San Diego Bayfest: 2023 In-Depth Guide

Prepare to dive headfirst into a sea of music, delicious eats, and good vibes as San Diego Bayfest makes its annual return!

Attention, all music lovers and party enthusiasts! Your favorite San Diego event is back with a lineup that will have you singing and grooving all night long. Come with your friends and have the time of your life watching your favorite artists.
There will also be an eclectic mix of local food vendors and bartenders pouring craft beer and serving more treats throughout the grounds, letting you refuel and take a break from the beats.

Plus, visit art and crafts booths featuring treasures made by local artisans.

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Follow along as we share all the extraordinary moments of San Diego Bayfest.

San Diego Bayfest Tickets

General Admission: $75
VIP: $299

Note: The Bayfest 2023 San Diego event is for 21 and over.

Other San Diego Attractions

America’s Finest brims with an array of attractions waiting to be discovered. Delve deeper into the true essence of San Diego with these other fun areas:

San Diego Bayfest 2023 Lineup

Saturday July 8, 2023, at Waterfront Park

Damian Marley

Be swept away by the soul-stirring vocals and infectious energy of Damian Marley, the son of reggae icon Bob Marley, as he takes the stage. This Grammy award-winning reggae artist always delivers an incredible performance that inspires and uplifts spirits.

Common Kings

Let the tunes of Common Kings transport you to a tropical haven with their reggae-infused songs. You’ll definitely feel the positive atmosphere the moment they grab the mic and perform their good-vibes hits.


Koffee, or Mikayla “Koffee” Simpson, will join the SD Bayfest celebration! Experience the musical magic of this fast-rising star during your visit. With her infectious enthusiasm, powerful stage presence, and amazing style, Koffee is sure to amaze and keep you inspired.


Be impressed by Prof’s lively beats and razor-sharp rhymes. This Minneapolis rap genius will surely have the audience jumping and singing when he performs his best songs, including “Bar Breaker” and “Soupy”.


The producer turned songwriter and musician DENM will grace the stage at Bayfest San Diego. Listen to his genre-bending sounds and incredible vocals.

Kahlil Nash

Kahlil Nash, a San Diego-based artist, is here to deliver high energy musical performances that will leave a lasting impression on the audience. See this award-winning artist in his element and be a fan instantly.

Check back later for the concert series Bayfest schedule. As of now, we're still waiting if Eli Mac will join the concert series.

San Diego Bayfest Details

Food and Drink

No outside food and drinks may be brought to the event. Only empty refillable water bottles are allowed.

Prohibited Items

  • No smoking or vaping of any kind inside the location
  • No chairs, tents, or canopies are allowed
  • No coolers of any size.

Click here to see the complete list of prohibited items.

San Diego Bayfest Date and Time

The San Diego Bayfest on July 8, 2023, from 1 PM to 10 PM.

San Diego Bayfest Venue

The Bay Fest San Diego is located at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy.

Experience San Diego Bayfest

Get ready to raise the roof, groove like there’s no tomorrow, and have the time of your life at San Diego Bayfest 2023. Just like Mission Bay Fest, this electrifying festival invites music enthusiasts, party animals, and those seeking an unforgettable celebration filled with lively sounds and contagious fun.

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Score your tickets now and join a music festival like no other. While at it, you can extend your trip into a complete getaway with our San Diego CA vacation package to explore its other festivals like Bayfest Mission Bay.


July 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm CDT
July 7, 2023 @ 10:00 pm CDT
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