Pacific Grove Good Old Days
April 5 - 6, 2014
Come to "America's Last Hometown" for an old-fashioned celebration with Pacific Grove's Good Old Days Festival. This small town shows off its big heart with the largest event of its kind in Monterey County. There's a parade, live entertainment on five separate stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, pony rides, a dance showcase and more! And best of all, it's free.
Everyone loves a parade! The Good Old Days parade starts Saturday at 10am, and runs down Pine Avenue. The over 100 entries will include historic vehicles, live bands, community groups, and more.
Family and Pet Activities
There are events for adults, kids, and even the family dog at Good Old Days! Head over to the Post Office to find carnival rides, inflatable jumpers and exhibits that will entertain the entire family. Ride a pony at Jewell Park or horse around at the petting zoo. Play eighteen holes on the Boy Scouts miniature golf course at Caledonia Park. Kids can have a great time at the Family Fair at Jewell Park on Saturday.
Eat for charity with the Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Jewell Park on Saturday from 7:30am to 11am. Your ticket fee benefits local Pacific Grove charities.
Over 30 food vendors will be on hand throughout Good Old Days to assuage any hunger pangs you may feel.
It's not possible for anyone to see all of the entertainers performing at Pacific Grove's Good Old Days. From theatrical performances to dance to music ranging from the traditional to good old rock and roll, it's all happening at Good Old Days.
Over 60 bands will perform throughout the weekend including Moonalice, Culann's Hounds, Slack and Stu Heydon Blues Band. Make sure you catch all your favorite live acts.
If you like arts and crafts, the 57th Pacific Grove Good Old Days festival is not to be missed. With over 200 vendors from around the nation converging on Pacific Grove for this event, it is the largest arts and crafts fair in Monterey County.
The Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild hosts the 34th Annual Quilt Show in historic Chautauqua Hall. Over 200 quilts will be on display along with an assortment of quilt fabrics available for purchase. The showcase is open from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $7.00 for adults, children 12 and under are free.
Other Events and Activities
Don't miss the Good Old Days classic car show and dance showcase. Visitors can also watch the Firefighter's Combat Challenge, which includes activities like the bucket brigade and the hose cart contest.
More events are constantly added. See Pacific Grove's official website for up-to-the-minute information as next year's festival approaches.