Morro Bay Area Events
- November, 2015
Adventures with Nature: November Programs & Events
November 1, 2015
November 1-30 – November is filled with many great adventures, classes and programs in the area state parks–especially in the Morro Bay area. Do you want to learn more about the world around you in a fun way? Then participate in one or more of these amazing events that are fun for people of any age - learn more.
May the Port Be With You
November 11, 2015
November 11th-December 16th - Every Wednesday until the release of Star Wars Episode 7 Dec 17th, in a Brew Pub Far Far Away….the Libertine Pub will air a Star Wars episode paired with amazing Pizza Port Star Wars themed beer. May the force be with you – learn more.
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.
Rock the Holidays
November 19, 2015
November 19th – January 1st - Morro Bay wants you to ROCK THE HOLIDAYS this year. We have a series of events to get you into the holiday spirit with shopping galore, live performances, special dinners, spectacular celebrations and New Year’s Eve bashes. Don’t let 2016 come without a trip to Morro Bay! View all the great holiday events.
Cambria Christmas Market
November 27, 2015
November 27-December 23 – The Cambria Christmas Market has many unique offerings include tempting local food and drink, with brats, fresh baked good and treats, and Glühwein, our traditional German hot spiced wine – guaranteed to keep you cozy while wandering through Winter Wonderland – learn more.
Broadway Belles and a Beau
November 27, 2015
November 27-December 20 – For the holidays, the Pewter Plough Playhouse presents a musical revue featuring some the most enduring songs from hit Broadway shows. Features the work of Berlin, Gershwin, Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, and many others – learn more.
Home for the Holidays Street Faire
November 29, 2015
Take the family down Morro Bay Boulevard and Main Street between 9 a.m. and 4 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.
November 30, 2015
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the age-old tale of a starry-eyed chorus girl who becomes a star – a song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story that includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby Of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and, of course, “42nd Street.” - buy your tickets now.
- December, 2015
Tall Ships in the Harbor
December 2, 2015
December 2nd – 7th – Every year the excitement builds to the time of year when the Lady Washington visits the harbor in Morro Bay. This year, Morro Bay is equally excited because the gift of their visit comes in the midst of the holiday season. There are public tours and Adventure Sales on Saturday & Sunday!. For details and the Click Here.
December 3, 2015
December 3-6 – A white hot twist in the night. A jamboree. A revival with an irreverent shake of the hips. This new slicked-backed thrill ride reimagines the origins of Rock and Roll and thrusts the audience center stage – buy tickets now!
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 holiday-decorated and lighted skiffs, yachts, fishing boats, cutters, and sailboats at 6:30 p.m. Come early and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus on the South T-Pier, plus be entertained with the music from the White Caps and the San Luis Obispo Symphony. For more information on the event, visit www.morrobayboatparade.com or call 805-772-1155 (Harbor Festival number).
The Morro Bay Boat Parade is seeking sponsors and boaters interested in participating in the parade. Contact Don Doubledee at email@example.com or call 805-801-5911 for details.
Away in a Manger
December 12, 2015
The Central Coast community is inviting you to join them for their annual “Away in a Manger” Open House at Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 12th from 1-4pm. This event will feature over 250 Nativity Scenes from all over the world. There will be live music and refreshments. Join us for a little touch of Christmas in Morro Bay. Free admission. For more information, visit www.morrobaylutherans.org.
- January, 2016
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: www.morrobaybirdfestival.org
Los Lobos | Fiesta Mexico-Americana
January 22, 2016
A Celebration of Mexican-American Heritage, Fiesta indeed! The Mexican-American experience is gloriously celebrated through song, dance, music and film in a brand-new multimedia production. This spectacular showcase features Grammy Award-winners Los Lobos – the hugely popular band that has consistently evolved artistically, while never losing sight of its humble roots – and the highly skilled, colorful dancers of Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, who share a commitment to exploring and honoring Mexican culture and folklore.
8:00pm Friday January 22, 2016, at the Christopher Cohan Center (Cal Poly Campus)
Tickets are $44-$64, available at: www.calpolyarts.org
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
January 24, 2016
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at Sally’s door, a rainy afternoon is trans- formed by the Cat and his antics. This delightful stage show, produced by Childsplay, proves that with some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in the Hat, the fun’s never done! For ages 5 and up.
“You can boil everything down to fun… simple and clear. The Cat wants to have fun. And so do we! The show feels just as youthful and exhilarating as reading a Dr. Seuss book.” – David Barker, director
3:00pm Sunday January 24, 2016, at the Christopher Cohan Center (Cal Poly Campus)
Tickets are $24, available at: www.calpolyarts.org
Moscow Festival Ballet
January 31, 2016
Chopiniana and Romeo & Juliet: The dancers of the famed Moscow Festival Ballet speak to the soul through the body. In this double-ballet evening, the company of 50 dancers will perform Tchaikovsky’s original, magnificent Romeo & Juliet – one of classical ballet’s most cherished works – as well as Fokine’s rarely seen work, Chopiniana. An evening of beautiful ballet, danced by one of Russia’s premier companies.
“This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.” – Las Vegas Review Journal
7:00pm Sunday January 31, 2016 at the Christopher Cohan Center (Cal Poly Campus) Tickets are $30-$60, available at: www.calpolyarts.org
- April, 2016
City-Wide Yard Sale
April 2, 2016
April 2 & 3 – Each spring, Morro Bay becomes a virtual “candy store” for shoppers. Gently used, recycled, new or ready-to-refurbish items can be found in neighborhoods and businesses Friday through Sunday during Morro Bay Beautiful’s Annual Citywide Yard Sale. This annual event features a free treasure map that guides bargain hunters across the city to explore a concentrated number of yard sales. For details visit www.morrobaybeautiful.org.
- October, 2016
Morro Bay Harbor Festival
October 1, 2016
Free admission for all. Join us for the ALL NEW 35th 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: www.mbhf.com
During 2014, the community of Morro Bay celebrated Morro Bay’s 50th anniversary.
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.