The City of Morro Bay will be hosting its annual 4th of July Family Fun Day with events starting at 10 a.m. and lasting all through the day. This event, which the City has been coordinating since 2015, will take place at multiple venues throughout Morro Bay.

The day will begin with a skateboard race at 10 a.m. which starts at the west entrance of Morro Bay High School and ends up at the Maritime Museum. Registration begins an hour prior to the start time.

Next is a bike parade at noon starting at the north end of Morro Creek Bridge and ending up at Tidelands Park. Patriotic decor is highly suggested but not mandatory. Kids under the age of 18 must wear a helmet to participate and no motorized bikes are allowed. There will be a bike valet available and there are many hotels in town that rent bikes for those who don’t want the hassle of lugging
their own bikes.

At 1 p.m. there will be a flag-raising ceremony followed by a paddleboard parade at 2 p.m. which will start at Coleman Park. Paddlers will make their way over to Tidelands Park. Again, no motorized paddle boards and patriotic attire is
greatly encouraged.


Activities will be non-stop at Tidelands Park all the while with a kids carnival, games, face painting, balloon art, Police Department dunk tank, firefighter relay race, and live music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

As always, there will also be a plethora of food and drink vendors at this event.

“[This year] we don’t have a floating bar but are working on securing a beer garden to be hosted by a local operator, and our 2 p.m. entertainment will be a magic show by Chris Lopez (same as last year),” Kirk Carmichael Morro Bay Recreation Services Manager said. “The only change for this year will be different musical acts and the addition of more food/drink vendors.”

“We find there is a great mix of locals, folks from SLO County and those outside of the area,”
Carmichael said.

Admission is free but there are fees for certain activities such as the
kid’s carnival.

Parking will be available or, for those who don’t want to worry about parking, a trolley will be shuttling passengers every 30 minutes across from the Morro Bay Community Center at 1001 Kennedy Way.

For more information, contact Morro Bay Recreation Services