Fog Fest returns September 28th & 29th, 2024

Dogs Not Permitted at Fog Festival 2023

We know you love your dog! We love ours too! But the Fog Festival does not permit dogs. I know, I know, we’ve all seen them at the Festival. A few of us have even stepped in their poo – including some people wearing open toed shoes!

However, there’s a new law that came into effect since the last Fog Fest that has us using glass for beverage service. Because we are using glass instead of PLA cups this year, we expect more broken glass than in the past. Please keep your pets safe by keeping them at home!

We’ll have some doggie bandanas for sale at the merchandise booth so you can show your love and bring a bit of the Fog Fest home to Fido! But, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t bring your pet or lock them in your car when you come to the Fog Festival!

Woof-fully yours,

The Fog Festival Board

Changes afoot at the Pacific Coast Fog Fest 2023!

On September 23rd and 24th Fog Fest goers will notice some changes from last year’s Fog Fest.Worry not! We’ll still have our kick off parade highlighting the richness and vibrancy of our local community. We’ve still have three stages of entertainment going full-time throughout the two days of the festival. There’s still a ton of art and craft vendors. And there’s still lots of food vendors offering the tasty treats (and BIG bites) you’ve comåe to expect and some new tastes to experience. Family Fun Fest? Got it!

So what’s different?

New fire regulations require shorter runs of exhibit tents with more frequent gaps between them. This is minor, but it should lend itself to a more open and airy feel. Some of the gaps will have tables and chairs to increase seating availability.

Shortly after Fog Festival 2022 concluded, a new “Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance” came into effect. Adults will see the impact in the beer, wine, and cocktail booths. Beer will be sold in aluminum pint cups. Cocktails will be served in cans instead of disposable cups. Those “PLA” cups with green-colored “Certifiable Compostable” labels are banned by the ordinance. Wine and the Fog Cutter will be served in real glass glasses!

Souvenir wine glass from Fog Fest 2019

We felt that very few people would enjoy their beverage from a paper cup, so we moved to the next-best thing – aluminum cups and glass glasses!

After consulting with our liquor distributor of many years, we concluded that canned-wine offerings are not good enough (yet) for our festival! We’ll continue to pour wine from the bottle, but we’ll be pouring wine into real glasses! Plain glass and souvenir glasses will be available to choose from.

Our signature cocktail – the Fog Cutter – will be made in glasses! Festival attendees will have a choice of plain glass or they can purchase their beverage in a souvenir glass for a small up-charge.

We’ll also have souvenir glasses available for purchase as in years past. Participants can transfer their canned beverages into their souvenir glasses if they would like to enjoy their beverage out of a glass instead of a can. As always, festival attendees can bring their own vessels if they want.

805 Beer

2023 Beer Sponsor: Firestone Walker 805 lager

We’ll have a new beer sponsor this year – Firestone Walker. Past sponsors have changed due to restructuring and economic challenges. Firestone Walker is happy to join us and we’re proud to have Firestone Walker, a California-based brewer brewer on board! We’ll be serving several of their beers.

We have some new supporters of the Fog Festival and we’ll be recognizing some long-time supporters who’ve hidden in the background. Look for our sponsor logos and names on banners and be sure to give them your support – the Fog Festival could not exist without their contributions!

Speaking of support, food vendors will not be using community groups to the extent they have in the past. We’ve got plenty of work and there are many opportunities for local groups to earn their hours and garner their share of the proceeds. Change can be unsettling, but we know our community is up to the challenge!

Fog Fest Parade Registration is Open

Pacifica’s Fog Fest Parade registration is now open!

Join the spectacle on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 10AM. Make a splash, and unleash your inner mermaid or sea creature, with this year’s theme celebrating Sea Life and Mermaids.

Also, make note of our new parade contest category of best costumed walking group for a chance to win $100 cash and a certificate.  

This year’s Grand Marshal is the incredible Department of Public Works and Wastewater Division employees of the City of Pacifica. Fog Fest is thanking them for keeping Pacifica’s sewer mains and storm drains flowing, especially during the heaviest winter storms in four decades!

Stay after the parade to enjoy the Fog Fest featuring three stages of music, arts and crafts, fun activities, and delectable food. Don’t miss this unique event celebrating all things Pacifica. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and join us for the Fog Fest Parade on September 23, 2023. We can’t wait to see you there, shimmering and shining as part of the mesmerizing sea life and mermaid-themed celebration!

Register by August 31st. 

https://pacificcoastfogfest.com/activities/parade/

35th Annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest Returns In 2022

September 24th and 25th
10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M
Palmetto Ave. Admission is Free

Pacifica, California –It has been two long years since Pacifica has celebrated the Pacific Coast Fog Fest.
The 2022 Fog Fest will bring tons of fun for the two-day event, reuniting family and friends for this
annual tradition.


The Pacific Coast Fog Fest has a new President, James Crowe. Nominated by the Board of Directors in
November 2021, James brings 30 years of media and marketing experience to the event. When asked
about his new role he replied, “I am excited and extremely humbled to be working with such a talented
group of individuals dedicated to giving so much back to the community.” Past President Larry Passmore
stated, “After an extensive search during the pandemic, I know we had found the right person to take over
as President. The whole organization is excited to have him lead Fog Fest into the future.”


The Pacific Coast Fog Fest attracts thousands of visitors and celebrates the uniqueness of the region and
the spirit of all Pacificans. The Pacific Coast Fog Fest raises funds for local non-profit and other
community organizations. The organization also contributes to the “Gift for Pacifica Fund.” Through the
years, 50+ local organizations have benefited by volunteering in the festival, resulting in over $1,000,000
given back to the community since Fog Fest’s inception 35 years ago.


