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Crowds flocked to the 2012 Fiesta Street Festival in downtown San Clemente. File photo
Crowds flocked to the 2012 Fiesta Street Festival in downtown San Clemente. File photo

San Clemente Times

The Fiesta Street Festival returns to Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente, Sunday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce’s 60th annual event will feature food and game booths by 36 local nonprofit organizations, live music atop three stages, dance and martial arts performances, an arts and crafts show, business expo, a classic car and motorcycle show and more.

There will also be plenty of fun for kids including face painting, roaming clowns, balloon artists, a petting zoo and multiple inflatable bounce house attractions.

Back and spicier than ever, the Salsa Challenge once again invites the city’s finest salsa makers to compete for top honors in six divisions. A panel of judges and voting by the public will determine the winners of the Best Tasting Salsa, Best Decorated Booth and People’s Choice awards in both individual and restaurant categories. Public tasting will begin at 10 a.m. and winners will be announced at 4 p.m.

Other fun contests for all ages will include hula hooping, jump roping, tortilla toss, Costco Diaper Derby, piñatas, the Rocket Fizz Soda & Candy Shop Bubble Gum Blowing Contest and pie, pickle and Baskin Robbins Brain Freeze ice cream eating contests.

Admission is free and free parking and shuttle service will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from San Clemente High School, 700 Avenida Pico.

Call the Chamber office at 949.492.1131 for more information about the event or to find out how to become a sponsor or exhibitor.

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