Morro Bay Area Events

Morro Bay, California 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 by checking this calendar regularly.

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  • October, 2014
  • Engage the Rock
    Engage the Rock

    October 16, 2014

    Getting Engaged? Capture The Magical Moment With A Picture Of Your Engagement By ‘The Rock’ In Morro Bay And You Can Win $500 Towards Your Wedding!

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  • November, 2014
  • Surfboard Art Festival
    Surfboard Art Festival

    November 1, 2014

    November 1-28, 2014: Morro Bay in Bloom presents the 1st Annual Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival. This month-long event will support Project Surf Camp and Morro Bay in Bloom. Twenty renowned artists and community groups will have their surfboard art creations displayed publicly throughout the City of Morro Bay from November 1st through the 28th. Join us on November 29th at Fish Bonez for the Surfboard Art Festival Gala Auction from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. View the event flyer here.

  • Free Popcorn Stringing at Grandma's Frozen Yogurt & Waffle Shop
    Free Popcorn Stringing at Grandma's Frozen Yogurt & Waffle Shop

    November 30, 2014

    Come down to The Gathering Place at Grandma’s Frozen Yogurt and Waffle Shop to enjoy free popcorn stringing. Popcorn and supplies will be provided free of charge to make this classic holiday decoration. Popcorn stringing will take place during the Holiday Street Fair on Sunday November 30th from 12pm – 4pm at 307 Morro Bay Blvd, on the corner of Main Street and Morro Bay Blvd.

  • Home for the Holidays Morro Bay Street Fair
    Home for the Holidays Morro Bay Street Fair

    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.

  • December, 2014
  • Tall Ships Arrive in the Harbor
    Tall Ships Arrive in the Harbor

    December 3, 2014

    Steer toward Morro Bay December 3-8 for the highly anticipated return visit of the majestic tall-ship Lady Washington as well as the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain. During their stay, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be offering walk-on tours and two options for sailing excursions. Crew in 18th century costumes will welcome visitor’s dockside in Morro Bay for ship handling demonstrations, sea shanty singing and story telling. The ships will also host educational programs for K-12 students.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org.

    Then stay in beautiful Morro Bay and make it a merry weekend.

  • Merry Caskmas
    Merry Caskmas

    December 6, 2014

    Libertine Pub will be hosting our second annual Merry Caskmas on Saturday December 6th 6pm – 11pm. Watch the Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade out of our windows while sipping amazing one of a kind cask ales. Your ticket ($50) includes 10 pours of cask beer, a custom Libertine Brewing glass,  food offerings of cheese, charcuterie, sliders and more. We are also teaming up with the SLO Food Bank to host a canned food drive during the event. For every can you bring, you will receive a raffle ticket for some great prizes. This event also coincides with our first bottle release for the 2015 Wild Registry. Members will receive our Wild Christmas Porter dry hopped with pine tree needles and the newest version of our framboise aged on vanilla beans and cacao nibs. This will be a night to remember. Feel free to wear a fun Christmas sweater and be entered to win prizes for best dressed. For info on how to join the registry and get your bottles, swag, and year round event and pub discounts, check out www.thewildregistry.com

  • Lighted Boat Parade and Tree Lighting
    Lighted Boat Parade and Tree Lighting

    December 6, 2014

    Come to the Embarcadero in Morro Bay and secure a spot along the waterfront to watch a procession of some of the most beautifully-decorated Christmas skiffs, yachts, fishing boats, cutters, sailboats, and kayaks at 6:30 p.m. Start a little earlier (at 4:30pm) with the Pre-Parade Festivities including holiday music by the White Caps Band & Strolling Carolers plus free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at South T-Pier.

  • January, 2015
  • Morro Bay 2015 Winter Bird Festival
    Morro Bay 2015 Winter Bird Festival

    January 16, 2015

    January 16, 17, 18, & 19 – The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is a yearly eco-tourism event promoting an understanding and appreciation of birds and other wildlife and an awareness of environmental and conservation issues of the Central Coast, while contributing to the well-being of the Morro Bay community. The 2015 Festival will be the 19th year of this annual event. It all begins with the opening reception on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5 p.m.

