Mission Beach is turning 100 in 2014! The Mission Beach centennial celebrations continue with the Taste of Mission Beach, taking place on Thursday, April 10 from 5–9pm. Eighteen restaurants in the community are participating, including The Mission, Rubicon Deli, Sandbar Sports Bar& Grill, Bahia Resort Hotel’s Café Bahia, and Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa’s The Atoll.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at six locations leading up to the event - Luigi’s at the Beach (3210 Mission Blvd.), Cheesy Express (3219 Mission Blvd.), Starkeys BBQ (3231 Mission Blvd.), Olive Café (805 Santa Clara Place), Saska’s Steak & Seafood (3768 Mission Blvd.), and Baked (735 Santa Clara Place). The Taste of Mission Beach has two starting locations, where tickets may be purchased as well -Wavehouse Beach Club (3125 Ocean Front Walk) and Saska’s Steak & Seafood. Transportation options include walking, biking, taking the shuttle, and riding the Bahia Belle sternwheeler between the Bahia and Catamaran. Mission Beach’s Cheap Rentals is providing complimentary bicycles.
On June 14, 1914, a syndicate headed by John D. Spreckles and managed by George S. Barney submitted a subdivision map surveyed by D.A. Loebenstein to the “Common Council” of San Diego for approval and acceptance. On December 14, 1914, the map was signed and adopted. This was the first official map of Mission Beach.
Mission Beach Centennial’s monthly events continue with a surf contest on May 17 and will culminate with a festival in September at Belmont Park. For more information and the complete schedule of events, visit missionbeachcentennial.org.