ANNOUNCEMENT:IT IS WITH GREAT SORROW AND REGRET THAT WE MUST ANNOUNCE THAT SAN DIEGO OPEN AIR MARKET, INC. IS CANCELLED. THIS IS A DEVASTATING TURN OF EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY, THE ART COMMUNITY, OUR VENDORS, OUR INVESTORS, AND US. SAN DIEGO OPEN AIR MARKET. INC. WAS OUR PASSION, AND WE ARE STUNNED AND DISAPPOINTED BY THIS UNEXPECTED AND UNJUSTIFIED TURN OF EVENTS. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED: SAN DIEGO OPEN AIR MARKET, INC. HAD A SIGNED LEASE FOR THE SOUTH WEST QUADRANT AT QUALCOMM STADIUM AND WAS GIVEN A CALENDAR OF RESERVED DATES BY QUALCOMM MANAGEMENT. THIS IS THE CALENDAR INDICATED ON OUR WEBSITE. THE CALENDAR REFLECTS 38 MARKET DATES FROM JANUARY 2013 TO JUNE 2013. THE JULY 2013 THRU DECEMBER 2013 MARKET DATES WERE TO BE GIVEN TO US IN APRIL 2013, TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE 2013 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR SDSU AND THE CHARGERS. ON 11/16/12 ( A FRIDAY NIGHT BEFORE THE HOLIDAY WEEK ) AT 7:30 P.M., THE MANAGEMENT OF QUALCOMM SENT AN EMAIL TO SAN DIEGO OPEN AIR MARKET, INC. INDICATING THAT THEY HAD ( WITH NO PRIOR NOTICE) ASSIGNED OUR SOUTHWEST QUADRANT TO OTHER ENTITIES ON 21 OF OUR 38 RESERVED DATES. THE DECREASED NUMBER OF DATES WOULD NOT ALLOW SAN DIEGO OPEN AIR MARKET, INC. TO PROVIDE THE CONSISTENCY AND CONTINUITY THAT SAN DIEGO OPEN AIR MARKET, INC. HAD PROMISED ITS VENDORS AND WAS GOING TO BE PROMOTING TO THE PUBLIC. ANY AND ALL SENSITIVE VENDOR MATERIALS IN OUR POSSESSION HAVE BEEN MOVED OFFSITE TO A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX. THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF OUR VENDORS HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY THRU THIS ORDEAL. PLEASE SUPPORT US IN OUR EFFORTS TO RESOLVE THIS SITUATION AND RETURN US, OUR VENDORS, AND OUR INVESTORS TO WHOLE. SAN DIEGO OPEN AIR MARKET, INC. HAS CONTACTED AN ATTORNEY AND IS INVESTIGATING ITS LEGAL RECOURSE. UPDATES IN STATUS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE BLOG.
San Diego Open Air Market is a European style open air market offering the best blend of an Art Walk – Street Fair – Food Fest – Antiques & Collectibles Show – and Certified Farmers Market in Southern California. Located at the iconic Qualcomm Stadium, this venue is a weekend destination for tourists and San Diegans alike. Come and celebrate San Diego!
•Over 600 vendor booths featuring the most unique and best San Diego has to offer. Antiques & Collectibles – Jewelry – Art – Clothing – Toys – Hats – Pet Goodies – Pottery – Furniture – Art Glass – Photography – Leather Goods – Tools – Wood Crafts and much, much more! Every market day is a new and different experience.
•Come and taste the delicious variety of cuisines by local food vendors and food trucks There are plenty of tables and chairs shaded with european style market umbrellas where you can relax, slow down, listen to music, and, of course, eat.
•Visit one of San Diego County’s largest Certified Farmers Markets. Here you will find each season’s freshest offerings of organic fruits, vegetables, eggs, and more.
•Discover a wide variety of original art, unique artisans, and items you will find nowhere else. Stroll thru San Diego Open Air Market to the sounds of local musicians, and enjoy imaginative performance artists. Stop by the many activities for kids. Get your face painted or have a local artist create a caricature to keep as a great memory. Enjoy the sight and smell of fresh flowers for sale.
Whether you live in our beautiful community, or just visiting America’s finest city, put San Diego Open Air Market on your list to do!
Support our community and take a moment to visit the nonprofit, school, and church fund raising and information booths. Check the calendar for appearances and schedule.