69th Annual Pinedorado Days!
Since 1949, Labor Day weekend in Cambria celebrates Pinedorado Days, with a parade, barbecues, kids games, prizes, food booths, kiddy cars, food booths, pub, live entertainment and of course…the evening Cambria Follies!
This year we celebrate the 69th Annual Pinedorado Days where Cambria’s artistic flair is well-displayed by the handmade floats that represent local businesses and organizations. The parade starts in the East Village at 9:30am sharp and access into town is closed after 8:30am until the parade ends, so get there early to find a good spot to watch and enjoy the festivities! The public is welcome to enjoy breakfast at the Joslyn Center starting before the Pinedorado Parade. The cost is $10.00 per person.Tickets available at Joslyn Center 950 Main St.and Cambria Chamber of commerce. For those who prefer more active participation, join the 5K Pinedorado Fun Run! On-site registration is at 7:00 a.m. Race starts 7:45 a.m. $20.00 entry fee with t-shirt, $15.00 without t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the CUHS American Field Service Program (Foreign exchange student organization) Starting line: Coast Union High School 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Follows the Pinedorado parade route Race sponsored by Cambria community members & local businesses. For information call Sharon Bisso (805) 995-1432, Marcia Hilger (805) 927-4965 or Coast Union High School (805) 927-3889. Click HERE to find out more about the schedule of events.
The Pinedorado Parade:
This year’s Grand Marshall, Ken Eberle, will begin the procession, which meanders down Main Street all the way to the West Village. At 10am there will be a “Freedom Flight” and the War Birds will do a clear sky flyover, and the parade always has some hilarious moments, a few touching ones, and lots of great smiles to be had. Cambria’s artistic flair is evident as the parade makes its way through town with clever homemade floats and local schools and businesses joining in the fun. There are traditional parade regulars like the Shriners in tiny cars and untraditional regulars like our local dog park, with a vast array of wonderful floats and clever costumes. The arrival of the calliope signals the end of the parade and the start of the festivities. The winners of the parade awards are announced on Saturday at 1:30 at the Pinedorado Grounds.
After the Parade:
There is much to do at the Pinedorado Grounds where there are special rides for children and activities to keep the grownups happy with Bingo, live music, and local barbecue, or perhaps a visit to the Vet’s hall pub would be in order. On Saturday’s event calendar, the annual Cambria Follies is at 7pm, and music by Marcus DiMaggio from 3-5. The Car Show is the main event for Sunday, with winners of the car show announced at 3pm and a very special evening with Kiki Ebsen & her band. (Kiki is the daughter of actor, Buddy Ebsen!) Music memories that everyone will enjoy: wine, beer and a bit of dancing. Limited Angel Table Ticket: $60. each includes front row table seating and drinks. General admission $30.00 each. Additional information: Call 805.801.6235. Tickets are only $1 to enter the raffle, and the $1500 cash prize winner will be picked on Monday at 2pm. The Julie Beaver Band closes up the event Monday 1- 4:30 and the last day of the event is a favorite with locals as the summer comes to an official close.
This weekend is loved by locals and guests and the opportunity to “Enjoy the Spirit of Cambria” on Labor Day Weekend is in your reach because we still have some (limited) availability, so book now and see what Pinedorado is all about! Call us at 800-222-9970 to book TODAY!