San Clemente Ocean Festival is This Weekend

Ocean Festival, an annual event on the pier in San Clemente is coming up. Join us next weekend as we celebrate Ocean Festival July 16 & 17th, 2011.


Free parking and free round trip shuttle service will be available from the San Clemente High School.

700 Avenida Pico, San Clemente, CA 82672

Saturday July 16 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday July 17 6:30 am - 5:30 pm


Activities of the Ocean Realm are overseen by King Neptune, on land known as Ed Howie, and Ariel, known on land as Megan Yaklyvich.

The day begins at 6:30 am on the pier with a Children's Fishing Clinic. Registration for the "Groms Rule" surf contest for ages 14 and under begins at 6 am. The contest will take place between 7 am - 4 pm just north of the pier.

City Lifeguard Pancake Breakfast 7:30 - 11:00 am

Kid's beach run and California Waterman & Waterwoman Championships follow.

Sand Sculpture Team Competitions take place on Sunday July 17. Registration begins at 6:30 am south of the pier. Judging and viewing take place 1 - 1:30 with the awards immediately following.

Teams of up to 10 people each and there are 20 spaces available. There are four categories: Castles and Things, Creatures, and Family or Open. There is a $25 entry fee per team. Your building area is 20 feet by 20 feet.

You can start as soon as you register and receive your plot assignment. Download your Registration Form Here.

19th Annual Wood Car Exhibit

Saturday and Sunday the cars will be displayed on the pier from 8:30 am - 2:45 pm.

Each morning a different selection of 15 classic woody station wagons will parade from Avenida del Mar to the pier.


19th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race will be at approximately 4 pm on Sunday.

Ducks are available for purchase throughout Ocean Festival for $5. If your duck rides his or her wave to the shore first there are a bunch of exciting prizes for those lucky winners.














San Clemente Does a Great Fourth of July

San Clemente Fourth of July is on of our favorite celebrations on the pier. Here is video from 2009 of the San Clemente Pier fireworks. This year fireworks will begin at 9 pm.



video credit: DesertNut Films

San Clemente Fireworks

San Clemente Fireworks at the San Clemente Pier will begin on Monday, July 4, at 9 pm. Enjoy some footage from 2008 as we look forward to a fabulous three day weekend at the San Clemente Pier.


video credit: Desert Nut Films

The San Clemente Pier will be closed on Sunday at noon in preparation for the fireworks display. The Fisherman's Restaurant will still be accessible and open for business.