2,000 Haircuts for kids who can't grow hair

Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Get Ready to Get Down

You can expect The Great Cut to be an event to remember. Our goal is an unmatched guest experience where you’ll have fun, meet good people, see what San Diego has to offer and feel welcomed like family—all while supporting an incredible effort to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

In short, it will be nothing less than extraordinary. Here’s what to look forward to:


Epic Venue - The Port Pavilion

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier is a cruise ship terminal, event venue and public gathering space overlooking the San Diego Bay.

  • 52,000 sq foot cruise ship terminal on the Broadway Pier On The Embarcadero bordering downtown San Diego
  • Easy rideshare pickup/dropoff or scooter access
  • Near the USS Midway, Hornblower cruises, Seaport Village, Gaslamp and more

In & Out Flow

Official event hours are 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. You can stay at the event all day or come and go as you please.

Entertainment Lineup

The Great Cut will feature all day entertainment, including live music spanning genres from reggae to rock & roll, dancing, comedy, magic, martial arts and more.

  • Live entertainment from 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • 12 bands, mixed genres, magic, karate and more
  • Emcee Jefferson Jay guiding us through the day

Complete Lineup


The Deck

  • 17,000 sq ft outdoor patio overlooking the San Diego Bay
  • Main Stage, Food Trucks, Refreshment Area
Adult Drinks Sponsored By Henebery Spirits
  • Craft beer & wine
  • Signature cocktails themed for The Great Cut

The World Record Lounge

  • 2nd floor dedicated to lounge, games and commiserating
  • Air hockey, foosball, darts, pop-a-shot, arcade games TVs and more
  • Friendly fun for all ages
Kid Zone
  • Crafts, games, music, yoga
  • Drop your kids and know they’ll be in good hands!

Sponsors & Vendors

The Great Cut is being sponsored by an all-star lineup of fine businesses and organizations. Many will have booths at the event with giveaways and activities of their own, shopping, interactive demonstrations and awesome products, all hand-selected through personal connections and relationships.

The Cutting Zone

  • World record setting arena Cutting capacity for up to 3,000 haircuts in 12 hours
  • Guinness World Records Weigh Station
  • Watch the action from elevated walkway

Around San Diego

The Port Pavilion is located on the embarcadero on San Diego Bay at the edge of downtown, where there are a million things to do within walking distance or a short drive. We couldn't possibly list them all here so we'll simply direct you to the San Diego Tourism Authority.


Meet and Greet

There will be a meet and greet welcome reception on Friday evening before The Great Cut at Thorn St Brewing Co. Plan to be in town by then.

St. Patrick’s Day

Let’s not forget the day after The Great Cut is March 17, expected to be lively with parades, Irish festivals and boozy leprechauns filling the streets of San Diego all weekend long.

Planning Your Weekend

We suggest arriving no later than Friday, 3/15 and departing no sooner than Sunday, 3/17, or stretch it out and spend a week San Diego!

How to Travel

If traveling by air, fly into San Diego International Airport, close to the Port Pavilion, downtown, beaches and attractions.

Ridesharing and other local transportation is widely available.

If you are driving, head west and south. If you find yourself in Mexico or the Pacific Ocean you’ve gone too far.


Where to Stay

Lots of options serving all budgets and preferences. Our host hotel is the Porto Vista in Little Italy, about a mile from the venue. To get our group rate, click this reservation link and enter our Group Code: TGC03

If you’re coming with a group you might consider renting an Airbnb or similar. There are cool hostels downtown and by the beaches and hotels all around the city. Again, visit the San Diego Tourism Authority.

Here are the areas we recommend, all great locations:
  • Downtown/Gaslamp/Little Italy: closest to the venue. Highest price range. Plenty of restaurants, nightlife and local attractions.
  • Pacific Beach/Mission Beach: 20-25 minutes from the venue. A youthful, beachy environment, ideal if you are looking to rage.
  • Ocean Beach/Point Loma: 15-20 minutes from the venue. Beachy and authentic with a quieter, small-town feel, yet still plenty of action for those who seek it.


Come to Sunny San Diego
98.6% Chance of Sun

Haven’t checked the long-term forecast, but pretty sure it’s gonna be 71 degrees. America’s Finest City is one of the top destinations in the US, with everything from beaches and palm trees to incredible food and drink, world famous attractions, raging nightlife and family fun.

Have a Great Time
100% Great Time

You can expect a blockbuster weekend lineup, with longhair meetups and mixers, highlight reel activities and keynotes, hurricanes of hair whips, and of course the world record attempt.

Heavy-Hitting Longhairs
100% Heavy-Hitting Action

This smash hit wouldn’t be complete without a roster of some of the most influential and important longhairs you’ll ever have the chance to meet. Talkin’ long hair and business.


Our mission is to donate 200 lbs of hair from 2,000 donors and raise $200K for Children With Hair Loss—providing a hair replacement for 200 kids.

200 LBS




Providing Hair Replacements For

200 KIDS


We’re seeking hair donors, hair cutters, volunteers and supporters to make it real.


Attend The Great Cut

Hair donors, hair cutters, guests and volunteers are invited to attend.


Can’t Attend?

We have a way for you to contribute with out physically being at the event.


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