San Diego’s Best Music Festivals

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1. Kaaboo

Taking place at Petco Park, Kaaboo Festival is considered an adult escape created for music lovers, by music lovers. It will appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, and craft drinks. Time for the perfect escape.

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Wonderfront Festival

Incorporates the hottest new artists, and those you already know and love in the heart of San Diego. Along the Pier, with the view of the sunset on the water and the awesome music, this Wonderfront experience will awe you and prove worthy of its name.

3. CRSSD Fall and Spring Festival

This is a 2-day bi-annual underground music dance festival event. It takes place at Waterfront Park and there are numerous stages to catch amazing talent. Wander the park, catch the view and listen to some truly unique music.

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4. Mustache Bash

This music festival has a more funky driven edge. It has been named as “an ode to the one thing that separates the boys from the men.” So whether or not you have a mustache, enjoy some hipster style and humor with this event, along with some great music to boot.

5. WCKD Village

This is San Diego’s largest Halloween bash with dance floors, escape rooms, a costume contest, and the very elusive descriptor, “immersive elements.” With that said it is guaranteed that you cannot avoid being throw all-in to this Halloween experience.

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6. Horizon Music Fest

Proclaiming itself to offer “amazing views, good vibes, great music” this festival will be electronic music featuring Chromeo on the Embarcadero Marina. Get ready for some chants of, “Oh Chromeo, Chromeo!” It’s too good an opportunity to pass up.

7. Pacific Beach Fest

This festival is for those that want all their options available. Music, food, people watching and along the Pacific Ocean (of course). To top it off, this is a free festival, so no matter what aspect you want to enjoy, the options are endless.

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So, now you know what to do when you go to San Diego, but where should you stay?

Festivals are more fun with friends and you don’t all want to squish into a hotel room. Check out ITH Hostels for beach or city locations at an affordable price and right near the festival action.

Get a great group rate for you and your friends on a private dorm room where you can all have your own bed and be well-rested before and after the event.

See you at the party!

Cofounder of ITH Hostels. I love traveling, hosting, gardening, golfing, fishing, and sailing.