25 Years in the Making, the Morro Bay Maritime Museum Grand Opening Events Scheduled

MORRO BAY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Shiver Me Timbers there’s a lot to celebrate this fall in the fishing town of Morro Bay, especially If you like naval military and maritime memorabilia. After 25 years of dreaming, planning, fund raising and building its first interpretive center, the Morro Bay Maritime Museum (MBMM) is ready to open. The Museum’s Grand Opening Ceremonies and official Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting is set for September 29 from 10 am – 12 noon. The MBMM is located in the heart of the Morro Bay waterfront. Also, get FREE admittance every Saturday from September 29December 31, 2018.  

Educational exhibits include an authentic crafted Salinan Tribe Tule Boat, U.S. Navy’s role developing early maritime culture while establishing a WWII Amphibious Training Base that reconfigured Morro Bay, the story of the tugboat ALMA, the first boat to rescue crew members off a torpedoed oil tanker in WWII. Discover why the U.S. Navy built two DSRV-Rescue Submarine’s after the disaster at sea of the Thresher. Also, the Avalon is on loan and sits tall adjacent to MBMM’s first interpretive center.

Events Rock in Morro Bay

Morro Bay sits majestically on the Pacific Ocean between miles of sandy beaches and a harbor that’s perfect for boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. Morro Bay is also known for some amazingly tasty and incredibly interesting events including:

Taste of the Grove

This intimate cocktail evening event is hosted at a Morro Bay Avocado Farm with a quaint agricultural ambiance called The Packing Shed. Enjoy all-inclusive farm-to-table pairings with area farmers and local chefs presenting tantalizing avocado-themed dishes.

Avocado and Margarita Street Festival

Enjoy food, drink, live music, art & crafts, specialty vendors, and fun in beautiful Morro Bay! Sample guacamole ’til you see green and quench your thirst with margaritas!!!

The 37th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival

One of the premier events on the Central Coast, the Harbor Festival features a variety of entertainment from dining on fresh seafood including oysters, shrimp, BBQ albacore, rock fish, and chowder, to races, water craft demonstrations and plenty of live music all day long.

NEW EVENT: Hero’s Wine Walk

Dress like your favorite Hero to participate in this fun adult Halloween progressive food and wine event. Follow the map and fill out your passport for prizes. The grand prize: dinner with the Morro Bay Fire Department! Purchase tickets HERE

Wine and Sunsets are the Perfect Pair this October

During the month of October, book a 2-night stay at any hotel in Morro Bay and get a bottle of wine ON US! Oh, and the sunset is on us, too!!  For more information on all the exciting things to do and see in Morro Bay, visit www.morrobay.org.


Susan Hartzler

Public Relations Manager

Mental Marketing




Jennifer Little


Morro Bay Tourism



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