Spring-Summer Events Returning

Written by Estero Bay News

April 7, 2022

In another sign that life is returning to normal, several annual special events will be returning to the Estero Bay area communities, and will make for a busy May and summer.

Visit Morro Bay, the promotions arm of the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) announced the return of public events after, in some cases, a 2-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus Pandemic response.

Cayucos Dog Parade

The Annual Easter Dog Parade returns at noon on Saturday, April 16 at the Cayucos Pier. See local pups and their humans parade through Downtown Cayucos in their best Spring attire and fanciest Easter bonnets. Sponsored by the Cayucos Lioness club. 

Kite Festival

The Annual Morro Bay Kite Festival will again soar over Morro Strand Beach from Friday-Sunday, April 29 to May 1. Admission is free and kite flyers are encouraged to break out their flyers on the beach.

Visit Morro Bay said they are working on updating the festival’s website and will have more information available soon.

Cayucos Antiques Street Faire

Shop for antiques, vintage and collectibles at the Semi-Annual Antiques Street Faire, set for May 1 in Downtown Cayucos. Details still being worked out by the Chamber of Commerce. Email questions to: cayucoschamber@gmail.com. Vendor spots still available.

Morro Bay Car Show

The Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show will again take over the streets of Downtown from Thursday-Sunday, May 5-8, with Cruise Night set for Friday evening and the Show ‘n Shine Car Show all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

As many as 600 custom cars, trucks and hot rods will be on display from all over California. See: morrobaycarshow.org for more information.

Citywide Yard Sale

The Annual Citywide Yard Sale Weekend is scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15, at locations from one end of town to the other. 

Avocado-Margarita Festival

The chamber of Commerce is bringing back its popular salute to the local king of fruits the avocado, washed down of course with a Margarita, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 9-11. Details are being ironed out now so mark your calendars and the particulars will be forthcoming.

Fourth of July is Back

Cayucos will again have a full celebration of the Fourth of July complete with a Sand Sculpture Contest, a Doo-dah Parade, Lion’s Club barbecue, and street fair. Applications for the parade are available now, with the limit of 65 entrants, on a first-come first-served basis. See: www.cayucoschamber.com/july4th for information.

Order Tuna Enchiladas Now

The Central Coast Women for Fisheries, a non-profit commercial fishing advocacy group, is taking orders now for its famous Albacore Enchilada Fundraiser.

For $15 per tray of four each, you can get green chili sauce with corn tortillas, or red chili sauce with flour tortillas. The enchiladas are like the traditional Mexican dish with one exception — they are made with albacore tuna instead of beef or chicken, making for a unique eating experience.

Call Sharon Rowley at (805) 674-4854 or email to: srowley303@gmail.com, or email the women fishers at: ccwf@womenforfish.org to place an order.

To order: specify the number of trays you want and what type — red or green. Include your phone number, too.

Pick up is from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way. Have payment ready when picking up or pay over the phone.

The Women for Fisheries group is a non-profit advocacy organization that supports the commercial fishing industry on the West Coast, and the Central Coast in particular. See their website at: www.womenforfish.org and on Facebook for more information on their activities and causes.

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