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Del Sol Summer Kickoff Celebration

Del Mar and Solana Beach residents will soon be settling into their beach chairs, laying out their towels, and diving head first into icy cool ocean water for summer, but for now, they are counting off the days until the kickoff event of the summer hits: the thirty-fifth anniversary celebration of Fiesta Del Sol. The Fiesta will take place on May 31 and June 1 and is presented by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Belly Up and the City of Solana Beach.

The Fiesta brings a variety of people together, from music lovers, musicians and performers, to families, children, local vendors and businesses – the event gathers quite a large mix of a crowd. Close to 50,000 people were in attendance at last year’s event.

This year’s event will be held at Fletcher Cove Beach Park and will have a myriad of activities to partake in, including two days of music, arts and crafts, a children’s area, shopping specials and food vendors. There will be beer gardens and wine tastings for those looking for a cool beverage, and the Lions Club will return to serve wine and raise money for their charity.

Vendor applications for the Fiesta are currently open. To apply or learn more about the event visit