Morro Bay Events Calendar 2016

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Winter Bird Festival
Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
January 15-18, 2016
Morro Bay and the surrounding area is an idea spot for avid birders. Located on the Pacific Flyway, Morro Bay is a Globally Important Bird Area and a designated State and National Estuary. Morro Coast Audubon Society always ranks in the top five for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Once again, over 200 different bird species were spotted during the 2015 Festival. The 2016 Festival features over 100 events, including pelagic cruises, boat rides and kayaking in the Bay, van trips throughout the county, as well as many informative workshops. All-day and half-day tours take participants to a wide variety of habitats.
Contact: Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

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Nature Corp Morro Bay
Nature Corp Morro Bay & Hearst Castle Valentine Voluntour
February 12th-14hth, 2016
Help preserve coastal wildlife and then enjoy a romantic Valentine’s weekend while wine tasting on the Central Coast. Join Nature Corps to preserve the habitat of the threatened Snowy Plovers and then explore the best of the Central Coast. Enjoy exquisite cuisine, fine wine, and VIP tours of famous attractions while you help to restore critical coastal dunes habitat. You’ll be on the beach collecting seeds of endangered flora, replacing invasive vegetation with native plants, and working in the park nursery. Website

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Morro Bay City Wide Yard Sale
Morro Bay City Wide Yard Sale
April 2nd & 3rd, 2016
Extremely popular citywide Spring sale! This year the goal is to break the world's record for "Most Yard Sales Per Capita"! 8am-2pm. Preview Friday, April 1st.
Contact: Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce

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Morro Bay Kite Festival
Morro Bay Kite Festival
April 23rd & 24th, 2016
One of America's great kite festivals! And, it's FREE!
Morro Bay Kite Festival website
Contact: Morro Bay Kite Festival

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Morro Bay Kids Run
Family Care Network's Miracle Mile for Kids 10k Walk/Run
May 7th, 2016
Stunning 6k Walk or Run along the beach from Morro Bay to Cayucos. Fundraiser for the Family Care Network. At the finish line, participants are treated to a post-race party with live music, breakfast, a vendor fair and an award ceremony. Plus, every walker/runner receives a goody bag and a Miracle Miles for Kids commemorative T-shirt. Free return shuttle.
Contact: Miracle Mile for Kids website

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Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show
Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show
May 6th-8th, 2016
20th Annual Show! 500 pre-1974 Cars! One of the Great American Car Shows. An entire weekend of Fun! Fun! Fun! Registration starts on the evening of Thursday, May 1st (Pre-registration is a must!). Friday lunch coastal cruise and evening street cruise in Morro Bay. Saturday & Sunday are Showtime!
Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show website for details
Contact: Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show

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Amgen Tour Morro Bay
Amgen Tour of California - Morro Bay - Stage 4
May 15th-22nd, 2016
The world’s top professional cycling teams compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. Stage 4 starts in Morro Bay on May 18th!
Amgen MB Stage website

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Morro Bay Art in the Park
Morro Bay Art in the Park
May 28th-30th 2016
Always a wide variety of arts and related craft items will be on display and for sale at this popular event.
Morro Bay Art in the Park website for details
Contact: Morro Bay Art in the Park

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Bands on the Run
Morro Bay Bands on the Run
May 28th, 2016
A Fundraiser for Morro Bay High School Music Boosters. Features a half-marathon and both 5k and 10k fundraiser runs like never before as local bands serenade you to the finish line! Promotion of music education, programs, and scholarships at Morro Bay High School.
Bands on the Run website
Contact: Morro Bay High School Music Boosters

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Morro Bay Emergency Vehicle Show
Morro Bay Emergency Vehicle Show
Jun,17 - 18, 2016
Join the Morro Bay Police, Fire, and Harbor Departments for the 6th Annual Emergency Vehicle Show in partnership with Morro Bay's 50th Year Celebration. The show will feature vehicles from many jurisdictions: fire trucks, police vehicles, tow trucks, security vehicles, ambulances, military vehicles, and other related public service vehicles. 9am to 3pm Saturday.
Contact: Website or call Mike Del Puppo: 559-281-09022

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July 4th Morro Bay
Morro Bay 4th of July Family Fun Day
July 4th, 2016
Family fun 4th of July!
Starts with a bike parade, then music, & food
This year there will be no fireworks so fireworks fans will be going to Cayucos!
Morro Bay 4th Website
Contact: Morro Bay 4th of July Committee

