Step back in time! The Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association is pleased to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and Author, Tim Thomas. He offers monthly “Wharf Walks” Walking Tours at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey (www.montereywharf.com) on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM – Noon. The next tour is on Saturday, December 7, 2013 and will focus on Crabbing History of the Monterey Bay. This picture reflects the artwork of Jo Mora (center) and Armin Hansen (outside) for Pop Ernest's Restaurant that flourished between 1919-1952. Tours meet at the head of Old Fisherman’s Wharf (near the pink “Harbor House” store, #1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email email@example.com. The tour is for ages 10–adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years). Group Rates are also available. Read more
DUNGENESS DAYS IN DECEMBER ON MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Many award-winning restaurants and merchants on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf are participating in the special “Dungeness Days in December at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf” Celebration honoring the fresh local Dungeness Crabs from the Monterey Bay through the month of December, 2013. In addition to Dungeness Crabs, of course, locals and visitors can enjoy a wide array of delicious entrees at Old Fisherman’s Wharf including other fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, clam chowder, calamari, and much more.Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf visitors can enjoy Dungeness Crab in a variety of delicious preparations at Wharf restaurants. Read more
CAROUSEL CANDIES "50TH ANNIVERSARY SWEET TREAT" CELEBRATION IN DECEMBER
Benefit the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation by shopping at Carousel Candies during their "50th Anniversary Sweet Treat Celebration" with specials duringt the month of December, benefiting the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation. Read more
ICE SKATING BY THE BAY
Friday, November 22 - Monday, January 6
CHRISTMAS IN THE ADOBES
Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 2013
Stroll thought the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit 19th Century adobes for fandango dance lessons at Custom House, or bagpipes and cookies at Robert Louis Stevenson House. Refreshments, games history and fun await the entire family during Monterey's signature holiday event. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26922
MONTEREY WHALEFEST 2014
Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2014
Whalefest Monterey 2014 will feature a wide array of activities, displays, games, films, educational events and much more! Don't miss this free fun family event! Read more!
NEW! THE WHARF MARKETPLACE
Don't miss visiting the NEW Wharf Marketplace, located in the historic Standard Pacific Railroad Passenger Station adjacent to the Wharf at 290 Figueroa 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
BRYANT AUSTIN'S BEAUTIFUL WHALE EXHIBIT
Exhibit runs through January 3, 2014 at the nearby Museum of Monterey.
This not-to-be-missed exhibit of incredibly huge photos of whales by photographer Bryant Austin is on display at the Museum of Monterey.Bryant Austin is an experimental multi-media artist whose life-long passion has been exploring the depths of possibility in connecting with the greatest minds in the waters. www.museumofmonterey.org
MUSEUM OF MONTEREY: YEAR OF THE MISSIONS EXHIBITS
August 10, 2013 - December 28, 2013
MONTEREY COWBOY POETRY & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday - Sunday, December 13-15, 2013
Enjoy an outstanding array of award-winning cowboy poetry and music and a first class Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace at the Monterey Conference Center and then enjoy lunch or dinner on the Wharf.
83RD ANNUAL LA MERIENDA
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Step back in time at this annual colorful historic event held in the nearby
Memory Garden complete with a barbeque, dancing, and much more!
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.