Street, the non-profit organization committed to the revitalization of the North Park Business Improvement District. Featured in

Live Art Block By Visual

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.

Waypoint Public 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! Two separate craft beer block sessions – 12PM-4PM & 5pm-9PM. For the musically inclined, you can come show your talent at the craft beer block Karaoke stage. Click here to download the participation form for the craft beer block


Live Music

From indie rock to blues, funk, DJ, dance and rock and roll; this event has it all. Various stages will be programmed for 12 hours and give music lovers a day and night of free entertainment not to be missed. Click here for the full lineup


Kids Art Block on Grim Street Stage

There will be something for everyone, including the kids. There will also be a hands-on Kids Art Block, providing kids a great opportunity to participate in interactive activities designed to stimulate, inspire their imaginations and create their own masterpieces.


West Coast Cocktail Garden

Sponsored by West Coast Tavern
Come and enjoy your favorite cocktail at the West Coast Cocktail Garden located on University and Herman St. You can watch the artists at work on the Live Art Block which listening to music and sipping on your favorite beverage. Must be 21 to enter. Hours of operation noon-9:30pm. Cocktails are provided for purchase by Cutwater Spirits.


Gallery in the Street

North Park Main Street and The Studio Door are partnering together to celebrate local artists at this year’s celebrated street fair with a juried art exhibition. We are seeking regional visual artists who are creating affordable works in diverse media for the premiere GALLERY IN THE STREET exhibition at the 21st Annual SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park. Click here To sign up as an artist.

Organized by the North Park Main Street Business Improvement District; all proceeds benefit North Park Main Street, the non-profit organization committed to the development of the North Park small business’s. Thanks to our title sponsor San Diego County Credit Union for making this event possible, as well as West Coast Tavern and The Observatory North Park,  and The Lafayette Hotel, the festival continues to be free for all to attend.

Live Art

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The Live Art Block at the SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park hosts a variety of contemporary urban artists that will create unique works of art on everyday items such as automobiles, food trucks, an industrial city dumpster, refrigerators and 2 large works on canvas. Included in the live art section will be artists painting custom hats, skate decks, boom boxes and more.

Each artist will have creative freedom to customize and transform the various objects into one of a kind and original works of art. The artists will work in a variety of methods and styles using spray paint, markers, acrylic and enamel paints. Festival goers will get a unique perspective and experience as they witness the creative process in action. If you are interested in donating a large item to be used by an artist, such as a car, bus, truck or van, please contact us at  Your item will be painted according to your liking and will be returned to you at the end of the event on May 20th.







Craft Beer Block

Tickets for the craft beer block

Attendees 21 and over are encouraged to come thirsty to the Waypoint Craft Beer Block for unlimited 2 oz. tasters from a selection of over 30 local craft brewers, several of which are ranked as the best new breweries in San Diego! With the festivals’ evening hours you can now choose between two beer block sessions – session 1 is 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. and session 2 is 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $30.00 pre-sale. Participating beer block brewers include:

10 Barrel Brewing

  • TBD

101 Ciderhouse

  • Island Hopper
  • Cactus Red

32 North

  • Landfall Berline Weisse
  • Whent Pale Ale


  • Trigger Finger IPA
  • Unicorn Juice Amber Wheat


  • White Rascal
  • Perzik Saison

Ballast Point

  • Unfiltered Sculpin IPA
  • Sea Rose Wheat Ale

Bear Republic

  • Hop Shovel IPA
  • Double Aught

Belching Beaver Brewery

  • Orange Vanilla IPA
  • Mexican Chocolat Peanut Butter Stout

Bitter Brothers

  • Tart Berkner Weiss
  • Little Brother IPA


  • Apple Lime Jasmine
  • Ginger Lime Rosehips


  • TBD


  • TBD

Golden State Brewery

  • Bay Area Blond
  • Heritage Honey Ale

Green Flash

  • Tangerine Soul Style IPA

Home Brewing Company

  • Smash IPA
  • [go]-zuh (Light Sour)

Julian Hard Cider

  • Hard Root Beer
  • Harvest Apple
  • Razzmatazz

Lagunitas Brewing Company

  • IPA
  • Lucky 13

Little Miss Brewing

  • Helldiver IPA
  • Rosie Ginger Wit

Mike Hess Brewing

  • TBD

Modern TImes

  • TBD

North Park Beer Company

  • TBD

Pizza Port Brewing Company

  • Swamis IPA
  • Chronic Ale


  • IPA
  • Blonde
  • Ales

Rock Bottom Restaurant

  • IPA
  • Malty

Saint Archer Brewing Company

  • Peach Gose – 4% abv
  • Mosaic IPA 9% abv

Second Chance

  • Fool Me Twice Imperial IPA
  • What Goes Around Comes Around

Sierra Nevada

  • TBD

Stone Brewing

  • Tangerine Express IPA
  • Sonet Ripper Pale Ale

The Lost Abbey

  • Cuvee de Tomme
  • Carnevale
  • Serpent’s Stout

Thorn Street Brewing

  • TBD



Interested in participating in the festival this year? The SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to the community and show off your goods or get some face time with fans and patrons you already have!

