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Imperial Beach to Celebrate Military Appreciation Day at Dunes Park on Saturday November 11th!

Oct 29, 2017 10:08PM ● By Paul Spear

Imperial Beach will pay tribute to those serving now and those that served in the past at Military Appreciation Day on Saturday November 11th at Dunes Park!

There will be live Music, a Beer Garden and Kids Zone plus all sorts of food and freebies or discounted items for those that are serving or have served in the past.

Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, Noon until 4, Dunes Park.

Concert, Cook Out, Kids Zone, Beer Garden, Community Exhibitors.

The Third Annual Imperial Beach Military Appreciation Day is a community-wide fun event, open to everybody. The City of Imperial Beach began the special event in 2015 to recognize our military community members and their families. In 2016, the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement District, and business leaders teamed with the three local Veteran’s organizations to continue the tradition. The Fleet Reserve Association Branch 289, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5477 and American Legion Post 820 are all major participants in the planning and conduct of this very family oriented celebration.

The music will be great. Bring your chairs and enjoy a full afternoon of live music.

The concert begins at noon with Catie + Kevin in their first performance in Imperial Beach since this summer when their great acoustic concert was halted right after it started at the Farmer’s Market due to noise complaints. Great to have them with us and welcome them back to IB! We absolutely guarantee a full performance set this time. Check them out at

At 1:30, Velvet Cafe performs a set of blues and rock standards that is always inspired and fun! They played last year and it’s great to have them back. All time favorite.

At 3:00, we welcome Imperial Beach’s own Coral Bells Band to the stage. Their high energy acoustic Americana set list never fails to wow the crowd. Wonderful to have this great band back with us this year.

There may even be a special encore performance to include some IB Veterans, along with actual legitimate musicians, so look for that.

The FRA, VFW and American Legion are joining together in providing the “cook-out” for the event. Hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. Donations graciously accepted.

The Kids Zone will include a bounce house and kids games will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club.

Bull Pen Tavern is providing the beer garden. Special thanks to Evan Penhasi and his great crew for that.

Community exhibitions will include the IB Women’s Club, IB Historical Society, South Bay Urgent Care (flu shots available on site!) and many others.

Please join us as we recognize and celebrate the important contributions of our IB military community. It will be a fun afternoon for the entire family!



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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 



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