Events

Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway & Enjoy the Local Festivities

We warmly welcome you to the Pacific Grove, CA community, also known as Butterfly Town USA. No matter the nature of your upcoming visit, we urge you to explore our charming Victorian town by the sea! If you're in the process of planning a weekend getaway, there's simply no better place to kick back and relax. Even if you're interested in live theater and fine art, don't waste another moment. Plan your next visit to our ocean view hotel.

There's always something happening in Pacific Grove, CA and the surrounding areas. Browse the following section to get a better sense of the region's upcoming events and celebrations, Then, join us for an unforgettable time!

 

Champions of the Arts 2020

Event Date: Feb 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Portola Hotel & Spa
Event Address: 2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Please join the Arts Council for Monterey County and local dignitaries in honoring the 2020 Champions of the Arts! There will be a cocktail reception followed by a gourmet dinner, performances, awards...

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Shuttle Service

Event Date: Feb 5 - Feb 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shuttle Schedule: 2/5 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, 2/6--2/8 6:30 am to 5:30 pm, 2/9 6:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Tickets for the shuttle are sold online and at the Chamber office located at 584 Central Avenue...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Feb 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

Take 6 - Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles

Event Date: Feb 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Featuring 10-time Grammy and Award Winner and Gospel Music Hall of Famers Take 6, Emmy Award Winner Clint Holmes, Award-winning vocalist Nnenna Freelon, Stellar and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist...

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Event Date: Feb 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

For over five years, BEAUTIFUL, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter...

Chamber City Employee of the Year Party

Event Date: Feb 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Venue: Fandango Restaurant
Event Address: 223 17th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Valentines Day Dinner

Event Date: Feb 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Martine Inn
Event Address: 255 Ocean View Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Happy Valentines Day, Enjoy a Fabulous  Dinner at The Martine Inn! February 14, 2020  6PM- One Seating- $79 Per Person Plus Tax and Gratuity Bring your Sweetheart and enjoy a Full-Service...

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Event Date: Feb 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Cirque Éloize: Hotel is the story of a place and its transient travelers. A stopover where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged… Let...

30th Anniversary Party: Vivolo's Chowder House

Event Date: Feb 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Vivolo's Chowder House
Event Address: 127 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Rolling Stone Reports: The Year in Movies

Event Date: Feb 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Rolling Stone Reports features the writers and editors of Rolling Stone bringing their thought provoking and engaging content to audiences in the form of live storytelling and visual...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Feb 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

The Chieftains “The Irish Goodbye”

Event Date: Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The Chieftains “The Irish Goodbye” Presented by Sunset Presents Six-time Grammy Award winners, and Sunset Presents returning favorites, The Chieftains, have been highly...

Science Saturday - Animal Athletes

Event Date: Feb 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

This highest jumping, fastest flying, strongest biting Science Saturday of the year focuses on the Olympians in the animal kingdom. From falcons to mountain lions, and beetles to beavers, every athlete...

Ballet Hispánico

Event Date: Mar 5 - Mar 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The premier Latino dance organization in the United States, Ballet Hispánico brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Mar 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

First Friday Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

Annual Membership Luncheon

Event Date: Mar 6, 2020 at 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Venue: The Inn at Spanish Bay
Event Address: 2700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

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Member Event - Birding by the Bay

Event Date: Mar 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Members are invited to join us at Frog Pond Wetland Preserve as we wake up with the birds for some spotting and identifying! Amanda Preece, Board Member of the Monterey Audubon Society and with California...

Night Owl Fundraiser

Event Date: Mar 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Are You Ready To Party Like It's 19 Million Years Ago? Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Has a Fundraising Party For You!   PACIFIC GROVE, CA. (December, 2019) — The Pacific...

Mr. Pacific Grove, Richard Stillwell, 90th Anniversary Party

Event Date: Mar 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Venue: Sally Griffin Active Living Center
Event Address: 700 Jewell Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Mnozil Brass

Event Date: Mar 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

With a signature brand of playfulness often likened to Monty Python, Austria's Mnozil Brass comes to Sunset Center brass a-blazing! Their performances are known to be infectious, energetic,...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Mar 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

Science Saturday - Bees, Wasps, Honey, & Hives

Event Date: Mar 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives. Do all bees make honey? How do you tell a wasp from a bee? Do all bees sting? Find the answers...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Apr 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For...

63rd Annual Good Old Days Celebration

Event Date: Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
Event Address: 584 Central
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

The 63rd Annual Good Old Days Celebration will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 4 & 5, 2020. The largest arts and craft show in the county, the Good Old Days boasts over 225 art...

Tig Notaro

Event Date: Apr 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject...

DRUM TAO 2020

Event Date: Apr 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from the internationally-acclaimed percussion artists, TAO. Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have...

Rolling Stone Reports: Climate Change

Event Date: Apr 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Rolling Stone Reports features the writers and editors of Rolling Stone bringing their thought provoking and engaging content to audiences in the form of live storytelling and visual...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Apr 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

Wildflower Show

Event Date: Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Wildflower Show April 19, 20 & 21 Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view over 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California...

