San Diego Bayfair has a rich history on Mission Bay with the first race staged in 1964. Thanks to the foresight of city leaders and the legendary hydroplane racer Bill Muncey, the race is the crown jewel of the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series.
Bayfair started out as simply a hydroplane race and has grown into what one newspaper columnist described as “a three-ring circus” on the water. That description couldn’t be more apt as there is nonstop action on the water and land.
The modern-day Bayfair features hydroplanes, offshore boats, tunnels and numerous other classes of boat racing. In recent years, the vendor village on East Village has been expanded to include an entertainment stage and a kids’ zone that features slides, jumpers and bubble rollers.
Planned additions for 2013 Bayfair include a small microbrew festival on East Vacation Island and an action-sports event on Fiesta Island.
Explore our website as it provides lots of information about Bayfair to make your weekend memorable.
Photo by Mark McLaughlin