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Special Events
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:


Saturday, October 14, 2017                Saturday November 4, 2017
Tennis Clinic - Men's Team Players:    Tennis Clinic - Women's Team Players:            
  Time:
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                             Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  Location:
Grover Heights Tennis Courts,               Location: Grover Heights Tennis Courts,
                Atlantic City Avenue                                          Atlantic City Avenue

  Cost:  Free!                                                    Cost: Free!

This will be an opportunity for boys in grades 7 and below, and girls in grades 8 and below to work with the men and women of the Cal Poly Tennis Teams and learn skills and pointers to improve their game. Please bring your own tennis racket. A limited number of loaner rackets may be available. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, proper shoes, and bring a water bottle. Boys and girls may attend either clinic or both.
Please call to pre-register by calling (805) 473-4580.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Carved Pumpkin Contest & Halloween Activities
  Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  Location: Ramona Garden Park, 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! Carnival games, free hot dogs, 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, Nov 30 (Businesses) & Thurs, Dec 14th (Residential) Final Judging 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Holiday of Lights Decorating Contest - Be Sure To Have your Lights On!
 
Preliminary Judging (Businesses): Sat. Nov 25th and Sun. Nov 26th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
 Preliminary Judging (Residential): Sat. Dec 9th and Sun. Dec 10th (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:

 Businesses
 *Best Business Award: Best overall business display
 *Lights: Best use of lights in display
 *Windows: Best use of window painting & decorations

 Residential
 *Simple Elegance Award: Best display demonstrating simplicity and grace
 *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

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Volunteers Needed!
51st Annual South County Holiday Parade - Parade Application
 
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: "All Aboard the Holiday Express!"

  Grand Marshal Nomination Form -
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Enjoy the only daytime parade in South San Luis Obispo County! Bring the entire family and enjoy a good, old-fashioned community parade! Note: Awards ceremony to follow at Santa's Workshop! Call the Parks & Recreation Department at (805) 473-4580 for more information.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Santa's Workshop Fine Art and Craft Faire
 
Time: Santa's Workshop: Immediately following the parade, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Location: Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue

  Vendor Application - Application Deadline: November 22, 2017
  (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.

Friday, December 8, 2017
Holiday Tree Lighting
 Time:
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
 Location: Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

Join us for cocoa, coffee, 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.

Recreation Programs
View recreation programs offered by Grover Beach Parks and Recreation.



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