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Event Date: Apr 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The gospel-singing, bluegrass-playing, "Hillbilly Rock" making superstar, Marty Stuart, is a 5 time Grammy-Award winner and a platinum recording artist. Widely recognized as one of...

By The Bay 3K

Event Date: Apr 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Venue: Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

2,500 kids, parents and teachers will run along the coast from Lovers Point to Eardley and back.  Part of the Big Sur Marathon weekend of events.  Open to all!  Information and registration...

Pacific Grove Bike Night

Event Date: May 1, 2020 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Event Address: PO Box 167
Pacific Grove 93950

The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a free event around cycling in downtown Pacific Grove. Ride your bike to the event and participate in a ride-around, raffle giveaway, and much...

First Friday

Event Date: May 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

RENT

Event Date: May 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: May 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 11:00 AM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

Rolling Stone Reports: The Millennial Identity

Event Date: May 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

What defines a millennial? They've been called "Generation Me" for presumed narcissism and the "Peter Pan Generation" for delayed adulthood. But the only thing that may really...

First Friday

Event Date: Jun 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Jun 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 11:00 AM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

First Friday

Event Date: Jul 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

4th of July BBQ

Event Date: Jul 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Caledonia Park
Event Address: Caledonia Park
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Fourth of July BBQ July 4  Join the Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the 4th with an old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office). Great food, live entertainment,...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Jul 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

Pacific Grove Treffen 22 VW Cruise Show & Shine

Event Date: Jul 22, 2020 at 9:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, downtown Pacific Grove

Over 130 vintage Volkswagen cars line LIghthouse Avenue as a pit stop on their trek from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.

Feast of Lanterns

Event Date: Jul 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Lovers Point Park
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

In keeping with tradition as old as the city itself, this is a multi-day community celebration featuring the Family Fun Day - Chalk Fest, Pet Parade, Sock Hop, pageant and fireworks.  More info:...

National Night Out

Event Date: Aug 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Pacific Grove Police Department, located at 580 Pine Avenue, presents National Night Out celebrating our community and police partnership from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Free food, music, games, public...

First Friday

Event Date: Aug 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise

Event Date: Aug 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage and exotic automobiles line up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Sponsored by Classic Motorsports Magazine. For more information please...

Little Car Show

Event Date: Aug 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove

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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula

Event Date: Aug 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Event Address: 77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  The first auction of Monterey Auto Week. A showcase and auction of roughly 70 historic automobiles in the spectacular oceanside setting of the historic Pacific Grove Golf Links. More information,...

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Event Date: Aug 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  The colorful Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally will be held on Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove.  More info: (831) 372-3861 or www.pgautorally.org.  

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Aug 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

First Friday

Event Date: Sep 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Sep 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

First Friday

Event Date: Oct 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

Butterfly Parade & Butterfly Days

Event Date: Oct 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM

  Local elementary school children welcome the Monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade (10:30 am), followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. More info: (831)...

Pacific Grove Blessing of the Animals

Event Date: Oct 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Berwick Park, Pacific Grove

  Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Berwick Park.  Join Rev. Dan Paul from the Christian Church disciples of Christ, St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and Father...

Monterey Triathlon at Pacific Grove

Event Date: Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2020 at 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Venue: USA Productions
Event Address: 1807 Santa Rita Rd, Suite H
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Simultaneous Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlon taking place on the beautiful Pacific Grove shoreline. The triathlon weekend also includes an Aqua Bike, Duathlon, Kids Splash/Dash and Fun Run. ...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Oct 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

First Friday

Event Date: Nov 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

Monterey Bay Half Marathon

Event Date: Nov 15, 2020 at 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  The scenic Pacific Grove coastline is showcased to thousands of runners at the Monterey Bay Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. The gently-rolling, 13.1 mile course travels through historic Monterey,...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Nov 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Party

Event Date: Nov 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Jewell Park
Event Address: Pacific Grover

Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments and Santa’s first visit! The tree lighting begins at 5:30pm.  More...

Christmas at the Inns

Event Date: Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns over a two day period decorated for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor. Limited number of tickets sold.  Entertainment and light refreshments served. The...

Holiday Parade of Lights

Event Date: Dec 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove

Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus.  After the parade, stores will remain open for holiday shopping & wagon...

First Friday

Event Date: Dec 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information,...

27th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Event Date: Dec 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Caledonia Park
Event Address: Caledonia Park
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

26th Annual Stillwell’s Fun in the Park Caledonia Park in downtown PG behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party.  Lots of wintry fun for all! Featuring Santa’s...

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Event Date: Dec 12, 2020 at 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Venue: Lovers Point
Event Address: Pacific Grove

In cooperation with the Monterey Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 5K race at Lovers Point.  Jingle Bell Run/Walk©...