Cat art is not only rad; it’s pawsome! Check out our exhibition of totally cool art featuring our feline friends. What could be more inspiring than seeing cats made larger than life in art?!
POP Cats™ 2023, is a fun-packed experience fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art! You’ll love the adoption catios; artists; music; photo ops; artisans; brands; cat adoptions; and more! A portion of profits benefits participant cat organizations.
Friday, June 23rd, 2023
3pm to 7pm
Saturday, June 24th, 2023
11am to 5pm
Sunday, June 25th, 2023
11am to 5pm
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
The ultimate cat experience!
An immersive world of cattitude
Step into the new world of POP Cats™
Have you ever dreamed of being surrounded by everything cats? Us too! POP Cats™ has turned even more meow-some for it’s 11th edition. Enjoy over 10,000 sq ft of colorful feline-themed atmosphere which will bring out your inner child for a memorable celebration of cats and art!
Immerse yourself in the world of POP Cats™
Catios and Photo Ops
Get ready to be wowed by our vibrant catios, complete with giant cat-food motifs that you’ll love! Each enclosure will be graced with the presence of adorable, adoptable cats brought to you by our local rescues. So come on down and experience the feline frenzy for yourself.
Meet your best friend furever
If you have never been surrounded been surrounded by cats before, this is your opportunity to break the ice and speed-date to meet your future BBF. We team up with local cat organizations to bring in adoptable cats. You will LOVE THEM!
it's BYOC, BABY!
Bring your cat*
Psst, is your cat always up for an adventure? Then your kitty will have a blast at POP Cats™. Your feline friend can explore all the exciting photo-ops, give the paw of approval to all the meow-velous merch, steal the spotlight, and meet cat lovers.
we're all in for a meowtastic time
Cool cats, we love seeing you in costume. Show off your inner cattitude by wearing your fun cat onesie or purrfectly crafted cat cosplay. Get creative. Grab your squad and let’s go✌️
wind down at our gaming zone
Looking for a place to unwind and enjoy some video games with a purr-fect twist? Look no further than Pixelated Meows! Come on down, grab a controller, and let’s have fun!
Cattitude is art
Cat Art Exhibit
Fun with coloring
Our festival has always celebrated felines and art, and this year’s we’re opening up a space where attendees can unleash their creativity. Here you can immerse yourself in coloring. Pick any of our delightful cat-themed drawings that you can take home as a fun souvenir.
Get your temp cattoo!
Punk Cats Cattoo Parlour
*ROAR* Embrace your inner cat and hit up our Cat Punks Cattoo Parlor at POP Cats. We’ve got a limited amount of free temporary cat tattoos for you and your posse, plus a killer selection of cat designs for purchase. So whether you’re a crazy cat lady or a fierce cat punk, we’ve got you covered. Come on down and let’s make epic memories!
Get your cattitude on
If you were dreaming about getting your permanent cat tattoo with an amazing artist, then this is your chance!
Talented artist Morgan Reynolds is back, and she will be joining us at POP Cats™ all weekend long for tattoos. Look for her at POP Cats™, as she will accept walk-ins for cat tattoos!
Express your cattitude
Paint your masterpiece
TRAIN YOUR CAT'S INNER NINJA
DIY Cat Wand Toy
Your cat needs lots of entertainment and what could be more paw-some than making your own cat wand toy for fun times! We will provide you with cool supplies so you can learn how to make your own toy. Your cat will love it!
Check on-site for pricing.
Experience the cattitude!
You will love finding awesome merch from cat food to feline art, cat-centric services to human apparel. Save up, cuz it’s time to stock on cat merch!
Get yourself snacks
It’s the weekend! Refreshments will be available for purchase on-site. We will have a food truck on-site serving tasty meals, beverages and snacks.
Cattitude is life
We have a special musical treat for you; talented duo The Heart will be at POP Cats™ to play amazing pop tunes on Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. You cannot miss it!
We will also be playing indie and pop tunes all weekend long to set the good vibes.
POP Cats™ organizes events that bring the community and cat rescues together to celebrate cats. Our festivals serve as a platform for non-profits to conduct adoption drives, recruit volunteers, and educate. Additionally, we donate a portion of revenue. Your ticket purchases play a crucial role in supporting our community.
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*Promotion does not apply to MERCH and EXPERIENCE BUNDLE tickets or previous ticket purchases.
Yes, we partner with local cat rescues to bring adoptable cats to the event.
Yes, you can bring your cat to the event. A lot of people do. Make sure you review and follow our guidelines. Click here to read our guidelines.
This event is suitable for children 9 years and older.
Child tickets apply to children between ages 4 to 10.
Yes, unless otherwise noted.
During each event we make sure we have vendors that sell food, snacks and beverages.
Yes, our events are wheelchair accessible, unless otherwise noted.
We will be happy to consider you join our squad of on-site and remote volunteers. To apply, visit our Volunteer page here.
Train: the Artifact Events venue is just one block away from the Montrose, Brown Line, train station.
Parking: street parking available on Ravenswood Avenue.
Parking: parking is available at 2101 Winter Street, 77007 or street parking.
Parking: street parking is available on along North Embarcadero, Tuna Harbor, Ruocco Park, Embarcadero Marina Park North and Embarcadero Marina Park South, the Crescent area, Spanish Landing and Shelter Island.
Covered parking is offered at Wyndham San Diego Bayside.
Parking: parking is available on-site. Entrances are on Riverside Dr. and another on Barton Springs Rd. Overflow parking is available at One Texas Center Parking Garage, at the southeast corner of Barton Springs Rd. and S. 1st St.
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Tickets are non-refundable.
Attendees must respect commonsense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Event Management reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the admission of any attendee not in compliance with this policy.
Soliciting of any kind is prohibited.