Special Event Venue Information
Pier Plaza is a civic plaza located on the beachfront of Imperial Beach and reserved for special event permit applicants hosting community-wide events. The plaza is home to many of our unique events that fulfill the mission of preserving "Classic Southern California." We have establishments in the plaza area that provide savory food and beverage options. Our local businesses are great partners and we work every day to support them and encourage everyone to "Love What's Local."
In support of our businesses, we do not allow outside food and drink vendors in the plaza for events, including alcohol. However, if the attendance of your event exceeds the capacity our businesses can sustain, we want to make sure our events are enjoyable for all so we do make accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Further details can be discussed with the Special Events Coordinator during the application process.
As a civic plaza, maintenance of the facility is of high importance for residents and visitors to enjoy all year round. You can often see residents and visitors lounging on the grass to admire the beautiful ocean or kick a soccer ball around with their families. In order to keep the facility at its best, we allow two community-wide events per month in the plaza and reserve the remainder of the days for families to enjoy a day with just a breathtaking view and the ambient sound of the waves.
Veterans Park is a little piece of grassy heaven right in the heart of Imperial Beach. Home to the Library, Senior Center, Boys & Girls Club of South County, and the Dog Park, this is the perfect gathering place for all! A rotunda is the perfect setting for an outdoor concert, wedding, movies in the park, or lecture series. With lots of grass for the kiddos to roll around in, why not host your birthday party here?
Sports Park is just how it sounds, a great place for all those active events. Settled behind the recreation building is a skate park that is proven to be a great event venue! Hit the outdoor basketball courts with a tournament, or host a little league tournament on the ball fields. The sky is the limit, did we mention a view of the Tijuana Estuary and the Mexican Bull Ring as your background?!
North Beach to South Beach
Who doesn't want a perfect sunset for their special day?! Well no matter what part of the beach you choose, it's sure to be breathtaking! We have four designated locations to host your perfect event right on the sand! If you need a little help planning your perfect wedding, head on over to our Chamber of Commerce to connect with one of our premium local event planners. Nobody knows our beaches like the locals!
No matter which venue you choose to host your event, IB is sure to please! Visit the special event calendar to view venue availability and the beach event location map for private beach event locations.