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2016 Sun & Sea Festival


  • WHEN Friday, July 15, 2016 at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7 a.m.
  • WHERE Portwood Pier Plaza, 10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, Ca 91932
    Map | Website
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

Being dubbed, “The Original Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition,” the 2016 Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival will feature world-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a the Kids n’ Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.


8-10 a.m. - Mayor’s 2nd Annual Imperial Beach Pier Swim & Paddle
(Dempsey Holder Safety Center IB Lifeguard Tower)
8 a.m. - 3K Beach Walk/Run starting at the Pier.
8:15 a.m. - Free Zumba demonstration by Tracy Murray at Port Plaza
10-11 a.m. - Mayor's Breakfast at Pier Plaza
Noon - Dusk - Exhibition Sandcastle on Display
6 p.m. - midnight - Sandcastle Ball

7-9 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast $5 donation Hosted by volunteers from St. James Lutheran Church
9-10 a.m. - Parade travels west on Imperial Beach Blvd to Seacoast Dr. North Ending at Old Palm Ave. Cars will exit on Palm Ave. Best viewing spot is at Portwood Pier Plaza and Evergreen Ave.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Master Sand Sculptures Created north of the pier
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Festival opens along Seacoast Dr. between Portwood Pier Plaza & Dunes Park
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - International Food Fair open along Seacoast Drive Dempsey Holder Center and Pier South
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Kids Zone From Dune’s Park to Palm Ave.
Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Kids ‘n Kastles sand-building competition adjacent to Dune’s Park
2-4 p.m. - Judging of Sandcastles
4-5 p.m. - Sandcastle Awards Ceremony at Pier Plaza

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo for the the Kids n’ Kastles competition...

Above: Promotional photo for the the Kids n’ Kastles competition at the Sun & Sea Festival, July 15 & 16, 2016.


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