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!

PacRep Theatre Presents Legends of Rock n Roll Tribute Concert

Event Date: Dec 31 - Jan 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Golden Bough Playhouse
Event Address: Monte Verde between 8th and 9th
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

    Peninsula Premiere Rock Legends Tribute Concert Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020 Show times NEW YEARS EVE KICK OFF BASH 8;00 pm to 12:20 am ----------------------------- Thursday...

Community Farm Stand on Sundays

Event Date: Aug 11 - Oct 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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Michael Bevilacqua: Homegrown

Event Date: Aug 15 - Oct 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

This exhibition will mark the first Central Coast showing of the Monterey Peninsula born and raised Bevilacqua’s dynamic work.  Over a nearly three decade career, this renowned and quintessentially...

Penelope Gottlieb: The Invasive Plant

Event Date: Sep 6 - Dec 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

The “Invasive Plant” series appropriates and significantly alters existing print plates from the John James Audubon archive. In these paintings, Gottlieb reconsiders the iconic 19th century...

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Event Date: Oct 23, 2019 at 3:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Venue: Alzheimer's Association
Event Address: 21 Lower Ragsdale Drive
Monterey, CA 93940

Hardcore Natural History - Sea Otters: A Parasite's New Host

Event Date: Oct 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Despite southern sea otter population growth since 1911, otters are faced with increasing challenges to their survival. One of the largest obstacles they face is a disease caused by the thorny-headed...

West Coast Crosley Club Car Meet

Event Date: Oct 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Jewell Park
Event Address: Jewell Park Forest and Central Avenue in Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dozens of Crosley automobiles lines up at Jewell Park in Pacific Grove. For more information contact Richard Alexander, West Coast Crosley Club President, at tracplanning@gmail.com.

Sunset Presents at the Forest Theater... Free Night of Fun & Film!

Event Date: Oct 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Free Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Event Date: Oct 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Free Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove Saturday, October 26th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to this free family event. Activities include candy,...

Sunday Service (Rite One) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Oct 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

Sunday Service (Rite Two) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Oct 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

Daimh - Scottish Supergroup at St. Mary's by-the-Sea

Event Date: Oct 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

This hot, hot, hot Scottish supergroup and unchallenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music, return to St. Mary’s stage this October. With a reputation as masters of the bagpipes and...

Haunted Monterey Food Tour

Event Date: Oct 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Bay Food Tours
Event Address: 17727 Reynolds Street
Marina, CA 93933

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  ...

Sheléa - Natural Woman: A Night of Soul from Aretha to Adele

Event Date: Nov 2, 2019 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

With a voice that stirs the soul and hands that effortlessly glide over the keys, Sheléa represents a return to true artistry that has garnered much attention and adoration from legends...

Junior Naturalist Excurison - Migratory Birds

Event Date: Nov 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: Point Pinos, 80 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Every Winter an incredible diversity of thousands of birds migrates south along the California Coast and the Monterey Audubon Society's SeaWatch initiative works to catalog the number and species...

A Passion For Jade

Event Date: Nov 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Donna Wobber, Monterey Bay Jade Festival board member and wife of the late artist Don Wobber, takes us on his journey through Jade Cove and his incredible art with this alluring stone. Members are...

Sunday Service (Rite One) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Nov 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

Sunday Service (Rite Two) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Nov 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

Chamber Honors Charles Chrietzberg Monterey County Bank Celebrating 25 Years in Pacific Grove

Event Date: Nov 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Holman Building
Event Address: 542 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Please join the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce in honoring Mr. Charles Chrietzberg, President/CEO of Monterey County Bank and congratulate  Charles on 25 years of business in Pacific Grove. ...

SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure

Event Date: Nov 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita's cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs...

Monterey Bay Half Marathon

Event Date: Nov 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Venue: Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

The scenic PG coastline is showcased to thousands of runners at the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. The gently-rolling, 13.1 mile course travels through historic Monterey, down Cannery Row, along...

Sunday Service (Rite One) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Nov 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

Sunday Service (Rite Two) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Nov 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

Sunday Service (Rite One) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Nov 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

Sunday Service (Rite Two) at St. Mary's By The Sea

Event Date: Nov 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Sunday Services - All are welcome at God’s table We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at...

PacRep Theatre Presents Chicago the Musical

Event Date: Nov 21 - Dec 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Venue: Golden Bough Playhouse
Event Address: Monte Verde between 8th and 9th
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Tony and Olivier Award Winner! Chicago, the Musical Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Adapted by Lee Hall Nov 21 - Dec 22, 2019 Show times: Thursday...

The Strings/Keys Incident: An Evening With Joanna Newsom

Event Date: Nov 22, 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

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Joanna Newsom was classically trained on the harp in her youth, and began her musical career as a keyboardist in San Francisco-based indie band...

The Second City - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater

Event Date: Nov 30, 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

It's the most wonderful time of the year-ish! Laugh along with The Second City as comedy's best and brightest roast the chestnuts outta all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday...

Science Saturday - Magnificent Monarchs

Event Date: Nov 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Event Address: 165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Celebrate the return of Pacific Grove's monarch butterfly population during Magnificent Monarchs on Saturday, November 30th, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Museum. View live butterflies up close,...

Christmas Tree Lighting

Event Date: Dec 2, 2019 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 beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by caroling and refreshments...

Christmas at the Inns

Event Date: Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2019 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, December 3 & 4 Tickets must be purchased or picked up at will-call at the Chamber's office at 584 Central Avenue in Pacific Grove prior...

18th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Event Date: Dec 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

18th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights December 5th Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus.  After the parade,...

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  ...

26th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Event Date: Dec 7, 2019 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...

Athritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run

Event Date: Dec 14, 2019 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©...

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays

Event Date: Dec 22, 2019 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

A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love has long been recognized as "one of the greatest singers of all-time." Her voice launched dozens of hits including "He's a Rebel," "(Today I...

Eric Johnson

Event Date: Jan 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 11:15 AM
Venue: Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Event Address: San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as well as an ever-growing audience of admirers. And...

Rolling Stone Reports: The Year in Music

Event Date: Jan 17 - Jan 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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

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...