|Morro Bay Harbor Festival held
along the beautiful bay includes over 30 bands, local vintners,
microbrews and more.
2 & 3, 2010
Morro Bay Harbor Festival
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $8/day; $10 weekend
(subject to change)
Location: 714 Embarcadero,
Morro Bay, CA
Call: (805) 772-1155 or email
Morro Bay absolutely loves its
music, food, great wines grown and crafted in the region and
microbreweries that continue to create great ales and beers along
the Central California Coast. Following on the heels of a huge
summer event, the Morro Bay
Music Festival, the Morro Bay Harbor Festival continues the
tradition of celebrating the scenic coastal location with its unique
bay ideal for kayaking, the big Morro Rock landmark and the
beautiful Pacific Ocean ever beckoning with its glistening waters.
In the fall when the weather
is absolutely stunning and locals know this best-kept secret that
it's the ideal time to visit, the Harbor Festival is hosted to
showcase the unique talents of musicians, and local agricultural,
commerce and beverage industries. Those who have had the pleasure to
explore this enchanting coast not far from the massive Hearst Castle
know that Morro Bay is a gem beyond compare. With a state park
hugging its coastline, a golf course overlooking the bay, and many
hotels set upon hills leading down to the harbor, there's seldom a
bad view in the house when you book a hotel room and stay at this
popular tourist destination. Many souvenir shops and restaurants
line the coastal streets, making the weekend getaway to Morro Bay
for the Harbor Festival one of your best opportunities to experience
the local scene. Thousands of local residents and students from Cal
Poly San Luis Obispo pour into this event, making it the hottest
ticket during the fall season along the Central Coast.
A leader in tourism
promotions, Morro Bay has recognized that their city has much to
offer visitors. They've learned it from the huge numbers of guests
who come to stay. And they know that if you provide things to see
and do, people from around California will come out to celebrate.
With an event featuring over
30 bands, you discover the amazing quality and talent of musicians
living or traveling to this event to perform. While many local bands
spring forth from this inspiring region comprised of Monterey, San
Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, top musicians also trek to
the festival to perform. And as you'll discover, many settlers to
the Central Coast come from city centers, bringing their careers and
musical talents with them. Many form new bands along the Central
Coast, and those who believe they've entered a sleepy place with
cows dotting the hills, will soon discover the Central Coast is
quite cosmopolitan and the harbor festival is actually comprised of
not-so-simple folks, but great artists, musicians, creators, and
savvy marketers. We've met some of them who have had prestigious
careers in major movie industry filming in Los Angeles, advertising
agencies in New York City, and high-tech and Internet firms with
cutting edge technologies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
What awaits at one of these
festivals is an amazing surprise. You'll discover not only great
talent, great foods, great wines and top brews, but incredibly
hospitable people who are charming, talented and welcome you to
If you plan to stay overnight
or during the weekend, you may want to book your hotel room early.
When they fill up, you can try looking for rooms in San Luis Obispo,
Cambria, San Simeon and Pismo Beach. As of this posting, at
least half the hotels in Morro Bay still have rooms available.