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Sun and Sea Festival Parade is taking On-line Applications Now! No Charge to Participate

May 13, 2015 06:29PM ● By Paul Spear

On-line Parade Application

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2015 Parade Application:    


·        Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Annual 2015 Sun and Sea Festival Parade. The Festival draws a crowd of over 70,000 visitors and residents each year for the two-day event. 
This year the Sun and Sea Festival Parade will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The application includes information you need for participation in the Sun and Sea Festival Parade; please read everything carefully and complete the application in full prior to submission. The deadline to submit your application to participate in the Sun and Sea Festival Parade is Tuesday, July 7, 2015. 
The application information is required for: 1) contact information in case of any changes, 2) so that we can efficiently arrange the order of the parade (it’s best to separate the Doberman Club from the Friends of Feral Cats), and 3) the script is required so the announcers can brag about you/your group as you parade by! 
Please register as soon as possible even though some of your information may not be final. You may submit your parade entry on-line via this form or you may download the PDF form to print the application and fax to 619-699-1995 or email to All entries will be confirmed by email or phone. For the PDF form Click here

Parade Check-In.
Check-In tables will open at 7:30 AM. You MUST report to the Check-In no later than 8:30 AM. Check in location is at the Sports Park. Please look for the directional signage from Imperial Beach Boulevard. We have reserved the area surrounding the Sports Park for you to meet your party. After registration, you/your group will be directed to the staging area; please remain together. The parade starts at 9:00 AM SHARP.
Your entry is not confirmed until you received the following two confirmations:
1) notice of receipt of your parade entry application; and
2) 5 days prior to the parade a final confirmation, with your starting position, and any “reminders”
For any questions please contact us at or by phone to Tessa Lero at (619) 699-1991.


Friday, July 17, 2015

10 am - 11 am 
  Mayor's Breakfast at Pier Plaza
Noon - Dusk
  Exhibition Sandcastle on Display  
6 pm - midnight
  Sandcastle Ball 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

7 am - 9 am: Pancake Breakfast $5 donation Hosted by volunteers from St. James Lutheran Church
9 am - 10 am: Parade starts at the corner of Imperial Beach Blvd and Seacoast Drive, travels north on Seacoast ending at Dunes Park
9 am - 2:00 pm: Master Sand Sculptures Created north of the pier
10 am – 5 pm: Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair open along Seacoast Drive Dempsey Holder Center and Pier South
10 am - 4 pm: Children’s Activities (Kids Zone in Dune’s Park)
Noon - 1:30 pm: Kids ‘n Kastles Sand-Building Competition adjacent to Dune’s Park
2 pm - 4 pm: Judging of Sandcastles
4 pm - 5 pm: Sandcastle Awards Ceremony at Pier Plaza

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