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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  • April, 2015
  • The Art of Autism
    The Art of Autism

    April 10, 2015

    To celebrate April’s “World Autism Awareness Day,” Seven Sisters Gallery presents new works by local autistic artists Kylie Swan & Jason Cantu. The goal of the international “Art of Autism” movement is to bring public attention to the diversity, unique gifts, and extraordinary talent of the autistic population.
    Seven Sisters Gallery is proud to be part of that effort by showcasing the work of local artists who are living and working on the spectrum.
    Opening Reception: Friday April 10, 5-8 pm. Refreshments served.
    Show runs through June 9.
    Location: Seven Sisters Gallery, 601 Embarcadero, #8, Morro Bay.
    For more information contact: Shawn Bostrom 805-772-9955

  • May, 2015
  • Bike Month
    Bike Month

    May 1, 2015

    May is Bike Month! Bike Month is the largest community organized event in San Luis Obispo County. The goal of Bike Month is to get as many people as possible riding bikes. So grab your friends, family and co-workers and compete in online challenges or attend one of the many volunteer hosted events happening countywide throughout May! For detailed information visit: http://rideshare.org/program/bike-month/

  • Visit the Otter Information Station
    Visit the Otter Information Station

    May 30, 2015

    View otters in the waters of Morro Bay, visit our information station, and learn about these incredible creatures from museum docents!
    Open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (weather permitting) on April 25th; May 9th, 23rd, and 30th; and June 13th, 2015.
    Location varies- look for our spotting scopes on the Coleman Drive boardwalk, between Coleman Beach and Morro Rock.

    For more information, call the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History at (805) 772-2694.

  • Eco Faire
    Eco Faire

    May 31, 2015

    We would love for you to join us Sunday May 31st from 12pm – 5pm for an afternoon of information sharing, recycled art show/auction, recycled art activities for kids, demos, garden tours and more! There is no charge to attend the event, with free-will donations always welcome. As a participant, if you are non-profit organization there will be no charge to set up a table or display. If you are a vendor with products to sell or a for-profit business, there will be a $25.00 booth fee and a suggested donation of 5-10% of sales to ECO Rotary. For more information or to participate, contact Trina Dougherty via email at tkdough@gmail.com.

  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra
    San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra

    May 31, 2015

    Great Moments in Opera
    Time: 3:00PM
    Location: Cuesta College Cultural & Performing Arts Center, HWY 1

  • June, 2015
  • 1st Annual Estero Kayak Challenge
    1st Annual Estero Kayak Challenge

    June 7, 2015

    Kayak Fishing Tournament (with Payouts) in Cayucous! Estero Bay Kayak Fishing began as a way to share our love of fishing and the area where we live, work, and play. We are located along coastal San Luis Obispo County on California’s Central Coast. This area is a kayak fisherman’s dream with great fishing and epic scenery. Our goal is to share adventures, expand awareness for kayak fishing, and to help fishermen new and old get the most out of our local fishery. For tournament details Click Here.

  • Visit the Otter Information Station
    Visit the Otter Information Station

    June 13, 2015

    View otters in the waters of Morro Bay, visit our information station, and learn about these incredible creatures from museum docents!
    Open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (weather permitting) on April 25th; May 9th, 23rd, and 30th; and June 13th, 2015.
    Location varies- look for our spotting scopes on the Coleman Drive boardwalk, between Coleman Beach and Morro Rock. For more information, call the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History at (805) 772-2694.

  • Little Big Town
    Little Big Town

    June 23, 2015

    Critically acclaimed Country group, Little Big Town will add a performance at the Vina Robles Amphitheater to their 2015 summer tour. They will be joined by David Nail and Ashley Monroe. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 28. More info is available on the Vina Robles website.

  • 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.

  • Family Funday | July 4th
    Family Funday | July 4th

    July 4, 2015

    Come enjoy a family friendly, alcohol-free event at Tidelands Park. We encourage you to BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) and participate in events throughout the day.

