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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  • July, 2015
  • Christmas in July
    Christmas in July

    July 1, 2015
    Haven’t you ever wondered where Santa goes during the summer? Well this year he is spending part of his year in Morro Bay! You don’t have to check the calendar to see if it December,  because this summer Morro Bay is celebrating Christmas in July!  Unwrap the savings and fun, because Morro Bay stores, restaurants, coffee shops and eateries are helping you fast forward to holiday shopping, by rewinding the calendar to summertime. Below you will find specials, offers, classes, events and more to fill your shopping bags to then fill the stockings this December. To see all offers & deals visit:
  • California Mid-State Fair
    California Mid-State Fair

    July 22, 2015

    July 22-August 2, 2015. The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July with great entertainment for all ages. The Fair continues to host some of the biggest names in the music industry.  The 2015 Mid-State Fair music lineup includes Pitbull, Alan Jackson, Meghan Trainor, Keith Urban, Motley Crue, Def Leppard with Tesla, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and more. For all fair details visit:

  • 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.

  • Lights of Hope
    Lights of Hope

    August 15, 2015

    As the skies darken on the evening of Saturday, August 15, 2015 the lights on and around Morro Rock Beach will dim, leaving the soft glow of the Luminaria lighting on the Beach’s perimeter. Each Luminaria bag will be decorated to honor a cancer survivor or to remember a loved one lost to the disease. Please join us after the ceremony for a short walk with family and friends in honor of cancer survivors and lives we’ve lost. For more information contact Natalie:805-473-1748

  • 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: .

  • Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast
    Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

    September 24, 2015

    September 24-27 – Volvo Presents Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, a four-day culinary exploration that invites you to experience the food, wine and lifestyle of San Luis Obispo County. With its prime location halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, SAVOR is the perfect reason to visit Morro Bay and discover the Central Coast. For more information visit Check back soon for Lodging Specials that include SAVOR tickets.

  • "Catch of the Day" Adventure Tour
    "Catch of the Day" Adventure Tour

    September 24, 2015

    During Sunset’s SAVOR the Central Coast, immerse yourself in the “Catch of the Day” experience in Morro Bay. Begin with a guided tour through the picturesque national estuary by kayak. We’ll provide all the gear for an adventurous morning of kayak fishing with Momentum Paddle Sports. After docking and learning how to fillet a fish, you will be whisked away to the newly renovated 60 State Park Restaurant & Lounge at the Inn at Morro Bay for an ocean-to-table luncheon. Enjoy live interactive demonstrations from Central Coast Women for Fisheries and peaceful views of the bay while your fresh catch is prepared by Chef Steven Smeets. Delight in sustainable aqua-culture paired up with the area’s most delicious selection of wines. Purchase your Adventure Tour tickets by Clicking Here. Check back soon for Lodging Specials that include tickets to the SAVOR Main Event.

  • SAVOR: The Main Event
    SAVOR: The Main Event

    September 26, 2015

    Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast’s Main Event is a playground of culinary delights and hands-on activities with cooking demonstrations by celebrity and master chefs, wine tastings and seminars, beer and music gardens, and a host of special activities. For more information visit and check back soon for Lodging Specials that include tickets to the Main Event.

  • October, 2015
  • Surfboard Art Festival
    Surfboard Art Festival

    October 1, 2015

    The Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival is a month-long celebration of the popular local surf-culture art form.  Surfboard art can be a painting that’s created using a re-purposed surfboard as the canvas or it can be a sculpture that uses a surfboard as the substrate material.  Twenty-five (25) renowned local artists and community groups  are creating beautiful works of nature and fantasy, and they will be displayed throughout the city.  A map showing all of the sponsoring locations will be available online at

  • Harbor Festival
    Harbor Festival

    October 3, 2015

    Free admission for all. Join us for the ALL NEW 34th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival. Festival goers will be able to purchase the freshest seafood from our local fishermen, including oysters, shrimp, BBQ albacore, and rock crab right from the dock. There will also be races and water craft demonstrations in the Bay and plenty of musical entertainment all day long. Morro Bay businesses will be presenting their wares and ocean-related agencies will provide information about local resources.  Capping off the day will be a spectacular fireworks show over the Bay.  Website:

  • 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:


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

    October 30, 2015

    Vintage Trailer Rally to be held at Morro Strand State Beach, October 30th & 31st! Wine and food tasting! Craft show and more! Saturday night concert.  For more information call 805-748-8278 or go to  our website: Brought to you by the Central Coast Natural History Association.

  • 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

  • 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.morro-­

  • January, 2016
  • Winter Bird Festival
    Winter Bird Festival

    January 15, 2016

    January 15-18, 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:


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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