September 23-24, 10am-6pm, Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica

Pacific Coast Fog Fest Contests

The Pacific Coast Fog Fest offers a variety of fun contests and special attractions for everyone in the family beginning with the Fog Bank Contest and continuing through the Fog Fest in September. Mark your calendar and plan to participate in these fun and festive events. Please contact Victor Spano for any contest inquiries:


Sand Sculpture Magic


This is no longer a contest but a spectating event so grab your family, friends and neighbors and head over to the Art Corner and watch as sand sculpture magic takes place before your eyes. Bill Lewis of Santa Cruz Sand will be creating a sand sculpture masterpiece all day Saturday for all to witness and by the end of the day your eyes will be amazed. The sand sculpture will be on display all day Sunday for festivalgoers to see and take photos. .

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Marching Band Competition


CALL TO BAND DIRECTORS! Help us celebrate the Fog Fest by participating in our 2016 Marching Band Competition! All Junior High and High School Bands are invited.  Trophies awarded for top bands. Register for 2016 coming mid year under Read More.

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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 in the East Wing Gallery at Sanchez Art Center, late spring/early summer of 2017. Judging will be conducted by members of the Sanchez Art Center, Edwin Hacking & Sharron Walker. All winners will also be displayed Fog Fest weekend at the Art Corner.

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Fog Jog


This event is presented by the City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department and Co-sponsored by Pacifica Rotary International and the Pacifica Tribune. The 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, September 25th.

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Fog Bank

Fog Bank

This is one of the oldest and most popular contests held during August and September, prior to the Fog Fest. The Fog Bank diorama tours local merchant locations providing patrons the opportunity to guess how many cotton balls make up the fog bank. Take a guess and you could win a cash prize! One winner per location. 

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Celebrating 32 Years September 23-24

10am - 6pm on Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.
Admission is Free!

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Recology Pacifica Quarry Moose Lodge City Toyota Duggan's Serra Mortuary Nor Cal Vet Serramonte Ford First National Bank Columbo’s Delicatessen Longboard Margarita Bar PCT 26 Marin Scope Tribune

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