2015 Morro Bay Harbor Festival Redesign

Will Focus on Local WATERFRONT LIFESTYLE

Festival Will Celebrate the “Hometown Charm” of Local Fishing Harbor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Morro Bay, CA – [January 7, 2015] – Morro Bay’s signature event, the annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival will have a whole new look and ‘back to the basics” feel this year. The main event of the Festival will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will be a true local celebration of what the lifestyle and fishing community is all about in Morro Bay.

The Harbor Festival Redesign for 2015 will look and feel totally different than anything held before. First, the event will be FREE to all attendees. The pedestrian event zone will be moved a bit south yet still along the Harbor. It will be located on the Embarcadero between Harbor and Marina streets and will feature a variety of entertaining happenings.

Festival goers will be able to purchase the freshest seafood from our local fishermen at a variety of locations along the event including oysters, shrimp, BBQ albacore, and rock crab right from the dock. There will also be maritime heritage venues, races and water-craft demonstrations in the Bay and plenty of musical entertainment all day long. Local Morro Bay businesses will be presenting their wares and ocean-related agencies will provide information about local resources.Capping off the day will be a spectacular fireworks show over the Bay.

This redesign of the Harbor Festival is a partnership between many organizations including the City of Morro Bay, the Commercial Fishermen Association, the Coast Guard, and the business community. Spearheaded by the Morro Bay Harbor Festival organization, 2015 will mark the 34th continuous year of bringing visitors to the city to enjoy “all things Bay” in this spectacular setting

As is the tradition with the Morro Bay Harbor Festival, a portion of the net proceeds will go to a Morro Bay non-profit organization, yet to be named.Sponsorships for the 34th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival are available and can be obtained by contacting the Morro Bay Harbor Festival Office at (805) 772-1155 or by email at info.mbhf@gmail.com.

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About the Morro Bay Harbor Festival:

The Morro Bay Harbor Festival located near the historic Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California is an annual celebration of the Central Coast's unique lifestyle and working waterfront. Since 1982, it has been held on the first full weekend in October every year. Morro Bay, California, a natural, active fishing harbor.

The Morro Bay Harbor Festival Inc. is a nonprofit, 501© 3 organization. Each year, A portion of Festival proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations throughout San Luis Obispo County. To date, the Festival has awarded over $500,000 to participating nonprofit groups.Festival Website: www.mbhf.com;Facebook: www.facebook.com/morrobayharborfestival; Twitter: @MBHarborFest.