Events

We warmly welcome you to Pacific Grove, also known as Butterfly Town USA. We invite you to enjoy your next Special Event, whatever it may be, in our charming Victorian town by the sea. Take a look at some of our upcoming events below, and join us for an unforgettable time!

Into the Light: California Women Painters

Event Date: Mar 15 - Dec 17, 2018 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

March 15 – December 17, 2018 MMA Pacific Street A new installation in our Marble Gallery of California Art celebrates our rich history of California women painters. Artist featured in this...

Salon Jane: The Ethereal Zone

Event Date: Sep 20 - Nov 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Salon Jane is an artist collective made up of six local women photographers- Martha Casanave, Susan Hyde Greene, Jane Olin, Anna Rheim, Robin V. Robinson, and Robin Ward- who all work outside the...

Alyssa Endo: The Beauty Series - Geisha Redefined

Event Date: Nov 15 - Feb 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Rounding out the year, we will feature thirteen brand new works by Alyssa Endo. Alyssa is the Monterey Peninsula’s only large-scale reduction woodcut artist and a founding member of Open...

Coille Hooven: Dancing for the Moon

Event Date: Nov 15 - Feb 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Coille Hooven is often referred to as the first ceramist to bring feminism to clay. Hooven’s use of household objects has been the core of her work. Coille Hooven: Dancing for the Moon assembles...

25th Annual Miniatures

Event Date: Nov 15 - Dec 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Miniatures is the Monterey Museum of Art’s 25th annual fundraiser. Celebrate our local community of artists, all Museum Members, who generously donate original artwork in support of the...

Salon Jane: Answers from the Artists

Event Date: Nov 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada Education Center
Event Address: 720 Via Mirada
Monterey, CA 93940

Is there something you’ve been wondering about while experiencing Ethereal Zone? Salon Jane answers questions submitted throughout the exhibition during a panel discussion moderated...

Sunset Presents: An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Event Date: Nov 25, 2018 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

Bruce Hornsby's work displays a creative iconoclasm that's been a constant in the artist's two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when "The Way It Is" – the...

Christmas Tree Lighting

Event Date: Nov 26, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Venue: Jewell Park
Event Address: Central and Grand Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Party Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments at Jewell...

Christmas at the Inns

Event Date: Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
Event Address: 584 Central
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Christmas at the Inns Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27 & 28 Visit 8 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor during this two night event.  Limited...

17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Event Date: Nov 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights November 29 Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus.  After the parade,...

Brews for a Cause

Event Date: Nov 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Join us for a night of local craft beers and live music by Sensory TRiBE to support programming at MMA! This is a 21+ event.

25th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Event Date: Dec 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Caledonia Park
Event Address: Caledonia Park
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

25th 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...

Free Family Fun Day: Mini Masterpieces

Event Date: Dec 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

This Free Family Fun Day is inspired by the Museum’s popular exhibition Miniatures. As always Free Family Fun Day is completely free of charge. 

Thalea String Quartet Performance

Event Date: Dec 1, 2018 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Join us for an afternoon of music and drinks featuring a special performance by the Bay Area’s Thalea String Quartet. The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to...

Thalea String Quartet Performance

Event Date: Dec 1, 2018 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Join us for an afternoon of music and drinks featuring a special performance by the Bay Area’s Thalea String Quartet. The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to...

Sunset Presents in Studio 105: Logan Mize

Event Date: Dec 2, 2018 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

Sunset Presents in Studio 105 proudly brings you Logan Mize, an accomplished country singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas, who has deep musical roots in his family tree. His great uncle...

Mondays at the Museum

Event Date: Dec 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Meet Museum Executive Director, Stuart Chase.  Ask questions and view Stuart’s favorite art on view from the collection.

Edna Bullock: Through a Dancer's Eye

Event Date: Dec 6 - Mar 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Concluding the 2018 Year of the Women celebrations will be a retrospective exhibition of the late local photographer Edna Bullock. Edna did not pick up photography until after her husband,  local...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Dec 7, 2018 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

First Friday @ MMA

Event Date: Dec 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Celebrate the “Year of the Woman” with fine art, local music, and custom cocktails mixed by Bijan Emadi.  Featuring Currents artist Chloe Wilson. 21+ Event Pay what...

Happy Girl Kitchen Special Event: Homestead Dinner Series

Event Date: Dec 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Happy Girl Kitchen Company
Event Address: 173 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

                Join us on Friday evening at the Happy Girl Kitchen Cafe for an amazing and authentic Indian dinner which is...

Christmas in the Adobes

Event Date: Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Stroll through the streets of downtown Monterey and visit historic adobes for festive music, history, and the warm spirit of the 35th Annual Christmas in the Adobes – a holiday favorite!

Athritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run

Event Date: Dec 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Lovers Point Park
Event Address: 620 Ocean View Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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©...