    Visit the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival website for more information.

  • February, 2015
  • Big Bad Ugly Surf & Turf Competition
    Big Bad Ugly Surf & Turf Competition

    February 14, 2015

    The Estero Bay Surf Club proudly invites you to the infamous Big, Bad and Ugly Surf and Turf Invitational. “The Ugly” is one of the most challenging surfing events in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs’ schedule. The event will commence at Morro Rock.

  • Dollhouse & Miniatures Show and Sale
    Dollhouse & Miniatures Show and Sale

    February 21, 2015

    Miniature Cottage Shop presents their Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale in Morro Bay, California. During show hours, attendees can enjoy commercial vendors, crafts, door prizes and mouth-watering BBQ. For more information call 805-772-7858

     

  • March, 2015
  • Morro Bay Bear Weekend
    Morro Bay Bear Weekend

    March 6, 2015

    We invite bears from all over to come and enjoy the 1st Annual Morro Bay Bears Weekend Spring Fling, March 6-8, 2015. Your weekend includes a Bears on the Bay Cruise, a Bears Bonfire Beach Party, Bear Beer & Wine Crawl, a Bear Dinner & Brunch, Bear Bar Night with live music & games, plus much much more!

    For more information or to register for this event, visit MorroBay.org/Bears.

  • April, 2015
  • City-Wide Yard Sale Weekend
    City-Wide Yard Sale Weekend

    April 11, 2015

    April 11 & 12 – Shop at over 300 different sale locations and find treasures you didn’t even know you “needed”.  This is a fun time to come to Morro Bay, spend at least 2 days (because you can’t go to all the sales in one day) and get almost anything you can imagine.  We clean out….you clean up.

  • Morro Bay Bands on the Run
    Morro Bay Bands on the Run

    April 18, 2015

    Morro Bay Bands on the Run is a half marathon, 5k, and 10k race to benefit the Morro Bay High School Music Boosters.  This event will take you along the beautiful Morro Bay coastline.  Along the course you will be entertained by different local musical groups including Morro Bay High School students and Alumni!

    For more information visit: http://www.morrobaybotr.com/

  • Emergency Vehicle Show
    Emergency Vehicle Show

    April 18, 2015

    Come enjoy a family friendly afternoon hosted by the Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch and the City of Morro Bay. The Morro Bay Police Department, Fire Department and Harbor District will have their emergency vehicles on display along with military and Special Service vehicles. On Main Street at the intersection of  Morro Bay Blvd. For more info visit www.mbpd.info or call Mike Del Puppo (559-281-0902)

  • Kite Festival
    Kite Festival

    April 25, 2015

    The Morro Bay Kite Festival is a FREE annual event for kite enthusiasts and families, hosted on the beach just north of Morro Rock. Morro Bay offers some of the best kite-flying wind in the world.  Come enjoy a fun family event for all ages and lifestyles. Hundreds of kites will be provided by “Central Coast Funds for Children”. For more information visit: www.morrobaykitefestival.org

     

  • Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show
    Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show

    April 30, 2015

    April 30th through May 3rd – Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show returns for the 18th time in 2015! 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.

  • May, 2015
  • Miracle Miles for Kids
    Miracle Miles for Kids

    May 9, 2015

    Run a 10K (6.2 miles) from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier. Your participation in Miracle Miles for Kids makes a difference in the community. The funds earned through registration and pledging help to meet critical needs of the over 1,400 children, youth and families served by FCNI annually. For more information visit www.mm4k.com

  • Art in the Park | Spring Show
    Art in the Park | Spring Show

    May 23, 2015

    Artwork of all modalities, feature spring themes, will be available for sale from local artists. For more information visit: www.artcentermorrobay.com

  • June, 2015
  • Morro Bay Music Festival
    Morro Bay Music Festival

    June 6, 2015

    Kids of all ages will enjoy the Morro Bay Music Festival on Saturday, June 6.  This one-day music extravaganza will take place bayside at Tidelands Park on the Embarcadero from 11:00am to 7:00pm. The Music Festival will feature all local bands. Arts and craft vendors will be on hand. Beer, wine, and food (including a delicious BBQ) will be available for purchase. Bring your lawns chairs and enjoy the day by the Bay. Admission will be $2 per person at the door, with kids 12 and under FREE.  All proceeds from the Morro Bay Music Festival go to the Morro Bay Harbor Festival.

