Get thee to the 32nd Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival

by on June 23, 2011 · 6 comments

in Culture, Life Events, Ocean Beach

OB Street Fair, 2009. Photo by Jeff Stone.

The OB Street Fair is TODAY – Sat, June 25th, from 10 am to 8pm. Each year, thousands flock to Newport Ave. and surrounding areas the 4th Saturday in June for the live music and entertainment, unique vendors, talented artists, thrilling rides, refreshing beer garden, and so much more! Ride the FREE trolley

Artists’ Alley: With so many talented artists in San Diego, we thought they should have their very own section, all to themselves. Artists who display in Artists’ Alley get selected through a juried process each year. Only handcrafted and unique items are to be found, along with entertaining art demonstrations!  Over 65 booths!! We’ve never had so many talented artists!

Liquorland, our Beachside Beer Garden sponsored by the California Recreational Arts Benevolent Society, Karl Strauss and Winstons, will be located next to the Main Stage for all those thirsty adults!

OB Chili Cook-Off @ OB Street Fair – Don’t forget the Chili Cook-Off (they have their own hours) from 10am to 2:30pm at the foot of Newport Ave. with a breeze from the ocean to cool that “hot” chili! Amateur cooks with original recipes compete for prizes. Shades Oceanfront Bistro will be hosting the “Committee Chili”! Come early so you can taste every chili recipe!

Delicious food @ the OB Street Fair – Hungry? A tantalizing array of terrific Food Vendors to please any appetite.

Vendors @ the OB Street Fair – Vendor Booths full of colorful merchandise will line all three blocks and the side streets! There is always something new and interesting. Great new vendors this year!

Raffle Prizes – Unbelievable Raffle to help pay for the 4th of July Fireworks.

OB Street Fair BANDS – Five stages of continuous music provide a tune for every ear! Non-stop music by local OB musicians!  (See below for Band schedule.)

Community Mural @ OB Street Fair – Community Mural Project – Join in the fun and paint a square of this mural. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to help create this masterpiece! Each mural becomes a part of OB history.

OB Surf & Skate JAM @ OB Street Fair – 7th Annual OBSS Skate Jam in the parking lot at 4976 Newport Ave.

Wonderland Children’s Area @ OB Street FairWonderland Children’s Area – Named after the 1st amusement park in Ocean Beach! Tons of fun for the little ones! Pony Rides (ages 6 months to under 100 lbs.)

Band Schedule

This years Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off will feature some of the best bands from San Diego. For a complete list of bands along with the stage locations and times that your favorite band will be playing click the read more link that will take you to the Band Schedule page.


10:15 T.J. (National Anthem)

10:30 – 11:30a Jetwest

11:45 – 12:45p Psydecar

1:05 – 2:05p The Heavy Guilt

2:30 – 3:30p Three Chord Justice


4:00 – 5:05p The Screaming Yeehaws

5:30 – 6:30p The Congress

7:00 – 8:00p – Dazed N Confused

92107  STAGE – Local Music

10:00 – 10:40a Los Pinteros

11:00 – 11:40a Sandollar

NOON – 1:00p Beer Feat

1:30 – 2:30p Acoustic Booze

3:00 – 4:00p The Lady Luck Revue

4:30 – 5:30p Country Rockin’ Rebels

6:00 – 7:00p Cactus Jacks


10:00 – 10:40a  Project: Out of Bounds

11:00 – 11:40a Turnkoat

NOON – 12:45p Leyva and the Dead 67’s

1:15 – 2:00p The Hips

2:30 – 3:15p The Peter Hall Band

3:45 – 4:30p Dead Engines

5:00 – 5:45p Wendy Bailey and True Stories

6:00 – 7:00p The Fooks


10:00 – 10:40a Zimbeat

11:00 – 11:40a Maxwell Jones

12:00 – 12:45p Bucky the Blues Wizard

1:00 – 1:45p Lady Star & The Busting Loose Blues Band

2:00 – 2:45p Three Degrees Off Center

3:00 – 4:00p Rhythm Ranchers

4:30 – 5:30p Stoney B Blues Band

6:00 – 7:00p Tori Roze and the Hot Mess


10:00 – 10:40a The First Friday Music Club

11:00 – 11:40a Revolt Age

NOON – 12:40p Electric Music Studios Houseband

1:00 – 1:45p Chelsea Flor

2:00 – 2:45p Kris Wott

3:00 – 3:45p John Tafolla

4:00 – 4:45p Chi Club

5:00 – 6:00p Todo Mundo

Thanks to the OB Mainstreet Association.  Go here for even more info on the Street Fair.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar jettyboy June 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Be there or be somewhere else, opps ment square.


avatar Goatskull June 23, 2011 at 8:49 pm

4:00 – 5:05p The Screaming Yeehaws

THAT is a treat not to be missed. Love this band.


avatar Frank Gormlie June 24, 2011 at 9:04 am

Hey hey hey – OB Ragsters will be selling T-shirts and our brand new decals and bumper stickers at the Fair! Look for us at the Point Loma Democratic Club booth near the Newport Optometrist.


avatar Goatskull June 26, 2011 at 4:09 am

It was good meeting you and Patty in person Frank. We look forward to the pub crawl.


avatar Danny Morales June 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Even ‘World Oil’ has gotten into the spirit of things! Their vacant lot on the corner of SS Cliffs & Voltaire has been opened up providing FREE PARKING to the public. What’s next? $t*r:-bucks leaving OB? lol 8>p


avatar ilovetheoutdors June 30, 2011 at 8:10 am

how much money would be saved if they turn off the traffic light at cable and newport and sunset cliffs and newport for the day? Enough for the firepit maintenance for a week?Just a thought


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