Point Loma’s Portuguese community continued its tradition that began in 1910 of celebrating Festa, or Festa do Espirito Santo (Feast of the Holy Spirit), with a three-day festival in honor of Queen St.
For the first time in their 14 years of sharing space in the Liberty Station-based Dorothea Laub Dance Place, the resident companies — Malashock Dance, San Diego Dance Theater and San Diego Ballet — have come together for a four-weekend outdoor festival of performances called “Dance is in the Air.”
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.