Early Bird Pricing still in effect till May 7

Sun & Sea Festival organizers are seeking vendors and artisans to sell items at the one-day, family-friendly and no alcohol event. The vendor area at the Sun & Sea Festival will start at Pier Plaza and the adjacent beach and run along Seacoast Drive to Dunes Park.

“We are seeking quality vendors who are a good fit for our beach town,” said Shirley Nakawatase, event co-chair. And we have worked to provide a one-stop, easy online application where vendors can apply and pay for their booths.” Local Imperial Beach Businesses receive a 25 percent discount off the appropriate fee based on type of vendor booth and date of application.

All vendors can apply online at the Sun & Sea Festival website. Vendors with child-specific goods, please let us know as there will be a kids zone area. Vendors application can be found at http://sunandseafestival.com/vendor-application-request/

Open food booths or food trucks:

Those serving dishes that are authentic and nutritious quality food or international flavors are a good fit. Organizers prefer healthy, family alternatives but there will be a balance of vendors to avoid duplication. The one-day fees are as follows: early bird fee from now until May 7 is $680; regular fees from May 8 through June 23 is $725; and late entry fee from June 24 through July 10 is $800.

Pre-packaged food vendors:

Early bird” fee from now until May 7 is $555; regular fees from May 8 through June 23 is $600; and late entry fee from June 24 through July 10 is $675.

Commercial Goods & Services:

Early bird fee from now until May 7 is $555; regular fees from May 8 through June 23 is $600; and late entry fee from June 24 through July 10 is $650.

Handmade Artisans:

Artists who make their own crafts produce one-of-a-kind items are attractive to festival organizers. The one-day fees are as follows: early bird fee from now until May 7 is $160; regular fees from May 8 through June 23 is $160; and late entry fee from June 24 through July 10 is $200. (Note: This category is for artisans creating unique or original work only. Silk-screen or imprinted bulk items should enter the Commercial category.)

Non-Profit Organizations:

There will be a limited number of non-profit booths available with the final decision made by the Sun & Sea Festival committee. The one-day fee is $100. Please apply with the regular vendor application.

Email questions at vendors@sunandseafestival.com or phone: 858-248-2820.

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