San Diego County Fair

History: Attendance Milestones

Top Ten Attendance Dates in History

Rank Day Date Year Attendance Grandstand Artist
1 Friday July 3 1998 101,867 Van Halen
2 Monday July 3 1995 101,096 Brandy
3 Friday July 3 1992 98,925 Richard Marx
4 Sunday July 3 2016 96,501 Calibre 50
5 Sunday July 3 2005 93,979 Lupillo Rivera
6 Thursday July 4 2013 93,745 Happy Together Tour and fireworks
7 Friday July 3 2015 92,948 Kansas
8 Wednesday July 4 2012 92,407 "Weird Al" Yankovic and fireworks
9 Saturday July 2 2016 92,225 Kool & The Gang
10 Sunday July 2 2000 90,406 Banda Cuisillos


Annual Attendance — Last 10 Years

Number
of Days
Year Attendance
(*indicates year in which
an attendance record was set)
Average Per Day
26 2016 1,609,481 (highest attendance in history) 61,903
25 2015 1,503,508 60,140
24 2014 1,457,130 60,714
24 2013 1,425,200 59,383
24 2012 1,517,508* 63,229
22 2011 1,412,113* 64,187 (highest per-day average attendance)
22 2010 1,338,500* 60,841
22 2009 1,274,442* 57,929
21 2008 1,235,698 58,843
22 2007 1,265,997* 57,545

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