5 San Diego Festivals to Look For in 2017

There are lots of exciting events, new and recurring, planned for San Diego in 2017! With the almost year-round sunshine and great weather, San Diego is the perfect place to host so many events. Everything from beer fests, to food fests, to cultural and holiday events. Here are some of those note-worthy San Diego Festivals happening in early 2017:


San Diego Brew Fest


ITH San Diego Festivals Brew Fest 2017

Source: http://sandiegobeerfest.com/

This is the first beer fest of the year and it’s happening on Jan 7th from 12-4pm! You will be able to enjoy your favorite beer festival shenanigans such as unlimited beer samplings, food trucks, live entertainment, and fellow beer-enthusiasts! The event will take place at Liberty Station and proceeds from the San Diego Brew festival will go to help the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue!


San Diego Fermentation Festival


ITH San Diego Festivals Fermentation Festival

Source: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/fermenting/fermenting-knowledge-at-fermentation-festivals-zbcz1607

The San Diego Fermentation Festival will take place on Feb 4th from 10am-5pm at San Diego’s Waterfront Park. The event will have a Makers Marketplace, workshops and presentations, a wellness pavillion, and live entertainment. There will also be an Ambrosia Garden where you can fermented beverages such as Mead, kombucha, beer, and wine!


San Diego Winter Brew Fest


ITH San Diego Festivals Winter Brew Fest

Source: https://www.everfest.com/e/san-diego-winter-brew-fest-san-diego-ca

The Winter Brew Fest is another festival (we aren’t complaining) celebrating the craft breweries located in San Diego! It will take place on Feb 19th from 7-10pm at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. You will get to sample over 30 local breweries and there will be live entertainment, food and other vendors at the event. The event will benefit The Outdoor Outreach which provides empowerment to at-risk and underprivileged youth by providing outdoor programs for them.


San Diego Tater Tot and Beer Festival


San Diego Festivals Tater Tot Fest International Travelers House

Source: https://tatertotfestival.com/events/san-diego-ca/

Now these aren’t going to be your average tater tots served at the San Diego Tater Tot and Beer Festival! You will find the creme de la creme of tater tots toppings; everything from gourmet cheeses to poke to chilaquiles tots! Your purchased ticket will get you unlimited tater tot samples as well as beer samples (and live entertainment will be playing to keep your ears happy too). This event is happening on Feb 25th from 3-6pm. (Make sure when you buy your tickets, you get it for the San Diego location!)


San Diego Mardi Gras


San Diego Festivals Mardi Gras International Travelers House

Source: http://www.sdmardigras.com/mardi-gras-beads-booze-bar-crawl/

We may not be the real Bourbon Street or the French Quarter, but we try to make Mardi Gras in San Diego feel like it is! We have two events for Mardi Gras in San Diego: the Mardi Gras Bead and Booze Bar Crawl & the Masquerade Fat Tuesday Parade.

The Bar Crawl will take place on Saturday, Feb 25th. With your ticket you will receive complimentary welcome shots, drinks, and live entertainment at over 15 bars in the Gaslamp District of downtown SD. The Masquerade Fat Tuesday Parade happen on Tuesday, Feb 28th from 5pm-Midnight. This is considered one of the top Mardi Gras celebrations in the World!

So as you can tell, there is not a shortage of beer events happening in San Diego and that is fitting because San Diego is one of the top craft/micro brewing cities in the world! San Diego is certainly the perfect place for festivals because of our amazing year-round weather. If you plan on attending any of these festivals then use the promo code FESTIVALS2017 to get 20% off a stay at one of our San Diego hostels! Our hostels are located close to many festival sites!