    Tentative Schedule
    10am: Skateboard Race, 1 Quick Mile Down the Embarcadero
    12pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Bridge over Morro Creek and Kickoff for the Bike Parade.  Free. Open to all ages. Deck out your bikes in Red, White & Blue then join this spirited parade.  Note:  The event is for non-motorized bikes only and children under 18 must wear a helmet.  Park at Morro Bay High School and meet up on the north side of the Bridge over Morro Creek and ride to Tidelands Park (~1.5 miles). There will be a Bike Valet for secure bike parking at Tidelands Park.
    12pm – 5pm: Family Games, Children’s Activities & Live Music. 3 Legged Race, Tug O’ War, Potato Sack Race and more all at Tidelands Park.
    This year’s celebration will NOT feature a fireworks show.
    For detailed information CLICK HERE

  • 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. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

  • California Mid-State Fair
    California Mid-State Fair

    July 22, 2015

    The Paso Robles Event Center is home to the California Mid-State Fair, “The Biggest Little Fair Anywhere!” Concerts, exhibits, animals, food and fun for the whole family. For all fair details visit: www.midstatefair.com

  • August, 2015
  • Summer Street Fair
    Summer Street Fair

    August 2, 2015

    Music, dancing, kiddie entertainment, food & gifts. A good time for everyone! Your chance to buy that unique item for yourself of someone special. Absolutely FREE admission, just show up! Morro Bay Blvd & Main Streets. 9am-5pm. Need more info? Contact the MBMA

  • Paint the County | Art Center Morro Bay Show
    Paint the County | Art Center Morro Bay Show

    August 13, 2015

    A Juried Open Show/Awards Presented. Plein Air encouraged.
    The gallery is open daily 12pm – 4pm.
    An Opening Reception will be hosted on Sunday August 16th, 2pm – 4pm. Show closes on October 5th. learn more.

  • September, 2015
  • Labor Day Weekend Art in the Park
    Labor Day Weekend Art in the Park

    September 5, 2015

    September 5th – 7th: Art in the Park is an annual tradition started by the Morro Bay art community to give artists and artisans a place to showcase and sell their work. As you enter the city on Morro Bay Boulevard, cast your eyes to City Park and a rich mixture of works in a variety of mediums. Presented by the Art Center, this festival attracts both artists and crowds from near and far, 10 am to 5 pm. Visit the Morro Bay Art in the Park website for more information.
    After Art in the Park, stay parked in Morro Bay for a great getaway! See where to stay.

  • Avocado & Margarita Festival
    Avocado & Margarita Festival

    September 12, 2015

    September 12 & 13 – 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 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.

  • Harvest Wine Weekend
    Harvest Wine Weekend

    October 16, 2015

    Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time of excitement and anticipation shared by winemakers, growers, and tasting room staff alike. It is the culmination of a successful year of hard work and dedication to their craft, and is a glimpse into the promise of the new vintage. We invite you to experience for yourself a taste of Paso Robles. Awaken your senses with the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of harvest during three days of celebrations! Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, library tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and more create a vibrant harvest atmosphere not to be missed! More information at: www.pasowine.com/events/harvest.php

     

  • November, 2015
  • Morro Bay Triathlon
    Morro Bay Triathlon

    November 8, 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. To register, visit www.MorroBayTri.com

  • Annual Winter Faire | Art Center Morro Bay
    Annual Winter Faire | Art Center Morro Bay

    November 19, 2015

    A Juried Craft Show.
    The gallery is open daily 12pm – 4pm.
    An Opening Reception will be hosted on Sunday November 22nd, 2pm – 4pm. Show closes on December 27th. learn more.

  • Home for the Holidays Street Faire
    Home for the Holidays 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
  • Tall Ships in the Harbor
    Tall Ships in the Harbor

    December 2, 2015

    December 2nd – 7th. Each year the “Voyages of Discovery” programs on Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain engage more than 9,000 students in hands-on experiential programs, which are designed to meet state standards for grades 4, 5, and 6. These programs can be tailored to the needs and interests of any age group in grades K-12. Special Needs participants are welcome. For details and the Click Here.

  • 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

  • January, 2016
  • Winter Bird Festival
    Winter Bird Festival

    January 15, 2016

    Every Martin Luther King weekend over 450 (over 600 in 2014!) birders visit Morro Bay, California, a Globally Important Bird Area, to see, photograph, and learn more about birds. Morro Bay is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Flyway. The area offers pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, an excellent natural history museum, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and, best of all, thousands of birds. Over 200 species are usually sighted during the Festival weekend — 204 species in 2014.
    For more information visit: www.morrobaybirdfestival.org

 



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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