34th Annual OB Street Fair Schedule – Today, Sat. June 22nd

by on June 22, 2013 · 3 comments

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OB Street Fair 2013 poster100th Anniversary of OB’s Wonderland One of Themes of 2013 Street Fair

The 34th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off Festival begins today – Saturday, June 22nd. The Fair offers eclectic fun in the sun that’s great for all ages. Join more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and more.

The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and grand prize People’s Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair mural or playing outdoor laser tag.

Festival highlights include:

  • Five outdoor stages plus one indoor stage of continuous live music
  • Artists’ Alley – applications received after May 29, 2013 will be added to the waitlist.
  • Community Mural Art Project
  • Wonderland Children’s Area
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Beachside Beer Garden & Spirits
  • Food vendors and local restaurant fare
  • Unique handcrafted merchandise: clothing, accessories and more
  • Climb It Wall
  • Raffle with prizes from more than 20 local businesses
  • Celebration of Wonderland Amusement Park’s 100th Anniversary
  • Jaylin Brown will kick off the Street Fair with the National Anthem at the Main Stage

There will also be free trolley service to the O.B. Street Fair from Robb Field and Sea World Driver from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM and running every half hour on the half hour.

The stages at the street fair

Indoor stage of the OB Playhouse

  • Noon: Unidentified Fusion Orangement

the 92107 OB Stage has a focus on Ocean Beach artists

  • 10:00 am acoustic trio Black Bottom Pie
  • 1:30pm the New Orleans-inspired blues rock of the Lady Luck Review

The Sparkling Ice Stage – Americana and Alternative rock

  • 1:30 pm The Country Rockin’ Rebels
  • 4:30pm retro rocker Chris Leyva

The Wonderland Stage acoustic and hip-hop oriented

  • 3:30pm hip-hop locals Destructo Bunny
  • s5 pm soul jazz hybrid The Krass Brothers

Main stage

  • 5:15 p.m Grateful Dead tribute group The Electric Waste Band at. and
  • 6:45pm Todo Mundo

The Artist’s Alley Stage -blues and jazz

  • 6pm Cajun and Zydeco favorites, Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters 

OB Street Fair with Kids Fun Zone

The Wonderland II – Kids’ Fun Zone will be located in Ocean Beach Park, which is between Santa Monica and Saratoga Ave, just off of Abbott St in Ocean Beach. The Kids Fun Zone will begin at 10:00 AM and go until approximately 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013.

Some of the activities at the Wonderland II Kids’ Fun Zone are planned to include the new Mechanical Shark (like a mechanical bull — but it’s a Great White Shark!), Surfing Simulator, 27-Foot Cliff Hanger Slide, Dual Lane Giant Slide, challenging 70? Obstacle Course, Bungee Run, Military Bounce House with Slide, Velcro Wall with Sticky Suits, Speed Pitch with Radar Speed Tracking, and for little toddlers, the Animal Kingdom Jungle Playland.

According to Greg Knight, owner and operator of San Diego Kids Party Rentals, his company will be pre-selling All-Day and 1-Hour access passes on-line at a 20% savings, priced at $20 and $12, respectively.

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Old Hermit Dave June 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Cowboy Wordsmith read this on the 92107 Stage with the Cactus Jacks. Got a great reaction. Thanks OB.
A Poem By
Cowboy Wordsmith
June, 20, 2013

Old Cowboys, Old Hippies, love Ocean Beach
Because it helps keep memories within reach

Neighborhoods of old houses, family businesses downtown
Only just a few Multinational Corporations hanging around

No Multistory Multinational building where Winston’s is now
Let me help if your curious an might wonder just why an how

July Fourth 2013 marks One Hundred Years
Since WONDERLAND opened in OB to cheers

Had Big Money Guys not liked Balboa Park better
A FLOOD in 1916 make WONDERLAND wetter

Who is to say OB might not today be
San Diego’s little Anaheim by the sea

So all of us Old Cowboys, Old Hippies just have to thank
That 1916 Rainmaker, who helped WONDERLAND tank


Gary Gilmore June 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

I Like It!! I Like It!!


Old Hermit Dave June 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Thanks Gary—


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