Featured Morro Bay Events
There are always things to do in Morro Bay. A myriad of year-round events energizes 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, as does the Central Coast Oyster Fest. 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. And there are the events that are just for fun: the Kite Festival, Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show and Big, Bad & Ugly Surf and Turf Contest. No matter what your interest, Morro Bay has an event for you. Keep checking our calendar of events so you’ll know what to do in Morro Bay and won’t miss a thing.
- April, 2014
Annual Morro Bay Citywide Yard Sale
April 5, 2014
April 5 & 6 – Join the Morro Bay Community for their annual citywide yard sale. Discover rare treasures sold throughout beautiful Morro Bay. Participating residents are advised to begin selling at 8 a.m. both days and close at 2 p.m.
Visit the Morro Bay Beautiful website for more information.
4th Annual Emergency Vehicle Show
April 12, 2014
Join the Morro Bay Police, Fire, and Harbor Departments as they present their 4th Annual Emergency Vehicle Show in partnership with Morro Bay’s 50th year anniversary. This year’s show will feature current and restored: fire trucks, police vehicles, tow trucks, security vehicles, ambulances, military vehicles, and other related public service vehicles. Also, a fully-restored replica of a 1964 Police Patrol Vehicle will be unveiled in honor of Morro Bay’s 50th celebration. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Individuals seeking more information should call Mike Del Puppo at 559-281-0902.
Miracle Miles for Kids
April 19, 2014
Join the Family Care Network as they celebrate their 11th annual Miracle Miles for Kids Walk/Run on April 19th, 2014. Over the past ten years, race participants and the community have come together to support the children and families served by the Family Care Network.
The 6.2 mile race course runs along the water’s edge from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier, one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in California. At the finish line, participants are treated to a post-race party with live music, breakfast, a vendor fair and an award ceremony. Plus, every walker/runner receives a goody bag and a Miracle Miles for Kids commemorative T-shirt.
Visit the Miracle Miles for Kids website for more details.
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
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.
5th Annual B'qued Oyster & Beer Feast
May 12, 2014
Exact Date TBD – 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.
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.
Visit the Morro Bay Art in the Park website for more information.
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
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.
- July, 2014
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 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.
Visit the Morro Bay Art in the Park website for more information.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event producers, please use the following links to: view the Event Policy and Grant Guidelines, download a Funding Application, or download a Post Event Form. Applications are due by February 28, 2014.