San Diego Bead & Design Show
The newest and most exciting Bead & Design Show of the year! Located at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina -a beautiful place to shop from a huge selection of beads, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, artistic clothing, handmade accessories, antiquities, and unusual items. Exhibitors include artists, artisans, beadmakers, workshop teachers, and established bead merchants, with a varied and unique collection of products which sets the show apart.
- Held at Sheraton San Diego
- 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
- Dec 15-17, 2023, 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
- 20,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 200 exhibits
- Workshops offered daily at all skill levels.
- $10 admission at door, $8 advanced tickets.
- Special room rates starting at $209 / night at the Sheraton. -- Book a room online!
- Also see Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy for $159 / night -- Book a room online!
- $15 parking -- see details.
Exhibitors are carefully chosen –by invitation and juried application –to include both traditional and contemporary artisans, high-quality merchants, and wholesale suppliers. See exhibitor list.
Workshops, demos, and classes are offered daily, 8am - 9pm. Taught by leading designers and craftspeople in topics such as jewelry design, wirework, gems, bead making, art clay silver, mixed media, chainmaille, and enameling.
Admission is $10, good for all 3 days. Buy advanced tickets online for $8, or at the door for $10. Open to the public, with some exhibitors offering wholesale pricing to registered wholesale buyers. There is no admission charge for youths 17 and under.
Buy Tickets Online
Location and Parking
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is located within the heart of the San Diego harbor, just minutes from San Diego International Airport with complimentary shuttle. Enjoy close proximity to downtown San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo and Petco Park. Featuring five eateries within the hotel to choose from and ample onsite parking, along with a beautiful sprawling outdoor pool complex.
Special room rates starting at $209 / night at the Sheraton. -- Book a room online!
Also see Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy for $159 / night -- Book a room online!
Special onsite $15 day parking at the Sheraton, as well as nearby lots and street parking.
Parking during show hours only, no discounted or free overnight parking. Rates and availability subject to change.
Apply to Exhibit
Since 1992, Bead & Design shows have promoted a wide diversity of exhibitors –with 2500 artisans and tradespeople having traveled from 50 countries to come together and exhibit their work. Bead & Design attendees are numbered in the hundreds of thousands, and growing.
We are confident that each Bead & Design show offers a dynamic business opportunity, and If you have an interest in exhibiting, Apply Online or Contact Us. Early reservation is important –exhibit space is booked in advance.