The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival features an entire Sunday filled with rock, reggae and country music, as well as food, beverages, fun and games. With a rich history dating back to the 1950s, the festival has evolved into a beloved tradition that brings together thousands of residents and visitors alike. Featuring an incredible lineup of musical performances, engaging entertainment, food and drinks, and many exciting activities, the festival is a fun event for all ages.
Event attendees are encouraged to take the city’s free trolley service for transportation to downtown.
Fiesta Music Festival
Where: Downtown San Clemente
Address: 100 & 200 Blocks of Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 92672
Dates/Times: Sunday, Aug 13, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Free shuttle from San Clemente High School will run from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Free San Clemente Trolley from the Outlets at San Clemente will run from 10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Main Stage- Center of Del Mar at Ola Vista
- The Aggrolites (5:15pm)- Headliner Band
- Rumble King (4:00pm)
- NOT (3:00pm)
- The Provos (2:00pm)
- Star Zero (1:00pm)
- Laxi (11:30am)
- Wes Chiller (10:45am)
Stage 1 – Top of Del Mar
Ride your bike and park in the Alleyway Bike Corral behind South of Nick’s, next to Artifex.
- The Pegs (5:15pm)
- Big Rig Dollhouse (4:00pm)
- 16 Again (2:45pm)
- Triple Thread (1:30pm)
- Mark Dozens (12:30pm)
- The Plastic Owls (11:15am)
- Scott Altman (10:15am)
Stage 3- Bottom of Del Mar
Bring beach chairs or picnic blankets and shade umbrellas to enjoy music from the lawn in front of the Community Center. Ride your bike and park in the nearby Bike Corral in front of the Community Center.
- Groove Switch (5:30pm)
- Cinima (4:15pm)
- Tambourine Man (3:00pm)
- No Pressure (1:30pm)
- Unrehearsed (12:30pm)
- Dave Long (11:30am)
- Megan Malerie (10:30am)
Activities & Things to Do
- Live Entertainment – Three stages.
- Food Booths – Local nonprofit organizations serve up delicious international bites.
- Beverages – Five beverage booths along Avenida Del Mar will feature water and sodas, plus beer and seltzers by Left Coast Brewing Company.
- Children’s Activities
- Arts & Craft Exhibit – Showcasing hand-crafted and unique merchandise
- Vendor/Business Booths & Exhibits – Local businesses and Informational booths
San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival History
Originating in the 1950s as the Fiesta de la Cristianita Pageant, the event initially emerged as a small-scale community gathering. However, as time passed, it evolved into a music-centered occasion during the 1970s and 1980s. The remarkable performance by Rita Coolidge at the festival acted as a catalyst, attracting a growing number of bands to participate. Despite its expansion, the event has maintained its steadfast commitment to preserving its local essence, ensuring that it remains an affair cherished by the locals throughout the years.
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