Gaslamp Events San Diego
San Diego Gaslamp Events
The historic Gaslamp Quarter is one of the most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods in downtown San Diego. The San Diego Gaslamp events calendar is packed with fun, exciting and interesting things to do throughout the year! San Diego Gaslamp events include festivals, concerts, sporting events, theater, performing arts, dance, exhibits, and more! A few of the most notable Gaslamp events San Diego include Mardi Gras, Taste of Gaslamp, ShamROCK, San Diego Restaurant Week and Street Scene.
Mardi Gras, a Gaslamp phenomenon, is an outdoor celebration including two parades on Fifth Avenue, a fabulous block party featuring stages with musical acts, food, drinks, and lots of beads. This is one of the most popular Gaslamp events. San Diego celebrates Mardi Gras each year on the true date of Fat Tuesday.
ShamROCK is Gaslamp’s St Patrick’s Day celebration and is held each year on March 17. With over 40,000 square foot of AstroTurf, they literally turn the streets green! This block party includes live rock ‘n roll and punk rock bands, DJs, special entrance to bars and clubs, Irish food and green beer!
Street Scene is a major outdoor music festival that has been rocking out Downtown San Diego for 25 years, with approximately 45 diverse bands on 5 stages over a 2 day period. Street Scene is now held in the East Village adjacent to PETCO Park.
Taste of Gaslamp, allows guests to “taste” their way through the Gaslamp Quarter, visiting many unique, interesting locations and trying samples of their house specialties. Participants take a self-guided walking tour through Gaslamp sampling delectable eats from downtown’s finest restaurants.
San Diego Restaurant Week is yet another of the popular Gaslamp events. San Diego restaurants throw a culinary celebration featuring 3-course meals for a fixed price. This event happens twice a year, tempting Gaslamp guests to try several different restaurants during the week-long event. Each restaurant develops a special menu designed to showcase their craft.