MANY WHARF MERCHANTS ARE OPEN 365 DAYS PER YEAR, INCLUDING ON THANKSGIVING, CHRISMAS AND THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON! If you have a Monterey County ID showing you live in a zip code beginning with "939" you can park for free for two hours throughout December, 2014.
Here are the hours for their holiday schedule for some of the merchants - click here.
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, January 3. 2015 and on every first Saturday of the month
The Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian
and author, Tim Thomas, who offers monthly “Wharf Walks” -Walking Tours at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey
on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM – Noon. NEW! Following your Wharf Walk, enjoy a delicious complimentary calamari appetizer - traditional style or pesto calamari - at Paluca Trattoria (located at the head of the Wharf) with your purchased entree. Read more
FINS, FUNDS AND PHOTOS! Images of Monterey Bay - A Marine Photography Fundraiser Benefiting Whalefest Monterey and Museum of Monterey – Stanton Center
Friday, January 16, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum of Monterey - Stanton Center - adjacent to the Wharf
Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association, Whalefest Monterey and Monterey History and Art Association invite the community to view the exhibit of beautiful local marine life photos at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, on display from November 15th - December 30th and also attend the special reception on January 16th. Admission is free. Read more
5TH ANNUAL WHALEFEST MONTEREY
The Magic of the California Current
Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015
At Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf
On Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, the Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Association (www.montereywharf.com) will hold the 5th ANNUAL WHALEFEST MONTEREY at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA, the “Whale Watching Capital of the World™. This popular family friendly event is designed to educate and inspire the public about many of the outstanding marine organizations that are inolved in the Monterey Bay area and the Monterey Bay National Mairne Sanctuary. Read more
AMERICAN CETACEAN SOCIETY MONTEREY BAY CHAPTER
GRAY WHALE FUNDRAISER
Sunday January 25, 2015, 8 – 10 a.m.
Join local gray whale experts aboard the 100′ Greatland as we embark into the gray whale migratory corridor during the peak of the gray whale’s southbound migration. Monterey Bay is one of the best places along the west coast to observe the annual southbound migration of the Pacific Gray Whale with some trips producing in excess of 50 gray whales just a few miles from the Monterey harbor. This trip is an annual fundraiser and all proceeds go to support grants for cetacean research. In addition to observing gray whales we may also encounter several different species of dolphins and numerous species of winter birds The trip will depart from Princess Whale Watching in Monterey, California. Cost is $40.00 and can be booked online at montereywhalewatching.com or by calling 831-372-2203. For more information please call Tony Lorenz at 831-901-7259.
EVENTS NEAR MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
ICE SKATING BY THE BAY
November 22, 2014 - January 5, 2014 - 11 am - 10 pm - Monday - Saturday, 12 pm - 8 pm - Sunday
Custom House Plaza adjacent to the back of the Portola Hotel
In Monterey we don’t wait for winter to show up, we make the winter wonderland ourselves. Ice Skating By The Bay provides the perfect outing for the whole family. Details at http://www.portolahotel.com/blog/2013/11/ice-skating-by-the-bay-monterey-on-ice/
Sunday, February 15th - 8 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Brian's non-stop theatre tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2015. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian's fan base. Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
Saturday, March 14th - 8:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
The Fab Four have elevated themselves far above every other Beatles tribute due to their unrivaled attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible show includes three costume changes representing each era of the Beatles ever-evolving career. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
IN THE MOOD
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers wigh some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
Saturday - Sunday, March 28-29 & April 4-5, 2015
This epic musical has captured the hearts of millions! LES MISÉRABLES will bring audiences leaping to their feet. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MIZ is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and “On My Own." The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado just a few blocks from the Wharf. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
MY FAIR LADY
Friday & Saturday, June 27-28 & Friday and Sunday, July 3rd & 5th
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
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
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.