When: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 11AM — 10PM

The SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park is also quickly becoming a top destination to experience the booming San Diego craft beer scene. Artists of all mediums share and sell their works both on University and side streets. Each year, we partner with some of the top and best up and coming local breweries and set you free inside the Craft Beer Block. If you are interested in representing your brewery we would love to hear from you — fill out the forms found below either online or by mail and we’ll reach out shortly!

Vendor Resources

We will not be giving any refunds once the payment has been




Are you interested in volunteering for the SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park?

We would LOVE to have you!  Click here to sign up We have many volunteer shifts available. You can also sign up by contacting


Parking & Directions

The SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park is conveniently located in the heart of North Park’s historic, eclectic, charming commercial district. Centered around the intersection of 30th Street and University Avenue, the event can be accessed from both the 805 Freeway (University Ave/North Park Way Exit), the 163 Freeway (Exit University Ave, and head east about 3 miles), or by surface streets. Just north of Balboa Park, our location makes for an ideal weekend adventure, full of art, culture, shopping, and culinary treats.

By Bus

Another way to arrive at the San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park is by bus. The 2 bus line runs along 30th Street thru the heart of the event, and the 6, 7, and 10 buses also stop nearby. Visit for schedule details.

By Car

The San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park is located throughout the neighborhood shopping district of North Park, and convenient parking is always available! In addition to street parking, the large North Park parking structure will be available at $1 for the entire day!

Music and Dance

MAIN STAGE on 30th St and University

  • Mittens | 11:45AM-12:30PM
  • Elektric Voodoo | 1pm-1:45pm
  • Euphoria Brass Band | 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • CASH’D OUT | 3:45PM-5PM ·Headlining
  • The Routine | 5:30PM-6:30PM
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble | 7PM-8PM
  • THE B-SIDE PLAYERS | 8:30pm-9:45pm · Headlining


  • Creative Dance Theater | 11:00PM-11:15PM
  • City Ballet II | 11:15PM-11:30PM
  • Mighty Shock| 11:30PM-11:45PM
  • Sohaila’s Shining Stars| 11:45PM-12:15PM
  • Stage 7 | 12:15PM – 12:45PM
  • Gloria Lanuza – Bollywood | 12:45PM – 1PM
  • Capoeira Luanda | 1:00PM – 1:30PM
  • Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan | 1:30PM-2PM
  • Omo Ache | 2PM-2:30PM
  • Stage 7 | 2:30PM-3PM
  • Ballet Folklorico Jalisciense | 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • Gloria Lanuza – Belly Dance | 3:30-4PM
  • Jamacha Project | 4:15-PM-5:15PM
  • Hot Shot Drifters | 5:25PM-6PM
  • Hoop Unit | 6:15-6:40
  • Comic Strip | 6:50PM-7:30PM
  • Fanny & the Atta Boys | 7:40PM-8:20PM
  • Jason Hanna | 8:30PM-9:30PM

DJ STAGE near the Cocktail Garden

  • Vinh Soul | 11AM-12PM
  • Cris Herrera | 12PM-1PM
  • Eric Medina | 1PM-2PM
  • DJ Ala | 2PM-3PM
  • Red Sonya | 3PM-4PM
  • Bruno Da Mata | 4PM-5PM
  • Oscar P. | 5PM-6PM
  • Miles Maeda | 6PM-7:15PM ·Headlining
  • DJ COLETTE | 7:15PM-8:45PM ·Headlining
  • DJ Halo | 8:45PM-9:45PM

QUEEN BEE on Ray st

  • SD School of Rock | 11AM-12PM
  • Alive in the Lights | 12:30PM-1:30PM
  • Abstrack | 2PM-3PM
  • Slow Loros | 3:30PM-4:30PM
  • Finnegan Blue | 5PM-6PM
  • Big Bloom | 6:30PM-7:30PM

Grim St Stage at The Kids Art Block

  • Vernettas Dance Studio | 11AM-11:45PM
  • SD Creative Project “Alice ReBoot” | 11:45-12:15PM
  • Sophia Isadora | 12:30PM-1PM
  • Raggle Taggle | 1:30PM-2:30PM
  • Move Kids | 3PM-3:30PM
  • Freeman Voice Studio Singers Vocal Group | 4PM-5PM
  • Hullabaloo | 5:30PM-6:PM · 6:30PM-7:00PM

KARAOKE in the craft beer block on Ohio st

Come sing live karaoke in the Craft Beer Block!

Craft Beer Block Tickets

SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park Partners

West Coast Tavern
West Coast Tavern
San Diego County Credit Union
San Diego County Credit Union
North Park Main Street
North Park Main Street
The Lafayette Hotel – Celebrating 70 Years!
The Lafayette Hotel – Celebrating 70 Years!