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Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade to Take Place December 28

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MC 12.18.17Holiday Bowl ParadeThe public is invited to experience a holiday season tradition by viewing the 27th annual Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by National Funding. The inspiring and iconic parade takes place Thursday, December 28, 2017 along North Harbor Drive.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of the County Administration Building on North Harbor Drive between West Cedar and West Beech Streets. It proceeds south on North Harbor Drive and ends where North Harbor Drive meets Pacific Highway. See the parade route here.

Local sports legend Randy Jones, a member of the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame and former Cy Young Award Winner will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 40 Years!” which pertains to the 40th anniversary of the Holiday Bowl Game.

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Public Invited to View 46th Annual Parade of Lights Presented by the Port of San Diego Dec. 10 and 17

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Parade of Lights Residents and visitors of the region are welcomed to experience a captivating display of holiday lights during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, taking place Sunday, December 10 and Sunday, December 17, 2017. Presented by the Port of San Diego, this unique and inspiring event will feature approximately 80 vessels festively lit for the holiday season and three free public viewing areas with seating.

This year, the parade kicks off at 5 p.m. both Sundays at Shelter Island. The route proceeds to Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero area, Seaport Village, Cesar Chavez Park and then turns south to the Ferry Landing on Coronado. The entire procession takes about two hours, typically ending around 7 p.m.

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights can be viewed from almost any area along the north and central parts of San Diego Bay. Ideal viewing areas include Shelter Island Park, Harbor Island Park, Spanish Landing Park, Embarcadero Marina Parks North and South, and Coronado Tidelands Park.

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Approximately 200 Sailing Yachts to Take Part in Annual Baja Ha-ha Event October 30

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Baja Ha-ha 2016Baja Ha-ha, an annual sailing event that attracts recreational boaters from up and down the West Coast will take place on Monday, October 30, 2017 in San Diego Bay. The event is known as the largest off-shore rally on the West Coast, and the second largest in the world, with participants sailing from San Diego Bay to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

About 200 sailing yachts will kick off the event with a colorful maritime parade that begins off the shores of Shelter Island. The Port of San Diego Harbor Police will conduct a water display with lights and sirens at 9:50 a.m. and a traditional starting gun send-off from a historical America’s Cup starting gun will mark the start of the parade.

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Shelter Island Boat Launch Ramp Improvements Underway; Temporary Closure Begins

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Current Shelter Island Launch RampAs part of efforts to improve public amenities on the Port of San Diego’s dynamic waterfront, the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project is now under construction. This project is an important grant-funded upgrade for the Shelter Island Boat Launch, and represents the culmination of years of planning and public outreach.

This free, public boat launch was originally constructed in the 1950s and underwent upgrades in 1976 and 2005. Currently it services approximately 50,000 launches per year and is believed to be the busiest boat launch in California. The project will make this public amenity safer and more navigable, and will require a temporary closure of the boat launch for construction. The closure is anticipated to be from May 2017 through March 2018.

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Port of San Diego to Upgrade Three Park Playgrounds

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 Shelter Island PlaygroundAs part of its commitment to provide public access and recreational amenities to the region, the Port of San Diego is making upgrades to three of its park playgrounds along the waterfront.

In San Diego, playgrounds at Shelter Island Shoreline Park and Cesar Chavez Park will receive brand new playground equipment. Dunes Park in Imperial Beach will also receive new equipment. Additionally, the playground surfaces in each of these parks will be replaced with new resilient rubberized surfaces.

Each of the parks will be under construction for approximately two weeks. Work will first begin at Shelter Island Shoreline Park, located on Shelter Island Drive near the Shelter Island Fishing Pier on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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