77th Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival

October 21 - 22, 2023

A community tradition since 1946, the 77th annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival, attracts generations of families and visitors from all around, who look forward to spending three days overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

This family friendly event features the Clam Festival parade on Saturday morning at 10am. Join us on Price Street for the Surfin' Safari themed parade this year!

The Clam Festival is a free event that includes live music, local vendors and food trucks, and a huge FREE Kids Zone that includes bounce houses and inflatables! You won’t want to miss the annual Kid's Clam Rescue on Sunday for kids 11 and under.

As always, attendees are able to enjoy the classics they have grown to love, including the Friday night wine walk. Visit participating local businesses and enjoy local wines. Saturday’s best local clam chowder cook-off contest is a crowd favorite where local Pismo Beach restaurants get the chance to compete for the title of Best Local Clam Chowder Winner. Pick your favorite and be the judge for the People’s Choice winner.  www.ExperiencePismoBeach.com.

Clam Chowder Cook-Off Best Local Clam Chowder Contest: October 21, 1 pm - 2 pm: Local Pismo Beach restaurants will compete in a blind tasting competition for the title of Best Local Clam Chowder Winner - and you get to be the judge! You will receive a 2oz portion from up to 10 local restaurants Note: this event sells out early every year. $25 - SOLD OUT!

Wine Walk Join us on October 20 from 5:30 to 8 PM for the Clam Festival Wine Walk! Our wine walks partner with local businesses to give you the opportunity to taste some great beers and wines and meet some amazing businesses. Stop in and see what specials they have in store just for you! URL: TBD

Pismo Beach Clam Festival 2023