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The North Park Festival of Arts is coming

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The heart of North Park will once again host the annual Festival of Arts, now in its 20th year. The one-day festival will feature art, music, dance performances, craft beer tasting and food. On the music front, the recently announced Mariachi El Bronx will join headliners Pounded by the Surf, Steve Poltz and Vokab Kompany and a long list of other performers. Proceeds from the festival benefit North Park Main Street, a nonprofit that promotes and supports the revitalization of the North Park Business Improvement District. - Michael James Rocha, U-T 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Centered at the intersection of 30th Street and University Avenue. Free. northparkmainstreet.com (Arlene Ibarra)

Calling all art-loving, beer-drinking, music fans in San Diego! These things and many more will unite at the 20th annual North Park Festival of Arts from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.

The epic North Park Fest, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will feature a live art display in which artists will create one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the duration of the day. The live art sector will showcase pieces of all types, from spray painted art on large items, like old cars and dumpsters, to smaller painted works on canvas.

While you peruse the festival enjoying live art, stop by the Waypoint Craft Beer Block for unlimited tasters from 30 different local craft breweries. Some of the participating breweries include Council Brewing Co., Fall Brewing Co., Modern Times Beer, 101 Cider House, Boochcraft and Stone Brewing Co.

The festival will also feature live dance and music performances on eight different stages. Enjoy sounds from local musicians including Juicebox, Piracy Conspiracy, Steve Poltz, Vokab Kompany, The Verigolds, Hills Like Elephants and Gave Vega, to name a few.

Families can also check out the kids art block which features interactive art activities for all ages to partake in.

Admission to the festival is free. Tickets are $30 for the Craft Beer Block for either the afternoon (noon to 4 p.m.) or evening (5 to 9 p.m.) sessions. Attendees must be 21-and-up to be granted entry to the Craft Beer Block.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit northparkmainstreet.com

The festival will be centered at the intersection of 30th Street and University Aveenue and span to surrounding blocks.

Source: DiscoverSD