Marina Fest returns to Sun Harbor Marina

SAN DIEGO—Sun Harbor Marina will be hosting its annual Marina Fest, Oct. 27. The event includes a chili cook-off, nautical swap meet and a variety of vendors to celebrate fun on the water. Whether you’re a boater, know a boater or family members who have not quite earned their sea legs, there will be many fun-filled activities.

At the YMCA chili cook-off, be sure to enter your recipe in the categories for meat and beans, meat only and vegetarian. Tastings will take place on the Upper Deck of Sun Harbor Marina and will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. Tickets for the chili tasting are $5 each.

Be sure to dive for treasure at the Mariners Swap Meet, which will be held in the Pizza Nova parking lot between 7-11 a.m. All items are welcome to sell or swap including non-boating things. Spaces can be rented for the purchase of a $10 gift certificate to Pizza Nova.

Vendors will also be featured on the Promenade between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Among some of the categories will be marine and boating products, health and wellness and fist items. Catch vendors like San Diego Coastkeeper, Pacific Ocean Marine Insurance, Dirty Bottoms Diving Service, Yogimami, Ma Belle Boutique and more.

Free parking will be available in the Port’s 72- and 2-hour lot across N. Harbor Drive in the lot between Holiday Inn and Best Western hotels.

Sun Harbor Marina is located at 5000 N. Harbor Drive in San Diego.

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