Dear McKinley Friends and Families,

Let’s give some loving shout outs to this year’s SoNo Fest sponsors so that our McKinley family can support these wonderful businesses throughout the year!

Benefactor Sponsor

Buona Forchetta – Started in 2011 as a tiny Italian restaurant nestled on a leafy corner of San Diego’s South Park neighborhood, Buona Forchetta has since grown into Buona Forchetta Family, a San Diego-based restaurant group led by owner Matteo Cattaneo. McKinley Elementary has been so grateful to have Buona Forchetta as one of its most generous supporters year after year.

Best Friend Sponsors

Car Wiser – Selling your car can be overwhelming, so Car Wiser (owned by a McKinley parent!) does the work for you by avoiding low offers from dealerships and private parties and making it easy for you to compare multiple offers, choose the most attractive offer, and get paid.

Thorn Brewing – Thorn Brewing Co. began in North Park, San Diego and sits in the thick of SoNo Fest. Thorn has created a tight-knit, craft community founded on the principles of quality vs. quantity, passion vs. profit, and being a positive impact on our neighborhoods where we live and work.

Blake Evans Compass Realty – Reach out to Blake Evans Compass Realty for short sales, transaction coordinating, commercial real estate, and website design.

San Diego County Credit Union

Booze Garden Sponsor

Happy Hour Group & Chaos Hats – Feel good headwear made with quality sustainable, recycled or certified materials.

Bancroft and Beer Garden Stage Sponsors

Casbah – Providing San Diego with the best in live music for over 30 years.

Grand Ole BBQ & Asado – Serving North Park with BBQ inspired by all the best BBQ joints in Kansas City, Memphis, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

Park & Rec – Serving cocktails, beer & snacks in roomy digs with a courtyard & patio games in University Heights.

Kids Zone Sponsors

Milberg Orthodontics – Combining over 40 years of orthodontic training, experience, and technology, to provide patients with excellent bites, dental health, and beautiful smiles.

School of Rock – The world’s largest and most trusted multi-location music school with tens of thousands of musicians going through our classes, workshops, camps and performance programs every day.

Scot Gentry Coldwell Banker West – As your partner throughout the sales process and always keeping your interests at the forefront, you can count on Scot Gentry’s many years of residential real estate and financial services industry experience to work for your benefit in obtaining you the highest price or best value with the least amount of stress and time involved.

Chili Mug Sponsors

Communal Coffee – With an emphasis on inspiring and caring for the local community, Communal offers a full craft coffee and drink menu, seasonal food offerings, creatively-designed spaces, fresh flowers and curated goods.

Community Realty – Former SoNo Chair, Jean Rivaldi guides clients through the process of buying and selling with her expertise in getting a house ready for sale and showcasing it in the best way possible to attract buyers.

Neighbor Sponsors

Dreamstyle Remodeling LLC – From window and door replacements to bathroom remodels and outdoor living upgrades, Dreamstyle’s services can help you live more comfortably in your home.

Harlan Law PC – Headed by McKinley parent Jordon Harlan, this top-rated San Diego law firm is dedicated to providing the best advocacy possible for personal injury and employment law clients nationwide.

Johnston’s – The team behind Waypoint Public and Park & Rec will soon open a new bar and restaurant concept in University Heights called Johnston’s. Johnston’s is also a chili maker at SoNo Fest this year!

Kaleo Marketing – Providing clients with the highest quality prospects in the vacation ownership industry, Kaleo Marketing markets and sells a wide spectrum of vacation ownership products and is able to offer its developers the full array of marketing, sales and lead generation services.

Mitch’s Seafood – Located in the heart of the Point Loma Sportfishing Dock, Mitch’s Seafood is dedicated to serving local fish from local fisherman.

Pretzels & Pints – Tucked away in the Arts District of North Park, San Diego, San Diego’s Philly Bar offers hand-rolled pretzels that are influenced from New York, Philadelphia, & Germany and a constantly rotating selection of craft brews and wine.

Rarefied Recording – Established by McKinley Parent and SoNo Committee member Roy Silverstein, San Diego’s Rarefied Recording welcomes and values all forms of music and seeks to nurture community by offering an intimate space for emerging artists, engineers, and producers to elevate their craft.

Community Sponsors

American Builders

Barre3 – Visit the North Park location of barre3 on 30th Street for an efficient and effective workout combining strength, cardio, and mindfulness that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within.

Crushed – Join Crushed at their Pacific Beach and North Park locations for a variety of craft beer, unique mimosas, and great wine in a neighborhood atmosphere.

McCormick & Wright – Providing San Diego with a talented team of interior designers dedicated to the collaborative experience of creating innovative and personal spaces for discerning clients.

Renewal by Andersen – Experts in full service window and door replacement.

Ruland Design Group – Get some rental income or space for your family. Ruland Design Group has designed over 400 ADUs. Let RDG design your granny flat for you and your family.

Sharp Business Systems – Build a smart office your way with Sharp’s solutions and services.

In-Kind Sponsors

Baron’s Market – San Diego’s local neighborhood grocery store. Baron’s carries a fantastic selection of organic, natural and specialty foods at rock-bottom prices. No gimmicks. Just simply good food at a simply good price.

Blue Owl – Bringing your brand to life with custom fresh branded merchandise and swag. Whether you’re a small business or large corporation, Blue Owl can help curate branded products, apparel, gifts, and promotional giveaways that will perfectly pair with your brand aesthetic.

Centre City Screening

Dixieline Lumber – Dixieline Lumber and Home Centers are conveniently located throughout San Diego County, offering both homeowners and contractors complete customer service. Dixieline’s sales staff can help select the proper hardware, tools and supplies needed for just about any project. – Your source for what’s happening in our small-town/big-city – from food to beer to entertainment to nightlife to day-life and beyond! will keep you in the know about all the fun & delicious happenings around San Diego.

Tiny Elephants Photography – McKinley parent and SoNo Committee member Alex Oat is a portrait photographer in San Diego, CA, photographing all moments in life – pregnancy, new baby, family, marriage, and celebrations.

The UPS Store – A locally owned franchise offering a range of products and services designed specifically to help and support small business owners in the local community. More than packing and shipping, the UPS Store provides printing services, a real street address for mailboxes, package notification and even direct mail services (design, print, mail).