Sponsorship Opportunities: Keep recreation strong in Grover Beach by sponsoring one or more events or classes. Be a part of supporting public recreation and see the benefits of sponsorship in our (PDF).
Special Event Permit Application:
The City of Grover Beach has prepared guidelines to assist in determining whether an event requires a Special Event Permit (i.e., for private parties planning a gathering or activity to be attended by 100 or more people requiring public resources beyond the normal pattern of traffic and travel or general calls for service). For more information, please view the following - Guidelines (PDF), Flow Chart Overview (PDF), Application for a Special Event Permit (PDF), or contact the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 473-4580.
The following is a list of City-sponsored events through the Parks and Recreation Department:
Thanksgiving Thankfulness Contest
Deadline: November 18th
Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Holiday Parade Begins at 10:00 am
Santa's Workshop - 11:00 am
Tree Lighting Ceremony - Sunset
Join us December 4 at 10 A.M. for the 54th annual holiday parade beginning at West Grand Avenue and Oak Park Boulevard. Santa's Workshop will take place immediately following the parade at Ramona Garden Park, which will be transformed into a 5- ton snowy winter wonderland! Don't miss live music by the band Critical Mass, hot cocoa and snacks for the magical tree lighting ceremony at sunset.
To register for the event or access parade and vender applications, click here.
Holiday of Lights Decorating Contest
Business Judging : December 9th, 2021
Residential Judging: December 16th, 2021
Show your holiday spirit by decorating your home or business. Nominate your neighbor, yourself, or your favorite local business owner to earn bragging rights in your neighborhood!
Submit photos or videos of your decorated home or business to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced on social media. Don't forget to share your photos online and tag the City!
Final Judging Thursday, December 9
- Best overall business display
- Best use of lights in a display
- Best use of window painting and decorations
Final Judging Thursday, December 16
- Mayor's Award - Best overall in originality
- Clark Griswold Award- Extraordinary display of decor and lights
- City Council Award- Best use of animation and/or craftsmanship
- Commissioner's Award- Best use of lights.
Cookies and Dance Holiday Virtual Contest!
December 6th - 19th 2021
In coordination with Cal Poly Experience Industry Management and Munich Germany Recreation Administration Students. Stay tuned for more details!
Win Fun Prizes!
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