Morro Bay Area Events
- January, 2015
"For the Birds" Show
January 15, 2015
The “For the Birds” Show opens January 15th in conjunction with the annual Winter Bird Festival and will run through February 23rd. Come and enjoy an exhibition featuring local artists in different mediums. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, January 18th from 2-4:30pm – learn more.
- February, 2015
An Evening with Heart
February 7, 2015
The Rotary Club of Morro Bay hosts the 4th annual “An Evening with Heart” dinner and auction at Morro Bay Community Center. Doors open at 5pm on February 7th, 2015. Dinner will be a gourmet Italian buffet by guest Chef, Mari Lenci. Plus, Carnevale di Venezia decor, live entertainment, live & silent auctions, raffle & door prizes. Tickets are available in Morro Bay at Coast Electronics, Edward Jones, and Brick house BBQ. Tickets are $25 if purchased by Jan. 7, 2015, then increase to $30 per person. This event sells out every year! Event proceeds support Rotary Club activities such as local scholarships, donations to charitable organizations, and international water well projects. For more information contact Ferris Zoe: 805-468-5463.
Big, Bad & Ugly Surf & Turf Competition
February 14, 2015
On February 14th & 15th 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 event in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs’ schedule. The event will commence at Morro Rock on February 14th and conclude on February 15th at the Pine Seas Golf Course in Los Osos. The Estero Bay Surf Club will host an awards dinner Saturday evening - learn more.
Dollhouse & Miniatures Show and Sale
February 21, 2015
On February 21st and 22nd, the 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
1st Annual Paso BlendFest
February 21, 2015
The 1st Annual Paso BlendFest on the Coast will showcase the scenic beauty of the coast with the renowned wines of Paso Robles Wine Country, only miles away. Grow Wild beyond a glass of everyday wine, featuring 25-30 of Paso Robles’ renowned wineries, each showcasing three distinct blends! Tickets are on sale now. More information at: www.pasowine.com/events/blend-fest.php
Morro Bay Art Association: Morro Bay Historical
February 26, 2015
The “Morro Bay Historical” Show opens February 26th representing historical views and will run through April 13th. Come and enjoy an exhibition featuring local artists in different mediums. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 2pm-4pm – learn more.
- March, 2015
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.
Vintage Paso: Zinfandel
March 20, 2015
Grow Wild with the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country in celebration of Vintage Paso: Zinfandel. Create your own zinful itinerary to smell, sip and savor the heritage of Paso Robles, with events at more than 120 wineries! Join fellow wine enthusiasts for a selection of wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, laid-back barbecues, barrel tastings, live music, and so much more! New this year, is the addition of Zinposium! – two Zinfandel-focused seminars on March 20 & 21. Get your tickets today before they’re gone!
- April, 2015
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 Art Association: SMART Show
April 16, 2015
The SMART (Students Matter in Art) Grant was developed in an effort to more effectively support Art Education in San Luis Obispo County. This student art show opens April 16th and will run through May 18th. Come and enjoy an exhibition featuring local high school artists in different mediums. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, April 19th from 2pm-4pm – learn more.
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
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)
April 25, 2015
The Morro Bay Kite Festival is a FREE annual event for kite enthusiasts and families, hosted on April 25th & 26th, 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
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
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
Wine Festival, Paso Robles
May 14, 2015
Paso Robles Wine Country, Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Region of the Year, invites you to see first-hand what makes this region a star! Join us for the 33rd Annual Wine Festival – a celebration of the innovation, triumphs, and character of our spectacular region. Wine Festival kicks-off with a selection of Winemaker Dinners, Reserve Tastings on Friday and educational seminars on Saturday. Following the seminar, more than 60 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Grand Tasting. Don’t miss out, buy your tickets now: www.pasowine.com/events/winefestival.php
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
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
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
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
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
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
Labor Day Weekend Art in the Park
September 5, 2015
September 5-7 – 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 during Labor Day weekend. As you enter the city on Morro Bay Boulevard, cast your eyes to City Park and the sea of white tents displaying a rich mixture of works in a variety of mediums for purchase. Presented by the Art Center, this festival attracts both artists and crowds from near and far over this holiday weekend from 10 am to 5 pm.
Visit the Morro Bay Art in the Park website for more information.
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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
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.
"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
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
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
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
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
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.