The San Clemente "Family Fun Festival" of the year is here! The Fiesta Music Festival marks the end of another great summer. Let's celebrate San Clemente, living the dream and calling it home! 

From local artists to friendly contests to family fun, the festivities last all day on Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente. Our Orange County Event Guide is filled to the brim with activities for your summer weekend. Whether you’re a longtime resident or seasoned tourist - there is plenty to do in Orange County for San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival. 

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San Clemente, Ca

August 12th, 2018


The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival is a FREE event! There is no admission fee. Free shuttle service is available from San Clemente High School to Avenida Del Mar. Plan ahead to keep your fiesta transportation and event parking both simple and safe! 

Time | 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location | San Clemente High School
700 Avenida Pico
San Clemente, California 92672

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There is a reason it's called the San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival. Come for the fiesta, stay for the music! The festival will feature a full lineup with live performers on three stages up and down Avenida Del Mar. You won't want to miss the local talent!

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Stage 1| Top of Avenida Del Mar

9:00 a.m. Merissa Macchiorola, COA Performer 

10:30 a.m. The Arts Project of Orange County

12:00 p.m. Adam's Attic

1:30 p.m. Dale Hight Band

3:00 p.m. Brother Joe's Venom 

4:30 p.m. Corey Angeli & The  Unknown / Olivia Ooms

6:00 p.m. and the Resistors, COA Performers 

Stage 2| Center Stage of Avenida Del Mar

9:00 a.m. Pier Pressure IV 

11:00 a.m. Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide

12:30 p.m. San Clemente Dance & Performing Arts Center

1:00 p.m. Tunnel Vision

2:30 p.m. Underground Dance Company 

5:00 p.m. THE TRIP

6:30 p.m. Turn the Page Tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

Stage 3| Bottom of Avenida Del Mar

9:00 a.m. Sound 404, COA Performers

10:30 a.m. Prodigal Sun

12:00 p.m. Wilfax

1:30 p.m. Rancor

3:00 p.m. Underhanded 

4:30 p.m. Ian Sanders & The Sandbaggers

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival showcases an array of fabulous food!  All food is provided by local non-profit organizations. Every dollar you spend not only treats your taste buds but goes right back to the community of San Clemente. Feel good as you contribute to local philanthropic programs! 

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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The Salsa Challenge is back and bigger than ever! This is one of the most talked about and highly contested events at the San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival. The city's finest salsa makers, restaurants and individuals come together to present their signature salsa. Each salsa is judged by the public and official judges.  See who is named "Best Individual", "Best Restaurant", "Best Decorated Booth Individual", "Best Decorated Booth Restaurant", "People's Choice Individual", and "People's Choice Restaurant"!

Time | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Salsa tasting begins on Avenida Seville*

4:00 p.m. Salsa prizes awarded on Stage 3*

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival is not just about music! It's a family affair filled to the brim with friendly contests and games for all ages. Get ready to have some fun whether you are a participant or spectator!

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Stage 1| Top of Avenida Del Mar

10:00 a.m. Hula Hoop Contest 

11:30 a.m. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Sub-Eating Contest

1:00 p.m. Baskin Robbins Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Content (Kids 12 and under)

2:30 p.m. Jump Rope Contest

4:00 p.m. Tortilla Contest 

Stage 3| Bottom of Avenida Del Mar

10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt (park)

11:30 a.m. Costco Wholesale Diaper Derby (park)

1:00 p.m. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

2:30 p.m. Stater Bros. Market Pie Eating Contest

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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Don't forget! The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival features an arts & craft show.  A local exhibit shows off hand-crafted and unique merchandise from talented individuals from all over Southern California. You won't leave empty-handed!

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival also includes a Members Only Business Exposition.  This is a great venue to market your business, with a guaranteed audience.  There is a nominal fee for the space and tables are provided.  This is just another example of your Chamber working to help promote member businesses.  This exposition is limited to members only and there will be limited entrants, so sign up soon!

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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What's a family-friendly event without children's activities?! The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival includes a lineup of special activities for children. Come ready to enjoy Jump Houses, Children's Zones, Contests, Face Painters, Balloon Art, and more!

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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No San Clemente event is complete without action sports and beach lifestyle! The Fiesta Action Sports & Beach Lifestyle Expo is dedicated to the action sports industry, providing a venue for buyers and manufactures to meet, sell, buy, exchange ideas, market and network. Show Categories include: Surf, Wake, SUP, Skate, Wind, Swim, Boutique, Resort and Performance. 

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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The U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Army will all be displaying vehicles and information. Other exhibits include: Pet Project Foundation, O.C. Sheriff's Department Drug Education, Anaheim Ducks, San Diego Gas & Electric and many more.   

Time | 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location | Avenida Del Mar
Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

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