Hillcrest CityFest 2023 returns on Sunday, Aug. 13

The summer arts and music festival is expected to bring 150,000+ visitors to the community.

A crowd of people watching a performance at CityFest in Hillcrest

A celebration of all things Hillcrest.

Photo courtesy of Hillcrest Business Association

Hillcrest is getting ready to party — CityFest will return to the heart of the community on Sunday, Aug. 13, 12-11 p.m. This free, outdoor event takes over Fifth Avenue and spans nine blocks near the beloved Hillcrest sign, celebrating the local businesses and people who give this neighborhood its identity.

Want to join the fun? Here’s what you can expect at CityFest 2023:

  • 20+ hours of live entertainment on two stages on University and Robinson avenues including DJs, live bands, and dance parties
  • A Kids’ Pavilion with rides, drag storytime, and activities
  • Local vendors selling food, arts, crafts, and more
  • Beer gardens and cocktail bars; peep the drink list

Planning on attending? Parking is limited, but MTS bus and Trolley routes can get you there. Or, pedal to the fun — this year there will be a bike corral at Anderson Place between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

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