Featured Morro Bay Events



During 2014, join the community of Morro Bay as we celebrate Morro Bay’s 50th anniversary. Visit the Morro Bay 50th Anniversary website for complete details!

A myriad of year-round events energize this small coastal community, drawing visitors from far and wide to celebrate major holidays and take part in the fairs and festivals unique to Morro Bay. Devoted birders, binoculars in hand, migrate to the coast each year for the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. The annual Morro Bay Harbor Fest salutes the bounty of the sea and our coastal lifestyle. Other nautical events include visits by historic Tall Ships and the Blessing of the Fleet.

Major holidays mean major events, and Morro Bay knows how to celebrate them right. Fourth of July brings Art in The Park, a funny and family-friendly costumed bike parade, and of course, dazzling fireworks. December’s holiday events include the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade, always a delight for young and old with its sparkly vessels cruising the harbor.

No matter what your interest, Morro Bay has an event for you. Aside from our signature events, Morro Bay hosts numerous community events throughout the year. To view these events, please visit our Community Events page. We update both of our event pages regularly, so keep checking back so you’ll know what to do in Morro Bay.

All Morro Bay Events

  • April, 2014
  • Morro Bay Kite Festival
    Morro Bay Kite Festival

    April 26, 2014

    April 26 & 27 – The Morro Bay Kite Festival is a FREE annual event for kite enthusiasts and families on the beach north of Morro Rock. The first 500 children to show up on Saturday will receive a free kite. The event occurs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

    Visit the Morro Bay Kite Festival website for more details.

  • May, 2014
  • Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show
    Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show

    May 1, 2014

    May 1, 2, 3, & 4 – Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show returns for the 17th time in 2014! Starting Thursday evening, rare cars will begin arriving in Morro Bay for registration. On Friday, secure a spot on Main Street for Cruise Night as classics and other rare cars cruise past. Continue the party on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and talk with the car owners. The event wraps up on Sunday morning with the announcment of the best cars.

    Visit the Morro Bay Cruisin’ Car Show website for more information.

  • Memorial Day Art in the Park
    Memorial Day Art in the Park

    May 24, 2014

    May 24, 25 & 26 – Join with the Morro Bay Community as we celebrate local art and artists. This free event is open to everyone. Attendees will have the opportunity to see art in action and purchase beautiful, local art. The event takes place at Morro Bay City Park and runs from 10 a.m. t0 5 p.m. all three days.

    Visit the Morro Bay Art in the Park website for more information.

  • California Healey Week at Morro Bay
    California Healey Week at Morro Bay

    May 28, 2014

    May 28-June 1 – California Healey Week 2014 will be held at the seaside village of Morro Bay. This year, CHW celebrates their 40th anniversary by returning to the first annual event location in Morro Bay. The primary reason for CHW is to gather together Austin Healey enthusiasts and celebrate these classic sports cars.

    Visit the Austin-Healey Association website for more information.

  • June, 2014
  • Morro Bay Music Festival
    Morro Bay Music Festival

    June 7, 2014

    Morro Bay Harbor Festivals, Inc. announces plans for the return of the Morro Bay Music Festival, Saturday, June 7th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. According to Don Doubledee, Festival Director, this year the Music Festival will feature all local talent. Participating performers include: “Back Bay Bettie,” “Lou Mars,” and “Chicago Mike Swanberg.” The remaining lineup will be announced soon. Attendees can also expect local food, wine, and beer.

    Visit the Morro Bay Harbor Festival website for more details.

  • 5th Annual B'qued Oyster & Beer Feast
    5th Annual B'qued Oyster & Beer Feast

    June 8, 2014

    The whole family is invited to Tognazzini’s Dockside Too for Morro Bay oysters and beer! A $20 ticket covers 1/2 dozen bar-b-qued oysters and a pitcher of beer. Also, children will receive free hot dogs and sodas. Guests will enjoy live music with Lenny Blue and a live auction. All proceeds from the event go towards fireworks for Morro Bay’s 4th of July event. The party starts at 1 p.m. and goes until it’s dark. You can find more event details here.

  • July, 2014
  • Morro Bay 4th
    Morro Bay 4th

    July 4, 2014

    Celebrate your independence all day long with Morro Bay’s unique 4th of July event. Activities happen all day long including: a skateboard race, live music, a bike parade, children’s activities, patriotic activities, and fireworks. Local food and beverage vendors will be onsite to fix your appetite needs. Events begin at 10 a.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.

    View the 4th of July website for more details.

  • July 4th Weekend Art in the Park
    July 4th Weekend Art in the Park

    July 4, 2014

    July 4, 5 & 6 – Morro Bay celebrates independence with local art. This free event is open to everyone. Attendees will have the opportunity to see art in action and purchase beautiful, local art. The event takes place at Morro Bay City Park and runs from 10 a.m. t0 5 p.m. all three days.

    Visit the Morro Bay Art in the Park website for more information.

  • 45th Annual Rock to Pier Run
    45th Annual Rock to Pier Run

    July 12, 2014

    This 6 mile event is held entirely on the beach from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Registation will begin on May 5, 2014. Proceeds from this event will used for Morro Bay Recreation and Parks’ Youth Sports programs. The registration fee ($50-70) will include a performance t-shirt, finisher’s medal, aid stations at miles 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10.5 and 13.1, and breakfast back at the Rock.

