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"Keep recreation strong in Grover Beach by sponsoring one or more events held each year. Support public recreation and see the benefits of sponsorship in the information letter and brochure form here."

Upcoming Events
View a list of special events for the year or upcoming events in Grover Beach:

View Dune Run Run Race Results for Saturday, August 22, 2015 Here!

Sundays, beginning June 7 through September 27, 2015 (Except for August 23, 2015)
12th Annual Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series & Farmers Market - Press Release

    Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
   Location: Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

Band selection for 2015 has ended! To be considered for 2016, submit an application in December 2015.

Get ready for another fabulous summer of friendly company, delicious food, and great music from amazing local talent! Be a sponsor and advertise to hundreds of participants each week! For more information, call (805) 473-4580 or email Nora: . For Vendor applications, email Julie: .

Friday, September 11, 2015
9/11 Memorial Event & Art Exhibit
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Ceremony)
Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

Started in 2002, this annual event provides local residents with an opportunity to remember and honor the victims and families of the 2001 terrorist attacks, victims of terrorist actions around the world; as well as, the men and women serving past and present in the armed forces.

Note: If you are an artist who has created work depicting 9/11 events, or that has a patriotic theme, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 473-4580 to have your work considered for the art show. We are also accepting other patriotic memorabilia collections for display. There is no cost to participate. Open to all ages and skill level.

The Art Exhibit will be available for viewing:
Thursday, September 10, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Friday, September 11, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Sunday, October 11, 2015
16th Annual Basketball Clinic - Limited to 100 Participants!
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
   Location: Mentone Basketball Court, 14th Street and Mentone Avenue

Featuring the Cal Poly Mustangs Women's Basketball Team! This popular event, will offer boys in grades 7 and below, and girls in grades 8 and below, pointers and drills to improve their game skills.

All sports equipment is provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, proper shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Note: NCAA rules specify high school students are not permitted to participate.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Carved Pumpkin Contest & Halloween Activities
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
   Location: 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 donated from local businesses! There is also a special category just for local businesses! Get creative!

Carnival games presented by the Arroyo Grande High School LINK Crew, free hot dogs provided 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. 3rd (Businesses) & Thurs, Dec. 17th (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. 28th to Mon, Nov. 30th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
   Preliminary Judging (Residential): Sat, Dec. 12th and Sun, Dec. 13th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
   Location: Various locations throughout Grover Beach

Show your holiday spirit by decorating your HOME or BUSINESS! Earn bragging rights in your neighborhood! Nominate your neighbor, yourself, or your favorite local business owner! 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 consistent theme
           *Simple Elegance Award: Best display demonstrating simplicity and grace

Monday, December 7, 2015
Holiday Tree Lighting
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall parking lot (pine tree), 154 S. 8th Street

To be held prior to the first City Council meeting in December! 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

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