Saturday, May 18 @ Tuna Harbor Dockside Market

Join us on the pier for a very special edition of Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, the pride of the Port and San Diego’s popular open-air seafood market!

  • Enjoy dazzlingly fresh, locally caught seafood—whole, cut, or prepared in delicious fish sandwiches, fish tacos, and more

  • Meet Tuna Harbor’s longtime fishing families, who have made their livelihoods here for generations harvesting wild seafood from California’s pristine and bountiful waters

  • Sample chef-prepared seafood tastings from Ironside Fish & Oyster

  • Explore a variety of educational exhibits from California Sea Grant, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, San Diego City College and various historical societies

  • This is a family-friendly event! Children and adults can get up close to San Diego's native marine life at 'touch tanks' and learn about how sustainable fishing practices consider ocean habitats and marine ecosystems

Will we see you there? RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite to let others know you’re going.

Why buy local?

Choosing to consume locally-fished seafood supports San Diego fishing families and coastal communities, and it ensures that fishing remains a viable industry for future generations of San Diego fishermen. Buying directly from fishermen keeps your money circulating in the local economy. Tuna Harbor Dockside Market upholds the highest standards of environmentally-friendly fishing practices and harvest only local, wild-caught seafood.

Photos by Colin Leibold, Sam Wells, Margaret Chiu, Jason Houston and Stephanie Pelayo

This event is proudly hosted by San Diego Food System AllianceSlow Food Urban San DiegoCalifornia Sea Grant and Tuna Harbor Dockside Market.

About Tuna Harbor Dockside Market

“Once hailed as the Tuna Capital of the World, San Diego's fishing industry has enjoyed something of a renaissance since the launch of Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. Operating year-round, rain or shine, every Saturday from 8am onwards, crowds line up for dazzlingly fresh, locally-caught seafood at the weekly open-air pop-up fishermen's market just off Harbor Lane near Seaport Village. There, [local fishermen] man pop-up booths selling their catch to between 450 and 550 people each week. Depending on the season, customers can load up on everything from live sea urchin, spot prawn and box crabs to rock cod, opah, halibut and various tuna species.” —A Rising Tide: San Diego Chefs Are Celebrating Local Fishermen, EATER San Diego

"Tuna Harbor Dockside Market is the best thing to happen to San Diego fishing in decades, and it's one of the most exciting things happening in our city right now. The Dockside Market represents the convergence of fishermen, fishery science and consumers... it stands to breed new fishermen, to help sustain our fisheries and to educate consumers on the delectable but unknown seafood that lives just off our coast." —Tuna Harbor Dockside Market Reinvigorates San Diego Fishing Industry, Edible San Diego


Tuna Harbor Dockside Market is located at 879 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

  • A - Metered parking is available in the small parking lot closest to the market directly across the Embarcadero

  • B - Metered parking is available in the larger parking lot north of the market, between Ruocco Park and the USS Midway. A short walk down the Embarcadero gets you to the market

  • C - Metered street parking is available along Kettner Blvd, about 0.3 miles from the market. A short walk through Downtown gets you to the market

  • D - Paid parking is available in the lots around Seaport Village