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2019 Sun & Sea Festival To Be Held July 13 In IB

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2019 10:22 am

Professional and amateur sand carving teams compete in one of San Diego County’s most beloved traditions on Saturday, July 13. The free, family-friendly, no alcohol event, includes a street festival, food fair and artisan booths, live music and entertainment. The 2019 parade theme is “Under the Sea.” The Kids Zone will be filled with kid-friendly fun and entertainment.

Public viewing of the sand castles takes place on Saturday only, throughout the day until 5 p.m. Best viewing time is between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday, July 12 events include: 7 a.m. 3K Beach Walk/Run starting at the Pier; 9 a.m. Mayor’s Fifth Annual Imperial Beach Pier Swim & Paddle at the Dempsey Holder Safety Center IB Lifeguard Tower; 10 to 11 a.m. the Mayor’s Breakfast at Pier Plaza; and at noon, the Dusk Exhibition sand castle on display.

Saturday, July 13 is the day of the festival with events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pier Plaza, Dunes Park and Seacoast Drive. Events include: 7 to 9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Pier Plaza; 9 to 10 a.m. Sandcastle Parade “Under the Sea”; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Master Sand Sculptures on the sand lose to the IB Pier; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kid’s Zone with children’s activities at Dune’s Park; noon to 1:30 p.m. Kids ’n Kastles sand castle building competition adjacent to Dune’s Park; 2 to 4 p.m. Sand Castle judging, the best time to view the sand sculptures; and 4 to 5 p.m. Sand Castle Awards Ceremony at Pier Plaza

No animals, skateboards, smoking or alcohol will be allowed in the festival area or on the beach. For more information, visit http://sunandseafestival.com/.

The major sponsors of the Sun & Sea Festival are Tillamook, CAL AM Water, County of San Diego, City of Imperial Beach and Port of San Diego.