About This Event
Hillcrest Cityfest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. This event attracts 150,000+ attendees each year from across the west coast. Stay past sundown and dance with Hillcrest’s best DJs with CITYFEST AT NIGHT!
This year’s festival will include
• Over 250 artisans and crafters from across the country
• International food court
• Live music brought to you by Hillcrest’s very own Music venue, The Merrow
• Kids zone
• Unleashed by Petco petting “zoo”
• Over 6 blocks of fun
• 21+ beer garden
• 4 Artist Alleys showcasing up and coming work from local artists
For more information on Cityfest visit us at Facebook.com/Cityfest or at www.HillcrestCityfest.com. Or call our office at (619) 299 3330. Proceeds from Cityfest go towards the upkeep of the Hillcrest sign and beautification projects in Hillcrest.
Entertainment should apply to [email protected]
Hillcrest events attract thousands of locals and visitors annually. Attendees largely come from the downtown and
mid-city area (Hillcrest, Little Italy, Mission Hills, North Park, and South Park) and are San Diegians who are enthusiastic about the Hillcrest neighborhood and the nightlife community. Hillcrest event attendees are typically between the ages of 25 - 55 years old and have a household income of over $150,000.
Female/Male Gender Split47.7 %52.3 %
Past or Current Sponsors and Vendors
Event Terms and Cancellation Policy
Applications: Complete the application in full or it may be returned unprocessed.
Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance. All vendors must submit
a detailed description (including photographs) of ALL merchandise or printed material
to be sold or distributed. The vendor manager may request additional information
or photos before an application is approved. Include your CA Health permit number.
No refunds for booth fees or rentals will be given. No exceptions. No deposits.
Payment: Payment in full must be submitted with application.
Waiting List: You may get on the waiting list for day of the festival booth space. Call
the HBA for further information on the waiting list.
Booths: Booth spaces are 10’ x 10’. Only booth space is provided. No canopies, tables,
chairs or tents are included unless indicated as rental add ons. Canopies are strongly
recommended (bring your own and it must be fire retardant). All canopies including
their poles must fit inside the 10’ x 10’ space. Additional space is available for purchase
in 10’ x 10’ increments. Permit copies must be posted on your booth with your
booth number. Please indicate on your application if you want your second booth side
by side with the first or back to back.
Electricity and Equipment: Generators are prohibited. Electrical power is available in
a special area for an additional fee. Rental equipment orders and electricity requests
must be made by August 1, 2018.
First Come First Served: Booth locations are assigned in the order the applications
are received with payment in full. We reserve the right to determine booth placement
to balance our venue and give all vendors the best opportunity we can for maximum
sales. We do limit the number of booths for like items, be it merchandise or information,
and the HBA reserves the right to determine which businesses or activities will
be accepted in CityFest 2018.
Detailed Vendor Instructions and Location: Your vendor package with booth number,
location map, rules/regulations, and instructions will be E-MAILED to you approximately
2 weeks before CityFest 2017. For additional information, contact the HBA.
Previous booth locations can not be guaranteed.
I agree to the following rules: Application must be completely filled out and payment
attached. Modifying this application may void the contract. Submitting an application
does not guarantee vendor space. The HBA reserves the right to determine those
businesses, products and activities admitted as participants in CityFest. Rejected
applications and payments will be returned. Special requests may not be honored. The
HBA makes no warrant that this event will be financially successful for any vendor.
Time lines stated in vendor communications may not be honored. The HBA reserves
the right to modify booth locations and conditions at any time, without notice and
despite communications with vendors. This is a contract. Vendor communications in
the form or letters, emails, or telephone calls do not modify this contract. The HBA
does not provide any equipment of any kind unless it is rented and indicated above.
I AGREE TO CONFORM TO THE ABOVE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF
THE EVENT. I FURTHER AGREE THAT IF ANY CHANGES BE OCCASIONED,
OR LOSS OR DAMAGE OCCURS FROM ARTICLES OR PERSONS THAT MAY
ENTER, THAT I MAKE NO CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, THE
HBA, EVENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS OR OTHER PERSONS ASSOCIATED
WITH THE EVENT FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE
ARISING, OCCASIONED BY OR CAUSED BY ANY EMPLOYEE, REPRESENTATIVE
OR ENTRY OF MINE. NO REFUNDS OF ANY KIND WILL BE GIVEN.
This includes but is not limited to inclement weather, acts of nature or restrictions by
government agencies to cancel the event, over which CityFest has no control.