San Clemente, Calif. --
The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce
The San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival is presented by the
San Clemente Chamber of Commerce and participating sponsors. It
is a unique family-orientated event, held on the second Sunday in August from
9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Ave. Del Mar in beautiful San Clemente. It is one
of many wonderful San Clemente events throughout the year.
The Fiesta Street Festival Block Party represents a variety of activities that
attract numerous families and visitors to the Southern California Coast year
after year, approximately 25,000 people will attend this party.
The San Clemente Street Festival is held on picturesque Ave. Del Mar, where the
two main blocks of downtown San Clemente are dedicated to an entire day of FUN.
The San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival
Booths sponsored by local nonprofit
organizations, three stages with continuous live music throughout the day,
contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kids rides, a
classic car & motorcycle show, exhibits, clowns, jugglers, face painters and
Non-Profit Food & Games Booths
There are forty-five local, nonprofit service organizations, which utilize the
Fiesta as their yearly fund-raiser. The local groups provide an array of
international food, refreshments and games for all ages. This opportunity for
our local service organizations has been a means for local business people and
citizens, through the Chamber of Commerce, to work as a unit for the betterment
of our community.
The Fiesta Street Festival features three stages, which highlight local groups
as well as headline bands. The entertainers play an array of tunes including
rock-n-roll, country, jazz and the blues. Participants can enjoy music
throughout the day and into the evening, whether they dance or just listen.
There are also performances from local nonprofit dance groups, strolling
magicians, artists, jugglers and clowns. Whatever your taste is in music and
dancing, the Fiesta will have it.
Contests and events, for all ages are planned, Including: The Tortilla Toss, Pie
Eating Contest, Hula Hoop, Diaper Derby, Easter Egg Hunt, Piñata Contest, Jump
Rope, Baskin Robbins Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Contest and a Pickle Eating
The “Salsa Challenge” is back and hotter than ever! Lured by the aroma of chili
peppers and the beat of Mariachi music, Southern Californians enjoy this
flavored-filled contest. Individual and restaurant chefs create recipes, which
are then judged. This contest continues to expand in popularity.
Teams are encouraged to decorate their areas by wearing sombreros, ponchos and
huaraches. They are then awarded prizes and the opportunity to vie for the best
salsa North of the border. The public relishes the idea of sampling several
varieties of “California Hot Sauces” and quenches their palates with cool
Arts & Craft Exhibit
The Fiesta will feature an arts & craft show. This exhibit showcases only
handcrafted merchandise from talented individuals from Southern California.
There are many special activities for children, featuring: A Family Petting
Corral, Jump House, Children’s Rides, Contests, Face Painters, Balloon Art and
Classic Car & Harley Bike Show
Auto & Motorcycle buffs will want to visit the Classic Car & Harley Bike Show.
Vintage cars from all over Southern California and as far away as Arizona enter
the Classic Car Show. Harley motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of
exceptional bikes on display. Trophies are awarded in many categories.
The U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air force & the U.S. Army will all be
displaying vehicles and information. Other exhibits include: Pet Project
Foundation, U.S. Border Patrol, K-EARTH101, Orange County Sheriff’s Department,
San Diego Gas & Electric and many more.
Free Shuttle Parking
This is just a taste of what you will find at the 55th Annual Fiesta Street
Festival. There is no admission fee, and free shuttle service will be available
from the SunCal-Marblehead property-Exit Ave. Vista Hermosa, head West toward
the beach, into the Marblehead Development. The shuttle will run from 9:30 a.m.
until 6:30 p.m.
For information call the Chamber office at (949) 492-1131. scchamber.com