Port of San Diego Approves Support for 66 Waterfront Events in FY 18/19

As part of ongoing efforts to support a vibrant and active waterfront, the Port of San Diego has committed to supporting 66 special events around San Diego Bay during fiscal year 2018/2019.

Each year through its Tidelands Activation Program, the Port actively supports events that engage and inspire residents and visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay and its dynamic waterfront. The events take place throughout the year in all five Port cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego. The Port’s support, approved by the Board of Port Commissioners as part of the Port’s FY 18/19 budget, comprises $776,700 in sponsorship funding with an additional $1,148,096 in the form of waived fees.

“We are proud to support a wide variety of events in our many beautiful bayfront parks and on our piers. We invite and encourage locals and visitors to join us – from festivals and fitness events, to films and fireworks, everyone is sure to have a lot of fun on San Diego Bay,” said Chairman Rafael Castellanos, Board of Port Commissioners.

All events were selected through a rigorous public evaluation process led by the Tidelands Activation Program Advisory Committee, chaired by Commissioner Garry Bonelli. Disbursement of funding for all of the events is subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act and the completion of individual agreements with each event organizer. Visit the Port’s Tidelands Activation Program webpage for the latest event information.

Tidelands Activation Program Schedule of Events for FY 18/19

  • San Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Nights, June 29 – September 2, 2018
  • 2nd Annual San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival, June 29 – July 1, 2018
  • San Diego Bay Youth Connection Project, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
  • Ocean Connectors Eco-Tours, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
  • Aquatic Adventures by the Bay, Multiple Dates beginning July 2018
  • Imperial Beach Independence Day Fireworks, July 4, 2018
  • Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks, July 4, 2018
  • Coronado Fourth of July Celebration, July 4, 2018
  • Crown City Classic, July 4, 2018
  • Sun and Sea Festival, July 13-14, 2018
  • Annual South Bay Salsa Festival, July 21, 2018
  • Movies on the Bay, July 27 – August 10, 2018
  • Street Food Cinema, Multiple Dates Beginning July 2018
  • Live WELL San Diego 5K, July 29, 2018
  • Farm to Bay 2018, August 4, 2018
  • SD Sportfishing Council Youth Fishing Programs, Multiple Dates Beginning August 2018
  • Chula Vista Challenge Triathlon, August 11-12, 2018
  • Heiva San Diego Tahitian Festival, August 11-12, 2018
  • Battle on the Midway Wrestling Tournament, August 17-19, 2018
  • Chula Vista HarborFest, August 18, 2018
  • Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby, August 18, 2018
  • Bike the Bay, August 26, 2018
  • US Sand Sculpting Challenge, August 31 – September 2, 2018
  • South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival, September 8, 2018
  • San Diego Blues Festival, September 8, 2018
  • Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival & Surf Competition, September 22, 2018
  • 2nd Annual Binational Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival, September 22, 2018
  • San Diego Festival of Beer, September 22, 2018
  • Symphony by the Sea, October 6, 2018
  • San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run, October 6, 2018
  • San Diego Fleet Week, October 22-28, 2018
  • San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, November 2, 2018
  • Ride the Point, November 10, 2018
  • San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, November 12-18, 2018
  • Operation Gobble, November 14, 2018
  • San Diego Ramen Festival, November 29, 2018
  • Makers Arcade Holiday Fair, December 8, 2018
  • Snow Mountain & Holiday Events, December 8, 2018
  • Christmas Comes to IB, December 8, 2018
  • Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, December 9 & 16, 2018
  • Good Neighbor Project Parade of Lights Participation, December 9 & 16, 2018
  • Semester at Sea Homecoming Voyage, December 23,  2018 – January 5, 2019
  • Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, December 31, 2018
  • San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival, January 12, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, January 20, 2019
  • 24th Annual San Diego Anglers Open Bay Bass Tournament, February 2, 2019
  • San Diego Bird Festival, February 20, 2019
  • Best Coast Beer Fest, March 9, 2019
  • 7th Annual International Mariachi Festival & Competition, March 10, 2019
  • South Bay Earth Day, April 6, 2019
  • Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks, April 14, 2019
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind San Diego Fun Day, April 21, 2019
  • Chula Vista Maritime Week, April 22-28, 2019
  • Barrio Logan Grand Prix, April 27, 2019
  • Rady Children’s Celebration of Champions, May 2019
  • Gator by the Bay, Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival, May 9-12, 2019
  • Paella Wine & Beer Festival, May 11, 2019
  • Navy’s 33rd Bay Bridge Run Walk, May 19, 2019
  • Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea, May 25-27, 2019
  • San Diego International Boat Show, June 6-9, 2019
  • Port of San Diego Kids Fishing Derby, June 9, 2019
  • Pow Wow by the Sea, June 16, 2019
  • San Diego International Triathlon, June 23, 2019

The following events, which were approved for funding and/or services by the Port, have since been cancelled by the organizers:

  • Cesar Chavez Community Awareness & Expansion Program
  • da Vinci Dash 5K at the Port
  • Le Diner in Blanc San Diego

 

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com