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Ever hear of Comic-Con? How about the Major League All-Star Game? Republican National Convention? The Rolling Stones? The point is, when something big is happening in San Diego, Gaslamp is usually the front row seat. That’s because no one else offers the breadth of events, hotels and other accommodations, dining, services and parking within easy walking distance of any major venue.


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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Sundays beginning April 15, 2018

A new artisan market is launching on Fifth Avenue! The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday beginning April 15th from 10am until 3pm. The market will be a space for local artisans, crafters, and retailers to sell their goods and services. There will be comfortable seating and shade for visitors. What better way to spend a Sunday, then to browse the handcrafted goods, brunch at one of our amazing restaurants and meander through the Gaslamp Quarter?

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Gaslamp Quarter Neighborhood Clean-Up

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Keeping Downtown San Diego beautiful is no easy task. The Gaslamp Quarter Association invites everyone to be part of the annual Gaslamp Quarter Neighborhood Clean Up on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. This year we will be revitalizing Davis Park adjacent to the historic Davis-Horton House and Gaslamp Museum.



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Taste of Gaslamp

June 16, 2018 | Gaslamp Quarter

Join us for the 24th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss, San Diego’s original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district. General Admission tickets are $35 pre-sale ($45 day-of) and allow you to sample 24 different restaurants from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on a self-guided walking tour with a beer garden featuring different brews from the Karl Strauss brewery. But the fun doesn’t have to stop then. For only $65 ($75 day-of), you can upgrade to a VIP Ticket and experience 6 additional fine dining restaurants serving larger bite portions with a cocktail at each location, a Gaslamp Goodie Bag and an exclusive VIP reception at one of the rooftop bars in the Gaslamp Quarter!


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Comic-Con International: San Diego

July 19, 2018 – July 22, 2018 | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. The Gaslamp Quarter is proud to welcome various Comic-Con International related activations, events, and celebrations each year.




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San Diego International Film Festival

October 4, 2017 – October 8, 2017 | Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA

The region’s premier showcase for award winning independent films calls both the Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla home, featuring screenings, studio premiers, and director panels. All ages, SD Film Foundation event

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Monster Bash

October 28, 2017 | Island Ave between 6th & 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue between Market & J St, San Diego, CA 92101

The 17th Annual Monster Bash returns to transform the iconic Gaslamp Quarter into a wicked wonderland! Be prepared to experience five of the most insane stages and freaky areas that will test your boundaries and transport you to worlds beyond your imagination. 21+, McFarlane Promotions event.


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Halloween in the Gaslamp

October 31, 2017 | Throughout Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101

Gaslamp goes ghoulish each Halloween, offering the best frights and delights in San Diego, and you’re invited as the guest of dishonor. This is your ultimate guide to the best Halloween parties and events in San Diego. Whether you’re dying for the best haunted scares or the freakiest of parties, you won’t want to stray far from these Gaslamp haunts.


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Fall Back Festival

November 5, 2017 | 410 Island Avenue , San Diego, CA 92101

Fall back in time at the Fall Back Festival and Historic Children’s Street Faire presented by the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF), where the whole family can enjoy free food and fun activities like gold mining, pony riding, blacksmithery, and more, while learning about the Gaslamp Quarter’s colorful history. All ages, GQHF event.

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GBOD Group 150th Gaslamp Gala presented by Trilogy Real Estate Management

November 7, 2017 | 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Gaslamp Quarter Association is pulling out all the stops in celebration of the Gaslamp Quarter’s 150th Anniversary with a decadent evening of exquisite cuisines, inspired libations, unique fundraising, and live music set under the stars in the center of Fifth Avenue. Twinkling lights, hanging florals, and gold motifs of rabbits and carrots will adorn the sky as the sun sets on ornately decorated tables set with fine china for a three-course meal with wine and craft beer pairings. It is not every day that we can shut down the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter to dine, drink, and dance with abandon – now is our chance!

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Holidays in the Gaslamp

November 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 | San Diego, CA 92101

Happy Holidays from everyone in the Gaslamp Quarter!

The Gaslamp Quarter is ideal destination for the holidays! With special events and offers happening everywhere for Thanksgiving and Christmas, make sure you stay up to date with operating hours and event information!


