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CityFest Weekend Hillcrest San Diego 2022
San Diego’s ultimate summer art and music festival takes over 5th Avenue from 12 noon until 11 pm on the first Sunday of August during Hillcrest CityFest!
San Diego’s CityFest event in the gay district of Hillcrest is a celebration of community spirit featuring live bands, electric dance music DJ’s, arts, crafts, and food that attracts over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and Southern California! While the main event takes place on the Sunday, the Friday and Saturday sees some of the district’s most popular gay bars and clubs host amazing CityFest parties and theme nights.
CityFest is San Diego’s largest and best art and music festival, stretching nearly half a mile in size on over 9 city blocks!
Hillcrest Cityfest Schedule
- A grand stage with live music and headliner bands will keep you entertained from noon until 7 pm, followed by headliner DJ’s and well-known talent until 11 pm. A massive cocktail bar and beer Garden featuring will keep you hydrated and entertained, and over 250 vendors will give you plenty of shopping opportunities.
- Located in the colorful and vibrant community of Hillcrest, the quaint shops and restaurants along 5th, Robinson, and University will come alive with community spirit, giving you a place to dive into and explore!
- Renowned for its vibrant nightlife scene, international dining, and eclectic shopping, Hillcrest has been the home of the LGBT community for over 40 years. Known to locals as “Pride-Light,” Hillcrest CityFest is a celebration of our landmark Hillcrest sign, residents and businesses,who have been champions for equality, diversity, and inclusion in San Diego and beyond.
- Stay just a short trip from Hillcrest at the Inn at the Park, a unique all-suite San Diego property, situated on the edge of Balboa Park West. Alternatively check out the hotels in nearby Mission Valley.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of San Diego
The gay scene in San Diego is located mostly in the trendy Hillcrest neighborhood, just northeast of Balboa Park and a short drive or cab ride from downtown. Several others are in the districts just to the east of Hillcrest: University Heights and Normal Heights.
Recommended Apartments in San Diego
Light-Filled Industrial Loft in Little Italy in San Diego offers accommodation with free WiFi, With direct access to a patio, the air-conditioned apartment consists of a fully equipped kitchen and a TV.
All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is & parking
Located on the 15 floor this 2 bedroom apartment offer sweeping views over San Diego along with a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with TV and a bathroom with a shower. FREE WiFI
Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms
Fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen a dishwasher, a microwave, fridge & coffee machine. with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with bath or shower.
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CityFest in Hillcrest
Recommended Hotels in San Diego
Hotels in the gay district of Hillcrest are few and far between and tend to book out fast. The hotels in the downtown district offer a nice alternative, just 5 mins by taxi and located in some of the most historic locations of the city.
Pendry, 5 Star
Pendry San Diego features an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Located in the Downtown San Diego district
The Westin, 4 Star
Perfect location with large rooms, pool, great on site restaurants and bars, the Westin San Diego is in the heart of the city. Popular hotel.
Gaslamp Plaza, 4 Sat
Heart of the City
Set in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, This is our guests’ favourite part of San Diego with great facilities and large rooms and a short ride to the gay bars.
Inn at the Park, 3 Star
In the gay district
This unique all-suite San Diego property is situated on the edge of Balboa Park West. It features a piano bar and elegant suites with kitchen facilities.