Building Lighting Requests

The San Diego Convention Center supports and celebrates our diverse San Diego community and nonprofit organizations. One way we collaborate with our community is by lighting our iconic Sails Pavilion in support of local initiatives and awareness days. This lighting is available when the Sails Pavilion is not in use/contracted by our convention clients. 

Community lighting requests will be considered in the following categories: 

  • Awareness days and months (e.g., Pride Month) 
  • Events of significance to San Diego or our industry (e.g., Padres Opening Day) 
  • City and County of San Diego initiatives 

Please use the following form to submit your lighting request. Requests must be submitted at least 14 days in advance. 

Name *
Email address *
Desired color: Please include RGB or pantone numbers, if known. One color is complimentary; fees apply for a second. *
Preferred date(s): Please include one preferred date and any back-up dates. *
Name of your organization and cause *
How the lighting will be used to benefit the cause *
Connection to San Diego: Priority is given to organizations with chapters in San Diego or other San Diego connections. *
Associated hashtags and social media handles, if any. If you have a social media toolkit or sample posts, please include links or samples here.

Requests will be confirmed according to our criteria and the availability of the Sails Pavilion. The exact timing of the lighting will depend on the time of year, the contracted use of our building, and other factors.  


Lighting requests will not be considered for: personal occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries; religious figures and organizations; political campaigns and organizations; any causes that support discrimination, prejudice or violence. The San Diego Convention Center reserves the right to refuse requests and modify the lighting schedule at any time. Lighting schedules are subject to change based on event activity and related considerations. 

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  • San Diego Convention Center
    111 W Harbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619.525.5000