San Diego's KAABOO Festival Relocating To Petco Park Starting In 2020

September 15, 2019

After a successful fifth year at its original home at the Del Mar Fairgrounds & Racetrack, San Diego-based KAABOO music, art and cultural festival has announced it will relocated to downtown's Petco Park starting in 2020.

The San Diego Padres have reached a multi-year agreement with KAABOO - Southern California’s largest music, comedy, art and culinary festival - and beginning in September 2020 the event will be hosted at its new home at Petco Park in downtown San Diego. KAABOO Del Mar, which wraps its 2019 edition tonight with a set by Mumford and Sons and Duran Duran, is now known as KAABOO San Diego. The weekend long event will celebrate its sixth festival with a move to America’s finest ballpark and its surrounding venues on September 18-20, 2020, featuring a variety of headlining music performers of varying genres and entertainment throughout the weekend.

"As the KAABOO brand and our live event properties continue to grow and evolve, it’s imperative that we continue to deliver an unparalleled experience for our guests by holding KAABOO in a world-class venue with exceptional room for growth," explaned KAABOO Managing Partner Jason Felts during an onsite presentation before media on the last day of the 2019 event. "The location of Petco Park and its surrounding venues in downtown San Diego provides fans and artists alike the opportunity to enjoy everything that the vibrant metro area has to offer. We couldn’t be more ecstatic about this partnership and our relocation."

KAABOO San Diego will utilize various areas inside and surrounding Petco Park, including the playing field, Sycuan Stage at the Park, Lexus Premier Lot, and the Tailgate Lot. The festival will uphold its "five senses under the sun" formula featuring a world-class musical lineup and hilarious comedians performing on numerous stages throughout Petco Park and surrounding area. The organizer assure they will continue their commitment toward exhibiting a large display of contemporary art exhibits, culinary demonstrations and upscale food and drink options, as well as a variety of personal indulgences.

"As part of the continued expansion of our concert and events lineup, we are extremely excited to welcome one of the largest and most successful festival experiences in the country, KAABOO San Diego, to Petco Park," said Erik Greupner, Padres President of Business Operations. "Our venue and the downtown Ballpark District offer the perfect setting for an event of this magnitude and further establishes Petco Park as the premier entertainment destination in Southern California. We look forward to hosting an unforgettable and amazing weekend in the heart of downtown."

Since launching in 2014, the KAABOO festival has since expanded to Arlington, Texas, where it takes place inside Dallas Cowboy's AT&T Stadium, and also hosted a sold-out event in the Cayman Islands this past March.

In celebration of KAABOO San Diego’s new look and home, KAABOO is offering reduced priced tickets starting tonight. For more information and to purchase passes, visit