  • August, 2014
  • Merchants Street Faire
    Merchants Street Faire

    August 3, 2014

    Take the family down Morro Bay Boulevard and Main Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for music, dancing, kiddie entertainment, food and gifts. This event is a good time for everyone, and offers the chance for you to buy that unique item for someone special. Admission is free. For more information contact the Morro Bay Merchants Association.

  • 44th Annual F-100 North-South Run
    44th Annual F-100 North-South Run

    August 16, 2014

    Pickups Limited of Southern California and Ford F-100 Elite of Northern California are taking the 44th Annual F-100 North-South Run to Morro Bay in 2014! On Saturday, August 16th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., come out to Tidelands Park and enjoy viewing classic F-100 trucks. Tidelands Park provides the picturesque setting where you’ll have the chance to meet the truck owners and ask questions.

    Those seeking additional information can contact the North Chairperson, Earl Pecka, at 209-835-7626, the South Chairperson, Rosie Blanco, at 562-692-8663, or via e-mail at jmd.ca@comcast.net.

  • Labor Day Weekend Art in the Park
    Labor Day Weekend Art in the Park

    August 30, 2014

    August 30, 31, & September 1 – Join with the Morro Bay Community as we celebrate local art and artists. This free event is open to everyone. Attendees will have the opportunity to see art in action and purchase beautiful, local art. The event takes place at Morro Bay City Park and runs from 10 a.m. t0 5 p.m. all three days.

    Visit the Morro Bay Art in the Park website for more information.

  • September, 2014
  • Dahlia Daze
    Dahlia Daze

    September 5, 2014

    September 5 & 6 – Join us at the Morro Bay Community Center on Friday, September 5th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception featuring: a flower show, information tables, speakers, and the crowning of a new Dahlia Princess. On Saturday, September 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the celebration continues with the Dahlia Parade. Since Morro Bay is celebrating its 50th anniversary, you can expect more surprises.

  • Avocado & Margarita Festival
    Avocado & Margarita Festival

    September 13, 2014

    September 13 & 14 – Enjoy the BEST California avocados in all variations of culinary delights as well as refreshing margaritas, beer, specialty foods, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and the beautiful Embarcadero, Morro Bay. You could win a year’s supply of avocados. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The festival takes place at 714 Embarcadero. See you there!

    For the most up-to-date details, visit the Avocado & Margarita Festival website.

  • Sunset Savor the Central Coast
    Sunset Savor the Central Coast

    September 25, 2014

    September 25, 26, 27, & 28 – Join the finale of San Luis Obispo County wine month by attending Sunset Savor the Central Coast. Reserve your spot for one of the many Adventure Tours taking place throughout the County that will happen between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday and Friday. On Thursday evening, attend a special dinner event at Hearst Castle. Last, visitors won’t want to miss the main event taking place between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The main event features local wine, beer, and cuisine. Your Morro Bay host will help you plan out the perfect wine weekend.

    Visit the Sunset Savor website for complete details and pricing.

  • October, 2014
  • 33rd Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival
    33rd Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival

    October 4, 2014

    October 4 & 5 – Join us for the 33rd Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival, one of the premier events on California’s spectacular Central Coast.  Taste the freshest seafood straight off the boat at the popular Commercial Fishermen’s BBQ and sample wine and beer from many of our local wineries and breweries in our incredible Seafood, Beer and Wine Court.  Bring the kids and be delighted by the many interactive activities. The festival takes place on the Embarcadero, just before you approach Morro Rock. Admission is $8 and gets you into the festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Visit the Morro Bay Harbor Festival website for additional details and updates.

  • Morro Bay Vintage Camper Rally
    Morro Bay Vintage Camper Rally

    October 16, 2014

    October 16, 17, & 18 – Join us along the Morro Strand State Beach on Saturday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to see beautiful vintage campers (FREE) and enjoy wine and food tastings ($30). Planning to camp? The cost is $250/couple for campers which includes camping fees, cocktail house, Friday tour, three breakfasts, two lunches, and wine tasting. For more details, contact Mary Golden at mgolden@ccnha.org.

  • November, 2014
  • Morro Bay Triathlon
    Morro Bay Triathlon

    November 2, 2014

    Morro Bay Triathlon is back and better than ever. It is a true destination triathlon with California flavor. Swim the bay, ride historic Highway 1, and run on the hard packed sand on the beach, board walk, dirt roads and paved roads. Come out and enjoy some of the finest multi-sport terrain on the west coast! We offer an alternative kayak and stand-up paddle board course to the non-swimming multi-sport athletes. Runners and their support teams will meet at Coleman Park at 8 a.m. Sign up now and enjoy early bird pricing for all events. Click below to register now!

    Discover specific race options, pricing, and more on the Morro Bay Triathlon website.

  • Christmas Street Faire
    Christmas Street Faire

    November 30, 2014

    Take the family down Morro Bay Boulevard and Main Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for holiday festivities, kiddie entertainment, food and gifts. This event is the perfect place to find a special gift just in time for the holidays. Admission is free. For more information contact the Morro Bay Merchants Association.

Morro Bay offers one of the widest varieties of events and exciting things to do on California’s Central Coast. Know what to do in Morro Bay CA by checking this calender regularly.

 

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