September 28 & 29, 2019 - 10am-6pm, Palmetto Ave. 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 Vicki Sundstrom for any contest inquiries:

Find the Mermaid and Cotton Ball Count 2018

Search for the 22 mermaid stickers hidden around Fog Festival on Saturday Sept 29th. Write down their names on the print out sheet and make your way to Florey’s Book Company to guess the amount of cotton balls in the jar.  Then turn in your sheet at Florey’s. The first 5 winners will get a prize! Click the Read More button to download the print out.

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First Annual Fog Fest Essay Contest

The Fog Fest Essay Contest seeks to encourage Creative Writing Skills for Fog Fest Fans of all Ages. The Topic is simply “Fog Fest”. Themes could include “Why I Like Fogfest”, “My Favorite Fog Fest Memories”, “How Fog Fest Changed my Life”….or any other Fog Fest Related Topic. Click Read More for requirements and submission info.

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Sand Sculpture Magic


This magical spectating event attracts festivalgoers all weekend long. Grab your family, friends & neighbors 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. 


Marching Band Competition


CALL TO BAND DIRECTORS! Help us celebrate the Fog Fest by participating in our 2018 Marching Band Competition! All Junior High and High School Bands are invited.  Trophies awarded for top bands. Register for 2018 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 2018. Judging will be conducted by members of the Sanchez Art Center, Edwin Hacking, Sharron Walker & Alan Grinberg. 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 30th.

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Celebrating 34 Years September 28 & 29, 2019

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

Our Sponsors

Recology Waste Zero   Lagunitas   Tri Counties Bank   City Toyota   Duggan's Serra Mortuary   Kimco realty   Moose Lodge Serramonte Ford Cresco Equipment Rentals Longboard Margarita Bar   Sammy's Beach Bar Rum   Nestle Waters   Oceana Market   Tito's Handmade Vodka Pacifica School District  

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