San Diego Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight 2012

Double Rainbow Guy!

Making its way back around to the US, a massive Pillow Fight is being planned for 6pm on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and San Diego is joining again this year!

The beauty of the many San Diego events is their variety, as they range from the grand to the just plain silly, but fun nevertheless. This will be the third year we do this, and we are excited to see some awesome pillow fight action! Last year, our friend Bear, a.k.a the Double Rainbow Guy from YouTube, came to join us and it was EPIC! Who knows who might show up this year!

Location & Time >>

We’ve set the location to return to its EPIC start in 2009Horton Plaza Park in Downtown San Diego! arrive at 5:30 PM to start at 6PM — This location is great as it’s central and convenient for folks all around the county, and there will be many unsuspecting viewers out on romantic dinners! hehe.

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In the meantime, check out the video from the last Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight!!

Here is video from the first one!



All over the world, groups organize free, fun, all ages, non-commercial public events. From a massive Mobile Clubbing event in a London train station to a giant pillow fight near the Eiffel Tower in Paris to a subway party beneath the streets of Toronto, it is clear that the urban playground is growing around the world, a playful part of the larger public space movement.

One of the goals is to make these unique happenings in public space become a significant part of popular culture, partially replacing passive, non-social, branded consumption experiences like watching television, and consciously rejecting the blight on our cities caused by the endless creep of advertising into public space. Even more so in the case of “Hallmark” holidays like that of Valentine’s Day.

The goal is to create a global community of participants, not consumers, in a world where people are constantly organizing and attending these happenings in every major city in the world.

So…who’s up for a pillow fight? We will gather at a designated location at 6pm, and at the sound of the whistle – PILLOW FIGHT!! Those who don’t have anywhere to be can get together for a fun night out after!


Here’s more on the history of the Pillow Fight Club



  1. Cat >^..^< February 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I had a blast at the pillow fight!  Hope some of you who took photos and videos will post them and share a link! right here. I sure would like to see them!  I’m glad it started a little late. I got there about 5 to 10 minutes before the feather’s started flying. Ya know, I didn’t get one person’s name who was there, but really didn’t need to. It was great just having a load of fun whit a group of complete strangers!

  2. Cat >^..^< February 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    You guys have the time on the site twice, but they are NOT the same!  One says 5:30, the other says 6:00. I had planned on 6! I might not make it, and I am TOOOO bumbed!

    • CS San Diego February 15, 2012 at 2:59 am - Reply

      wooops! arriving at 5:30 ish to start at 6pm was the plan.

  3. Purplelicious247 February 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    is it okay to show up late, ~6-6:30ish and still participate?

    • Teknomadics February 14, 2012 at 8:35 am - Reply

      You can, but it might have died down by then :)

  4. Ramon Rubio February 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    what time is this kicking off ?

    • Teknomadics February 13, 2012 at 7:18 am - Reply


  5. Inthekeyofd January 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    How can I find out the location? Is there a newsletter I can sign up for?

    • Anonymous January 28, 2012 at 12:49 am - Reply

      hey there! we can add you to the mailing list, sure. But the location is up top!

  6. Anonymous January 25, 2012 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Alright folks! 2012 locations. We are thinking of going back to the Epic origins downtown San Diego. Thoughts?

  7. Kass September 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I like the OB idea!

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    teknomadics September 6, 2011 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Pillow Fight for Valentine’s Day 2012 —

    Where should we have it this time?

  9. Chad February 18, 2011 at 1:19 am - Reply

    I am from out of town, and lucked out catching this shindig on video. This was early on, there may have been another couple of rounds.

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      teknomadics February 25, 2011 at 5:57 am - Reply

      Awesome, thanks for Sharing!!!! We’ve got some video that we are editing together too, will share that when we’re finished! :)

  10. Magic Maggoe February 8, 2011 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Balboa Park Near the musuems and water fall.

  11. Mari February 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. This little beach town is quite used to random acts of fun- every 4th of July we have a marshmallow fight (and yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds). There are plenty of bars and restaurants on Newport Ave. so people can find things to do after. There is a large Couch Surfing community here as well, if anyone from CS needs to be hosted (and there’s also a hostel and a hotel right in the heart of town). Not to mention that Ocean Beach is the quintessential California beach town- dreaded hippies, leash-free dogs, sandals at all times of the year and a welcoming attitude are mainstays. You can be sure that once the fight breaks out, the reaction from the onlookers will at first be surprise, immediately followed by running home to grab their own pillow and join in the fun. Here’s a link to the city’s website if you want to check it out further:

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      teknomadics February 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Hello Mari…great suggestion ;) I hadn’t thought about OB but now that I think about it, it would be a great spot.

      There are definitely a lot of awesome people there, and it would be nice to be able to catch the sunset on the beach!

      Thank you so much for that! Will definitely consider it :-D

  12. Jamie February 6, 2011 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Roof top of the Del Mar Plaza, in Del Mar

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    teknomadics February 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    We are taking SUGGESTIONS for the location of the pillow fight.

    Last time we had it at HORTON PLAZA and it went pretty great, with lots of surprised on-lookers.

    Where would you like to see this happen?

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