For one weekend in September tens of thousands of EDM fans assemble in downtown San Diego’s Waterfront Park for a weekend of partying, dancing, and synth beats. CRSSD Festival is San Diego’s premier biannual house and techno music festival. The two-day music festival is held on September 29 – 30 at San Diego’s Waterfront Park overlooking the gorgeous San Diego Bay.

EDM in San Diego at the CRSSD Festival

The festival has three stages set against the backdrop of the bay playing the best EDM artists. This year’s’ lineup features more than 40 artists, and the headliners include Duke Dumont, Anti Up, Kiiara, Mija, and many more making it one of the best EDMs festivals outside of festival season.

Each stage at the CRSSD Festival San Diego has its own unique element and aesthetic, making the festival just as much about art as it is about the music. The Palms stage is one of the smaller stages, but aesthetically is the most unique. This stage is decorated with emerald green foliage turning the DJ booth into a jungle. The headliners performing on this stage this year include Dusky and Mija.

The Palms stage shines in stark contrast to the nearby City Steps stage, which takes on a much darker aesthetic. This stage features DJs clad in all black playing minimal synth beats and acid house music. The headliners performing on City Steps this year include John DigWeed and Nina Kraviz.

The largest stage at the festival is the Ocean View stage. This stage has beautiful views of the gigantic naval ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego against the backdrop of the bay. Many of the festivals main acts will play this stage, including Duke Dumont and Bob Moses.

Tickets to the festival range from $135 – $155 and the event is 21+. Local food vendors are set up inside the venue along with craft cocktails, craft beer, and sunsets on the bay.

Staying in San Diego

If you are attending the CRSSD Festival San Diego, be sure to check out our vacation homes. We offer cozy one bedroom cottages perfect for couples as well as large homes for a group of friends. All of our homes are just a short drive from the waterfront park and are the ideal place to go back to after a long day of dancing. For more information on our vacation rentals, please contact us and we will help you find the perfect home for your vacation.