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  (PDF).

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 (PDF), Flow Chart Overview (PDF), Application for a Special Event Permit (PDF), or contact the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 473-4580.


The following is a list of City-sponsored events through the Parks and Recreation Department:



Carved Pumpkin Contest & Halloween Activities 

Friday, October 28th | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ramona Garden Park 

Fee: FREE

Fun for the whole family!  Bring your already decorated or carved pumpkin and enter it in the contest to win great prizes!

NOTE: Only decorated pumpkins will be accepted for ages 6 and under! Businesses!!  Enter a pumpkin to win bragging rights.


Holiday of Lights - Decorating Contest

Nomination Deadline:  Thursday, December 8th


Grover Beach residents can nominate their neighbors, themselves, or a favorite local business! Get into the holiday spirit and win fun prizes and not to mention, major bragging rights! To enter, please nominate and submit photos or videos of your decorated home or business to gbparks@groverbeach.org by 12:00 pm on December 8th !  Official judging will be by the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Commissioners on December 15th at the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Commission meeting at 6:00 p.m. Winners will be announced on the City's social media channels and website.  

Business Award Categories

  • Best Business Award - Best Overall Business Display
  • Lights Award - Best Use of Lights in Display
  • Windows Award - Best Use of Window Painting and Decorations


Residential Award Categories

  • Mayor's Award - Best Overall in Originality
  • City Council Award - Best Use of Animation and/or Craftmanship
  • Commissioner's Award - Best Use of Lights
  • Clark Griswold Award - Extraordinary Display of Decorations and Lights