Point Loma-OB Happenings: OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-off, summer concerts, movies, farmers market, more

The Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off draws a crowd in 2022. This year's event is set for Saturday, June 24.
The Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off draws a crowd in 2022. This year’s event is set for Saturday, June 24.
(Milan Kovacevic)

OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off is back for 43rd year June 24

The 43rd annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off returns from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, for a taste of food, art, entertainment, shopping and more.

The chili competition will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the grassy area at the ocean end of Newport Avenue, featuring samples in amateur and restaurant categories vying for prizes.

Three stages will offer live music and other events throughout the day. Here is the schedule:

Main Stage (Ocean Beach Pier parking lot at the foot of Newport Avenue)

• 11 a.m.: Zeptune

• 12:30 p.m.: Half Hour Late

• 1:30 p.m.: Dirty Birds wing-eating contest

• 2 p.m.: Shakedown String Band

• 3 p.m.: Chili Cook-Off winner announcements

• 3:30 p.m.: Electric Waste Band

• 4:30 p.m.: Hodad’s burger-eating contest

• 5 p.m.: Russell Ramo and the B Sections

• 6:30 p.m.: SM Familia

92107 Stage (U.S. Bank parking lot at Newport Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard)

• 10:30 a.m.: Amanda Cogan

• Noon: Jefferson Jay and the Diggers

• 1:30 p.m.: True Stories

• 3 p.m.: Falling Doves

• 4:30 p.m.: Seawall Prophet

• 6 p.m.: Suede Radio

Artists Alley Stage (parking lot at Newport Avenue and Cable Street)

• 10:30 a.m.: Travis Oliver

• Noon: Tecolote Canyon

• 1:30 p.m.: All Fired Up

• 3 p.m.: Dave Gilbert Band

• 4:30 p.m.: The Resinators

• 6 p.m.: Jeff Berkley and The Banned

The Beachside Beer Garden will be open next to the Main Stage for guests 21 and older, and festival-goers of all ages can participate in creating the annual Street Fair Community Mural.

Admission to the festival is free. For more information, go to

Point Loma Summer Concerts return July 14

Funk/disco band Full Strength
Funk/disco band Full Strength will return to Point Loma Community Park on Aug. 4 as part of the Point Loma Summer Concerts series.
(Cynthia Sinclair)

The 21st year of free Point Loma Summer Concerts will run July 14 through Aug. 11 at Point Loma Community Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd.

This year’s theme is “Music Through the Decades,” covering the 1940s through 1980s. All concerts will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays.

Here’s the lineup:

• July 14: Big Time Operator (1940s)

• July 21: Scot Bruce (Elvis Presley tribute) (1950s)

• July 28: Beatles vs. Stones (1960s)

• Aug. 4: Full Strength (Disco Night) (1970s)

• Aug. 11: DSB (Journey tribute) (1980s)

Proceeds from sales of raffle tickets at each concert will go to local schools and music-related nonprofits.

For more information, visit

Point Loma and OB sites host Summer Movies in the Park

The 16th season of the Summer Movies in the Park series is underway with free outdoor screenings at locations throughout San Diego County, including several on the schedule in the Point Loma-Ocean Beach area:

• Friday, July 7: “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (rated PG), NTC Park, Liberty Station, Point Loma

• Friday, July 28: “Scoob!” (PG), Dusty Rhodes Park, Ocean Beach

• Saturday, Aug. 5: “The Sandlot,” (PG), Robb Field, Ocean Beach

• Saturday, Aug. 26: “DC League of Super-Pets” (PG), Point Loma Community Park

• Friday, Sept. 1: “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (PG), Ocean Beach Elementary School

• Friday, Sept. 15: “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (PG), Cabrillo Recreation Center, Point Loma

• Friday, Oct. 27: “Hotel Transylvania” (PG), Ocean Beach Elementary School

All movies start at dusk. Organizers recommend bringing a blanket or chair, as well as a jacket. Guests also can bring food and organize a picnic, through food will be for sale in some parks.

For more information, visit

New weekly farmers market opens in Point Loma

The new weekly Point Loma Farmers Market opened June 4, offering fresh produce, pastries and other foods, plus arts and crafts, a children’s educational area, live music and games. There also are a mother’s feeding tent and family changing area.

The farmers market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at Point Loma High School, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd.

The market was founded by Brady Farmer, president of the Devoted to Youth Foundation, a nonprofit that works to help youths and families in need, and the market is a fundraiser for the cause.

For more information, email

Point Loma High valedictorian gets $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

Recent Point Loma High School graduate Asher Christian, valedictorian of the class of 2023, was among more than two dozen San Diego County high school seniors announced as winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Winners of the $2,500 National Merit Scholarships are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college. They are chosen by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors who evaluated information submitted by students and their high schools, including academic records, scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, essays from the students and a recommendation from a high school official. — The San Diego Union-Tribune and Point Loma-OB Monthly

Volunteers are sought to be Ocean Beach ambassadors

The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association and Ocean Beach Town Council are seeking volunteer ambassadors for their Downtown Ocean Beach Ambassador program.

Ambassadors are needed to staff the information booth at Veterans Plaza and stroll the downtown business district, welcoming visitors and locals and providing information to help them explore the area.

The program operates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 2.

The MainStreet Association is seeking people 16 and older to serve two-hour shifts, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers will be accepted and trained throughout the summer, with no deadline to apply.

For more information, visit

Point Loma Lighthouse beach makes ‘honor roll’ for water quality

Point Loma Lighthouse
The beach at the Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument was named to Heal the Bay’s 2022-23 “honor roll” for clean water.
(Milan Kovacevic)

The beach at Point Loma Lighthouse was one of only two beaches statewide given designation on the 2022-23 “honor roll” for clean water in the annual Beach Report Card issued by environmental group Heal the Bay.

In 2021, 50 beaches landed on the honor roll, but unusually wet weather the past winter led to water-quality challenges at California beaches, according to the group. The only other beach to make the honor roll this year was Bean Hollow State Beach in San Mateo County.

The report added that beach water quality was very good during dry weather across the state. Overall, 95 percent of California beaches reviewed by Heal the Bay received letter grades of A or B, based on levels of fecal-indicator bacterial pollution. — City News Service

Yoga studio opens in Point Loma

Yoga Haven SD, a new yoga studio, has opened in Point Loma at 3960 W. Point Loma Blvd.

The studio, which had a grand-opening event May 27, offers daily yoga classes and various membership levels.

For more information, visit

— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


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