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Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off is canceled for 2020

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The 41st Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus and won’t be held until June 26, 2021.
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The 41st Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival scheduled for June 27
has been canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus and won’t be held until 2021, organizers announced May 8.

“Out of an abundance of caution, careful consideration and advice from health and government officials, the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has decided to postpone their biggest annual event to June 26, 2021,” according to a statement from the association.

“Because our events bring local, national and international attendees, we must take extra precautions and careful consideration in our decision-making,” said Denny Knox, the group’s executive director. “We will do everything we can to make our events as safe as possible for everyone in attendance.”

The festival, normally held the last weekend of June, is a popular kickoff to summer in Ocean Beach, typically drawing more than 70,000 visitors for food, art, entertainment, shopping and more at the beachfront.

OBMA said it plans to reopen its weekly farmers market this summer and will announce a date soon.

The 2020 Fourth of July fireworks show has been canceled. Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is still slated for Oct. 9-10, though that could change depending on health considerations, OBMA said.

For more information and updates, call (619) 224-4906 or visit OceanBeachSanDiego.com.


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