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Vending and Performing

SDUPD Code Section 8.05

San Diego Bay Fisheye aerial view

Vending and Performing

The San Diego Unified Port District (Port) is responsible for the public tidelands of San Diego Bay. The Port has created reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on performing and vending to ensure the safety of vendors, performers, customers and their audience, and the general public. Port District Code (SDUPD Code Section 8.05) addresses commercial, business, and First Amendment activities in its jurisdiction. 

To ensure safe usage of Port parks, the Port has 10 Designated Areas with a total of 76 allotted spaces, available to the public on a first come, first served basis. The spaces are available from sunrise to sunset.

The allowable activities in designated areas can be found in SDUPD Code Section 8.05 

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For questions and additional information, please contact the Parks & Recreation department at

See documents below for breakout maps of the Port’s 10 designated areas: