the Costa Mesa
for 101 years
Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.
CarnivalJune 28, 29, & 30 • Lions Park
This will be our 76th Fish Fry & Carnival, and our second year back at our original location in Lions Park, 570 18th Street, Costa Mesa. This year the number of carnival rides will triple in size, as the City has allowed us to expand onto Davis Baseball field.
Come join us for three days of family fun! Fish fry dinners, carnival rides, games, booths, listen to headliner bands, additional food stations, wine/beer garden, free give-a-ways, opportunity drawings, and more!! And remember all the money we raise goes to local charities.
We are so grateful to all our Sponsors that make the annual Fish Fry possible. Please acknowledge them and use their products or services. If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2023 Fish Fry, please contact us.
In the spring of 1946, when considering what to do for a fundraiser, Bob Skiles suggested a fish fry and carnival. The money was to be used to build a baseball field in what is now Lions Park. The Fish Fry was held on Newport Avenue at the corner of 18th Street. A stove and refrigerator were offered as prizes.
Memorial Golf Tournament
This golf tournament is held each year to raise money for local charities and local schools athletics. The tournament was renamed two years ago in remembrance of Lion Ryan Ferryman who was the Lions Club President in 2020 and passed away unexpectedly in June of 2020. Many of you know at least one member of the Ferryman Family, as they have been involved at Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Lions Club, and the Costa Mesa community for many years. We have changed the name of the Lions Club Tournament in remembrance of Lion Ryan.