The Port of San Diego's Sun & Sea Festival drew an estimated 25,000 people to Imperial Beach on Sunday, June 30, 2013, as part of the Port's ongoing efforts to enliven the waterfront around the Big Bay.
Kids and their families gathered at Imperial Beach Pier Plaza to enjoy art, live music and circus acrobatic performances. A Kids'n Kastles sand sculpting competition for children ages 12 and younger was held at the nearby beach.
Sand sculptors from the Sand Squirrels, the Archisands and the I.B. Posse teamed up to create a large sand sculpture that celebrated the Port of San Diego's 50th anniversary and the Imperial Beach lifestyle.
The Sun & Sea Festival is part of an effort by the Port of San Diego to enliven the San Diego Bay waterfront and Imperial Beach oceanfront by providing recreational community events that appeal to all ages.
About the Port:
The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California. It was created by the state legislature in 1962. Since then, it has invested millions of dollars in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego.
The port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 18 public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of more than 600 tenant and sub tenant businesses around San Diego Bay.
The Port of San Diego is an economic engine, an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the surrounding tidelands, and a provider of community services and public safety.