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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.

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:

Tuesday, September 10 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The City of Grover Beach invites the public to Remember, Reflect, and Honor the victims and families of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the east coast, as well as victims of terrorism throughout the world. 

9/11 Memorial Event - Ceremony:
Wed., September 11, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. 

Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue, Grover Beach
Program includes an honor guard, music performance, and guest speakers.

9/11 Memorial - Art Exhibit:
Tues., September 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; and 
Wed., September 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue, Grover Beach
A free, two-day art exhibit open to the public.

For more information on being a volunteer docent or submitting artwork or memorabilia for the Art Exhibit, please contact the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 473-4580.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
31st Annual Dune Run Run & Walk

Time: Day of Race Registration Opens: 7:00 a.m. and Race Starts: 8:00 a.m.
Fees: $26 Pre-Registration (prior to September 10, 2019; $31 after September 10, 2019)
Location: Beach Patio, End of Grand Avenue

5k Run, 5k Walk and 10k Run! The scenic Grover Beach boardwalk and beach creates a fun surface combination for all ages. T-shirts will be free to the first 100 people to register for the event. 

Movie in the Park
  Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
  Time:  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  Location:  Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

Enjoy a movie outdoors on the big screen at the Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue.

There will be popcorn, candy, and cocoa available. 
Bring your blankets and chairs.

MOVIE IS MARY POPPINS RETURNS!  Click here for the movie flyer!

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Grover Beach Cleanup Day
  Time: Starts at 9:00 a.m.
  Location: Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

The public is invited to join Grover Beach City Council Members, Rotary, and other community leaders in beautifying Grover Beach. Check in to Ramona Garden Park to be assigned a park or area.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by City of Grover Beach, Grover Beach Rotary, and the South County Chambers of Commerce.

Sunday, October 6, 2019
20th Annual Basketball Clinic
  Time: 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 free 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.


Movie in the Park
  Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
  Time:  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  Location:  Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue

Enjoy a movie outdoors on the big screen at the Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue.

There will be popcorn, candy, and cocoa available.
Bring your blankets and chairs, concessions start at 6, movie starts at 7 pm.

MOVIE IS WRECK IT RALPH 2!  Click here for the movie flyer!

Friday, October 25, 2019
Carved Pumpkin Contest & Halloween Activities
  Time: 5:00 p.m. - 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!

Note to Businesses: Enter a pumpkin to win bragging rights!

Carnival games presented by the Arroyo Grande High School LINK Crew, Trunk or Treats and free hot dogs
sponsored by the Grover Beach Rotary! Ballooney the Clown, and much more!  Fun for all ages!

Note: Only decorated pumpkins will be accepted for ages 6 and under!

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Tennis Clinic - Cal Poly Men's Team
  Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  Location: Grover Heights Tennis Courts, Atlantic City Ave


Featuring the Cal Poly Mustangs Men's Tennis Teams! This will be an opportunity for boys in grades 7 and below, and girls in grades 8 and below to work with the men of the Cal Poly Tennis Team and learn skills and pointers to improve their game.

Please bring own racket.  A limited number of loaner rackets may be available. Participants should wear
comfortable clothing, proper shoes, and bring a water bottle.


Saturday, November 16, 2019
Tennis Clinic - Cal Poly Women's Team
  Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  Location: Grover Heights Tennis Courts, Atlantic City Ave


Featuring the Cal Poly Mustangs Women's Tennis Teams! This will be an opportunity for boys in grades 7 and below, and girls in grades 8 and below to work with the women of the Cal Poly Tennis Team and learn skills and pointers to improve their game.

Please bring own racket.  A limited number of loaner rackets may be available. Participants should wear
comfortable clothing, proper shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Thurs, Dec. 5th (Businesses) and Thurs, Dec. 12th (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. 23rd & Sun, Nov. 24th (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
  Preliminary Judging (Residential):
Sat. Dec. 7th & Sun. Dec. 8th (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:

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

Residential Award 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
     *Best Use of Theme Award: Best use of a consistent theme
     *Simple Elegance Award: Best display demonstrating simplicity and grace

Contact the Parks and Recreation at (805) 473-4580 for more information.


Saturday, December 7, 2019
 - Volunteers Needed!
53rd Annual South County Holiday Parade
**Join us in celebrating the City of Grover Beach Diamond Jubilee - 60th Anniversary**
  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: "HOLIDAY SPARKLE"
 
Grand Marshal Nomination Form: Nomination Form
    (Grand Marshal Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2019)
  Parade Entry Application: Application
    (Parade Entry Application Deadline: Mon, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.)

This is the only daytime parade in South San Luis Obispo County! Bring the entire family and enjoy a good, old-fashioned community parade! Show off the holiday spirit of your business, club, or organization and be in the parade! (It's a great way to advertise!) Parade entry fee is a new, unwrapped gift for a child ages 0 to 17; larger group entries are encouraged to donate more then one! Note: Awards ceremony to follow at Santa's Workshop!

Santa's Workshop Fine Art & Craft Faire 
  Date:  Saturday, December 7, 2019
  Time: Santa's Workshop:
Immediately after parade, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Location:
Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue

  Vendor Booth Application: Application
  (Reserve your vendor space by Wed, November 21st! - Food and handcrafted artisans only)

Come and visit over 40 artists and crafters who have created unique, handcrafted gifts for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season. Festivities include a visit with Santa, fun activities for kids, demonstrating artists and crafters, caroling by Pacific Horizon Choir and live music by CRITICAL MASS band!  Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at: (805) 473-4580 or email: for more information.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Holiday Tree Lighting
  Time:
7:00 p.m.
  Location: Ramona Garden Park, 933 Ramona Ave, Grover Beach


Join us for cocoa, coffee and 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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