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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
"LUCKY LEPREUCHAUNS" AT CAROUSEL CANDIES
March 15, 2014
Carousel Candies "Lucky Leprechauns" promotion, which also benefits MY Museumr, will feature many sweet rewards! On March 15, 2014, the community is invited to do a “meet and greet” and photo op with a couple of little leprechauns who will be handing out free delicious foil-wrapped chocolate coin samples at Carousel Candies from Noon to 5:00 p.m.. There will also be contests and other specials. www.carouselcandies.com Read more
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN CELEBRATION: H.M.S. PINAFORE AND TRIAL BY JURY
February - March, 2014
At the Bruce Arris Wharf Theatre, don't miss these great Gilbert and Sullivan performances throughout February and March. More details at https://www.facebook.com/GilbertandSullivanFestival
JAPANESE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAYS
Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014
Save the date for a fascinating and fun event for the whole family. Japanese American Heritage Days, sponsored by Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf and the Japanese American Citizens League will feature historic photo exhibit of the Japanese fishermen in Monterey, abalone cooking demonstration, origami demonstrations, ikebana and bonsai demonstrations, Taiko drums and other live musical performances, a “Pop” Ernest Look-alike Contest, an abalone song competition, an abalone helmet diving demonstration, abalone races, a tea ceremony, and much more. The Wharf restaurants will be serving small bites of a variety of delicious Japanese dishes, and there will be sake and beer tasting, and sweet treats. Read more
CHECK OUT THE WHARF MARKETPLACE!
Don't miss visiting the new Wharf Marketplace located in the historic Stanard Pacific Railroad Passenger Station adjacent to the 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
DIXIELAND MONTEREY'S JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY
Friday - Sunday, March 7-9, 2014
Enjoy the best in early jazz, big band, swing, ragtime, blues, zydeco and gypsy jazz during Jazz Bash By the Bay at the Portola Hotel! For more information, go to www.jazzbashbythebay.com.
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. For more information, go to www.montereyhistory.org
47th ANNUAL MONTEREY SCOTTISH GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, 2014
The popular Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival brings the music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County each year at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Now in our 47th year, the event is brought to you by the award-winning Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula and the Salinas Jaycees, and sets the perfect stage for a summer weekend of entertainment and culture. For more information, go to www.montereyscotgames.com
EVERYTHING ITALIAN! COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION
Saturday & Sunday, October 11-12, 2014
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 12h, there will be many fun family activities, including special “guests’ from history including Queen Isabella and her court, Christopher Columbus, and much more!
5TH ANNUAL WHALEFEST MONTEREY
Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015
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!)
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.