Pirates In Paradise is the theme for this year’s Festival. The 2017 Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival will feature world-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.
A pancake breakfast at Portwood Pier Plaza will kick off Saturday’s activities from 7 to 9 a.m. Attendees will get to enjoy freshly made pancakes served up by the Imperial Beach community members and elected officials.
A parade featuring local youth groups and civic organizations marching to show their Imperial Beach pride will proceed down Seacoast Drive at 9 a.m. Best viewing spot is at Portwood Pier Plaza and Evergreen Ave.
The 2017 Sun & Sea Festival will feature the popular Kids Zone. Located in Dunes Park just north of The Pier South Resort on Seacoast Avenue, the Kids Zone will feature festival attraction along with food, activities and games for the kids.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of foods at the Certified Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Portwood Pier Plaza and along Seacoast Drive. In addition, many of the restaurants in Imperial Beach will be offering special menus and discounts for the day. The event will also feature a stage with musical entertainment and children’s activities and crafts throughout the day.
Local children will get to show their sand-sculpting skills during the Kids n’ Kastles competition, where kids from ages 5 to 12 will team together to build sandcastles. At 5 p.m., the day’s activities will conclude with an awards ceremony at Pier Plaza.