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Art in the Park
Morro Bay Art in the Park
July 2nd-4th, 2016
A wide variety of arts and related craft items will be on display and for sale at this always popular event.
Art In The Park website
Contact: Art Center Morro Bay

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Morro Bay Rock to Pier Fun Run
47th Annual Rock to Pier Fun Run!
July 9th, 2016
This 6 mile event is held entirely on the beach from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Proceeds from this event will used for Morro Bay Recreation and Parks' Youth Sports programs.
Rock to Pier Fun Run Website
Contact: Morro Bay Recreation & Parks

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Morro Bay Merchants Summer Street Fair
Morro Bay Merchants Association Summer Street Fair
August 7th, 2016
Music, dancing, kiddie entertainment, food & gifts. A good time for everyone! Your chance to buy that unique item for yourself of someone special. Absolutely FREE admission. .
Just Show up! Morro Bay Blvd & Main Streets. 9am-5pm
Contact: Morro Bay Merchants Association

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Art in the Park
Morro Bay Art in the Park
September 3rd-5th, 2016
A wide variety of arts and related craft items will be on display and for sale at this always popular event.
Art In The Park website
Contact: Art Center Morro Bay

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Avocado Margarita Festival
Avocado Margarita Festival

September 10th & 11th, 2016
Enjoy the best California Avocados in all variations of culinary delights as well as refreshing margaritas, beer, specialty foods, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors. Hosted on the beautiful Embarcadero across from Rose’s restaurant. For more details visit: .
Festival website
Contact: Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce

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31st Annual Central Coast Writers Conference

September 16th - 18th, 2016
The 32nd Central Coast Writers' Conference is hosted by Cuesta College Community Programs. A new year...a new faculty.. fiction, nonfiction, journalists, screenwriters, agents, editors, and publishers are being considered. The talented, prolific and best selling novelist Anne Perry will keynote on Friday. Provides intimate small group workshops for writers wanting to improve their skills, network with other writers, link with editors, agents and publishers.
Contact: Central Coast Writers Conference

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Savor the Central Coast
Morro Bay Harbor Festival

October 1st, 2016
Newly envisioned Harbor Festival will celebrating along the Morro Bay waterfront. this year admission is FREE. Wine & Sea Food Faire, many Music Events, marine related displays, art & craft vendors. Festival website
Contact: Morro Bay Harbor Festival

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Savor the Central Coast
Stranded in Morro Bay 2015 - Vintage Trailer Rally

October 29th -30th, 2016
Caution, Fun Ahead! Camping at Morro Bay State Parks Campground, Breakfasts. Beverages for camper potluck/s'mores cookoff on Friday night BBQ lunch on Saturday, Wine tasting event on Saturday night. And Lots of Fun! Open House is Saturday, 10-4 and free. Check first. More Info

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Savor the Central Coast
Morro BayTriathelon - "Tri The Rock"

November 6th, 2016
Morro Bay Triathlon starts in a protected bay in clear, cool water. SWIM - Dive into our well-marked bouy course for your Olympic or Sprint triathlon! BIKE - We take you through the quaint coastal towns of Morro Bay and Cayucos, sandwiching the Pacific Coast Highway 1 views of the Pacific Ocean and surfers ripping the waves. RUN - This asphalt, hardpacked soil, boardwalk, and hardpacked sand loop ends with a strong finish as your name is called in front of The Rock! Two courses - pick your level! Triathelon website

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Morro Bay Merchants Summer Street Fair
Morro Bay Merchants Association Winter Street Fair

November 27th, 2016
Music, dancing, kiddie entertainment, food & gifts. A good time for everyone! Your chance to buy that unique item for yourself of someone special. Absolutely FREE admission. .
Just Show up! Morro Bay Blvd & Main Streets. 9am-4pm
Contact: Morro Bay Merchants Association

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Morro Bay Merchants Summer Street Fair
Lighted Boat Parade

December 3rd, 2016
Visitors come from hundreds of miles to see this annual event. All shapes and sizes of boats are decorated for the holiday season harbor cruise. A Spectacular sight to see! Always fun, it takes place in the evening ofalong the Embarcadero. All you have to do is SHOW UP. It's FREE.

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