Star-Studded San Diego Paella, Wine & Beer Festival Returns To Embarcadero On May 13 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

April 23, 2017

The Paella, Wine & Beer Festival returns to San Diego's Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday, May 13, from 1-6pm for a day centered around Spain's most famous dish paired with amazing wine, local craft beer, sangria and cocktails, and featuring live music, dancing and celebrity appearances, including Mario Lopez and MasterChef Claudia Sandoval. In addition to raffling off 2 tickets for one lucky reader, we also have promo codes for the top savings on passes in town to this always-entertaining event.

The 3rd annual San Diego Paella, Wine & Beer Festival will transport attendees to Spain during this a celebration of paella - a saffron-infused rice dish that marries bold flavors and delightful textures. Combined with a variety of meats, shellfish and vegetables, paella was originally a peasant's meal cooked over an open fire in the fields and eaten directly from the pan using wooden spoons. The dish takes its name from the wide shallow pan that it is cooked in, traditionally called the paella or paellera.

This year, more than 60 paella teams will compete to see who makes the best in the Cali-Baja region with local and international chefs serving unlimited samples of over 80 paella concoctions and tapas, including vegan and vegetarian options. The winning team will travel to Spain to represent California in the Sueca worldwide championship. The event will also attempt to take on the challenge of obtaining the USA record of the largest paella ever. Ticket holders will also get the chance to sample local, Spanish, and Baja-region wines, craft beers, sangria, cocktails and spirits, as well as watch and dance along to live music with Flamenco and Spanish Rock. There will also be an after party where ticket holders can enjoy live music and DJs.

General admission tickets to the San Diego Paella Wine & Food Festival are currently $45 and includes unlimited food, wine, and beer samples, but promo code SDVILLE gets you in for $40 even after prices increase. Food only passes are $40, which includes unlimited food, but promo code SDVILLEDD gets them for $37. The VIP experience is $125 per person and includes unlimted paella tastings, tapas, bottomless drink tastings, private restrooms, a commemorative wine glass and VIP entrance into the venue, as well as a dedicated on-site host team. Promo code SDVILLEVIP saves $10 per VIP ticket. Get your passes online in advance, as ticket prices increase on the day of the event if available.

For more information on the San Diego Paella, Wine & Food Festival and to purchase passes, visit, and check out the promo video below for scenes from last year.