NORTH PARK EVENTS
North Park Main Street plans, promotes, and coordinates incredibly fun and well-attended events. Many of our events are free of charge to attend, and open to all ages.
Events that Give Back
All of the events hosted by North Park Main Street are designed to give back to the community. This means that event proceeds funnel back into community improvement projects to keep North Park the vibrant, beautiful, clean and safe community that thousands of locals and visitors know and love. All you have to do to help your community flourish is show up to one of our lively, family-friendly events and enjoy.
North Park Farmers’ Market
Every Thursday from 3pm to 7:30pm
Check out the North Park Thursday Market every Thursday from 3pm to 7:30pm, located between 29th and Ray Street on North Park Way. Shop tons of different items like fresh produce, prepared foods, flowers, apparel, baked goods and more! Visit the Thursday Market website, or follow @shopnorthparkmarket on Instagram and Facebook for a list of vendors, products, updates and more! To apply to become a vendor, click here.
North Park Book Fair
Saturday July 17th 2021 10am-5pm
Book lovers, join us this summer at an outdoor book fair in the heart of North Park! We’re partnering with our friends at Verbatim Books to host sellers from near and far with delightfully rare and special collections. There will be live talks by local authors, poetry readings, an open mic, select craft vendors, and local food vendors to compliment the long awaited joy of book browsing. The fair will be on North Park Way, between 29th & Ray. Book sellers can register here.
Taste of North Park
Saturday October 9th 2021
Home to culinary innovation and cutting-edge brew-masters, North Park is a go-to San Diego destination for everything food and drink. The Taste of North Park invites culinary enthusiasts to enjoy over 40 food tastes from San Diego’s best restaurants. For those looking to enjoy some hops while they walk, you can sip on the region’s best craft beer. Craft brewers convene in North Park for the day to offer 4-ounce samples of their best releases as well as an array of distinctively created nonalcoholic beverages. All of this taste sensation is enhanced by the exploration of the vibrant neighborhood of North Park that awaits you on your self-guided tour. There’s no better way to spend your day than supporting local businesses while enjoying the best of food and beer in North Park!
North Park Live
Saturday November 27th 2021
North Park Live is a FREE community event which showcases musicians and live art demos throughout the neighborhood at local businesses! Stay tuned for the artist lineup + music locations!
North Park Toyland Parade
Saturday December 11th 2021
Join one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods to “unwrap” some holiday joy as the community comes together to put on a magical display of festive cheer! Come bright and early to welcome local schools, joyful marching bands, historic vintage cars, creative locally made floats, and last but not least, Santa in a fire truck! After the parade festivities, take a photo with Santa under the North Park sign. The event is free and appropriate for all ages.
SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park
Saturday May 21st 2022
The San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park is keeping up with the times and offering an at-home experience to inspire and entertain you. North Park businesses have come together to offer the best of what the community has to offer – food, beverages, art and music. From the comfort of your home you can tune in twice a week to enjoy 30 minute segments on mezcal tasting, cooking demonstrations, art lessons and more. Purchase your products ahead of time so you can join in as experts in their fields cook, create and share their secrets of the trade.
LOOKING FOR MORE EVENTS IN NORTH PARK?
Check out Explore North Park for a full list of neighborhood events, those sponsored by Main Street and those put on by local businesses and associations.