- September 30– October 1, 2016
SURFING FOR HOPE ANNUAL LONGBOARD CONTEST The Surfing for Hope Annual Longboard Contest Weekend will take place on October 1st, 2016, in Pismo Beach, California. This event is designed to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing. Surfing is the ideal format to help people in this situation by showing how positive and healthful our sport is and it gives the surfing community the opportunity to give back to people in need by sharing what we love.
- October 6–8, 2016
BUBBLYFEST BY THE SEA The new definitive weekend-long festival for the bubbles and Sunday Funday obsessed - promises over 40 Sparkling Wine and Champagne Producers with the gorgeous Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. Upscale, educational, with a touch of humor thrown in, this is a weekend not to miss! You'll party like Gatsby from seaside Cocktail parties, to a festival on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and end your weekend with a fabulous brunch filled with music, sweeping views, and all the bubbly you can drink!
- October 21–23, 2016
70TH ANNUAL PISMO BEACH CLAM FESTIVAL A community tradition since 1946, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival features a live parade, best local chowder contest, surf contest, food, Beer & Wine Garden and Pier Pub, music and the Friday night wine walk.
- October 27–30, 2016
40th ANNUAL JUBILEE BY THE SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL This premier west coast jazz event features many of the most sought-after traditional jazz bands from across the nation, including 20 bands and several guest artists performing at five venues, all connected by a shuttle bus system. New Orleans-style jazz, big band performances, dancing, food and beverages are available. New to the festival this year are two Thursday night kick-off events including Oktoberfest featuring the Mud Skippers and WE 3 with special guest Larry Scala, followed by the highly anticipated Swing Dance Saturday Night event.
- November 4–6, 2016
SLO WINE COUNTRY'S HARVEST ON THE COAST WEEKEND Join us for a weekend full of wine and fun, including winemaker dinners featuring great local cuisine paired with the best wines from SLO Wine Country. On Saturday, over 50 wineries and restaurants will be participating at the biggest harvest party of the year at the beautiful Avila Beach Resort. Sample great wine and food, bid on live and silent auction lots, and enjoy music and more. Saturday attendees will also receive free admission to Sunday open houses at participating wineries.
- November 5, 2016
38th ANNUAL MARCHING BAND REVIEW Marching Bands from around the area compete in several divisions in this annual event. Bands compete on Dolliver between Hinds and Main Streets from approximately 9am-12pm. Awards will be presented on the pier.
- November 11, 2016
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION ON THE PIER Celebrate and remember our nation's heroes for a Memorial Service on the pier. Program begins at 11am.
- November 24, 2016
5TH ANNUAL SOUTH COUNTY TURKEY TROT AT THE BEACH The 5th annual South County Turkey Trot at the Beach presented by the Grover Beach - 5 Cities Rotary Club, a benefit for the SLO Food Bank in memory of Christine Allen will be held Thanksgiving morning, November 24h, at 8:30 am rain or shine. Sign up at the south side of the Pier.
Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham will kick off the race. Entry Fee $1 Cash Donation, sign up on the South side of the Pismo Pier. T-Shirts available.
- December 3, 2016
HOLIDAY HARMONY & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONYJoin us for Holiday Harmony, a FREE fun-filled family event from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and take place at the Pismo Beach Pier. Kids activities include fresh snow, photos with Santa, cookie decorating and bounce houses. The Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at the Pismo Beach Pier at 6 pm.