The Great Cut

The Biggest Hair-Cutting Party in 2024

Saturday, March 16

Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Event Schedule

8:30 AM - 10 PM

Cutting Blocks
A) 9 AM - 12 Noon
B) 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C) 4 PM - 7 PM

Live Entertainment
10:00 AM - 10 PM

Food & Beverage
Available all day

Local Vendors
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

World Record Announcement
& Closing Program
8:30 PM

Doors Close
10 PM

An Event Worth Traveling For

It’s not just a big haircut, and you can expect The Great Cut to be an event to remember. Our goal is to provide 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 historic effort to impact on the lives of others.

From experience we can promise it will be among the most positive and uplifting gatherings in our natural lives, and nothing short of extraordinary. Here’s what to look forward to.

The Venue


Food and Beverage

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, along with local vendors, offering a fun, authentic experience.

The Cutting Zone

The central focus of the venue will be on the cutting zone, where hundreds of hair professionals will be staged and ready to perform 2,000+ haircuts. Spectators can view the cutting flow from the surrounding area and elevated platform.

Before & After Photography

360 Photo Booth

Silent Auction & Raffle

This is a big deal. Dozens of sponsors are donating seriously awesome gifts and products, and every in-person ticket purchase comes with a silent auction ticket…so no matter what, you’re in it to win it.

Around San Diego

Meet & Greet Welcome Reception

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, March 15, and departing no sooner than Sunday, March 17. Stretch it out to three or 10 days if you want to spend a little extra time in San Diego.

How to Travel
If traveling by air you should fly into San Diego International Airport, a stone’s throw from the venue, downtown, beaches and attractions. 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
We are thrilled to announce our official host accommodations at Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay, it’s where to stay for The Great Cut!

If you are on a tight budget we personally recommend Samesun Ocean Beach. You can get a shared bunk room for as little as $60 and it’s a great community spot, not far from the venue. 

Here are other 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. 

Also visit the San Diego Tourism Authority.

How many people are you coming with? Why not band together with a caravan of longhairs and make an historic road trip worthy of song?

March 16, 2024

San Diego, California, USA