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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:

Sundays, beginning June 4th through September 24, 2017
(Except for August 27, 2017)
14th Annual Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series & Farmers Market -
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

  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: .

  Band selection has ended! To be considered for 2018, submit an application in December 2017.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
29th Annual Dune Run Run & Walk
  Time: Day of Race Registration Opens: 7:00 a.m. and Race Starts: 8:00 a.m.
  Fees: $25 Pre-Registration (prior to August 15, 2017; $30 after August 15, 2017)
  Location: Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

  Enjoy a run or walk over the scenic Grover Beach boardwalk and beach - a fun combination for all ages.
  T-shirts will be free to the first 100 people to register for the event. Awards ceremony will immediately
  follow the end of the race. 1st and 2nd place medals will be awarded for all age and gender categories.
  Registration is online through Thursday, August 24, 2017. On-site registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on race

Stone Soup Music Festival and Street Faire
 Date/Time: Sat, August 26th 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sun, August 27th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Location: Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue
 Vendors interested in participating can email: Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce or
 call (805) 489-1488 for more information.

Monday, September 11, 2017
9/11 Memorial Event & Art Exhibit
 Time: 6:00 p.m.
 Location: 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, fire, police and safety services.

 The Art Exhibit will be available for viewing:
 Sunday, September 10, 2017 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
 Monday, September 11, 2017 (10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

 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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Movie in the Park (Movie TBD)
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue
Note: Visit the City of Grover Beach Facebook page after September 15th to vote for the movie choices.

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:

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

 *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

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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