Cayucos Sea Glass Festival

Cayucos Sea Glass Festival

MARCH 9-11, 2018

Sea glass begins as normal shards of broken glass that are then persistently tumbled and ground until the sharp edges are smoothed and rounded. In this process, the glass loses its slick surface but gains a frosted appearance over many years.

Sea Glass enthusiasts, craftspeople, jewelers, collectors and artists from all over the world come to showcase and sell their collections and creations at this annual festival. As one of the premier events on the Central Coast, visitors enjoy a weekend of local artisan goods, fun in the sun, live music, and of course an extensive marketplace of the finest sea glass art. Whether a sea glass fan or someone looking to learn about this world-wide hobby, the festival has something for everyone. Vendors are juried and the artwork is first-class. Mark your calendars for the 8th annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival on March 9-11, 2018 as this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Festival Hours

9am Preview Shopping


$7 Daily Entry
$15 Saturday Preview

Outdoor Festival Marketplace

Check out the outdoor local marketplace from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday! Come enjoy food, beer and wine outside as you listen to the rhythms of local bands. Entry fee to this area is ONLY $7, so come have a good time and get in a little dancing.

Live Music

Saturday – Burning Bad & Cool
Burning James & the Funky Flames
Sunday –   New Horizons Band & Orchestra

Jim Conroy & the Mystery Brothers


Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious eats from local favorites, plus some amazing SLO County wineries and breweries.


2nd Annual Mermaid Ball

Don’t miss out on our spirited maritime merriment at the Cayucs Sea Glass Festival’s 2nd annual Mermaid Ball on Friday March 9, 2018, 6-10pm, held in the Cayucos Sea Glass Pavillion on the beach at the base of the historic pier.  Experience an evening of whimiscal, under-the-sea enchantment including live music by Rick Tennock & the Jukebox Heros, dancing, photo-ops with live mermaids, clam chowder cook-off and locally produced wine and artisan brews.  Come in costume for a chance to be crowned the Sea Glass Kind & Queen of 2018 with a sea glass bejeweled tiara designed and created exclusively for this occasion by Jason of Cabana Jewelry.  Mermaid Mall tickets are $25 and are available at Sea Shanty in Cayucos 296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos or email Carol at  This event is 21 and over.

Mermaid March

Mermaids in March give local businesses a chance to participate in the Festival for an entire month! Each business is encouraged to display a handcrafted mermaid (of their choice) at their business. The concept was launched in 2014 with three mermaids and last year we had over 48 businesses participated in the month long event! These exciting displays are a must see so plan another trip to Cayucos anytime in March! Be sure to check them out!