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Events

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.

May

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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?

June

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25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss

June 15, 2019 | Gaslamp Quarter

Join us for the 25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss, San Diego’s original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 15, 2019, 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 25+ 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 after party at the Horton Grand Hotel! Click here for more information and to buy tickets!

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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?

July

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Comic-Con International: San Diego

July 18, 2019 – July 21, 2019 | 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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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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?

August

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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?

September

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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?

October

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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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San Diego International Film Festival

October 16, 2019 – October 20, 2019 | Pendry Hotel & 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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WCKD Village

October 27, 2018 | Island Ave between 6th & 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue between Market & J St, San Diego, CA 92101

Prepare to enter a realm of electrifying adventures as WCKD Village takes music festival to a whole new level with all new interactive elements, amazing talent across 4 stages – The Village Crypt, WCKD Woodlands, The Demented Circus & The Deck of Fate VIP – and over-the-top themed areas to give you a Halloween experience like never before! On Saturday, October 27th, from 6PM to Midnight, six blocks in the East Village will transform into San Diego’s largest Halloween Festival.

Use code “GQA” for $5 off GA & Premium Tickets or “GQAVIP” for $10 off VIP Tickets!

Click Here to Buy Tickets Now!

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Halloween in the Gaslamp

October 25-31, 2018 | 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.

November

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Fall Back Festival

November 3, 2019 | 410 Island Avenue , San Diego, CA 92101

Travel back in time to enjoy our old west town! Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, and enjoy live entertainment. Your kiddos will go plum crazy as you take a step back in time at the 19th annual Fall Back Festival, a Children’s Historical Street Faire, on Sunday November 3, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. The event proceeds will benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, to assist in the continued effort to preserve the history of the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego for years to come. The Fall Back Festival is FREE* to the public. *some activities require a nominal fee. All ages, GQHF event.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Gala presented by GBOD Hospitality Group

November 7, 2019 | Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Gaslamp Quarter Association is pulling out all the stops this November 7th for the Gaslamp Gala! This will be 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, and hanging florals, 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.

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Gaslamp Holiday Kick Off

November 24, 2018 | Fifth Avenue between Market & J Street

‘Tis the start of the season and the Gaslamp Quarter is bringing you all types of jolly with an extravaganza of festivities for all ages to enjoy on Saturday, November 24th on Fifth Avenue between Market & J Street! Step into a winter wonderland with a Downtown San Diego twist as the Gaslamp Holiday Kick Off brings on the spirit of the season with a magical night of everything merry and bright: 80 holiday vendors, pictures with Santa, special lighting ceremony, caroling, delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, gift-giving goodies and more! This event is free to attend. Learn More.

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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?

December

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Toast of Gaslamp

December 8, 2018 | Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101

Raise your glasses! It’s time to toast the holidays with the Toast of the Gaslamp, offering delicious cocktail samples and scrumptious bites from 20 of the top Gaslamp Quarter restaurants as well as shopping deals at 10 Gaslamp retailers. On Saturday, December 8, 2018 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, and shopping along the way!  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 ToastofGaslamp.com

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11th Annual Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by FOMO Bones

December 16, 2018 | 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 11th Annual Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by FOMO Bones. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and holiday pet market on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at MLK Promenade Park, adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101). Register your pet at www.holidaypetparade.com!

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Christmas in the Gaslamp Quarter

December 24-25, 2018 | 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

January

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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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New Year's Eve & Day

December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019 | 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 20 – January 27, 2019 | San Diego, CA 92101

The 15th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 20th through Sunday, January 27th for an edible extravaganza to ring in the New Year! This foodie-favorite 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. www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com/

February

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Gaslamp Artisan Market

Every Sunday 10AM-3PM

The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday 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?

March

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Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites & Booze Tour

March 2, 2019 | Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101

Don’t want to wait until Fat Tuesday to get your Mardi Gras festivities started? We have you covered! Grab your crew and get in the Mardi Gras mood of eating, drinking, and merrymaking with the Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour! Head to the historic Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday, March 2nd, from 1pm-5pm. Take your tastebuds on a tantalizing self-guided tour filled with 20 delicious bites and 20 Mardi Gras inspired sips. Of course, it isn’t a Mardi-party without BEADS, BEADS, and more BEADS! Collect 10 beads along your edible excursion and redeem them at check-in for exclusive VIP access to the secret Bites & Booze after party. Tickets for the pre-Fat Tuesday festivities start at just $25!

USE CODE GQA FOR $5 OFF TICKETS!

Click here to purchase tickets!

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San Diego Half Marathon

March 10, 2019 | 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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ShamROCK

March 16, 2019 | G & F Street between 5th & 7th Avenues and 6th Avenue between E & F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego shamROCK has been painting the Gaslamp Quarter green for 25 years with over 50,000 square feet of astroturf, 15,000 attendees from across the U.S., and entertainment that will keep your clovers shaking from dusk until dawn. shamROCK makes its transformation into an Irish Wonderland on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration guaranteed to make you feel lucky for the rest of the year! shamROCK is a block party ready to fuel the inner dancing leprechaun in your soul with a diverse lineup of non-stop music and entertainment across three stages: The Pint Stage, The Clover Stage and The Pub Stage. Come ready to bust out your best Irish jig with performances by traditional Irish steppers, nationally recognized Irish rock and Celtic bands, top DJs and more! Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day so raise a glass (or pint) of green beer as you enjoy traditional Irish festivities, music and culture. 21+, GQHF/GQA event.

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

April

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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?

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, June 15: 25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss

Join us for the 25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss, San Diego’s original culinary tour! General Admission tickets are $35 pre-sale ($45 day-of) and allow you to sample 25+ 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. 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 a secret location in the Gaslamp Quarter! Click here for more information and to buy tickets!