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

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Fog Fest Weekend Information: What you need to know

With only a couple days to go, the Fog Fest Organizing Group, (FFOG), is gearing up for the community’s most anticipated event of the year. Set your calendars for September 24 and 25, 10am to 6pm and get ready for some fun.

To prepare, the FFOG wants to make sure your weekend is safe and enjoyable. Here is some important information and we hope you share it with others.

Parking: In addition to preferred parking at the north and south ends of Palmetto Ave. and the free street-parking surrounding the festival area, there will be additional parking available at Oceana High School. Please enter at the pool parking lot on Paloma Ave. near Oceana Blvd and look for the signs. Parking is $8 on Palmetto and $6 at Oceana High School. Handicap parking is available in both these areas. Police will be enforcing any prohibited parking. Samtrans will reroute buses to Francisco Blvd. Free bicycle parking will be located at the south end of Palmetto, located on the side of the old utility building.

Street closures: Beginning Friday, September 24 at 4pm, Palmetto Ave. will be closed from Montecito to Shoreview Avenues. Residents living in the area may travel east/west that evening only, but come early Saturday morning east/west travels will seize. Thereafter residents living west of Palmetto Ave. must access via Clarendon Ave to Beach Blvd, which will be open to 2-way traffic festival weekend.

Weather (pet reminder): Weather this weekend will be warm, especially on Sunday, reaching in the low 80’s. Please be kind to your pets and leave them at home. Leashing dogs, at ground level through hundreds of people is stressful and harmful to your pets. Please for the safety of your pet and others we kindly ask you to leave your pets at home. Security, police and block captains will be enforcing this. Thank you.

More: ATM machines will be available, look for the flags. Block Captains will be in bright colored vests to answer questions. Lost and found and the FFOG command post will be at the Resource Center’s new building. Police and First Aid have been relocated to Salada and Palmetto Avenues. Recology of the Coast recycling bins will be located at designated intersections; please recycle. Look for our festival programs packed with information. These will be available at all beer/wine and beverage booths, our souvenir booth and parking lots.

Reminders: We want to kindly remind folks to leave your pets at home for their safety and the safety of others. Please, no smoking, skateboards and bicycles on the active festival grounds. Most important, designate a driver, use Uber, a taxi or SamTrans. Please be responsible. Police & security will be enforcing these items.


From the Fog Fest Organizing Group we wish you all a fun and enjoyable weekend. Please #hashtag us on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. For questions please call, 650-355-8200 or email,


What’s Shaking at This Year’s Fog Fest

Welcome to the 31st Annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest. Join us for a fun-filled weekend September 24 and 25 from 10am to 6pm.

The weekend kicks off with our Discover Pacifica Parade, Saturday morning, at 10am. This year’s theme is, “In Fog We Trust.” This year’s we welcome grand marshal, meteorologist, Rosemary Orozo from KTVU Channel 2. Rosemary will be broadcasting live before the parade. It is with great pride that we welcome our honorary grand marshal, US Olympic Ruby player, a native to Pacifica and some have labeled him, “The Beast,” Danny Barrett.


Also appearing in the parade this year, (and on display all weekend), will be the recreated replica vehicle from the cult classic movie, “Harold & Maude.” The Jaguar-Hearse made it debut in Pacifica, where in the final scene the vehicle met its demise at the cliffs of Mori Point. The recreated Jaguar-Hearse is courtesy of the Ken Roberts Collection.


The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Departments will host two events, both on Sunday, with the annual Fog Jog and Stride beginning at 9am. The event is a 5-mile run and a 3-mile stride/walk along our beautiful coast. Registration is online but day-of registration is welcome. Then on Sunday at 1pm they host the annual Family Fun Fest. Join them in the fields at IBL Middle School for some healthy family fun, both competitive and cooperative.


Bring home a Fog Fest souvenir. There will be a variety of apparel and glassware to choose from. Also, unique to our event are our Fog Fest wines made possible by Oceana Market. These wines are only available at Oceana Market in Eureka Square Shopping Center while supplies last. Available in a Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay, both adorn the 2016 Fog Fest design.


Enjoy 3 stages of live music all weekend long, over 200 arts and craft booths and vendors, kids Classic Amusement area with fun carnival like rides and games, lots of great festival food and drink. For the 21 and over crowd, try the Fog Fest signature cocktail, the Fog Cutter. The cocktail is made with and approved by famous Red Rocker Sammy Hagar with his Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. Take a selfie with your Fog Cutter and “Show Sammy the Love,” by #hash tagging on social media.

Parking: This year additional parking will be located at Oceana High School directly across Highway 1 at Paloma & Oceana Blvd. Free street parking where allowed, limited preferred public and handicap parking at the north and south ends of Palmetto Ave. Look for parking attendants and signs. Samtrans will reroute buses along Francisco Blvd dropping off festival goers 1 block from the festival grounds. 

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Celebrating 32 Years September 23-24

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

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