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INSIDE! TASTE OF NORTH PARK 3 NEW TO THE TASTE OF NORTH PARK 5 ART 7 MAKERS 8 WHERE TO WATCH! 11 LIVING NORTH PARK 12 NORTH PARKTHURSDAY MARKET 15 MUSIC 17 HISTORY 18 PARKING + GETTING TO NORTH PARK 21 ANNUAL EVENTS 23 NORTH PARK MAP 24 FOLLOW US 25
COVER ARTIST: KIM CURRAN IMAGE CREDIT: (RIGHT) JIM SLOAN
TASTE OF NORTH PARK Saturday, October 12 11am-3pm Our favorite fall event is upon us! The 2019 Taste of North Park is an amazing day in the community to soak up all that our neighborhood has to offer, while sampling small bites from local restaurants & breweries. This event sells out every year, with a limited number of day-of tickets available. This is a canâ€™t miss event! For more information visit ExploreNorthPark.com
ORIGINAL 40 BREWING COMPANY
NEW TO THE TASTE OF NORTH PARK
NEW TO THE TASTE OF
NORTH PARK There’s a reason our neighborhood has had so many new businesses coming in this year, with plenty of delicious restaurants newly opened! The Taste of North Park is the perfect opportunity to have a sneak peek taste at each. >> LOUISIANA PURCHASE >> MAX & DEMETRI’S >> NORTH PARK BREAKFAST COMPANY >> NORTHSIDE SHACK >> THE ORIGINAL 40 BREWING COMPANY >> SIAMO NAPOLI >> TRVLR COFFEE ROASTER
ARTIST: KAORI FUKUYAMA
ART The streets of North Park come alive with its signature urban art scene, with everything from hand-painted electrical boxes to Instagram worthy murals lining the streets at every corner. One walk around the neighborhood and your artistic side will be instantly inspired! University Ave. & Ray Street is home to the newest installation from artist Kaori Fukuyama, that transforms with the setting sun. @Kaori_Fukuyama
MAKERS Hello Birdie is a boutique nail art & lash extension salon that has called North Park home for years. Owner Cindy Cate has turned this salon into a premier location for the most intricate nail art and unrecognizable lashes! You’ll want to make sure you have an appointment to Hello Birdie as their artists are in high demand! For the Taste of North Park on 10/12, Hello Birdie will be exclusively offering complimentary nail art for the guests of the event! Enjoy a quick “mini mani” with fun nail art to get your own “taste” of the Hello Birdie experience! They will also be offering a 10% discount for any clients that book a future appointment at the event! @HelloBirdieLab
The NFL regular season is upon us and itâ€™s time to plan out your go-to spot for Sunday football! North Park is home to a variety of sports bars all willing to take your Sunday Funday up a notch. The great thing about all of these bars? Perfect walking distance from each other to switch it up during half time!
TRUE NORTH TAVERN
WHERE TO WATCH! >>> True North Tavern
California Tap Room (Eagle Headquarters) U-31 / Redwing Working Class West Coast Tavern
LIVING NORTH PARK Walkability, walkabilityâ€Ś everything you need is within walking distance in North Park, including our weekly California Certified Farmers Market. Unique boutiques, trendy craft breweries, and some of San Diegoâ€™s best dining is all a short walk away! The Broadstone North Park Apartments appeal to a range of lifestyles and needs within San Diego. Whether you lounge at the pool or work out a sweat at the gym, any local would feel lucky to live at the Broadstone Apartments. @BroadstoneNP
NORTH PARK THURSDAY MARKET Every Thursday on North Park Way (behind the North Park Theatre & 30th St.) from 3-7:30pm youâ€™ll find our California Certified Farmers Market filled with local farmers, prepared foods & local artisans, all set to a DJ or live music! Do you live local and want to receive weekly coupons & offers from the market? Text NPMARKET to 474747 to join our weekly offers! Save the date for a spooky good time on Halloween! Join us Thursday, October 31st for a special Halloween Thursday Market! @ShopNorthParkMarket @ExploreNorthPark
MUSIC Live music is a huge part of the artistic culture of North Park, whether itâ€™s played by up and coming bands in local bars, or big name artists coming to the Observatory North Park. You canâ€™t help but be in awe upon walking into the Observatory, with its plush interior and brilliantly preserved sense of history, dating back to 1929. This intimate venue is a must for live music lovers. Check out all of the upcoming shows www.ObservatorySD.com @ObservatoryNorthPark
HISTORY “With its vintage facade shining brightly in the middle of University Avenue, the Observatory North Park Theatre is one of the most iconic relics of North Park’s vintage charm and fascinating history.” - Katherine Hon www.ObservatorySD.com
PARKING + GETTING TO NORTH PARK PARKING The North Park Garage on 29th St. offers 386 spaces ready for use 24/7. At just $1/hour during the day and $5 after 6pm, it’s one of the best values in the area. From the rooftop you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the mid-city and on a clear day, even a glimpse of the city skyline. WALKING North Park is an easily walkable neighborhood, with the main action residing at the University Ave. and 30th St. cross street. Head north or south for only a mile to reach all of the exciting businesses we have to offer! DRIVING There’s no hassle parking at the 29th St. parking garage, which is only $1 per hour during the day, with plenty of additional street parking. If you’re heading over a short way from the Lafayette, an Uber/Lyft is a less than 5 min. drive! BIRD The hot new way to get around town, pick up a Bird Scooter simply by downloading the app! An easy way to get through the neighborhood and it’s extremely fun!
YOU WONâ€™T WANT TO MISS OUT ON (WE PROMISE!) THURSDAY MARKET // EVERY THURSDAY
DAY OF THE DEAD FEST
The Thursday Market is open every Thursday from 3PM to 7:30PM on North Park Way, rain or shine! The Market features roughly +45 independent vendors presenting fresh, locally grown, seasonal, and organic produce and flowers, as well as handmade arts and crafts, and tempting selections of gourmet food.
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SDCCU FESTIVAL OF ARTS // MAY
Spend the day with family and friends exploring the historic and hip North Park neighborhood on University Avenue between 30th and 32nd Street. This free festival has grown into a local tradition that includes unique art, vendor booths, live graffiti art demonstrations, fabulous food, craft beer, and exciting live music performances spread across several stages.
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TASTE OF NORTH PARK // OCTOBER
The Taste of North Park combines more than 40 restaurants, microbreweries, local galleries, and boutiques who open their doors on a Saturday afternoon and spill out onto the sidewalks with tantalizing sample cuisine.
TOYLAND PARADE // DECEMBER www.toylandparade.com
Unwrap some magic during the holiday season and partake in festive fun at the annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festival. North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up and delight in San Diegoâ€™s most joyful parade.
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