California Festivals

Beats by the Beach - Ocean Beach, San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Beats by the Beach Fundraiser. Saturday, March 5, 2011, Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, 4976 Newport Avenue (parking lot) San Diego, CA 92107. Info: or call (619) 225-2317. Cost: Free.

Beats by the Beach Fundraiser at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate inaugural event is a philanthropic festival to raise funds for the YMCA Youth and Family Services (YFS), a non-profit, social service and program provider whose cause is strengthening the community.

Music, Food, Skate: Ready for some fun? Listen to live musical performances by local bands including Habitat, Tommy Dubs, The New Kenetics and Rightjahs Blend. Sign up for the street-course skate contest and meet pro/am skateboarders Austyn Gillette and Cano Cardenas . Purchase & chomp on fresh-off-the-grill burgers donated entirely from Hodad's.

Fun: Kids can have their face painted with designs, there's an Indo Board interactive surf simulator, and yoga and muay tai workshops. Young At Art Children's Creative Center in Ocean Beach will create a mural from paintings & art created during the festival. It will be framed and then displayed inside Ocean Beach Surf & Skate.

Art Silent Auction: The event will also feature an art show, showcasing donated artwork from local artists, students, photographers and skateboarders that will be available for purchase in a silent auction. Raffles will include gifts from local businesses.

The Beats by the Beach Fundraiser is a FREE event, open to the public. The event is possible thanks to sponsors who are donating their time & materials to raise money for a worthy cause.

To supplement program funding and to help assure that the continuation of social services are available for youth and families in San Diego, the YFS must raise $160,000 in 2011. In hopes to aid in these fundraising efforts, Ocean Beach Surf & Skate, Habitat, Alien Workshop, Dizm Eyewear, SUPERbrand Apparel and Typical Culture are all working together, bringing the YFS and the San Diego community their first ever, Beats by the Beach Fundraiser.

San Diego is the Festival Capital of California (or one of them, at least.) Here are some other festivals in the 2nd largest city in California:

San Diego Heritage Day Parade & Festival Weekend
San Diego Mardi Gras Gaslamp Quarter Annual Event
San Diego Festival Beats by the Beach Ocean Beach
San Diego Ocean Beach Kite Festival
San Diego Little Italy Festa
San Diego Pride Parade and Festival in July
San Diego Psychic and Healing Arts Festival
San Diego St. Patrick's Day Festival

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

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