The Pacific Coast Fog Fest began in 1986 to promote The City of Pacifica and to celebrate the marvelous
coast. The last full weekend of September was chosen because historically the weather is unbeatable. The
Fog Fest kicks off Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M. with the Discover Pacifica Parade and marching band
competition. Festival attendees stay and enjoy the arts and crafts booths, food and beverage, music
entertainment, Family Fun Fest, and a variety of other activities.


The Pacific Coast Fog Fest Organizing Board includes Executive Committee members James Crowe
(President), Scott Cirimeli (Sponsorships), Kathlene Crowe (Secretary). Other committee members
include John Beckmeyer (Logistics), Josh Armstrong (Entertainment Chair), Robine Runneals (Parade
Chair), Archie Judan (Parade Co-Chair) all supported by Fog Fest Coordinator, Kathy Johnson.

Pacifica is the “Passage to The Coast” and “Everything Starts Here!” Come celebrate 35 years of
traditional family fun at the Pacific Coast Fog Fest.

Contact Information
P.O. Box 846
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-355-8200


Kathy Johnson, Fog Fest Coordinator coordinator@fogfest.org
James Crowe, Fog Fest President/Advertising PR president@fogfest.org
Scott Cirimeli, Fog Fest Sponsorships sponsorships@fogfest.org
Josh Armstrong, Fog Fest Entertainment Chair entertainment@fogfest.org
Robine Runneals, Fog Fest Parade Chair parade@fogfest.org
Julie Mell, Fog Fest Social Media media@fogfest.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FogFest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fogfestival
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fogfestival/

Fogfest 2021 Postponed to Sept 2022

Dear Fog Festival Attendees and Vendors,

We hope all of you, your families and friends are safe and staying healthy at this time. Even though we see new Covid case numbers coming down, and the implementing of Covid Vaccinations, there is still an uncertainty in the ability to host a large event like ours. Since forward planning starts so early in our calendar year, we have made the decision to postpone our 35th Annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest until September 2022.

Our goal is to continue our annual tradition of bringing great music, entertainment, art food and libations to our coast side. We also want to continue to support our amazing Community Groups and the vendors who share their terrific goods with us during our two-day Festival albeit in 2022.

During this pandemic we have gained a deeper appreciation for the life-giving services of “essential workers” in our communities. Artists provide a different kind of “essential” service. Each year, the Pacific Fog Festival brings you artists and vendors who want to inspire us with their goods and show that there are ways to find quality hand made goods made locally. We hope you all continue to stay safe and healthy and please, watch for updates on events and opportunities on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

With Much Appreciation for your understanding and commitment,

The Fog Fest Organizing Group

Executive Committee
Debbie Russitano – VP and Block Captain Chair
Scott Cirimeli – VP and Sponsorships
Ana Williams – Secretary
Board Members
John Beckmeyer — Logistics Co-Chair, Josh Armstrong – Entertainment Chair, Mickey Kappes -Entertainment Co-Chair, Robine Runneals – Parade Chair, Archie Judan – Parade Co-Chair.

Larry Passmore – Consultant
Katherine Johnson – Coordinator
Julie Mell – Social Media Consultant

Please contact us at coordinator@fogfest.org with any questions. 

 

Fogfest 2020 Postponed – Letter to Attendees and Vendors

Dear Fog Festival Attendees and Vendors,

We hope all of you, your families and friends are safe and staying healthy at this time. Considering all Bay Area residents are being asked to do their part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and it is not likely that restrictions for large public events will be lifted soon, we have made the decision to postpone our 35th Annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest until September 2021.

Our goal is to continue our annual tradition of bringing great music, entertainment, art food and libations to our coast side. We also want to continue to support our amazing Community Groups and the vendors who share their terrific goods with us during our two-day Festival.

During this pandemic we have gained a deeper appreciation for the life-giving services of “essential workers” in our communities. Artists provide a different kind of “essential” service. Each year, the Pacific Fog Festival brings you artists and vendors who want to inspire us with their goods and show that there are ways to find quality hand made goods made locally. We hope you all continue to stay safe and healthy and please, watch for updates on events and opportunities on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

With Much Appreciation for your understanding and commitment,

The Fog Fest Organizing Group
Executive Committee
Debbie Russitano – VP
Scott Cirimeli – VP Sponsorships
Ana Williams – Secretary
Board Members
John Beckmeyer, Logistics Co-Chair, Josh Armstrong – Entertainment Chair, Mickey Kappes -Entertainment Co-Chair, Al Burman – Media Chair, Robine Runneals – Parade Chair, Archie Judan – Parade Co-Chair.

Larry Passmore – Consultant
Katherine Johnson – Coordinator

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Celebrating 37 Years September 28th & 29th 2024

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

About the Fog Fest

The Pacific Coast Fog Fest each year promotes the City of Pacifica, attracts visitors, celebrates our community and raises funds for local community groups as well as the “Gift for Pacifica Fund.” Now over 50 groups benefit and to date, an amount of $1,250,000 has been donated back.

The Fog Fest was created in 1986 to promote Pacifica and to celebrate our marvelous coast. The last full weekend of September was chosen because historically the weather is unbeatable. The Fog Fest kicks off Saturday morning at 10 am with the Parade, honoring the local community and a competition for best float. Then stay and enjoy our Arts and Crafts booths, Food and Beverage booths, Music & Entertainment, Family Fun Fest and a variety of other activities.


Learn More about Fog Fest



2023 Official Beer Sponsor of Fog Fest

805 Firestone Walker Beer  

2023 Stage Sponsors

Vinefast Logo   Lytt  

Sponsors

Recology Waste Zero   City Toyota   Serramonte Ford   Direct Mortgage Funding Pacifica   Tri Counties Bank   Moose Lodge   Path Water