Discovery Zone

IMG_0203-1024x683 chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsGiant Hamster Balls (Xorbing)

Additional fees apply.
Xorbing is the fastest growing outdoor adventure sport! Everyone who participated had a blast in this area! They ran, jumped, bounced and battled their friends for an incredibly fun and crazy experience!

Parachute chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsParachute Rocket

Additional fees apply.
Everyone who participated was lifted high into the air as the top half of the rocket inflated. They swung around and bounced off the walls on the way up…then after a brief moment of being suspended at the top, riders parachuted down and stopped just before reaching the bouncy floor.

lasertag chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsLaser Tag

Additional fees apply.
Laser tag outdoors? That’s right! Equinox provided military grade laser tag gear that is designed for the sunlight.  Games are fair for every age, ability and skill level – so everybody could play!

rockclimb chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsRock Climbing Wall

Additional fees apply.
The first full size inflatable rock wall. This rock wall can handled up to three riders at a time. Participants climbed with assistance by helpful and friendly staff. Once at the top they rang the bell and then jumped away from the wall for an exciting repel down to the soft bouncy floor below. Fun for ages 5 and up. Parents loved seeing their kids make it all the way up and the kids loved the great sense of accomplishment they got after completing the course!

IMG_5816 chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsBungee Jumping

Additional fees apply.
Everyone who participated experienced the thrill of bungee jumping as they flew up to 30 feet in the air on the West Coast Bungy!

Classic Car Expo

08.16.14_Harborfest_227-300x200 chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsTo add flair to this extraordinary waterfront festival, exotic & classic automobiles will be lined up alongside the striking shoreline.


PetOasis chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsPet Parade & Oasis

Strap on those leashes and grab your furry friend, the Pet Parade and Pet Oasis is back! Strut your paws throughout the festival grounds and compete for prizes. Each companion receives a goodie bag full of pet items and oodles of attention from all. The first 50 to sign up are free! After the parade, the pets can soak up the sun in the Pet Oasis where pups can enjoy cold water and treats from vendors in the shade. Think you and your canine have what it takes to be the best? Break out those costumes and compete to win the 2017 HarborFest Pet Awards (download participation form)!

  • Best Nautical Outfit
  • Best Matching Costume (Owner/Pet)
  • Best Chula Vista Themed Outfit
  • Cutest Pet
  • Most Outrageous Costume

On the Water Fun


kayak chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsKayaking

All ages and abilities can learn to kayak! Chula Vista Kayak focuses on individual needs and abilities. If you don’t know how to swim, that’s OK! You’ll learn the basics to be efficient and safe on the water. Properly fitting life vests and the right size paddles will be on hand!

IMG_0546-300x200 chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsStand Up Paddleboarding

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
OEX Point Loma is excited to have this beautiful location right on the water for on-site demos, rentals, tours, a full service school – plus an all-inclusive store to buy your own gear and equipment.

fishing chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsFishing

Hours: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Come fish at the pier! Our expert fisherman will demonstrate how to reel a line, cast, & catch a fish. To make it even more interesting, a hoop will be placed in the water and participating kids will be able to cast a rubber ball out to the hoop. Small prizes will be awarded to those who get the ball in the hoop.

Water Rollers

Additional fees apply.
Stay dry if it’s cool outside or play with water inside the roller if it’s a hot day! Running and bouncing around on the water is a blast and great exercise!  WaterRoller-300x259 chula vista harborfest san diego summer events

More Discovery Zone


slide-919x1024 chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsJumpy Jumps

The little ones will have a blast jumping around in three of SD Jump Company’s bouncies: the Giant 33′ Wally Whale Slide (which can only be found in San Diego!), the Pirate Ship Combo, and the Beach-themed Junior Combo!

empowerhour chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsEmpower Hour

Play hard, eat well and save energy! Empower Hour’s activities will be geared toward kids of all ages who want to have fun while incorporating healthy eating and energy conservation into their daily actions. Your kids will have a great time and also learn about how important it is to save energy!

frisbeegolf chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsFrisbee Golf

Show off your precision and accuracy! Throw a Frisbee at targets on the course. If you can get from the beginning to the end in the fewest number of throws, you win!

volleyball chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsVolleyball

Bump the ball around for fun, or invite a little competition on the sand volleyball court near the main stage. Music will fill the air and vendors close by will fill your cup!

crafts chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsYouth Arts/Crafts/Fitness Activities

Make arts & crafts, jump rope, and learn about the youth fitness programs provided at the South Bay Family YMCA booth. Then head over to the City of Chula Vista Recreation Department’s Empower Hour booth to play hard and learn about eating well and saving energy!

IMG_0809_1024 chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsAnimal Encounters

Get hands-on experience with terrestrial animals such as tortoises and snakes, enjoy a lunchtime story time with animal guests, and create nature-themed arts and crafts with the Living Coast Discovery Center! For more information about the Center, visit www.thelivingcoast.org.

splashbus chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsSplash Science Bus

Splash Science Mobile Lab is a completely self-contained mobile science laboratory offering kids the opportunity to learn about watershed issues by acting as scientists to solve a water-quality mystery! Through Splash Science Mobile Lab, your kids walk away with a better understanding of our environment and the ways we affect it.

IMG_0772-Sisters-Payton-5-Jordan-Isaacs-5-San-Diego-residents-in-Rad-Hatter-hats-1024x683 chula vista harborfest san diego summer eventsRad Hatter

Looking to show off your creative side? Make and decorate your own pirate-themed hat at this fun, interactive booth!


EV Ride & Drive

Experience the joy of driving an electric vehicle (EV)* – including a Chrysler, Fiat, Chevy Volt, and Tesla. Learn about state and federal incentives available for EVs along with special time-of-use rates for EV owners, and information about Power Your Drive — a new program from SDG&E®. *Valid driver’s license required.

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