Frequently Asked Questions

How many days is this event?

The San Diego Fruit Festival is a one-day event being held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 starting at 11 am (well, technically it’s on two days since it stretches until 2 am the following morning).

Where is this event being held?

The festivities are taking place in beautiful Balboa Park at WorldBeat Cultural Center, located at 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101.

How much do tickets cost and where can I can find them?

An All Access Pass is $40 advance purchase or $50 beginning on July 26th. Also available are Daytime Only, Fruit Carving Ceremony Only, and Deep House Runway Only tickets for $15 advance / $20 beginning on July 26th.

What will there be available to eat at the festival?

From 11 am – 7 pm, food may be purchased from a handful of fruit-related vendors including Berry Fresh, One Cup, and Ruth’s No. 5. WorldBeat Cafe will also be open for business until 6 pm. From 7 pm – 9 pm, All Access Pass and Fruit Carving Ceremony ticket holders will receive a complimentary plate of freshly cut fruit, plus additional helpings while supplies last. From 9 pm – 2 am, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages may be purchased from the bar.

What about parking?

We suggest parking in one of the Inspiration Point parking lots off Park Boulevard across the street from WorldBeat Cultural Center, accessed by President’s Way. Inspiration Point North Parking Lot is on the north side of President’s Way and Inspiration Point South Parking Lot is on the south side. There is also street parking along Park Boulevard as well as other parking lots in Balboa Park.

Can I take public transportation?

WorldBeat Cultural Center is serviced by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System via the 7 and 215 bus lines. Check Google Maps for directions.

I’m traveling from out of town. Can you suggest any nearby hotels or other accommodations?

One of our favorites is The Lafayette Hotel located 3.2 miles away in the neighborhood of North Park at 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104. It’s a 10-minute car drive or 15 minutes by bus (on the 215 line). This hotel is also located near a number of vegan-friendly restaurants. For campers, Campland on the Bay in Pacific Beach is 10 miles away.

Are animals allowed?

Unfortunately, animals other than ADA service dogs are not allowed at the festival.

Does San Diego have any raw food restaurants?

Peace Pies in Ocean Beach and Encinitas are 100% raw vegan, organic, gluten-free restaurants. Cafe Gratitude, Evolution Fast Food and Plant Power also have limited raw options and their menus are entirely vegan.

Are children allowed into the festival?

The San Diego Fruit Festival is an all-ages event until 9 pm and children under 12 are allowed in for free with a paying adult. From 9 pm – 2 am, it is age 21+.