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! 
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!

 

New Exhibits Opening at the Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Pacific Grove Art Center
Event Address: 568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

PGAC Artists’ Exhibit 2022, Gill Gallery  “Pacific Grove Art Center is proud to present a sampling of the creative work generated not only by our studio artists’, but also...

Live Music at Lucy's on Lighthouse

Event Date: Jul 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Lucy's on Lighthouse
Event Address: 1120 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Join us at Lucy’s on Lighthouse in the beer garden for live outdoor music on Sunday, July 3rd from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Live performance by Brad Wilson. Enjoy specialty hot dogs, ice cream,...

Independence Day Celebration

Event Date: Jul 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Jewell Park
Event Address: Central & Forest Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will hold an Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4, 2022 at Jewell Park. Sponsored by Vivolo's Chowder House. There will be a live reading of the...

Pacific Grove Moto Bike Night

Event Date: Jul 7, 2022 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Superbikes, Live Music, Raffles, Riders meet and Greet from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Lighthouse Avenue. Bring your bike and Kick-Off bike week with us!

GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest

Event Date: Jul 8 - Jul 10, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Event Address: 1021 Highway 68
Monterey, CA 93908

GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. Enjoy practice and qualifying on Friday plus all-day racing Sat & Sun! Meet the riders in our open race paddock!

Bradley Photographic presents: Images from Kenya

Event Date: Jul 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Bradley Photographic
Event Address: 566 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Don’t miss out on this special, free-to-the-public presentation at Bradley Photographic. Owner Jason Bradley will present a set of his images from his recent travels to Kenya’s Maasai...

Ribbon Cutting at the Monterey Aquatic Therapy Center

Event Date: Jul 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Aquatic Therapy Center
Event Address: 1199 Forest Avenue #1
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Ribbon Cutting at the Monterey Aquatic Center from 5:00 - 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 12th.

AHRMA Classic MotoFest

Event Date: Jul 15 - Jul 17, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Event Address: 1021 Highway 68
Monterey, CA 93908

AHRMA Classic MotoFest of Monterey. Vintage road-racing motorcycles will take to the track for exciting competition—from 1920s-era hand-shifter V-twins—to booming Grand Prix single-cylinder...

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Event Date: Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Event Address: 2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Join us for the 53rd year of bringing the music, food, athletics, and performing arts of Scotland Ireland, England, and Wales to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center

Dog Days of Summer

Event Date: Jul 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
Event Address: 198 Country Club Gate Center
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Photo Contest - Bring your Dog on a leash for a one-of-a-kind photo. Discounts all Day! Peace of Mind Dog Rescue 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. (They are dedicated to find new loving homes for dogs whose...

Bradley Photographic Lightroom Workshop: Developing

Event Date: Jul 23 - Jul 24, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Bradley Photographic
Event Address: 566 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Do you know how to edit a RAW file? Do you know what a RAW file is? Jason is a master at photo editing and workflow. In this workshop he will lead you through the develop module and show you how...

Pickling 3 Different Ways Workshop at Happy Girl Kitchen

Event Date: Jul 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Happy Girl Kitchen Company
Event Address: 173 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Pickles is a fun word to say and they are a real fun thing to make. In this workshop you will learn how to make pickles in 3 different ways. You will learn how to make fresh refrigerator pickles,...

Pacific Grove Treffen 23 VW Cruise Show & Shine

Event Date: Jul 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: 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. Bring your VW and join the show. 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Monterey Pre Reunion

Event Date: Aug 13 - Aug 14, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Event Address: 1021 Highway 68
Monterey, CA 93908

Owners of more than 300 historic race cars, most of which are competing days later in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, will get valuable track time in a more relaxed and less-crowded environment....

Bradley Photographic presents: Freediving Photography

Event Date: Aug 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Bradley Photographic
Event Address: 566 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Freediving Photography in the Monterey Bay Saturday, August 13, 2022 I Presented by Joe Platko   Bradley Gallery Speaker Sessions Join us at Bradley Gallery for a presentation on...

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise

Event Date: Aug 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Lighthouse Avenue
Event Address: Pacific Grove

Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage and exotic automobiles line up along Lighthouse Avenue. Sponsored by Classic Motorsports Magazine. Show up! There is no fee and all is accepted.

12th Annual - The Little Car Show

Event Date: Aug 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA

The Little Car Show is held in downtown Pacific Grove's Lighthouse Avenue from Noon to 5:00 pm, followed by an Ocean View Blvd cruise. This is an exciting display of little cars...

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Event Date: Aug 17 - Aug 20, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Event Address: 1021 Highway 68
Monterey, CA 93908

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a museum revving to life with hundreds of historic and period-correct race and sports cars from nearly every era. Yet, they are not for show. Drivers race...

Legends of the Autobahn

Event Date: Aug 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Legends continues in California this August with a new venue in picturesque Pacific Grove. Join MBCA, BMWCCA and Audi Club North America on Thursday, August 18th at the Pacific Grove Golf Links....

Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

Event Date: Aug 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue
Event Address: Pacific Grove

This Rotary Club 2022 event will take place on Friday, August 19th before the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend. The Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally is geared for those enthusiasts...

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Event Date: Aug 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Pebble Beach Company
Event Address: 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Car collectors worldwide dream of competing at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links is the stage and the rolling Pacific Ocean serves as...

The Monterey County Fair

Event Date: Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Event Address: 2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

The annual Fair will be held Sept. 1-5, 2022, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey. More information about this year’s Fair will be posted on...

Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

Event Date: Sep 9 - Sep 11, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Event Address: 1021 Highway 68
Monterey, CA 93908

Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey returns to the Peninsula. Colton Herta has won the past two races at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (2019, 2021) and will be looking to make it a three-peat. Adding...

Monterey Jazz Festival

Event Date: Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Event Address: 2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world and is held annually on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. Since 1958,...

Flavors of Pacific Grove

Event Date: Sep 29, 2022 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Various Locations
Event Address: Pacific Grove

The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host Flavors of Pacific Grove, the Chamber’s annual Food & Wine Event. On Thursday, September 29th, 2022 between 5:30 p.m.- 8:00...

Velocity Invitational

Event Date: Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2022 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Event Address: 1021 Highway 68
Monterey, CA 93908

Velocity Invitational, the motorsports and lifestyle event created by the team behind Sonoma Speed Festival, will host its 2022 event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The event will include...

Pacific Grove's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Event Date: Nov 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Jewell Park & Museum of Natural History
Event Address: Central Avenue & Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Festivities at Jewell Park and the Natural History Museum include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling, kids activities, refreshments and Santa’s first...

Pacific Grove's Holiday Parade of Lights

Event Date: Dec 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Lighthouse Avenue
Event Address: 525 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course Santa Claus.  After the parade, there will be strolling carolers, photos with Santa Claus and...

Bradley Photographic Monterey Bay Seascapes Photography Workshop

Event Date: Mar 23 - Mar 26, 2023 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Bradley Photographic
Event Address: 566 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Monterey Bay Photography Workshop Thurs-Sun, March 23-26, 2023 Join Jason Bradley for a special, all-inclusive, multi-day workshop photographing the stunning shorelines and coasts of the Monterey...