Imagine: perfect 70 degree weather, crisp ocean breezes, fresh homemade guacamole, salty margaritas, and your best friends all in one weekend. The perfection can be found during Morro Bay’s weekend dedicated to avocados, great food, and tasty margaritas during September 8th through 10th. Plan your next vacation to come savor some of the freshest food and premium drinks you’ll ever experience.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH: TASTE OF THE GROVE
Whether you’re into creamy, crunchy, chewy or cheesy, this newest exclusive foodie will expand your palette and finally satisfy your avocado craving. Join in on an intimate evening of gourmet food, local wine, brews and company to kick-start your weekend getaway at Taste of the Grove. You’ll venture on over to The Packing Shed, Morro Bay’s Avocado Farm just minutes away from the waterfront and your hotel. There, you will enjoy an all-inclusive avo-centric event, including food demos, educational opportunities, and dozens of farm-to-table dishes and refreshments. The rustic grove is a perfect backdrop for a Morro Bay sunset and incredible evening out. Your admission ticket also gets you into the Avocado and Margarita Festival for FREE. Click HERE to reserve your ticket.
Be sure to check out some our local favorites in attendance: Divine Street Catering, Fig Good Food, Flora and Fauna, Olea Farm, Trumpet Vine Catering, Thomas Hill Organics, Morro Bay Oyster Company pairing with Artisan, The Inn at Morro Bay’s 60 State Park Restaurant and more!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH: AVOCADO AND MARGARITA FESTIVAL
Savor and sample the sweet and salty goodness at Morro Bay’s annual Avocado and Margarita Festival. Come take your avocado game to a whole new level with a plethora of avocado-themed dishes that will quench your avo-appetite. And, of course, wash it all down with many choices of specialty margaritas, like the famous original lime margarita, jalapeno margarita, or our bold blood orange margarita. You’ll love customizing your own red beer at our “Michelada Bar,” with a variety of mixes, brews, and toppers to jump-start your afternoon of laughs, dancing, food and fun! Click HERE to purchase your ticket to the festival.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH: LAZY SUNDAY BRUNCH / HAIR OF THE DOG DAY
Unless you were the DD (or didn’t party hard enough!), you and many others will likely be celebrating Hair of the Dog Day – an unofficial Morro Bay holiday that ensues the Avocado and Margarita Festival. Typically, we spend this holiday away from work to enjoy a late-morning breakfast and mimosa at one of our delicious breakfast cafes. From country fried steaks to eggs benedicts and amazing vegan pancakes, there’s a pick-me-up for all hangovers in Morro Bay’s cafes. Don’t forget to grab some fresh air – Morro Rock’s harbor walkway is a perfect morning stroll to wake you up, located across the street from the smoke stacks. No need to dress up – put on your dark sunglasses and find one of the amazing breakfast joints only steps from your hotel. For a list of Morro Bay restaurants, click HERE.