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City Lifeguard Pancake Breakfast

Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join us behind Marine Safety Headquarters (clock tower) for a hot and hearty pancake breakfast before you compete in one of the athletic events or start your day of fun in the sun.


So come on down with friends, family and fellow athletes for a hearty serving of pancakes and sausages served with orange juice or coffee. It’s a great way to start the day!

26th Annual Woody Car Exhibit

Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m

Where there is sand and surfing, you are likely to see Woody cars. In the 1960’s surfers found the roomy old Woody station wagons a convenient way to take their longboards to the ocean in search of the “perfect wave."

Watch for these incredible vehicles parading down from Ave. Del Mar and onto the pier both mornings. There will be a different set of 15 each day in a wide variety of colors and styles to see! 

Ocean Art Show

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For those of you who would like to view the event from a different angle we have the Ocean Art Show in Parque Del Mar (the grassy area below the parking lots, north of the tunnel entrance to the beach).


You’ll find all sorts of ocean and beach related art – from landscapes and beachscapes; original oil and watercolor painting and giclees; photography, ceramics, stained glass and wild, crazy surfboard rug designs, jewelry, hand-crafted soaps, and all different kinds of artisan crafted pieces that make great gifts or additions to your own home!

Family Beach Party & Free Concert

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dinners are available through Fisherman’s Restaurant on the beach. 


FREE beach concert featuring: TBD. Sponsored by The Sheckler Foundation.

Sand Sculpting Competition

Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Teams of up to 10 people each (20 spaces available) can compete in the following categories: Castles and Things, Creatures, Family or Open on Sunday. Grab your friends, family, co-workers & club members and come to the beach on Sunday. Let us see what you can do!

Great Rubber Duck Race

Sunday, 4:00 p.m.*

As a highly anticipated finale for this incredible two-day event, the Great Rubber Duck Race has some exciting prizes waiting to go home with some lucky winners. Throughout the festival you can purchase and decorate ducks for just $5/each and then cheer them on as they “catch a wave” to the finish line on Sunday, for the final event of “The Greatest Show on Surf!”

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*All times are approximate. For the full schedule of events, please click here

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