Come One, Come All, to Pismo Beach’s timeless tradition: Clam Festival 2023!  All are welcome to enjoy an entire weekend of music, dancing, eating and drinking, shopping, and crafting October 20 - 22, 2023, at beautiful Pier Plaza, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach. Take advantage of our Lodging Specials and come stay for all of the fun! There’s something for everyone at the Clam Festival. Here is the list of events for the fun filled weekend:

Pismo Beach Clam Festival 2023


Enjoy free Stewardship crafts, educational activities, and giveaways at our large, fresh air Learning Center on Pier Plaza. Children, teens, and adults are welcome to sit and create crafts that support learning about our ocean ecosystem and surrounds, the animals and plants that reside here, and the importance of preserving our environment for generations to come. Our educators and volunteers will facilitate fun, hands-on activities and treat you to a take home Activity Book and more!

Here the participants who will be in our Stewardship section at the festival:

  • Pismo CVB Stewardship & Educational Outreach
  • Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo
  • Cal Poly Marine Sciences
  • California Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • California State Parks


We look forward to seeing you October 20, 2023 weekend at the Pismo Beach Clam Festival. Bring your canine companions, too--we’ve got some fun things for your furry friends on leashes, as well.

See you this weekend!