  • Barbequed Oyster & Beer Feast
    Barbequed Oyster & Beer Feast

    June 7, 2015

    Let’s party Sunday, June 7th at Tognazzini’s Too! 100 percent of proceeds go to the 4th of July Committee. A half-dozen oysters and a pitcher of beer plus live entertainment for just $20. For details, contact the Morro Bay 4th of July Committee: www.morrobay4th.org

  • July, 2015
  • Art in the Park | July 4th Weekend
    Art in the Park | July 4th Weekend

    July 3, 2015

    July 3rd, 4th, & 5th – 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. to 5 p.m. all three days.

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

  • 4th of July Celebration
    4th of July Celebration

    July 4, 2015

    Come enjoy a family friendly, alcohol-free event at Tidelands Park. We’re hosting a traditional 4th of July picnic complete with a skateboard race, bike parade, and other family events throughout the day. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks show. For a full schedule of events visit the 4th of July website: http://morrobay4th.org/

  • Rock to Pier Fun Run & Half Marathon
    Rock to Pier Fun Run & Half Marathon

    July 18, 2015

    2015 marks the 46th year of the Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run. This approx 6 mile run/walk is held entirely on the beach from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier. This event is open to all ages and abilities.  The half marathon  begins at Morro Rock, continues to the Cayucos Pier, turn around and head back towards Morro Rock.

  • September, 2015
  • Avocado & Margarita Festival
    Avocado & Margarita Festival

    September 12, 2015

    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. Hosted on the beautiful Embarcadero across from Rose’s restaurant. For more details visit: www.avomargfest.com .

  • October, 2015
  • Harbor Festival
    Harbor Festival

    October 3, 2015

    Join us Saturday and Sunday, for the 34th 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 Wine -N- Beer Court.  Bring the kids and be delighted by entertainment throughout the Festival grounds and watch the amazement in their eyes in the free Maritime exhibits.
    www.mbhf.com

  • "Stranded" in Morro Bay
    "Stranded" in Morro Bay

    October 15, 2015

    Vintage Trailer Rally to be held at Morro Strand State Beach, October 15, 16  and 17th! Wine and food tasting! Craft show and more! Saturday night concert.  For more information call #805-772-2694 or go to  our website:  http://www.ccnha.org  Brought to you by the Central Coast Natural History Association.

  • November, 2015
  • Morro Bay Triathlon
    Morro Bay Triathlon

    November 1, 2015

    Swim or kayak in the bay, run on the beach, and bike along the coast for fun. Come out and enjoy some of the finest multisport terrain on the West Coast and be the Rock Star you know you are. www.morrobaytri.com

  • Christmas Street Faire
    Christmas Street Faire

    November 29, 2015

    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.

  • December, 2015
  • Lighted Boat Parade
    Lighted Boat Parade

    December 5, 2015

    Come to the Embarcadero in Morro Bay and secure a spot along the waterfront to watch a procession of some of the most beautifully-decorated Christmas skiffs, yachts, fishing boats, cutters, sailboats, and kayaks at 6:30 p.m. Please call (805) 772-4467 for more information.

  • Holiday Tree Lighting
    Holiday Tree Lighting

    December 5, 2015

    The city of Morro Bay will be hosting the Holiday Tree Lighting at City Park with a special appearance by Santa! Starting at 4:30, Morro Bay High School Choir will perform while cookies and cider are served to all. www.morro­bay.ca.us





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. We update both of our event pages regularly, so keep checking back so you’ll know what to do in Morro Bay.

 

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