City Gates Events

City Gates Events



About Us

City Gates Events is owned and operated by Patricia and Brett Keller. Patty and Brett learned the detailed process of effective event management while under the tutelage of Brian and Kandy Roth (former Kennedy and Associates owners in San Diego County),and began full management of various north San Diego County street fairs and art festivals in 2012.

They brought over a decade of combined festival management experience as they opened the gates to City Gates Events in the fall of 2021. Beginning in 2012 in Del Mar with the Taste of Del Mar and Artisan Stroll, their events in San Diego County have served clients in several cities – Cardiff (Cardiff Dog Days of Summer), Carlsbad/La Costa area (Art Rhythm and Wine at The Forum), San Marcos (San Marcos Spring Fling, San Marcos Harvest Fest and Street Fair, San Marcos Artisan Markets), Encinitas (Encinitas Oktoberfest), Vista (Vista Strawberry Festival) and in Carlsbad (juried fine arts festival Carlsbad Art in the Village) as well as a series of juried artisan markets (the Carlsbad Makers Market/Crafter’s Showcase). In 2022 City Gates expanded into Orange County with the management of the Redo Vintage and Makers' Market in Dana Point. And for 2023 - City Gates is excited to be partnering for the first time with the Escondido Downtown Business Association to put on the Escondido Street Festivall in May.

City Gates Events has as it's goal to produce high-quality festivals designed to bring the community together, create connections, and encourage commerce - a winning combination for all involved. #communityconnectioncommerce


  • Street fairs/festivals
  • Juried fine art events
  • Juried artisan makers markets
  • Farmers markets