Three former Oysterfest organizers have teamed up to create a San Diego legacy music festival at the scenic Waterfront Park. San Diego Bayfest focuses on a strong musical lineup while exemplifying the finest local food and libations.

The goal of Bayfest is to break down what works in San Diego and stick with it. At the festival aside from high energy musical performances you will find local food vendors including Taco Stands, local bartenders pouring Craft Beer and Craft Cocktails as well as an assortment of local crafts and vending booths.

By trolley

Use the Blue Line to get to 3 locations with options to get to Bayfest!

By Bus

The 8 bus runs from Old Town to a stop near the festival

By Bike

We’ll have a well-lit safe area for locking bikes up in the waterfront park parking lot next to the ride share area.

By Car

There will be a Rideshare area in front of the entrance. Set your drop off to: 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

General FAQ


There will be a number of ATMs inside the festival grounds.

This is a 21+ event.

There is a devoted First Aid tent and medical staff will be present throughout the festival grounds.

The food program at San Diego Bayfest will include vendors for all types of palates; hand picked to ensure attendees are well fed and happy. All of our bartenders are industry veterans who are fast, efficient and provide the attendees with quality craft cocktails and ice cold beer.

No outside food may be brought into the location, including bottled water. Empty refillable water bottles are ok.

Lineup and set times are subject to change without notice.

Schedule and Set Times will be posted on our social media the week of the show.

Gate Hours: Saturday 1pm – 11pm

Onsite, the Lost & Found Booth can be found just inside the Front Gate. You can go there to report a missing item and see if we’ve found your missing item. We work hard to reunite folks with their stuff. If you don’t find your item before the festival is over, you can email us at: ([email protected]) to report your missing item.

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be provided. In the case of a cancellation, all tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date. Refunds will be issued if a rescheduled date does not take place within 180 days.

Festival will happen RAIN or SHINE. Come prepared!

No ins/outs.

What can you bring?

  • Proof of ticket purchased
  • Credit/Debit card and/or cash
  • Government-issued photo I.D.
  • Sunscreen & blankets.
  • Refillable water bottles; must be under 24oz., no glass. 
  • One small/medium-sized backpack (no large or framed backpacks).
  • Non-Professional, point & shoot cameras (attached lenses must be smaller than 2 inches).
  • NO weapons, fireworks or explosives.
  • NO alcohol or illegal substances.
  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia.
  • NO Smoking or Vaping of ANY substance inside festival grounds.
  • NO Cannabis Products
  • NO drones or aircraft. We are within yards of the North Island Air Station and Lindberg Airport and it is HIGHLY illegal to fly a drone in this space.
  • NO RC Toys or Cars
  • NO pets (except legitimate service animals as covered by law)
  • NO chairs, tents, pop-ups, canopies or umbrellas.
  • NO squirt guns.
  • NO Balloons, Balls, Inflatable Balls, Frisbees.
  • NO Laser pens or similar focused light devices.
  • NO cameras with detachable lenses. Attached lenses must be smaller than 2 inches.
  • NO Professional Recording Equipment.
  • NO Selfie-Sticks, Go Pros, Tripods.
  • NO Markers, Pens or Spray Paint.
  • NO Stickers, Flyers, Banners, Posters or Flags.
  • NO glass 
  • NO outside beverages.
  • NO outside food (reasonably-priced food is available inside the festival including vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free/dairy-free options).
  • NO coolers of any size, large or framed backpacks, or selfie sticks.
  • NO unauthorized vendors.
  • NO Unauthorized Solicitations, Sampling or Give-Aways
  • NO unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, and promotional materials (including stickers, vending items, etc).


PLEASE NOTE: Any items that are deemed dangerous may not be admitted into the venue. This is at the discretion of Festival Security.

List subject to change.



Waterfront Park is an accessible City of San Diego Park with a sidewalk surrounding most of the park. Feel free to contact us at: [email protected]

There will be viewing areas with chairs at the stage, made available for ADA patrons that need to be able to see over the crowd. ADA patrons are welcome to have one companion with them on the viewing areas. Please note that these areas are on a first-come, first served basis. Please see festival map for specific locations and visit the Access Center to acquire access to these areas.

There is a medical tent located near the back of the venue on Mariners Way. Please see map for specific location.

There are 4 ADA parking spaces available to ADA patrons on a first come first serve basis in the Bonita Cove East Parking Lot and are located right in front of the main venue entrance. All vehicles parked there must have valid handicap credentials, such as a placard or license plate.

There will be wheelchair accessible restrooms available and located at the back of the venue.