Keep recreation strong in Grover Beach by sponsoring one or more events or classes. Be a part of supporting public recreation and see the benefits of sponsorship in our Sponsor Information Brochure and Invitation Letter
Special Event Permit Application:
The City of Grover Beach has prepared guidelines to assist in determining whether an event requires a Special Event Permit (i.e., for private parties planning a gathering or activity to be attended by 100 or more people requiring public resources beyond the normal pattern of traffic and travel or general calls for service). For more information, please view the following - Guidelines
, Flow Chart Overview
, Application for a Special Event Permit
, or contact the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 473-4580.
View a list of special events for the year or upcoming events
in Grover Beach.
The following is a list of City-sponsored events through the Parks and Recreation Department:
Thurs, Nov. 29 (Businesses) and Thurs, Dec. 13 (Residential)
Final Judging 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Holiday of Lights Decorating Contest - Be Sure to Have your Lights On!
Preliminary Judging (Businesses): Sat. Nov. 24th & Sun, Nov. 25th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
Preliminary Judging (Residential): Sat. Dec. 8th & Sun. Dec. 9th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
Location: Various locations throughout Grover Beach
Show your holiday spirit by decorating your HOME or BUSINESS! Nominate your neighbor, yourself, or your favorite local business owner! Earn bragging rights in your neighborhood! Awards will be presented in the following categories:
*Mayor's Award: Best overall in originality
*City Council Award: Best use of animation and/or craftsmanship
*Commissioner's Award: Best use of lights
*Business Award: Best overall display
*Best Theme Award: Best use of a consistent theme
*Simple Elegance Award: Best display demonstrating simplicity and grace
Contact the Parks and Recreation at (805) 473-4580 for more information.
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Volunteers Needed!
52nd Annual South County Holiday Parade
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Parade begins at 16th Street, travels west down West Grand Avenue to 9th Street, and finishes
at the Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue.
This Year's Theme: "Gingerbread Dreams"
Grand Marshal Nomination Form: Nomination Form
(Grand Marshal Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2018)
Parade Entry Application: Application
(Parade Entry Application Deadline: Mon, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.)
This is the only daytime parade in South San Luis Obispo County! Bring the entire family and enjoy a good, old-fashioned community parade! Show off the holiday spirit of your business, club, or organization and be in the parade! (It's a great way to advertise!) Parade entry fee is a new, unwrapped gift for a child ages 0 to 17; larger group entries are encouraged to donate more then one! Note: Awards ceremony to follow at Santa's Workshop!
Santa's Workshop Fine Art & Craft Faire
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: Santa's Workshop: Immediately after parade, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue
Vendor Booth Application: Application
(Reserve your vendor space by Wed, November 21st! - Food and handcrafted artisans only)
Come and visit over 40 artists and crafters who have created unique, handcrafted gifts for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season. Festivities include a visit with Santa, fun activities for kids, demonstrating artists and crafters, caroling by Pacific Horizon Choir and live music by CRITICAL MASS band! Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at: (805) 473-4580 or email: for more information.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Holiday Tree Lighting
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ramona Garden Park, 933 Ramona Ave, Grover Beach
Join us for cocoa, coffee and cookies, caroling, kids activities, and a visit with Santa!
For more information on any of these events, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at: (805) 473-4580.
View recreation programs
offered by Grover Beach Parks and Recreation.