Point Loma-OB Happenings: Oktoberfest, coastal cleanup, ping-pong, Alzheimer’s walk, PLA dinner, more

Eppig Brewing’s “Oktoberfest on the Harbor” is coming Sept. 23-25 at Eppig’s Point Loma Waterfront Biergarten.
(Courtesy of Eppig Brewing)

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Oktoberfest is on tap in Point Loma and OB

Oktoberfest season returns with various events in Point Loma and Ocean Beach. Here are some highlights:

• Eppig Brewing will present “Oktoberfest on the Harbor” at Eppig’s Point Loma Waterfront Biergarten beginning at noon Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25, at 2817 Dickens St.

The event will feature limited-edition steins for purchase, pretzel-eating and stein-holding contests Saturday and Sunday and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in traditional Bavarian lederhosen and dirndls.

For more information, visit or call (619) 756-6825.

• Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station in Point Loma will host “Craftoberfest” events Sept. 23 through Oct. 2, in which the food hall’s establishments will offer traditional Oktoberfest bites and themed specials, along with a German tap takeover at Bottlecraft.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, guests can compete for prizes in games including beer pong, stein-holding, yodeling and a costume contest.

Also, there will be a beer-themed trivia night on Tuesday, Sept. 27, a “Vinyl at the Market” pop-up vinyl records sale on Sunday, Oct. 2, and live music from local bands.

For more information, visit

• The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association is organizing its 20th Oktoberfest celebration on Friday and Saturday, Oct 7-8, where Newport Avenue meets the beach.

The festivities will include a beer garden; live music; Mr. & Ms. Oktoberfest, stein-holding, bratwurst-eating, balloon-blowing and cornhole contests; vendors; giveaways and more.

Hours will be 4-11:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

General admission is $10; VIP tickets (including a custom OB Oktoberfest mug filled with two beers, plus access to an exclusive area with a bar and lounge) are $49. Learn more at

Coastal Cleanup Day returns Sept. 17

International Coastal Cleanup Day returns to San Diego County on Saturday, Sept. 17, when volunteers of all ages across the region take to beaches and inland areas starting at 9 a.m.

This year’s edition will include nearly 70 cleanup sites. Last year, more than 2,470 volunteers got together at over 100 sites.

Organized cleanups in Ocean Beach and Point Loma will be held at the OB Pier, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and Sun Harbor Marina.

“This is easily the biggest coastal cleanup of the year, with thousands of San Diego County residents working collaboratively to help preserve and protect the place we all call home,” said Steve Morris, executive director of I Love a Clean San Diego. “By proactively removing trash and other debris through major cleanups like this, we can prevent pollution from entering our stormwater systems and flowing untreated into local waterways and the ocean.”

To register or learn more, visit

Pumpkins ripe for ‘picking’ at Liberty Station patch

The Goff Family Pumpkin Patch comes to Liberty Station in Point Loma from Sept. 29 through Oct. 31, offering more than 10,000 pumpkins for Halloween “picking,” lawn games, beer on tap each Friday and Saturday, and more.

The patch will be on the Sellers Plaza putting green at the corner of Historic Decatur Road and Perry Road from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

For more information, visit

OB Woman’s Club to host ping-pong tournament

The second annual Ocean Beach Woman’s Club Ping Pong Tournament is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the club, 2160 Bacon St.

The public single-elimination contest costs $20 to play. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Woman’s Club.

Player registration is available at

Surfrider presents beach cleanup in Ocean Beach

The Surfrider Foundation will present a public “Clean the Beach Day” in Ocean Beach from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Point Loma Rotary Club, Warren-Walker School and local merchants and residents will participate in the event, beginning at Veterans Plaza at Abbott Street and Newport Avenue.

Reusable bags, buckets, gloves and trash grabbers will be available.

For more information, email

OB Pier to be setting of 30th Paddle for Clean Water

Hundreds of people are expected to paddle their surfboards, SUPs, kayaks and other paddle craft around the Ocean Beach Pier during the Surfrider Foundation of San Diego County’s 30th annual Paddle for Clean Water from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2.

The event, which is intended to raise awareness and money to promote clean water, also will include beach yoga, breakfast for paddlers, live music and a prize drawing.

To register or donate, visit

Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for Liberty Station

Participants gather for the 2019 San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year’s event is Oct. 8 at Liberty Station.
Participants gather for the 2019 San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8, at Liberty Station’s NTC Park.
(Nancee E. Lewis)

The 2022 San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Liberty Station’s NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Road, Point Loma.

Participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the Promise Garden ceremony, with plastic colored flowers representing people’s personal reasons for seeking to end the disease.

There is no registration fee to attend the walk, but those who raise at least $100 will receive an event T-shirt. Money raised will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

To start or join a team, visit

Point Loma Association dinner and auction coming Oct. 24

The Point Loma Association will present is 2022 fundraising dinner and auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa on Shelter Island.

The theme, “Color the Night: All Wrapped Up in Art,” recognizes the PLA’s ongoing mural and art activities. Guests are invited to attend in costume as their favorite artist or work of art or to dress in their favorite color.

Tickets will go on sale soon. To learn more, visit

Kebab Craft opens at Liberty Public Market

Shannon and Paul Salhany are the proprietors of Kebab Craft at Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station.
(Courtesy of Kebab Craft)

Kebab Craft, a Mediterranean-Middle Eastern fast-casual concept, has joined the Liberty Public Market food hall at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

The venture of Shannon and executive chef Paul Salhany centers around made-to-order plates, bowls and pitas with a Southern California-inspired twist.

For more information, visit or call (619) 501-0394.

— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


3:06 p.m. Sept. 14, 2022: This article was updated with new information about Liberty Station’s “Craftoberfest” and pumpkin patch.

10:30 a.m. Sept. 14, 2022: This article was updated with new information about the Ocean Beach cleanup and the Paddle for Clean Water.


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