ArtWalk on the Bay, a FREE, yearly art festival in San Diego, is happening from 10am-5pm on September 10th and 11th, 2011. ArtWalk on the Bay is the “little sister” of Mission Federal ArtWalk, which happens in Little Italy each Spring. ArtWalk on the Bay is set at Hilton Bayfront Park, just next to San Diego Bay, and includes a fun area for families, called KidsWalk!
KidsWalk will be located on the grassy area of the event, and includes fun, hands-on art activities for kids. Look for the tall, kinetic sail sculptures, and green pop up canopies. KidsWalk participants include the following:
• San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
• Ceramic Fanatics
• Art With Larisse
• San Diego Creative Weaver’s Guild
Aside from KidsWalk, families can enjoy looking at art by 100+ artists displaying their creations, live music, food vendors, and more! There’s a nice breeze at the location, and you can easily push a jogger or stroller around the event. It’s a great area to spend the day!
The Hilton Bayfront Park is located just next to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, which is just east of the San Diego Convention Center, and just south of Petco Park. The address is for the location is One Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.
Parking is available for a special price of only $2 per day per space at an Ace parking lot, located at the northeast corner of Park Blvd. & Imperial Ave., next to Petco Park. Parking is also available in a structure just next to the lot near Petco Park for $10/day; at the Convention Center for $10/day; and at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (call for rates).
If you park near Petco Park, you can easily walk along the Harbor Drive Bridge to the event. There’s even an elevator, so you can take a stroller. If you do take the bridge with a stroller, remember that on your way back, you’ll want to take the elevator to the 3rd floor (P3) to reach the bridge. It’s an easy walk, and when we’ve taken it, our kids enjoyed the view from the bridge.
Check the links below for more info about ArtWalk on the Bay. It’s sure to be a fun, family-friendly event! Perhaps we’ll see you there!