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he 71st Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival

This highly anticipated event attracts visitors from the entire state. Generations of families look forward to spending 3 days overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach. Join in this City Celebration with Live Music, a Beer & Wine Pub, Best Local Clam Chowder Contest, Clam Bake, Clam Dig, Food Trucks, Vendors, a Family-Fun Kid Zone, and more!

Admission: FREE! Unless participating in a premium scheduled activity.

Location: Pismo Beach Pier Parking Lot, 100 Pomeroy Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA 93449.

Pismo Chamber Hosted Wine Walk: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Drawing at 7:30pm (must be present to win)

Esteem Surf Co. 80’s Surf Showdown: 8:00am-4:00pm
Parade at 10:00am
Beer & Wine Stage: 11:00am-6:00pm
Live Music, Kid Zone, Food Trucks, Vendors & More: 11:00am-6:00pm
Best Local Clam Chowder Contest: 12:00pm-2:00pm ($15) – Local Pismo Beach restaurants will compete for the title of Best Local Clam Chowder Winner – and you get to be the judge!

Live Music:

11:00am – The Driftwood Brothers
12:30pm – Truxton Mile
2:30pm – The Ragged Jubilee
4:30pm – Makeover

Beer & Wine Stage: 11:00am-5:00pm
Live Music, Kid Zone, Food Trucks, Vendors & More: 11:00am-5:00pm
Clam Dig: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Clam Bake: 1:30pm ($30) – Enjoy a delicious meal of little neck clams, sausage, heirloom potatoes, sweet corn, local produce, corn bread and more specially crafted and baked on the beach to perfection by Chef Casey Walcott of SeaVenture Restaurant and served within the Pismo Beach Clam Festival.

Live Music:
11:00am – Resination
1:00pm – The Molly Ringwald Project
3:00pm – Steppin’ Out

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