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! If you're in the process of planning a weekend getaway, there's simply no better place to kick back and relax. Even if you're interested in live theater and fine art, don't waste another moment. Plan your next visit to our ocean view hotel.

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!

 

First Friday

Event Date: Jun 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.  For more information,...

First Friday

Event Date: Jul 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.  For more information,...

4th of July BBQ

Event Date: Jul 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Caledonia Park
Event Address: Caledonia Park
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Fourth of July BBQ July 4  Join the Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the 4th with an old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office). Great food, live entertainment,...

Pacific Grove Treffen 22 VW Cruise Show & Shine

Event Date: Jul 22, 2020 at 9:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, 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.

Feast of Lanterns

Event Date: Jul 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Lovers Point Park
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

In keeping with tradition as old as the city itself, this is a multi-day community celebration featuring the Family Fun Day - Chalk Fest, Pet Parade, Sock Hop, pageant and fireworks.  More info:...

National Night Out

Event Date: Aug 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Pacific Grove Police Department, located at 580 Pine Avenue, presents National Night Out celebrating our community and police partnership from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Free food, music, games, public...

First Friday

Event Date: Aug 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.  For more information,...

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise

Event Date: Aug 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage and exotic automobiles line up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Sponsored by Classic Motorsports Magazine. For more information please...

Little Car Show

Event Date: Aug 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove

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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula

Event Date: Aug 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Event Address: 77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  The first auction of Monterey Auto Week. A showcase and auction of roughly 70 historic automobiles in the spectacular oceanside setting of the historic Pacific Grove Golf Links. More information,...

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Event Date: Aug 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
Event Address: Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  The colorful Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally will be held on Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove.  More info: (831) 372-3861 or www.pgautorally.org.  

First Friday

Event Date: Sep 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.  For more information,...

Third Friday Art Walk

Event Date: Sep 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and...

First Friday

Event Date: Oct 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.  For more information,...

Butterfly Parade & Butterfly Days

Event Date: Oct 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM

  Local elementary school children welcome the Monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade (10:30 am), followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. More info: (831)...

Pacific Grove Blessing of the Animals

Event Date: Oct 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Berwick Park, Pacific Grove

  Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Berwick Park.  Join Rev. Dan Paul from the Christian Church disciples of Christ, St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and Father...

Monterey Triathlon at Pacific Grove

Event Date: Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2020 at 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Venue: USA Productions
Event Address: 1807 Santa Rita Rd, Suite H
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Simultaneous Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlon taking place on the beautiful Pacific Grove shoreline. The triathlon weekend also includes an Aqua Bike, Duathlon, Kids Splash/Dash and Fun Run. ...

First Friday

Event Date: Nov 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.  For more information,...

Monterey Bay Half Marathon

Event Date: Nov 15, 2020 at 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  The scenic Pacific Grove coastline is showcased to thousands of runners at the Monterey Bay Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. The gently-rolling, 13.1 mile course travels through historic Monterey,...

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Party

Event Date: Nov 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Jewell Park
Event Address: Pacific Grover

Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments and Santa’s first visit! The tree lighting begins at 5:30pm.  More...

Christmas at the Inns

Event Date: Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns over a two day period decorated for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor. Limited number of tickets sold.  Entertainment and light refreshments served. The...

Holiday Parade of Lights

Event Date: Dec 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove

Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus.  After the parade, stores will remain open for holiday shopping & wagon...

First Friday

Event Date: Dec 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.  For more information,...

27th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Event Date: Dec 5, 2020 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...

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Event Date: Dec 12, 2020 at 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Venue: Lovers Point
Event Address: Pacific Grove

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©...