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...

Our Ocean's Edge

Event Date: Jun 14 - Sep 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 720 Via Mirada
Monterey, CA 93940

June 14 – September 24, 2018 MMA La Mirada Our Ocean’s Edge is an exciting traveling exhibition focused on increasing awareness of California’s inspiring seascapes and the...

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...

The Little Mermaid

Event Date: Aug 16 - Sep 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Pacific Repertory Theatre
Event Address: Monte Verde between 8th and 9th
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

The Swimmingly Family Favorite Musical! Disney's The Little Mermaid Music by Aland Menken • Book by Doug WrightLyrics by Glenn Slater, Howard AshmanAug 16 - Sept 23 • Outdoor Forest...

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...

Travel Night: Presented by Pacific Grove Travel and Collette Vacations

Event Date: Sep 24, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Venue: Tourist Information Center
Event Address: 100 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  Travel Night Presented by:  Pacific Grove Travel and Collette Vacations Monday, September 24th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tourist Information Center - 100 Central Avenue Join...

MAC is BACK!

Event Date: Sep 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 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., $20 advance, $22 at the door. Kids 12 and under, $10. Discounts available for Celtic Society members. INFO:  ...

" The Amazing Grace - Singing Church Tour"

Event Date: Sep 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Pacific Grove Churches
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

A 3- hour vocal discovery workshop and church tour where guests get a mini history and art tour of St. Mary's, St. Angela's and Wellspring to set the tone, before their vocal workshop begins....ALL...

Sunset on the Streets-Fall Fundraiser

Event Date: Sep 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Please join the Monterey Museum of Art for our Sunset on the Streets Fall Fundraiser, which benefits the Monterey Museum of Art. Shake it up with art, music and cocktails! Live Artist:...

Count-Me-In: Yoga with Kim Wolff and Nutritionist and Personal Trainer Jolie

Event Date: Oct 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Grab your yoga mat and enjoy a healthful morning at the Museum’s gorgeous La Mirada Education Center facility, where you will experience a yoga session with esteemed Instructor, Kim Wolff. The...

First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center

Event Date: Oct 5, 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  ...

Butterfly Days

Event Date: Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Butterfly Themed event with live music, art openings, refreshments and surprises. Special events include Butterfly Parade and Bazaar, community potluck and picnic, children’s butterfly garden, ...

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Monarch Art Studio

Event Date: Oct 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Monarch Art Studio
Event Address: 520 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Join the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Mariko and Kathleen, two local artists to launch Monarch Art Studio A Local Artist Co-op.  Featuring new local artists and hand crafters;...

78th Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar

Event Date: Oct 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar October 6 Local elementary school children welcome the Monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade (10:30am), followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind...

Everyone is a Storyteller: Finding Your Tale Collage Workshop with Maria Porges

Event Date: Oct 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Join The New Domestics Artist Maria Porges in an exciting collage workshop! Participants will identify and write a brief story of their own: an experience, a dream, a memory, or something made up....

Heritage Home Tour

Event Date: Oct 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Yes, the Home Tour is back! It will be Sunday, October 7th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Tickets will go on sale September 21st. There are 13 venues that will be part of the tour this year, with lots of...

Retirement Party for Don Mothershead

Event Date: Oct 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Forest Hill
Event Address: 551 Gibson Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will host a retirement party for Mr. Don Mothershead, senior recreation coordinator at the City of Pacific Grove, in cooperation...

Pacific Grove Blessing of the Animals

Event Date: Oct 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Berwick Park
Event Address: Berwick Park
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.at Berwick Park. Join Rev. Dan Paul from the Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Rev. Jeffrey Lewis from St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Episcopal...

50th Anniversary Austin Bantam Society Car Show

Event Date: Oct 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Jewell Park
Event Address: Central and Forest Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Showcasing circa 1930-1940 American Austin and Bantam Cars along with English Austins including some race cars.  Also on display the Bantam  Reconnaissance Car which was the worlds first...

JDRF One Walk

Event Date: Oct 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM

JDRF One Walk October 14, 2018 Lovers Point Park, Pacific Grove On the Monterey Peninsula JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want...

Lunchtime Lecture: Lily Yu - The Art of Art Collecting

Event Date: Oct 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art
Event Address: 559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

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...

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

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:   ...

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...

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...

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
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA

Christmas at the Inns Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27 & 28 Visit 10 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,...

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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