The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has canceled this year’s Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off that had been scheduled for Saturday, June 26, as well as the Fourth of July fireworks display, marking the second year in a row that the two events were called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even before the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic brought a new level of state restrictions to San Diego County, Ocean Beach came up with a way to have its traditional holiday parade — with a 2020 twist.
With the pandemic keeping many of us home for coronavirus-restricted holidays, here are some of the special events in the Ocean Beach-Point Loma area, several of which have made adaptations to continue providing ways to celebrate the season. • Holiday Reverse Parade For the first time, the floats in the community’s traditional holiday parade will be stationary while spectators drive past.
Making time to reconnect with loved ones is a wish topping many lists this holiday season, so set aside the chaos this year and commit to doing more — more of what you truly enjoy, that is.
The annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station returned under cloudy, rainy skies Nov. 7-8, though that didn’t stop art lovers from taking advantage of the chance to buy works from more than 150 local, regional and international professional artists in a variety of media, including jewelry, sculpture, oil painting, photography and glass, metal and wood works.