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Taste N Tinis 2016

Save the date – December 8, 2016, 4pm – 9pm.

Celebrate the Holidays in Hillcrest

Our annual classic cocktail party is right around the corner for all you holiday goers. San Diego’s most beloved neighborhood is serving up a festive way to spend the holiday season. Spend this holiday season celebrating with your friends, that special someone, or just a girl’s night out. Take a walk through the iconic neighborhood of Hillcrest with your friends, as you enjoy delicious food, decadent desserts and holiday seasoned inspired martinis. We have retail locations throughout the neighborhood serving specialty martinis and restaurants complimenting them with tasty samplings.

Tickets for this holiday event are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. The first 250 ticket purchasers will receive a collectible martini glass with our Taste N’ Tinis logo.

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Nightmare on Normal Street 2016

Save the date for Nightmare on Normal Street– October 29, 2016, 6:00pm-11:00pm at the intersection of University Ave. and Normal St.


Experience the Carnival of Creepy Curiosities
The highly anticipated ”Nightmare on Normal Street” Halloween street party is taking place on October 29, 2016. Come join us for a scary good time and enjoy the biggest dance party celebration. If you are in San Diego this is the place to be and you don’t want to miss out! There will be late night live entertainment, multiple costume competitions with sassy judges, and two gigantic bars. If that doesn’t convince you, then maybe a Complimentary Hosted Cocktail Hour between 6PM – 7PM (for the first 300 guest) will.
The evening’s chills and thrills include:
* An “American Idol” style costume competition with local celebrity guest judges and prizes
* Rich’s Nightclub Sponsored, Main Stage with local DJs
* Food trucks with delicious assortments
* Massive Block Party with an outdoor dance floor
Tickets are on sale now and are just $15 for general admission. Eat, drink and be scary with our VIP pass for $45, which includes lounge seating, and private stage viewing, one complimentary food item, two cocktails, and private restrooms.


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As San Diego’s colorful and urban epicenter, Hillcrest is the place to eat, shop, play and stay. Whether it’s a just another Sunday and you’re looking for that bottomless mimosa or you’re hoping to attend the next big event in Hillcrest, Fabulous Hillcrest will get you there!

Re-Imagine Normal Street


Hillcrest is re-imagining Normal Street with four days of free family fun starting Thursday May 12th and ending with the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday May 15th.  We will be transforming Normal Street into a car free public space and opening up the street to pedestrians and cyclists.

The event will kick off on Thursday May 12th, 6pm-10pm with a Pechakucha Night where planners and creatives share their ideas in 20 images for 20 seconds each. On Friday May 13th, 6pm-11pm we will be hosting an event for the whole family with our Bike-In movie featuring Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster classic, E.T. On Saturday May 14th Hillcrest Brewing Company presents their Hillcrest Craft Beer Crawl from 2pm-6pm followed by a free concert under the stars at Re-imagine Normal Street from 6pm-10pm. On Sunday May 15th things will resume their natural order as we set up for the Hillcrest Farmers Marketfrom 9am-2pm. We will be launching a crowd sourcing campaign on IndieGoGO on May 12th to help raise funds to make our public space a reality!

Fabulous Deals

Adam & Eve
$5 gift with minimum $50 purchase, free gift at minimum $100 purchase. Valid while supplies last, must present this coupon at time of purchase. Cannot be combined with other discounts and promotions.

Artist & Craftsman
Strathmore and Borden & Riley brand pads 50% off list, Gamblin Oil Paints 40% off list, Princeton and Daler Rowney brand paint brushes 50% off list, Frederix stretched canvases 60% off list, Golden Acrylic paint 40% off list (through Feb 12 only)
We also always offer a 10% student/teacher discount with valid ID.

Beauty by Dolly
Mention the “Hillcrest Business Association” when you come in and receive $10 Brows or $30 Brazilian in February!

AIDS Walk & Run 2015

This year the HBA is putting together a team to help raise funds and we would like to invite you to be apart of this team building experience. You can join us by running or walking, we will have representatives in each race. If you are unable to race you can also make a donation on behalf of the HBA AIDS walk team, please contact me for details at or you can visit the website- AIDS WALK & RUN SAN DIEGO.*