When it comes to summertime celebrations, Chula Vista knows just how to exceed expectations! From exotic automobile displays, kayaking, a pet parade and more—Chula Vista HarborFest will have everything you could possibly want at a FREE, family-friendly festival! Of course, it isn’t a summer celebration without amazing FOOD, DRINKS and MUSIC! Get ready to Sip, Savor & Shake It with the Tacos, Spirits & Craft Beer Revolution, Champagne, Rosé and Wine Tasting, and non-stop live music across three stages. Presented by the Port of San Diego, HarborFest will return to Bayside Park near the Chula Vista Marina on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Capture the summer vibes with three stages of live entertainment that set the perfect scene to wander throughout the endless activities at HarborFest and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop. Dance the day away with family, friends and neighbors at the This Is Chula Community Stage, showcasing incredible talent with something for every interest. Witness performances from Elvina’s Summer Splash, Jeff Nevin, Parker Meridian and more! Grab an ice-cold beer or margarita as you make your way to the Harbor Stage where you will find a unique mix of alternative rock, pop, soul, house, progressive and some reggae. Bust out your best moves to the sounds of Reminiscence, Bad Kids, Los Pinguos, Caliber and SantanaWays as they create the perfect soundtrack for summer. Ready to discover your Latin roots? Kick those chairs to the side because you won’t be able to resist the spicy style of music at the Seven Mile Casino Latin Beats Stage! Energetic performances from Los Cardoso Lobo Negro, Perla Negra, Manny Cepeda, GOMA Charlie Chavez y su Afrotruko, DJ Shadowman, Joe Cardillo and ballet folklorico group – DanzArt, are sure to keep you on your feet and moving to the beat!
It’s a good thing that calories don’t count on the weekends, because you won’t be able to resist the mouthwatering food options that surround you at HarborFest! Be sure to bring your appetite as you taste your way through a variety of gourmet food trucks offering all your festival favorites. Also, back by popular demand and curated by the Chula Vista foodie community, HarborFest will welcome 15 of the region’s best chefs as they bring an all new inspired take on the Taco, Spirits and Craft Beer Revolution from 11 AM to 3 PM. Delightful sips of specialty tequila, artisanal spirits from over 10 distilleries and craft breweries make this delicious showdown a must-stop on your HarborFest adventure. The best part? You can dig into UNLIMITED taco, spirit and craft beer tastes for just $25 in advance and $30 the day of! Are you a taco fanatic but drinks aren’t your thing? We offer a Tacos Only option for $20 in advance and $25 the day of. Prefer to sip on something more elegant? Bayside Park offers the perfect setting to sip on fine wines, champagnes and rosés as the salty, summer air whirls around in the ocean breeze. For only $10, pick two tastes and a full pour from the Champagne, Rosé and Wine Tasting area before strolling along the bayside soaking in the summer sun.
New in 2018, become one of only 100 HarborFest VIPs! For just $25 in advance, you will enjoy private VIP parking, a street taco plate, and two complimentary drinks. VIPs can enjoy all this in an exclusive shaded lounge area on the bay adjacent to the Latin Beats Stage with stunning views of the Coronado bridge and access to private restrooms.
With many more features to enjoy, there is nothing quite like the endless opportunities offered throughout the day at Chula Vista HarborFest. Mark your calendars for August 18—this is a day at the bay you won’t want to miss!
Chula Vista HarborFest is brought to you by the City of Chula Vista and presented by the Port of San Diego. Through its Tidelands Activation Program, the Port of San Diego sponsors regional and community events and activities that support the Port’s mission of providing economic vitality and community benefit through maritime industry, tourism, water and land recreation, environmental stewardship and public safety. For more information and to purchase tasting tickets, please visit www.cvharborfest.com.