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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!
NOTE! SEE LISTING AFTER THE EVENT LISTINGS BELOW! PLEASE RESPOND TO OUR CALL FOR MARINE PHOTOGRAPHS EXHIBIT AND FUNDRAISER. PHOTOS TO BE DISPLAYED DURING WHALEFEST MONTEREY!
EVENTS ON MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
November 1, 2014 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. This month's tour will focus on "Squid Tales of the Monterey Peninsula." 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
EVERYTHING ITALIAN! COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION
Saturday & Sunday, October 11-12, 2014
At Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf
The “Everything Italian! Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Columbus Day Weekend Celebration” will highlight special Italian dishes featured at the many Wharf restaurants in honor of the holiday. On Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th, there will be many fun family activities, including special “guests’ from history including Queen Isabella and her court, Tarantella Dancers, Italian small bites, and many others. Read more
13TH ANNUAL RODS ON THE WHARF
November 9th from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy seeing up close all types of pre-1975 vintage cars and trucks. There will be live music by Rock, Paper and Scissors. Free admission! For more information, contact Terry Wecker at 831-809-6252. Proceeds are donated to the Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, benefiting the developmentally disabled adults of Monterey County.
5TH ANNUAL WHALEFEST MONTEREY
Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015
At Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf
On Saturday, January 24 & 25, 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 Fisherman’s Wharf, 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA. This popular event celebrates the migration of the gray whales. It is designed to educate and inspire the public about many of the outstanding marine organizations that are involved in the Monterey Bay area and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (More details to come!)
EVENTS NEAR MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
A TOAST TO THE RAT PACK
Sunday, October 26th • 2 pm - Golden State Theatre
Don't miss a musical journey featuring hits from the legendary Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.www.goldenstatetheatre.com
EMMY-AWARD WINNING COMEDIAN DANA CARVEY
Friday, November 14th • 8 pm - Golden State Theatre
Don’t miss this chance to see a great stand-up comedian and his hilarious impressions. Featured on Saturday Night Live, Opportunity
Knocks & Wayne’s World. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
September 5, 2014 – November 23, 2014 - Museum of Monterey - Stanton Center, 5 Custom House Plaza
Photography, Artifacts and Video Stories
A celebration of a year-long gathering of stories and mementos of the Fishing Families that made Monterey famous. The industry had a great impact on the families and future generations of Italian and descendants of the multicultural fishing pioneers. This exhibit will celebrate culture, religion and food and explore the questions asked in earlier exhibits, how can the fishing industry continue today and how we can responsibly eat fish and enjoy the catch of the sea? www.museumofmonterey.org
Friday, November 21st - 8 p.m. - Golden State Theatre
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world! www.goldenstatetheatre.com
16TH ANNUAL MONTEREY COWBOY POETRY AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday - Sunday, November 21-23, 2014 -Portola Hotel & Spa
The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival is a popular annual event for all ages. It celebrates Monterey's contribution to our western heritage with cowboy poetry, live music from the "best of the best" poets and musicians, and a first class Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace over a 3 day event at the nearby Portola Plaza & Spa.www.montereycowboy.org
THE AWARD-WINNING “ANYTHING GOES -THE MUSICAL WITH MUSIC AND LYRICS BY COLE PORTER”
Saturday, November 29th - 8 pm, Sunday, November 30th - 2 pm, Saturday, December 6 - 8 pm & Sunday, December 7, 2014
Golden State Theatre
Broadway is coming to the Monterey Peninsula and you are invited! Presented by the award-winning Broadway by the Bay, there will be four outstanding performances of “Anything Goes – The Musical -with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter” at the Golden State Theatre, 479 Alvarado, Downtown Monterey. Bring your friends and your family for a fun professionally produced live theatre experience with great talent, beautiful sets and vintage costumes! Winner of 6 Tony Awards and 9 Desk Awards. www.goldenstatetheatre.com
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. 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
CALL FOR MARINE PHOTOGRAPHS
TO BE DISPLAYED DURING WHALEFEST MONTEREY
The Monterey History and Art Association, Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center, Fisherman's Wharf Association and Whalefest 2015 are calling for submissions of photographs by local photographers from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties to be exhibited at the Museum (5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey) and subsequently donated to a drawing to benefit both the Museum and Whalefest Monterey. Photograph submisssions due via email by October 15, 2014. Read 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.