Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve got questions, San Diego Bayfair has the answers.

You can reach the office by calling 858-578-7454.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the entrance gates of East Vacation Island/Ski Beach, Crown Point or Fiesta Island.

Active military and reservists get in for free to San Diego Bayfair with valid identification. Spouses attending with active military or reservists receive 50 percent off.

Bring a print out of the ticket to San Diego Bayfair. Volunteers at the entrance of East Vacation Island/Ski Beach, Crown Point or Fiesta Island will exchange the ticket for a wristband.

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San Diego Bayfair takes place within Mission Bay Park and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The main event site, East Vacation Island, and Crown Point is generally flat with paved roads and sidewalks for access. Fiesta Island site has limited activities and there are no sidewalks.

Each island has disabled parking, but parking spaces are limited to a first come, first serve basis. If on the grounds and require assistance, please contact a Bayfair volunteer.

Dogs are not permitted at San Diego Bayfair unless they are service animals and have the appropriate documentation.

Smoking is not permitted in Mission Bay Park, per the City of San Diego.

The City of San Diego no longer allows coolers of alcohol through the gates at Bayfair. RVers may have alcohol as long as it is consumed inside the RV.

Beer gardens are available on East Vacation Island and Crown Point. Alcohol is also available in hospitality.

The Vendor Village on East Vacation Island is open to the general public and does not require a ticket. Access to watch the races requires paid admission.

There are designated areas that allow limited viewing for the public, which is under control by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Umbrellas and shade structures are prohibited.

Paid parking is available on Fiesta Island, Crown Point, West Vacation Island and VIP parking on East Vacation Island. Parking can be purchased in advance online or at the parking entrance.

While the use of debit and credit cards is encouraged, San Diego Bayfair and many of its vendors accept cash.