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14th Annual Art & Craft Show Old Town

Location: Old Town, San Diego (map)
Date and Time: September 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Age Restrictions: All ages welcome

Old Town is a San Diego neighborhood known for unique shopping offerings and historical fun. This makes them a destination both for locals looking for a break from routine and visitors hoping to get an authentic taste of San Diego flavor. After all, it’s home to some great restaurants, many of which offer Happy Hour specials.

There are very exciting events in Old Town on any given week, but the third weekend in September is one of the best times to visit. This is when quaint and historic Old Town becomes home to the 14th Annual Art & Craft Show.

With no admission charge, this free and fun weekend-long Art & Craft Show is a great place to visit whether you’re shopping or looking to mingle. You can expect to share your excitement with more than 15,000 attendees over the two days of the art and craft show. People come from all over to look at incredible art and have a chance to shop booths run by artisans.

Witness a Juried Art Show

The shopping opportunities are certainly exciting, but for those with a taste for the fine arts, nothing can compete with the excitement of a juried art show. There will be more than 100 different artists, ranging from local talent to internationally recognized artists, with pieces submitted for consideration. The vast majority of these works of art will be original, with a few limited edition prints also competing.



The Old Town Chamber of Commerce, which is the organization that hosts this free event, does its best to ensure that contemporary artists of all different backgrounds and talents are represented in the multiple different original art exhibits. There are all kinds of awe-inspiring works of art to see here, both for sale and as part of the competition.

Gifts, Fine Art and Other Unique Items for Sale

As you might imagine, both original works of fine art and prints of popular works will be available for sale at the Arts and Crafts Show in Old Town. There will also be many other kinds of art available, ranging from sculptures to kitschy and cute works created as gifts.

If shopping isn’t what you’re looking for, never fear. There will also be live music performances to keep you entertained both days. If you have children, be sure to bring them along to enjoy all of the family-friendly options. There is a children’s art area, as well as plenty of options for food. There will also be a wine and craft beer garden for the adults attending.