California Dreaming A Summertime Beach Party

California Dreaming is a seasonal series of events that celebrates warm summer nights on Mission Bay. 

Watch the sunset with family and friends while enjoying the fresh clam bake and fiery BBQ on the sand with a cocktail in hand. Then sit back for a live concert by The Mar Dels, performing a decades-long soundtrack of upbeat hits. Summer sounds will have everyone kicking off their sandals and digging their toes into the sand as they dance and reminisce of summers past.

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Program Schedule          

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Doors Open Greeting

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cash Bar

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Live Beach Party Music

6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Clam Buffet and Entertainment

7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Live Performance by The Mar Dels


Gather on the sands of Mission Bay for a delicious clam bake complete with steamed mussels and clams, red potatoes and corn on the cob. Continue your dining experience with summer favorites such as BBQ chicken, baked beans, sliced watermelon and a tempting dessert station.

Steamed mussels and clams

White wine garlic butter sauce and cocktail sauce

Steamed red potatoes and corn on the cob
Carved Tri Tip with chimichurri and slider buns

BBQ chicken

Sauteed mushrooms and onions


Sweet and spicy pickles
Garlic aioli

BBQ sauce

Whole-grain mustard

Horseradish sour cream
Baked beans

Macaroni salad

Cole slaw
Iceberg salad with tomatoes, red onion, bacon and blue cheese

Sliced watermelon
Apple cobbler

Ice cream
Cookies and brownies

S’mores pie
  • Amazing Views & Sprawling Buffet

    Beautiful spot on the bay with amazing views and a sprawling buffet. There was a special buffet table for kids and the artists painting faces were very talented. I especially loved the band, The Mar Dels, as well as the hula girls. It's the absolute perfect spot for families and a romantic, picturesque spot for couples.

    August 2016

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  • Fun, Family-Friendly Event

    We once again had a great time. It's a very family-friendly event with live music and entertainment. Our kids are foodies, so they go straight to the excellently prepared tri-tip with chimichurri sauce and the outstanding clam bake. Guests receive a very warm welcome by the always friendly and courteous Bahia staff.

    June 2018

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  • I'm still California Dreaming...

    Absolutely spectacular. We hosted a group of 75 adults and received raving reviews. The food was awesome and could suit any palate. This event is such a great deal for a large group: built-in entertainment, beautiful sunset and great food. I would highly recommend for any groups looking an authentic Southern California experience.

    August 2017

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