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Sponsorship Opportunities:
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.

Upcoming Events

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:

Friday, October 28, 2016
Carved Pumpkin Contest & Halloween Activities -
  Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
  Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue

  Fun for the whole family! 
Bring your already decorated or carved funny, scary, spooky,
  or goofy pumpkin and enter it in the contest to win great prizes!

  Note to Businesses: Enter a pumpkin to win bragging rights!

  Carnival games presented by the Arroyo Grande High School LINK Crew, free hot dogs
  provided by Terry Merlo Insurance & Financial Services and prepared by the Grover Beach
  Rotary! Ballooney the Clown, and much more! Pumpkin contest registration ends at 6:15 p.m.

  Note: Only decorated pumpkins will be accepted for ages 6 and under!

Thurs, Dec. 1st (Businesses) & Thurs, Dec. 15th (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. 26th to Sun, Nov. 27th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
  Preliminary Judging (Residential):
Sat. Dec. 10th and Sun. Dec. 11th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
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 3, 2016 - Volunteers Needed!
50th 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: "Groovy Grover Holiday" (Flashback to the 60's - When the Parade Began!)
Grand Marshal Nomination Form: Nomination Form
    (Grand Marshal Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2016)
  Parade Entry Application: Application
    (Parade Entry Application Deadline: Mon, November 28, 2016 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!

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Santa's Workshop Fine Art & Craft Faire
  Time: Santa's Workshop:
Immediately after parade, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue
  Vendor Booth Application: Application
  (Reserve your vendor space by Wed, November 30th! - (Food and handcrafted artisans only)

Come and visit over 40 artists and crafters who have created unique, handcrafted gifts for you and your loved ones this holiday season. Festivities include a visit with Santa, fun activities for kids, demonstrating artists and crafters, and live music!  Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at: (805) 473-4580 or email: for more information.

Monday, December 5, 2016
Holiday Tree Lighting
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  Location: City Hall parking lot (pine tree), 154 S. 8th Street

Join us for cocoa, coffee and cookies, caroling and a visit with Santa!

For more information on any of these events, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at: (805) 473-4580.

Recreation Programs
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