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Free Concerts

Free summer concerts and street fairs in San Diego, 2021
Listings compiled by Glenn Tesler
Last updated: September 7, 2021

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Events are subject to changes and cancellations. Check for announcements from event organizers / venues / performers to confirm details.


Balboa Park

6th & Laurel
600 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92103 [map]

  • Selected Saturdays 4:30pm (time varies): Chunky Hustle Brass Band [*]. Check band’s social media for last-minute announcements to confirm specific dates/times.

Spreckels Organ Society
2211 Plaza de Panama, San Diego, CA 92101 (Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park) [map]

  • Sundays 2-3pm live at the Organ Pavilion, starting June 27. Year-round. Check venue’s website for details of each show, and info about online concerts.

International Summer Organ Festival [*]
2211 Plaza de Panama, San Diego, CA 92101 (Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park) [map]
Mondays 7:30-9pm unless noted

  • Sep 6: Labor Day Rock Concert
  • Sep 13: Music from three continents w/Fang Gao (violin) & Weichgeng Zhai (organ)
  • Sep 20: From Bach’s finess to the Strauss’s Radetzky March w/Daryl Robinson
  • Sep 27: Wagner, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schuman and more w/Alcee Chris
  • Oct 4: Three Jazz Organ Preludes, Jacques Offenbach and more w/Ahreum Han
  • Oct 11: Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC w/Michael Hey
  • Oct 18: Maria Teresa Sierra (piano) & Raul Prieto Ramirez (Civic Organist) (organ)
  • Oct 25: A Halloween Night of Mystery and Fantasy w/Raul Prieto Ramirez (Civic Organist)
  • Sat Oct 30: Halloween Silent Movie Night: Movies w/Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton + Mark Herman on organ

Carmel Mountain Ranch Plaza

Carmel Mountain Ranch Plaza [FB]
11602 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92128 (Carmel Mountain Ranch Plaza food court) [map]


Chula Vista Village Walk

Chula Vista Village Walk
Eastlake Pkwy & Miller Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91915 [map]
Sundays 5-7pm


Civita Park

Civita Park [FB]
7960 Civita Blvd, San Diego, CA 92108 [map]


Clairemont Town Square Summer Concerts

Clairemont Town Square Summer Concerts [FB]
4665 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117 (Clairemont Town Square) [map]


Coronado Concerts in the Park

Coronado Concerts in the Park
7th Street & Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 (Spreckels Park) [map]
Sundays 5-6:30pm


Coronado Ferry Landing

Coronado Ferry Landing [FB]
1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118 [map]
2-5pm


El Cajon Classic Cruise

El Cajon Classic Cruise
North Magnolia Avenue & Main, El Cajon, CA 92020 [map]

  • Wednesdays 5-8pm, May 5 – October 27. Check event website for details on specific dates.

El Cajon Dinner and a Concert

Prescott Promenade [FB]
230 E Douglas Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 [map]
Fridays 6-8pm


Embarcadero

Near USS Midway
848 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 [map]

  • Selected Sundays 2-4pm (time varies): Uptown Rhythm Makers (New Orleans jazz and swing). Check band’s social media for last-minute announcements to confirm specific dates/times.

Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights

Encinitas 101 Office [FB]
818 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 [map]

Lumberyard Courtyard [FB]
947 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 [map]


Escondido Cruisin’ Grand

Escondido Cruisin’ Grand [FB]
E Grand Ave & S Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025 (Grand from Maple to Juniper, and side streets) [map]
Fridays 5-9pm


Grossmont Center Concerts at Macy’s Courtyard

Grossmont Center Concerts at Macy’s Courtyard [*]
5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942 (Macy’s Grossmont Center) [map]


Hillcrest Walk in ART

Hillcrest Walk in ART
3867 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Mural Alley between 4th-5th, south of University) [map]

  • First Thursdays 5-10pm. Check event website for details on specific dates.
  • Thu Sep 2, 7-10pm: Los Salvajes (20s-40s Jazz) (dance lesson 7pm, band 8-10pm)

Meshuggah Shack

Meshuggah Shack
4048 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA 92103 [map]
Sundays 4-6pm


Point Loma Summer Concerts

Point Loma Park [FB]
1049 Catalina Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107 [map]


San Marcos

Hollandia Park [*]
12 Mission Hills Court, San Marcos, CA 92069 [map]


Seaport Village

Carousel
857 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 (Seaport Village) [map]

  • Year-round selected Fri-Sun. Check venue’s website for last-minute band announcements.
  • Fri Sep 17, 1-4pm: Robin Henkel (Blues, jazz)

Salsa Under the Stars at Headquarters
789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA (The Headquarters at Seaport) [map]
Fridays 6-9pm


Tierrasanta Community Park

Tierrasanta Community Park [FB]
11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92124 [map]

  • Sat Oct 2, 6-9pm: 3 Car Garage (Classic hits, rock & roll)