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...

The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane

Event Date: Jul 20 - Oct 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane, Part 1 July 20 – October 28, 2018 The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane, Part 2 September 13 – October 28, 2018 The...

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...

Currents + FLUX: Amanda Salm

Event Date: Sep 28 - Oct 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Currents and FLUX are two new Monterey Museum of Art exhibition spaces dedicated to recognizing the work of emerging and evolving California artists. Currents exhibits a range of media,...

AIM for Awareness Walk & Rally

Event Date: Oct 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: AIM for Mental Health
Event Address: Lovers Point Park
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Food, games, music, exhibitors, T-Shirt.  Registration: $10. 10 and under are free. Create a team.  www.aimformentalhealth.org

Headhunt Revisited Lecture with Filmmaker Michelle Westmorland

Event Date: Oct 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Headhunt Revisited Documentary Screening

Event Date: Oct 24, 2018 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Ten Year Anniversary of SUDZ Cyber Laundry

Event Date: Oct 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Venue: Sudz Cyber Laundry
Event Address: 709 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  Join the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Loni and Kevin McCallum on celebrating 10 years of business in Pacific Grove.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments.  Open...

Free Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Event Date: Oct 27, 2018 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 27th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to this free family event. Activities include candy,...

Free Family Fun Day: Spooktacular at the Monsterey Boo-seum of Art

Event Date: Oct 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Goblins and Ghouls and Ghosts, oh my! Grab your costume and join us at the Museum for some spooktacular fun and art! Activities for all ages include: Potion Explosion Haunted House Eye...

Be a Fish Make a Wish

Event Date: Oct 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Dali17 at Museum of Monterey
Event Address: 5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Artist Mark Baer and Friends will be screening the first 75 minutes of his film “The Dance of the Little Bells” a live interactive art installation immersive environment at the Dali17...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

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

First Friday @ MMA

Event Date: Nov 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.  The Fourth you can forget. The third one,...

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass

Event Date: Nov 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church - Edwards Hall
Event Address: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

EVENT ADMISSION:  Advanced tickets available at www.celticsociety.org., $30 advance, $32 at the door. Kids 12 and under, $15. Discounts available for Celtic Society members. INFO:   ...

Artist Talk and Demonstration: Kathryn Greenwald

Event Date: Nov 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Printmaker and featured Currents artist Kathryn Greenwald provides insights into her work as she demonstrates her monotype process.

Mondays at the Museum

Event Date: Nov 5, 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 from the collection on view.

Monterey Bay Half Marathon

Event Date: Nov 11, 2018 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...

Opening Reception for 25th Annual Miniatures

Event Date: Nov 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Come celebrate the opening of the 25th Annual Miniatures.  Proceeds raise funds for the Museum to present dynamic exhibitions, conserve collection artworks, develop meaningful...

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...

Flavors of Pacific Grove

Event Date: Nov 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Golf Club House
Event Address: 79 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

A celebration of the great chefs of Pacific Grove at the Pacific Grove Golf Club House. More than 120 donations of trips, restaurant certificates, accommodations & golf packages will be auctioned...

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...

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...

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  ...

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©...

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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