About Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf...
Some of you may have heard some controversy about Wharf rents. Here is some relevant background information:
THERE ARE MANY GREAT UPCOMING EVENTS DESCRIBED BELOW...SOME ARE ON THE WHARF ITSELF AND SOME ARE HELD NEAR THE WHARF. PLEASE BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD OUR "WONDERS OF THE WHARF VIP CARD" BEFORE YOU VISIT MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF AND ENJOY 27 SPECIAL MERCHANT OFFERS!
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EVENTS ON MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Saturday, June 6, 2015 and on every first Saturday of the month
The Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who is offering monthly "Wharf Walks -Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" (www.montereywharf.com) on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM - Noon. Wharf Walks will be held on June 6th focusing on "More Squid Tales of the Monterey Bay."
Monterey Bay Whale Watch (http://www.montereybaywhalewatch.com) on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will offer a $3.00 off coupon for a Whale Watching trip with them for all Wharf Walks participants of the April 4th Wharf Walks. Read more
WHALEFEST MONTEREY 2016
Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, 2016
Save the date for the 6th Annual Whalefest Monterey on Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf Don't miss a free fun family event for all ages that celebrates the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and whales, while b...enefiting many local marine organizations. More updates to come!
EVENTS NEAR MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - STEVE WINTER - THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS: TIGERS, SNOW LEOPARDS AND COUGARS
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar-and to Hollywood in pursuit of American cougar. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
DAVE MASON TRAFFIC JAM TOUR
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason's sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career. The Golden State theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
MY FAIR LADY
Friday & Saturday, June 27th at 8:00 p.m. -June 28th at 2:00 p.m.
Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - BRIAN SKERRY - OCEAN SOUL
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm - Golden State Theatre
Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic's most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the ocean's stories. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES - JODI COBB - STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Join National Geographic photographer first female photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan's secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
TAAC - 18TH ANNUAL TURKISH ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015 - 11 am - 7 pm - Custom House Plaza
This is a FREE admission 2 DAY FESTIVAL will be held at the Custom House Plaza, Monterey Historic Park, located across from the Fisherman’s Wharf. For more info please visit www.turkfestca.org.
MONTEREY BAY GREEK FESTIVAL
Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday - September 5-7, 2015 - 11 am - 6 pm
Saint John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church will be holding its annual Greek festival at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf. There will be homemade Greek food, exciting vendors, great dancers and Greek music. Admission is always free in the food is always delicious.
WEST SIDE STORY
Friday & Saturday, September 5-6 and Friday & Saturday 12-13, 2015
West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool". The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
COMEDIAN LISA LAMPANELLI
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Lisa Lampanelli is known as Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean. This equal opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern's Sirius satellite radio shows, and she has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Chelsea Lately," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Dr. Oz Show" and "Good Morning America." She was also a member of the cast of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," Season 5. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
KISS ME KATE
Friday & Saturday, November 28 & 29 and Friday & Saturday, December 5-6, 2015
Winner of 3 Tony Awards & Critics Circle for Best Musical, Kiss Me Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang and won the Tony-Award. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
CHECK OUT THE WHARF MARKETPLACE
Don't miss visiting the Wharf Marketplace located in the historic Stanard Pacific Railroad Passenger Station adjacent to Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf at 290 Figureroa Street along the coastal Recreation Trail. The Wharf Marketplace is the first fresh food hall in Monterey County, featuring locally grown and produced provisions at their seasonal best. The Bounty of the County! www.thewharfmarketplace.com
Monterey is a city of firsts: California's first capital, home of the state's first theater and printing press, and the place where the country's flag was first hoisted in California, claiming the Sunshine State for the United States.