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Coming Soon: Tomato Battle

Prepare to get sauced on July 14


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On the last Wednesday of every August, the streets of Bunol, Spain are filled with tomato-hurling revelers from all around the world, leaving the small town with a thick coat of red everywhere you look. The messy, iconic food fight, known as La Tomatina, originated in 1945 and now attracts anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 participants.

Sound like a good time to you? If you can’t make the trip to Spain, you’re in luck because a festival modeled after the legendary La Tomatina is now coming to San Diego. Replete with up to 80,000 pounds of tomatoes, Tomato Battle will be held a few miles east of downtown at Market Creek Events and Venues on July 14th. Beginning at noon, the event will feature local bands, a beer garden, costume contest, and of course, tomato-flinging aplenty!

If you’re worried about the waste of tomatoes, fret not—all tomatoes used are past ripe, which means they can’t be sold and would be thrown away anyway. So bring a pair of goggles and a change of clothes and enjoy the festival guilt-free!

Market Creek Events and Venues
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego CA 92114

21+, $50 tickets (click here).

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