The fun goes all day. Check out the full day of activities below:


PBFest 5K


SATURDAY, October 2, 2021

EARLY WAVE: 8:30 am

MAIN WAVE: 10:00 am


The 8th Annual Pacific Beachfest 5K is Pacific Beach’s most popular beach run! This half-beach, half-boardwalk challenge delivers every finisher a free tank top, a custom finisher’s medal, sunglasses, one complimentary craft beer (21+) and live music following the 5K.





SATURDAY, October 2, 2021


Returning to PB Beachfest for its fifth annual event, this popular VAVi tourney features fun challenges for extra points with awesome prizes up for grabs for winning teams AND the best costumes! All levels welcome for this coed event. See VAVi's website for more details and to register before spots fill up! 


Best of the Beach Fish Taco Contest


SATURDAY, October 2, 2021



Be part of the 10th Annual Pacific BeachFest Best of the Beach Fish Taco Contest!

The people of San Diego will decide who has the best Fish Taco.  5 Restaurants will provide fish taco samples to attendees for judging from 11am-2pm.  


Tickets are $10 and include 5 tacos, best deal in town! You can purchase the tickets the day of the event at the food court.  


2019 Winner:

SandBar Sports Grill


Live Music


SATURDAY, October 2, 2021


​Throughout the action-packed day thousands of BeachFest goers can enjoy live music on 3 stages.

3 stages of music And dj lounge


Kids Action Alley


SATURDAY, October 2, 2021


Pacific Beachfest is a party for all ages featuring Kids Action Alley where the youngest dudes and dudettes will be kept busy with beachside rides as well as other free fun games and activities. The YMCA will fill this year's kids' action alley with a climbing wall and lots of fun activities!


Local schools and community groups from Pacific Beach will welcome you to the neighborhood with goodies and fun activities.  And, don't miss the awesome school bands and local acts performing on the Community Stage.


Pacific beachfest big josh Beer Garden


SATURDAY, October 2, 2021

11:00AM-7:00 PM (Last call 6:30pm)


ThE pacific beachfest big josh Beer garden will be sponsored by kona brewering co, jack daniels and cutwater spirits.  enjoy kona beer along with local craft breweries this year.  All beer pourers will be volunteers from the big josh foundation.  all tips will go towards the foundation helping to give financial and counseling support to people diagnosed as terminally ill.


Beer tickets are $6 each.  

one ticket=one beer.  

You can purchase the tickets the day of at the beer ticket tent!




SATURDAY, October 2, 2021


Shop and browse over 60 arts and crafts displays and visit the many eclectic shops and popular restaurants in this laid-back beachside community at the PB Merchant Sidewalk Sale. arts and crafts village is along garnet and on the boardwalk between felspar and garnet.  


Many PB local businesses will have booths set up so you can browse all the neighborhood hot spots.


shape up social

SATURDAY, October 2, 2021


Come join us right alongside Pacific BeachFest and get ready to sweat, mingle with other fitness enthusiasts and sample healthy brands.

Shape-Up Social will provide 200+ attendees with an hour long full body workout on the beach. Guests will have all day access to health and wellness vendors, top trainers in San Diego and one of the area's hottest DJ’s. Guests will also receive goodie bags worth $100 including a free drink ticket redeemable at the beer garden.

Feel free to play games in the sand and hang all day, or take your drink ticket over to the beer garden (located in the Shore Club parking lot) and enjoy the rest of Beachfest!

Location is Grand Avenue & Ocean Front Way, between the Crystal Pier and Hornblend St. in Pacific Beach on the sand. October 3, 2020 10am-7pm.