Morro Bay Area Events
- February, 2015
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
Nice Work If You Can Get It
March 11, 2015
Broadway’s new Nice Work If You Can Get It is a sparkling, madcap tale that combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic! Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and classic Gershwin hits like “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Fascinating Rhythm.”
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center – Christopher Cohan Center. 7:30pm
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Seven Sisters 9th Anniversary | Open House & Limerick Contest
March 13, 2015
The First Place prize is a signature silver and gold Morro Rock pendant. The Runner Up will be awarded a fabulous Ronnie Goyette photograph. It’s free to enter and you don’t even have to be Irish to enter. Deadline to enter is March 13th at 12pm. See their Facebook Page for additional contest details.
Winning entries will read at the Artwalk on Friday March 13, 5-8 pm. The Artwalk will also feature recent works by Elizabeth Ngo, Susan Terese, Ronnie Goyette. Free refreshments provided. Seven Sisters Gallery, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay CA 805-772-9955.
March 14, 2015
Free Family Fun with your Dog in City Park from 10am-1pm! Activities include demonstrations by Morro Bay police K-9 dog, agility competition dogs and Morro Bay Dog Show. Prizes for best trick, best dressed and dog & owner look-alike!
Hapa | Hawaiian Music Troupe
March 14, 2015
The New York Times calls HAPA “the most successful Hawaiian music troupe in recent history.” The group’s mellow fusion of traditional Hawaiian sound and folksy rock combines with harmonies and fluid guitar, charming fans around the globe. “It is not an overstatement (to say) that HAPA actually encompasses the past, present and future of Polynesian music.” — San Francisco Examiner Magazine
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center – Alex & Faye Spanos Theater. 8:00pm
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Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
March 16, 2015
Broadway’s multimedia spectacular is a stunning musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. This note-for-note theatrical event is filled with classic Beatles hits, such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Hey Jude,” and so many more. Cal Poly Performing Arts Center – Christopher Cohan Center. 7:30pm
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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.
An Afternoon with Ira Glass
April 12, 2015
The creator of the public radio show, “This American Life,” talks about his program and how it’s put together, mixing stories from the show – live onstage – and combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, re-creating the sound of the show as the audience watches.
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center – Christopher Cohan Center. 3:00pm
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April 14, 2015
Audiences will be treated to selections from The Dan’s extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles. More info is available on the Vina Robles website.
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.
Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra
April 17, 2015
Adonis Puentes opens up the marvelous world of Cuban music to his audiences the second they hear his rich voice and all-acoustic orchestra. Puentes’ vocals are surrounded by syncopated Cuban rhythms, deep bass lines, jazzy horn arrangements, and melodic piano and guitar when the other players kick in with their tight, multi-layered arrangements. (This is a high volume performance)
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center – Alex & Faye Spanos Theater. 8:00pm Purchase Tickets Here
Emergency Vehicle Show
April 17, 2015
April 17 & 18 — Friday night cruise and Saturday display of Emergency and Public Services Vehicles. 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)
Earth Day Fair & Music Fest
April 19, 2015
Spend the day in the natural setting of El Chorro Regional Park, under blue skies and green fields from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy a Dairy Creek Zero Waste Park Tour, Clean Energy Zone, Kid’s Korner, Eco Marketplace, Health & Well-being Center, Food Court, Beer & Wine and SLO and Botanical Garden Tours. Enjoy live music from two stages throughout the day. The main stage will feature some of the best music on the central coast. Official Website: earthdayalliance.com
Bark for Life
April 19, 2015
The local chapter of The American Cancer Society is producing its first BARK for LIFE event on Sunday, April 19th, from 1-4pm. Please mark your calendars, be a participant, help make this event a great success, and spread the word. Bark for Life is an educational and fun event where your pet participates. The $10 registration fee will be tax deductible. Registrants will receive a Bag filled with freebies. We expect 100 pet-participants for our first Bark for Life event. All Dogs will get a scarf and are encouraged to wear them during the Bark for Life Walk along the Embarcadero. For more info email Natalie at email@example.com
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
Paul Taylor Dance Company
April 25, 2015
Over his six decades as a world-renowned choreographer, Paul Taylor’s work covers an amazingly wide palette: from the lovely, warmly human to the terrifyingly grotesque to everything between those two poles. The range of emotions is extraordinary, full of vitality and often filled with wicked humor.
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center – Christopher Cohan Center. 8:00pm
Purchase Tickets Here
Sculpture by the Sea
April 26, 2015
The 13th California Sculptors Symposium is proud to invite the public to see our sculpture show: Sculpture by the SEA. Featuring works in stone, metal, clay, and wood. Set high in the pines overlooking the Pacific, this natural setting offers an inspirational showcase. Location: Camp Ocean Pines | 1473 Randall Drive Cambria CA.
For details visit www.californiasculptorssymposium.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 22, 2015
May 22nd – May 24th: Artwork of all modalities, feature spring themes, will be available for sale from local artists. For more information visit: www.artcentermorrobay.com
Morro Bay Bands on the Run
May 23, 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/
- 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
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
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.
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
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
- September, 2015
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
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 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
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
- January, 2016
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.