SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off



SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off brings more than twenty thousand people from San Diego and beyond to the intersection of 32nd Street & Thorn in San Diego's hip North Park neighborhood. The heart of this event is rooted in community supporting their favorite businesses and local elementary school.

Over the past 10 years, SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off grown into a SoCal not-to-be-missed event, not to mention bragging rights for local chefs. We generate coverage from dozens of local and state-wide press outlets each year, including high profile event calendars and television segments. This event brings in patrons who are looking to spend money, have a great time and enjoy food, beer, music, and shopping, while being a part of a cool community. 

Your support as a sponsor will link you to these patrons, our other business and individual supporters, and our dynamic elementary school circle. We are excited to invite you into the SoNo Fest family.


For more information about 2019 Sponsorships, please contact Jean Rivaldi ( or Serena Patterson (

All proceeds benefit McKinley Foundation, the non-profit organization serving McKinley Elementary School, located in the southern end of North Park. The funds raised by SoNo Fest make it possible for all 600+ students at McKinley Elementary to experience a full art program, gardening, dance, language, theater and more. Without the support of our generous sponsors and the rest of our SoNo Fest community, these programs would not be available to our students.


Previous SoNo Fest sponsors have included: