Festival 2014

Celebrate at Water’s Edge!


This year’s festival was such a great success, we want to make sure you  have it on your calendar for next year.  Join us October 4-5, 2014 for the 33rd Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival, one of the premier events on California’s spectacular Central Coast.  Taste the freshest seafood straight off the boat at the popular Commercial Fishermen’s BBQ and sample wine and beer from many of our local wineries and breweries in our incredible Seafood, Beer and Wine Court.  Bring the kids and be delighted by the strolling entertainment and performance art throughout the Festival grounds and watch the amazement in their eyes in the free, interactive Discovering Science exhibit.

Let The Festivities Begin!

The newly designed Seafood, Wine and Beer Court showcases up to 20 local wineries, restaurants, beers and local businesses will present their specialties under our free-flowing canopy smack dab in the middle of the festival grounds. Taste the best the Central Coast has to offer and don’t forget to try the Commercial Fishermen Association’s unforgettable albacore kabobs. The popular Chowder Contest is a big attraction on Saturday and the public chooses who cooks the best chowder in town. You won’t want to miss the popular Oyster-eating contest hosted by Giovanni’s Fish Market and Galley.

The cost of the food offered varies and wine tasting starts at $10 which includes a commemorative glass.


Jump start the month of October with an excellent selection of fine beer and bodacious sausage offered at our Court area. Various microbrews will be offered to beer connoisseurs to savor while enjoying live music on the water front. What better way to celebrate the arrival of Autumn! Beer tasting starts at $10 which includes a commemorative glass.

Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen’s “Albacore Kabobs”

Meet the Morro Bay commercial fishing fleet! Don’t know a troller from a trawler or a purse seiner from a sow’s ear? Learn about different kinds of boats, the gear, the industry, and its future first hand! There is a California Fresh Fish Display plus a fish print activity for the kids. Find these booths and more on the South T-Pier. Could there be better albacore? Find out for yourself at the Seafood, Wine and Beer Court where the Commercial fisherman will be serving up their specialty!

Rabobank’s Maritime Heritage Pavilion

Do not miss the opportunity to view the fascinating exhibit of maritime artifacts of the Central Coast. The Central Coast Maritime Museum Association and the Piedras Blancas Friends of the Festival deliver a fantastic journey back into the days of the mariners, abalone industry, commercial fishing industry, and more. This is one area of the festival you don’t want to miss. This attraction is located on the end of the South T-Pier.


Sand Sculpture Spectacular – Sponsored by ReMax/Coast Electronics/Beach Bungalow Inn & Suites

35 tons of sand turned into art right before your eyes over the Festival weekend.
Take home a commemorative photo.


Kid’s Carnival Cove

The Cove features displays from the Central Coast Fisheries for Women, the Harbor Patrol, and many more. Games, prizes, bounce houses, and a train ride are sure to entertain children here. The family friendly Cove is a place where children and families can enjoy the festival and also have a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Central Coast’s area and environment.


And much, much more…