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Toast of Gaslamp

December 9, 2017 | Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101

Raise your glasses! It’s time to toast the holidays with 20 delicious cocktail samples, bites from local restaurants, and discounts at over 20 downtown shops. On Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm enjoy the opportunity to sample some of the most satisfying sips and appetizing nibbles that the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer.  Don your festive attire, round up your friends, and enjoy an event that has become a holiday tradition for many San Diegans – Yule have a blast! Must be 21+ with valid ID to attend this event. Purchase Tickets at

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Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

December 10, 2017 | 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for The San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Blue Buffalo. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and pet expo on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at MLK Promenade Park, adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101). Register your pet now at!

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Christmas in the Gaslamp Quarter

December 24-25, 2017 | Gaslamp Quarter

Celebrating the holidays in the Gaslamp Quarter? Check out a few places you can enjoy a delicious feast!

Christmas in the Gaslamp Quarter


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New Year's Eve & Day

December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018 | San Diego, CA 92101

Happy New Year from everyone in the Gaslamp Quarter!

The Gaslamp Quarter is ideal destination for New Year’s Eve & Day! With special events and offers happening everywhere, make sure you stay up to date with operating hours and event information! Click here to see special events businesses are having!

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San Diego Restaurant Week

January 21 – January 28, 2018 | San Diego, CA 92101

The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21st through Sunday, January 28th for an edible extravaganza to ring in the New Year! This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego. With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.


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The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour

February 10, 2018 | Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101

Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites & Booze Tour Saturday, February 10 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM! We will be serving up 20 New Orleans inspired bites and 20 Carnival inspired cocktails throughout the Gaslamp Quarter with BEADS at every stop! After the libations, stop by our Carnival after party as we team up with Brazilian Productions to bring you an epic after party filled with music, dancing, and entertainment!

For tickets to the Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour click here – tickets are just $25 in advance and $30 on the day of!

  • 20 Mardi Gras Inspired Small Plates
  • 20 Mardi Gras Inspired Cocktail Sips
  • BEADS at every stop
  • Collect 10 beads and get access to the exclusive rooftop after party!
  • use promo code GQA for $5 off your ticket!
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Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Celebration

February 13, 2018 | Gaslamp Quarter

2018 is officially here and it’s time to let the good times roll, or as the Cajun expression goes, “laissez les bons temps rouler”!  The Historic Heart of San Diego is shaking things up by playing host to busking performances from Circus Mafia and lots of specials in member businesses throughout the district on Saturday, February 10th and on Fat Tuesday, February 13th! So why not take in Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter for an amazing experience unlike any that came before it! Click here to plan your magnificent celebration!


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San Diego Half Marathon

March 11, 2018 | Petco Park Finish, San Diego, CA 92101

The San Diego Half Marathon has been designed to carry runners over a spectacular 13.1-mile USATF-certified course, while showcasing one of the world’s most beautiful cities! Our signature scenic route begins through downtown to Harbor Drive with views of San Diego Bay, San Diego’s skyline, Spanish Landing and Cancer Survivor Park. Then it makes its way through historic Liberty Station while passing NTC Park and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Next it’s up Washington Street through Mission Hills and Hillcrest. The last few miles coast downhill, passing the scenic palm trees that line Balboa Park and lead right back into downtown, with an unforgettable Petco Park finish – featuring a live jumbotron and plenty of Gaslamp Quarter specials!

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March 17, 2018 | G & F Street between 5th & 7th Avenues and 6th Avenue between E & F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego shamROCK is back and celebrating its 24th year as San Diego’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day bash Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from 4:00 pm to Midnight. Over 15,000 attendees from across the U.S. flock to the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village each year to partake in a celebration so grand that it will leave you wondering what side of the pond you’re on. Over 50,000 square feet of astroturf will be rolled out to set the scene for a block party that boasts three stages, non-stop music, and of course – plenty of green Bud Light beer and Tullamore Dew Whiskey libations. Grab your friends, don your green attire, and head to the Gaslamp Quarter to experience firsthand the Emerald Isle of the West Coast at shamROCK! Tickets to this event start at just $50 for General Admission! Shake your shamROCKs in style and go VIP for just $90 which includes VIP entry, 3 complimentary drinks inside the venue, 3 complimentary drinks at participating Gaslamp bars, $1 off drinks at the VIP Lounge Bar, access to the Exclusive VIP Lounge, VIP Restrooms, and more! 21+, GQHF/GQA event.

Use Code GQA for $5 off GA and $10 off VIP! Click here to get your tickets!


Saturday, June 16, 2018:
24th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Join us for the 24th Annual Taste of Gaslamp, San Diego’s original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.