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News | 6th Sep 2014

San Diego Bayfair 2014

San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing, on September 12 and 13, is a family festival tradition for over 40 years speeds to the finish line.

Recent invites to over 23 individual racing classes and over 150 high competition teams, highlights this year’s exciting speed classic on the waters of Mission Bay Park. The boats, some racing at speeds over 225 miles per hour, come every year to San Diego because of the outstanding race course conditions and summer weather. But it’s the family festival, live entertainment, vendors, great food and beer gardens, fireworks, kid’s fun zone and other family activities, which set the event apart from others, all in San Diego’s jewel, Mission Bay Park.

Bayfair, San Diego’s largest annual family festival and sports competition attracts race fans from all over the world, with over 150,000 spectators in 3 days. Bayfair is famous for its family festival atmosphere (over 1,000 motorhomers), interactive exhibits, vendors and specialty foods, nightly live entertainment and Saturday night fireworks extravaganza, there’s something for everyone in the family. San Diego Bayfair attracts more powerboat racing classes than any other site in the world, and is known as the hallmark event in the nation. The different classes of boats will race on the famed Bill Muncey Memorial Race Course, in honor of the sport’s greatest unlimited driver with 62 unlimited wins. The Bill Muncey race course is the fastest race course in the world.

Over the years, more than 5 million people have enjoyed the races on Mission Bay. Bayfair has grown from just a hydroplane race in 1964 to an event that featured drag boats, international competitors, live music and aerial demonstrations. Boat-racing tours including Formula One tunnel boats, Grand Prix West, P1 USA, Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association and various semi-professional classes have competed at Bayfair.

Bayfair is a nonprofit 501(c)4 event organized and run entirely by volunteers. An eight-member Board of Governors directs and oversees more than 700 volunteers to stage the three-day festival, which takes places each September. More than 500 RV owners, friends and family get the rare opportunity to stay in Mission Bay Park for the festival weekend. The event is featured on national television and in local and national print publications.

Parking Information

  • Crown Point Parking (main parking)
    $10 a day on Crown Point and there are free shuttle buses to take visitors to East Vacation Island/Ski Beach and Fiesta Island. No in and out priviledges allowed.
  • Weekend Crown Point Parking
    $30 for three days on Crown Point. Free shuttle buses will take visitors to East Vacation Island and Fiesta Island. In and out privileges allowed.
  • Fiesta Island Parking
    $10 a day on Fiesta Island. Free shuttle buses will take visitors to East Vacation Island and Crown Point. No in and out privileges allowed.
  • EVI Preferred Parking
    $50 for three days. Parking spaces are available west of Ingraham Street on Vacation Island. Parking is extremely limited and on first-come, first-served basis. In and out privileges allowed.
  • EVI Premier Parking
    $150 for three days. Parking on East Vacation Island/Ski Beach. Spaces are limited. In and out privileges are allowed.

Shuttle Available

Shuttle hours are 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Pickup Locations:

  • Fiesta Island
  • Start – Finish Line
  • Over the line Parking Area
  • EVI – West Side, Bus Stop in Front of EVI
  • EVI – East Side, Bus Stop in Front of Paradise Point
  • Crown Point – In Front Of Ticket Booth

Shuttle to run as follows: Fiesta Island, East Vacation Island, Crown Point.

Shuttles to run every 15 minutes in a continuous circle.

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