The National City Chamber of Commerce hosts annual events and programs designed to meet the needs of our diverse community. Our event calendar features programs for many business and community development interests, giving you the opportunity to build your network, and gain insight into National City’s cultural and artistic assets.

From casual networking to rubbing elbows with National City’s top business leaders and elected officials, the Chamber‘s connecting events create an atmosphere in which you can build and nurture relationships within the community.

Sponsorship opportunities for each event are available. National City Chamber events are the ideal platform from which to build your visibility and can be the key to your successful marketing plan. Please contact for more information on participation levels and benefits.

Annual Installation Dinner

Join us this year to celebrate our 107th Annual Installation Dinner on January 27, 2017. We will present the 2016 Business of the Year Award and the 2016 Community Leader Award.

We have a longstanding history of community and economic development in National City.  National City has one of the healthiest business climates in southern California, with the highest sales tax per capita in the county.   We continue to represent the interest of the business community and recognize the many contributions of our members.


Mariachi Festival & Competition

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National City’s 2017 Mariachi Festival & Competition is a community-friendly event providing entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through mariachi music, traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.

The mariachi program supports today’s youth in their artistic, individual and educational development. On March 10 and 11, 2017, prior to the festival, we are offering mariachi practitioners a two-day music conference at the University of San Diego. The conference will consist of mariachi music instruction and training for 300 students from throughout the United States by renowned Mariachi educators and practitioners. The conference participants will be invited to the mariachi festival and competition on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Pepper Park in National City.

Coronado Municipal Golf Course- Stingray Point

In 2009, The National City Chamber of Commerce held it’s first annual Golf Tournament in memory of Mayor Kile Morgan. Mayor Morgan was not only a long term Mayor but was also an epic civic leader who was instrumental in the Chamber’s development and was greatly responsible for building the Chamber’s beautiful new facility located at 901 National City Blvd. He was also recognized as one of the founders of the Mile of Cars. Thanks to a groundswell of support from the Morgan family, City officials (especially Mayor Ron Morrison and Councilman Jess Van Deventer) and other community leaders as well as interested citizens, the tournament raised enough money to retire the debt on the Chamber building.

Proceeds from the tournament  allow the Chamber to increase and expand its outreach efforts to assist members. This includes, but is not limited to administering  National City’s Economic Development Programming, conducting outreach for the Enterprise Zone Program and servicing businesses with their marketing, permitting, and development needs.

2016 Event Details

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016

Location: 2000 Visalia Row, Coronado, CA 92118

Held at the beautiful Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

Time: *Registration 10:30 am *Lunch 11:00 am  *Shotgun 12:30 pm *Ends at 5:00 pm Dinner at 6:00 pm

Tournament Highlights: Hit the Junker • Raffle Drawings • Cash Prizes • Contests

Automobile Heritage Day

Event Information:

The 25th Annual National City Automobile Heritage Days will feature a dazzling display of cars from early models to the latest Super Cars now being produced.  The August 27th show will draw well over 200 entrants competing for awards in categories that range from turn of the century production cars to Classics & Muscle Cars, as well as Motorcycles.

Our show will be held on the grass at Kimball Park, the 18 acre public facility located just off the National City Mile of Cars Boulevard. There is no charge for spectators to view the collector car vehicles that will be staged in selected groupings through out the expansive area. The entry fee for those displaying their cars and motorcycles will be $25 prior to August 18th, $30 after that date.

The days activities also include great food from some of National Cities popular eateries, a wide variety of  live music performers and Specialty Business booths that add another element of entertaining for the attendees.

Salute to Navy

REGISTER TODAY. RSVP Required by October 1, 2016. 

The National City Chamber of Commerce together with the City of National City will honor the men and women of service in the Unites States Navy during the 60th Annual Salute to Navy luncheon on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (140 East 12th Street, National City, CA 91950).

National City’s Salute to Navy has been a longstanding tradition for the past 60 years. National City holds this event every year during the month of October which celebrates the Navy’s birthday. This is the first and longest running event of its kind in the United States.

National City’s Salute to Navy was founded by ex-Army businessman George Buell, who was manager of the W.T. Grant Department Store in National City. He recognized the long and mutually supportive association between the military in San Diego and the community specifically the strong ties between National City and its Naval Station neighbor. This event is an opportunity to express city wide gratitude to our armed forces and highlight the Navy’s impact on the local and regional economy such as their contributions to education, workforce development, national security, and economic development.

Honorary Key Note Speaker, TBD.


Tree Lighting Ceremony / Ice Skating Rink

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