Pacifica CA Fog Festival


PACIFICA Pacific Coast Fog Fest

September 23-24, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Celebrates City's Fog for 36 Years!
Palmetto at Highway 1
Pacifica, CA
Free admission,

Fog Fest kicks off with a parade and float contest and features three stages of live music, kids activities, local vendors, food, and more! Celebrate everything that makes Pacifica a wonderful place and have a fun filled weekend!

Parade Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10 a.m.
Theme: Sea Life & Mermaids
Route: Begins at the south end of Palmetto Avenue and ends at Middle School
Grand Marshals: City of Pacifica Department of Public Works and Wastewater Plant Employees

Contests: Sand Sculpture, Marching Band Contest, Fog Jog and Fog Bank

2023 Concert Lineup

Rock & Reggae

  • Jim Moore & Friends 
  • Reef Riders 60s
  • State Line Empire
  • Marshall House Project
  • The Deadlies
  • Coast Tribe Modern
  • Elena Latin
  • BAYONICS Latin
  • Native Elements 
  • Rising Tide 

Jazz, Blues, Funk, Fusion

  • SoulGrind Jazz Project 
  • Todd Siemers Jazz Quartet Jazz
  • CVDub Dub
  • Midnight Mixtape
  • Flavor of the Month Club 
  • Batuci Latin Fusion
  • Carmen Rattii Band
  • Sals Greenhouse
  • Green Room All Stars


  • The Corduroys - Country Covers
  • Al-hambra Dance Company Belly Dancing
  • Cabrillo School Showcase
  • EllaHarp Folk Singer, Songwriter
  • Coastside Dance School Showcase

This family fun, community event began as a way to celebrate the city's great autumn weather. The Fog Fest kicks off Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the Discover Pacifica Parade. Arts and Crafts booths, Food and Beverage booths, Musical Entertainment, Family Fun Fest and a variety of other activities such as sand sculptures make this the ultimate beach party for Fall.

Fog Cutter: The official signature drink of the festival is for sale at the Fog Cutter Booth on Palmetto Ave.

Fog Bank is one of the oldest and most popular contests held during July, August and September, prior to the Fog Fest. And, this year the Fog Bank will be on display at the Art Corner for one last chance to submit your guess. Take a chance and you could win a cash prize!

Annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest
Watch as sand sculpture magic takes place before your eyes.

Photo Contest
If you've been waiting for the opportunity to express your photographic talents then participate in the Pacific Coast Fog Fest Photo Contest! Cash prizes and all award winners will be invited to participate in a group show. Winners will also be displayed Fog Fest weekend at the Art Corner

Fog Jog is a 5 mile jog and 3 mile stride take runners along the beautiful coast of Pacifica. Both the Fog Jog and Stride are held on Sunday. Presented by the City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department and Co-sponsored by Pacifica Rotary International and the Pacifica Tribune.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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