Edit ModuleShow Tags

Coming Soon: Tomato Battle

Prepare to get sauced on July 14


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).

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Your Guide to the 2019 Holiday Season in San Diego

‘Tis the season to take in twinkling lights, toast with wintry cocktails, and tuck into your favorite holiday treats.

Pop-Up Dinner Inside Life-Size Terrarium Heading to San Diego

Plus South Park is getting a new nonprofit restaurant, Moto Deli reopens, and more San Diego restaurant news

Where to Shop in San Diego on Small Business Saturday

Cross holiday shopping off your to-do list while supporting these discounted local shops and eateries
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags


’Tis the Season for San Diego Fun

Here's where to play and stay this winter in America’s Finest City

We Chat with the Crew behind Hornblower Cruises and Events Aboard the High Spirits Ship

Sponsored by Hornblower
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Problem With Bright Red Tuna
    Many Americans still think bright red tuna means it’s fresher (it’s not)
  2. First Look: Animae
    Puffer Malarkey Restaurants unveil 5.5 million-dollar pan-Asian concept
  3. The Hunt For San Diego's Best Chicken Wings
    How wings became the No. 1 kickoff food in the U.S., and our hunt for the best
  4. Jason Mraz and his Historic Coffee Bean
    The singer and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters unveil the first California-grown Geisha coffee
  5. How San Diego Are You?
    Take our quiz to see where you land on the newcomer to old-timer spectrum
  6. The SoCal (Social Calendar!)
    From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module