Listening Place Readers Theater

Event Date: Dec 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

The Listening Place creates read-aloud performances of plays read by some of Monterey County’s finest actors.  Stories come to life with character voices, gestures, and deep emotion, creating...

Happy Girl Kitchen Workshop: Holiday Gifts (For Kids!)

Event Date: Dec 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Happy Girl Kitchen Company
Event Address: 173 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Drop your kids off and get your errands done while they make holiday gifts!  In this workshop we will make and package beautifully 3 different recipes and they will take home 3 of each!  We...

Mondays at the Museum

Event Date: Dec 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Meet Museum Executive Director, Stuart Chase.  Ask questions and view Stuart’s favorite art on view from the collection.

Barbara Bullock- Wilson Lecture: Edna Bullock, Embracing Photography at 61

Event Date: Dec 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Barbara Bullock-Wilson provides an intimate, first-hand perspective about the life and work of her mother, photographer Edna Bullock. Image Karen Brady Photo Members: Free Not-Yet-Members:...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Dec 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: American Tin Cannery
Event Address: 125 Ocean View Boulevard,
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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

First Night Monterey

Event Date: Dec 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Museum of Art is pleased to partner with First Night Monterey for a festive New Year’s Eve community arts celebration featuring all-ages entertainment.

Sunset Presents: Elvis and Me - An Evening with Priscilla Presley

Event Date: Jan 10, 2019 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

An Evening with Priscilla Presley will feature open conversations about her personal story, her life with Elvis and her life after he passed. As Priscilla opens her world with personal photos, home...

Sunset Presents: An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Event Date: Jan 12, 2019 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

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist and New Orleans native Branford Marsalis has jazz running through his veins. The sons of a jazz singer and music professor, Marsalis and his brothers...

Third Friday Art Walk- Art Works @ Pacific Grove

Event Date: Jan 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Arts Council of Monterey County
Event Address: P.O. Box 7495
Carmel, CA 93921

Third Friday Art Walk- Art Works @ Pacific Grove Art Works @ Pacific Grove Studios & Gallery- A local Artists' Cooperative American Tin Cannery 125 Ocean View Blvd., Suite 209-210 Pacific...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Feb 1, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

Sunset Presents: The Second City - It's Not You, It's Me

Event Date: Feb 14, 2019 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

Longtime Sunset Presents favorites, The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company's latest...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Feb 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: American Tin Cannery
Event Address: 125 Ocean View Boulevard,
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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

Sunset Center: Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Event Date: Feb 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Nathan Williams formed The Zydeco Cha Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln...

Sunset Presents: We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Event Date: Feb 28, 2019 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

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Mar 1, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

Sunset Presents: Becoming Kareem - An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Event Date: Mar 9, 2019 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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league's only six-time MVP. He has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for...

Third Friday ArtWalk- ArtWorks@Pacific Grove

Event Date: Mar 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Arts Council of Monterey County
Event Address: P.O. Box 7495
Carmel, CA 93921

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

Sunset Presents: Across The Great Divide - A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band

Event Date: Mar 31, 2019 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

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band, two of today's defining American roots groups join in an evening of their own songs and a special tribute to Music from Big Pink and The...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Apr 5 - Apr 6, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

62nd Annual Good Old Days Celebration

Event Date: Apr 6 - Apr 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
Event Address: 584 Central
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

The 62nd Annual Good Old Days Celebration will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019. The largest arts and craft show in the county, the Good Old Days boasts over 225 art...

ArtWorks @ Pacific Grove Third Friday Artwalk

Event Date: Apr 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Arts Council of Monterey County
Event Address: P.O. Box 7495
Carmel, CA 93921

ArtWorks@ Pacific Grove is having a party! Third Friday ArtWork Buzz over and join the fun! April 20th, 6-8 PM American Tin Cannery125 Oceanview Blvd, Ste 209-210 Art Exhibition & Sale,...

Sunset Presents: Anoushka Shankar

Event Date: Apr 20, 2019 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

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious...

Sunset Presents: Spector Dance - Ocean Trilogy

Event Date: Apr 25, 2019 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

SpectorDance: Ocean Trilogy is a new multidisciplinary performance and educational outreach program inspired by filmed interviews with a wide variety of ocean science experts. Based on an evolving...

Sunset Presents: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

Event Date: Apr 26, 2019 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

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV's Friends — celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: May 3, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

Sunset Presents: Louie Anderson

Event Date: May 16, 2019 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

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Named by Comedy...

Sunset Presents: The Purple Xperience

Event Date: Jun 5, 2019 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

Since its inception in 2011, The Purple Xperience is a true tribute to Prince: true to the original, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota and created by Matt Fink, of The Revolution. Performing...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Jun 7, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

U.S. Open Express Shuttle

Event Date: Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
Event Address: 584 Central
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Jul 5, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Aug 2, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Sep 6, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Oct 4, 2019 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 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses.  Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  ...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Nov 1, 2019 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  ...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Dec 6, 2019 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  ...