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The Friends of San Clemente Foundation, in conjunction with the San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department, will once again sponsor the Carnival Colossal at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park next month.

This year’s carnival, which is free and runs from Oct. 14-17, will feature exciting rides and games for all ages, gourmet food trucks, as well as host a live stage with talented local musical entertainment.

The Highland Strongman Competition with top international athletes displaying feats of skill and strength will return to perform during the carnival’s Saturday and Sunday dates.

On the first day of the festivities, between 2 and 6 p.m., the carnival will host “slow and low” rides with lower sound and speed for families with special-needs children and for young preschool-aged children. The carnival will open with full access to the public that evening at 6 p.m. 

The Friends is offering a super-discounted book of eight tickets for $10 that will save from 66% to 75% per ticket compared to those sold at the carnival. The discounted ticket books are on sale at the San Clemente Aquatic Center at Vista Hermosa Sports Park, the Boys and Girls Club, the Parks Department at the Community Center, and the Ole Hansen Beach Club.

Because these discounted ticket books sell out every year, the Friends advises patrons not to delay.

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