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...

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...

Happy Girl Kitchen Special Event: Homestead Dinner Series

Event Date: Nov 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Happy Girl Kitchen Company
Event Address: 173 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

                These dinners are a chance to gather community around great food and good company sharing visions, ideas, dreams...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Nov 16, 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...

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...

Happy Girl Kitchen Workshop: Fermentation & Pickles

Event Date: Nov 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Happy Girl Kitchen Company
Event Address: 173 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

                    Fermenting is one of our favorite things to do at Happy Girl Kitchen. This workshop will begin...

Downtown Pacific Grove Holiday Open House

Event Date: Nov 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Downtown Pacific Grove Holiday Open House All Day Saturday, November 18th The Pacific Grove Downtown Business Improvement District and Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a FREE...

Downtown Pacific Grove Holiday Open House

Event Date: Nov 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Pacific Grove
Event Address: Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Downtown Pacific Grove Holiday Open House All Day Saturday, November 17th The Pacific Grove Downtown Business Improvement District and Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a FREE...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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...

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.

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  ...

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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