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Huntington Beach Events Vacations - Huntington Beach California Calendar for Visitors



Are you looking for a "something to do" vacation? There are plenty of places to visit and explore, and special events and attraction provide even more activities for the family or singles.  In Huntington Beach, we began a calendar of events back around the turn of the century (2000) when Y2K was looming and some feared all the computers would shut down and not operate? Our old IBM computers survived, along with our Huntington Beach Calendar of Events. Since that time, some popular events have gone. And there was a time when local surfers complained that too many surfing events were ruining their chance for practicing their trade. Their objections were overruled and the surfing competitions have increased from what was estimated to be around 50 days of events to many more.

With great weather (except for rains that dampen only a few spirits at annual marathons each spring), the city and its beaches have found the perfect home for sporting events that lend to beaches. While one event left town and hasn't been back for quite some times (Van's Skate), and another called Core Tour with its King of the Hill BMX competition just disappeared, in its place came Hello Kitty Boardfest, now  as of this writing called Boardfest, due to sponsorships.

The largest annual event of the year by numbers is Labor Day weekend at the beach. In general, more people come to celebrate the end of summer than any other day. But that's not a real event, it's a beach.

So the largest and most popular Huntington Beach events are summer events and they occur at the beach, the largest venue in Huntington Beach for hosting up to 250,000 people. The city has no stadium or fixed facility that could accommodate ball games, sports activities and concerts of any magnitude on a regular basis. The beaches are under the guise of the City of Huntington Beach and California State Parks. As such, they fall under the regulations and watching eye of the California Coastal Commission, which, in theory, prohibits charging money to access public beaches.