Saturday, March 16
1000 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
8:30 AM - 10 PM
A) 9 AM - 12 Noon
B) 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C) 4 PM - 7 PM
10:00 AM - 10 PM
Food & Beverage
Available all day
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
World Record Announcement
& Closing Program
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 Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier is a cruise ship terminal, event venue, public gathering space and a scenic viewpoint of San Diego Bay, ideally situated on the embarcadero.
Food and Beverage
Food trucks and vendors will be parked at the venue all day offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages available for purchase at reasonable prices. We’ll be featuring James Coffee and select beverage sponsors, with beer and wine also available for purchase.
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
Before & After Photography
A highlight from 2019, we’ll provide photography before and after every haircut, ensuring you have a memorable and meaningful hair donation experience.
360 Photo Booth
New for 2024, a dual camera top mount 360 ORB with circular red carpet video arena for up to 10 guests, complete with fog/bubble/haze machine, 6 RGB/LED tube lights, overtuned U200, video station QR code and airdrop link to your historic videos.
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
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 could list them all out here or simply direct you to the San Diego Tourism Authority.
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?