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Canceled for 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Maritime Museum of San Diego has decided to cancel this year's Chocolate Festival that was scheduled for Saturday April 12 & Sunday April 13, 2014. We're as heartbroken as the visitors who have come to enjoy this event year after year. The Chocolate Festival will be back next year, better than ever.

Until then, the Maritime Museum is looking forward to many other upcoming events, including celebrations to mark the expansion of our fleet to include a Vietnam War-era Swift Boat and the much-anticipated Spanish galleon San Salvador.


Sponsored by
Mars Chocolate North America

An event for all ages. Vendors focusing on chocolate edibles, fun & crafts for kids including making their own chocolate pizza, demonstrations and many other interesting activities.

Chocolate Ambassadors will be onsite to demonstrate the historical bean-to-beverage story of 18th-century chocolate using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots and stirrers throughout the day. Observers will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience chocolate as it was enjoyed in early America at every demonstration by sampling American Heritage Chocolate® drink. American Heritage Chocolate® is an authentic historic chocolate recipe made by Mars Chocolate North America.


Festival Activities - Children

  • Play games and win prizes
  • Scavenger hunt w/ prizes
  • Build your own Chocolate pizza

Festival Activities - Adults

  • Experience chocolate at our vendor booths
  • Chocolate creation demo's
  • Kitchen tricks with chocolate
  • Culinary demonstrations starts at noon.
  • Wine & Chocolate pairing
  • Beer & Chocolate pairing

Vendor opportunities: click here for vendor application.

Or pay online with your Credit Card: click here for online vendor application.

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