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10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Imperial Beach Sun and Sea Festival

Location Information

The 2019 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 and a Kids ‘n Kastles competition. 

A pancake breakfast at Portwood Pier Plaza will kick off Saturday’s activities from 7 to 9 a.m. Attendees will get to enjoy freshly made pancakes served up by the Imperial Beach community members and elected officials.

A parade featuring local youth groups and civic organizations marching to show their Imperial Beach pride will travel from Imperial Beach Blvd along Seacoast Blvd ending at Dahlia St. starting at 9 a.m. Best viewing spot is at Portwood Pier Plaza and Evergreen Ave. The theme for this year’s parade is UNDER THE SEA.

The 2019 Sun & Sea Festival will feature the popular Kids Zone. Located in Dunes Park just north of The Pier South Resort on Seacoast Avenue, the Kids Zone will feature festival attraction along with food, activities and games for the kids.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of foods from festival vendors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Portwood Pier Plaza along Seacoast Drive to Dunes Park. In addition, Imperial Beach restaurants may be offering special menus and discounts for the day. The event will also feature a stage with musical entertainment at Pier Plaza and children’s activities and crafts throughout the day at Dunes Park.

Local children will get to show their sand-sculpting skills during the Kids n’ Kastles competition, where kids from ages 5 to 12 will team together to build sandcastles. At 5 p.m., the day’s activities will conclude with an awards ceremony at Pier Plaza.

Additional Information

Portwood Pier Plaza


10 Evergreen Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
United States