The historic community of Bankers Hill will celebrate local business and the new season with the second annual Bankers Hill Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Designed to showcase Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood, the Bankers Hill Fall Festival is a walk-around event inviting all ages to explore ten blocks along Fifth and Fourth Avenue. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the event organizer, the Bankers Hill Business Group.
Beginning at 1 p.m., attendees can visit the architecturally stunning St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral at Fifth and Nutmeg to pick up maps displaying a trail of participating businesses offering local tastes, wellness demos, one-day shopping specials and other surprises. More than thirty neighborhood businesses including restaurants, fitness studios, boutiques, spas and art galleries will showcase their fare and wares inside their doors and upon sidewalks; streets will remain open to traffic and offer plentiful parking. Shuttle service along Fifth Avenue will be provided at no cost.
Attendees will taste the flavors of eateries including Cucina Urbana, Barrio Star, Corner Drafthouse, Wetstone Wine Bar, Parc Bistro, Pizzicato, Juice Alchemy, James Coffee and The WestBean Coffee Roasters, whilewWellness centers such as Orangetheory Fitness, Club Pilates, Sojourn Healing Collective and Reiki Room SD will offer health-minded demos. Additional businesses including Thread + Seed, Sew Loka, V Collective, Plush Salon, Broadstone Balboa Park, Denise Barrow Salon and Spa, St. Paul’s Senior Services, North Island Credit Union, Edward Jones Investments and Inscriptu will open their doors and introduce San Diegans to more exciting features of the neighborhood, while galleries including Danielle Zhang Art and Pilar Paintings will welcome guests to peruse their works.
“Bankers Hill has continued to welcome new businesses into our district throughout the past few years, and new residents are following suit by moving into the area as well. We look forward to showcasing all that our growing community has to offer at this year’s Bankers Hill Fall Festival,” said Jake Sutton, co-founder of the Bankers Hill Business Group.
Tucked between Downtown San Diego and Hillcrest, Bankers Hill has seen an increase in residents and commercial growth in the form of new restaurants, boutiques, fitness studios and more in recent years. The neighborhood is also noted for its collection of late 19th century architecture, sweeping views of San Diego Bay and two of San Diego’s historic pedestrian bridges: the swinging Spruce Street Suspension Bridge and the Quince Street Bridge above the Maple Canyon Open Space Trail.
Bankers Hill Fall Festival tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 the week of the event, and can be purchased here.
About the Bankers Hill Business Group
The Bankers Hill Business Group is partially funded by the City of San Diego’s Micro District Program and is managed solely by volunteer business owners within Bankers Hill. The group’s mission is to promote and advocate for area businesses and increase awareness of Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood.
The Bankers Hill Business Group meets monthly and hosts two annual events: The Bankers Hill Arts and Craft Beer Festival in spring and the Bankers Hill Fall Festival. Visit www.bankershillbusinessgroup.com or connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BankersHillBG or Instagram at @VisitBankersHill.