San Diego Bayfest: 2024 In-Depth Guide

Whether you’re a Bayfest veteran, a first-timer, or a tech-savvy planner keen on getting your San Diego Bayfest tickets in advance, our in-depth guide will turn your Bayfest experience into an unforgettable one!

Welcome, music lover! Bright lights and foot-tapping beats await you at the much-awaited music festival of the year – the San Diego Bayfest 2024. Let’s uncover this bluesy delight that’ll set your heart soaring high with pulsating rhythms and captivating performances.

Brimming with top-tier artists, enticing food, and a vivacious crowd, Bayfest San Diego paints a carnival of fun, unity, and music.

Are you ready to be a part of this enthralling musical journey? Buckle up as we hold your hand and take you through a detailed guide to the San Diego Bayfest.

Date and Time

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 1 PM to 11 PM


Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

Discover the Breathtaking Highlights of San Diego Bayfest

Delving deeper into the wonders of San Diego Bayfest, you’ll find that it’s more than just your usual music festival.

Girls having fun at the beach surfing on a sunny day

Taking place at the beautiful San Diego Bay waterfront, the energy buzzes with a unique blend of music, beach, and bay culture – coursing through the lively streets and pulsating late into the night.

Let’s focus on why Bayfest San Diego is the crown jewel of Southern California music festivals. Aside from being a haven for music lovers of all types, there are tons of food and drink vendors offering local gastronomic delights to add to your Bayfest experience.

World-Class Musicians at Bayfest San Diego

Have you seen the San Diego Bayfest schedule? The lineup at the San Diego Bayfest has consistently boasted a variety of well-known and up-and-coming musicians from both the local scene and around the world.

It’s a thrill to sway with the crowd to homegrown sounds and get enthralled by global rhythms. Where else would you get the chance to hear the freshest sounds from the SD music scene and beyond?

Surroundings at the SD Bayfest

At SD Bayfest, you not only get to enjoy dynamic live performances but also soak in the picturesque views of Bayfest Mission Bay.

By day, the sun shines brightly over palm-lined beaches. As night falls, the bay lights up, making a magical backdrop for the festival performances.

Bay Fest San Diego Parking

Four parking slots, reserved specifically for patrons with disabilities, can be found right at the entrance of the main venue in the Bonita Cove East Parking Lot.

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But remember, these are first come, first served. So, each vehicle parked here must have the right handicap credentials — this could be a placard or a special license plate.


San Diego Bay Fest 2024 tickets are available for purchase on the official website. VIP passes are sold separately.

VIP Passes provide you access to all the perks of General Admission (GA) plus:

  • A separate VIP entrance
  • VIP-only pit access
  • VIP-only bathroom facilities
  • VIP bar featuring signature craft cocktails and an expanded beer & wine menu.   No lines in the VIP bar food area.
  • VIP-only couches, ottomans, chairs, umbrellas and belly-up tables while enjoying the show.

Nearby Attractions and Experiences

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

As an adventure-filled extension of your San Diego Bayfest trip, take some time to explore the incredible San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

tour of San Diego Zoo Safari Park with Giraffes

This expansive wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 3,000 animals representing over 300 species, offering an exclusive chance to immerse yourself in thrilling safari experiences close to Bayfest grounds.

GoCar: Full-Day San Diego Driving Tour

Imagine cruising around San Diego in a GoCar, a GPS-guided mini car that is just as friendly as it is smart. On your own time and at your own tempo, tour San Diego’s top attractions, like Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, the lively Gaslamp Quarter, and the historic Old Town.

With a full-day GoCar rental, experience the thrill of exploring San Diego; it’s an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Brothels, Bites, and Booze Food Tour

If you’re on the hunt for an engaging and unique way to uncover San Diego’s history, the Brothels, Bites, and Booze Food Tour should definitely be on your to-do list. This immersive 2.5-hour trip will take you right into the heart of San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter.

Not only will you have a chance to indulge in some of the area’s best dining options, unique boutiques, and buzzing nightlife, but you’ll also dive headfirst into the rich history of the Stingaree District. Now, isn’t this an appealing combination of fun and learning?

San Diego Vacation Packages and Other Area Tickets

Don’t miss out on the chance to secure the best lodgings for your San Diego Bayfest journey! Make the most of well-crafted San Diego vacation packages that ensure you not only have a comfortable place to stay but at the lowest rates possible.

San Diego Skyline during the day

The sooner you book, the better the rates and the more choices you’ll have before the city buzzes with life as the Bayfest approaches.

Plus, when you bundle your hotel with a choice of premium experiences, you’ll not only save money but also enjoy access to some of the best attractions in San Diego in between your time at the festival.

It’s high time to seal the deal, plan a trip full of unforgettable memories, and secure your San Diego tickets now!


Start Date:

July 20, 2024 @ 1:00 pm CDT

End Date:

July 20, 2024 @ 11:00 pm CDT



City of San Diego

San Diego , CA


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

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