PACIFIC GROVE GOOD OLD DAYS
Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2019
Downtown Pacific Grove
This one is a Pacific Grove tradition through and through and Pacific Grove goes all out for Good Old Days. The event takes over downtown Pacific Grove and features over 60 bands and shows over five stages, 225 Arts and Crafts vendors and 35 food vendors. With a parade, fire muster, pie eating contest, benefit breakfast and carnival rides on top of all the great food and entertainment, the Good Old Days offers something for everyone. The best part? Admission is free!
ANNUAL WILDFLOWER SHOW
April 19-21, 2019
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
The annual wildflower show draws flora and fauna enthusiasts from around the state with an enormous and diverse collection of wildflowers from around the central coast. The show arrives to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at the perfect time in Monterey county, coinciding with flower blooms across the peninsula, most notably the annual return of Pacific Grove’s famous, Magic Carpet. Interested? Tickets per person start at $5 for county residents and top out at $9 for visitors from other counties.
BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON AND BY THE BAY 3K
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Lovers Point Park, Pacific Grove
Heads up runners! Are you looking for a true one of a kind running experience? Look no further than the Big Sur International Marathon, hosted on the final Sunday of every April. Bring the kids and make a weekend out of it by warming up and introducing the little ones to the world of running with the Pacific Grove By The Bay 3K, hosted the day before the legendary marathon in picturesque Pacific Grove. The race will take runners on a mini tour of some the best of Pacific Grove’s unique coastline. Registration is open now for both events and the 3K the race starts bright and early at 8:00a.m. See you there!
PACIFIC GROVE 4TH OF JULY BBQ CELEBRATION
Thursday, July 4, 2019, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Caledonia Park, Pacific Grove
Join the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pacific Grove and celebrate the country’s independence as only Pacific Grove knows how, with music and food! The Butterfly Town puts on quite a show for the 4th of July. The event includes live musical entertainment and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence! Coming with kids? Feel free to let the kids run around as you soak up the sun and music, this event takes place at Caledonia Park in Pacific Grove which includes a full playground. The party also includes a $10 lunch with a half chicken or hotdog, salad, potato salad, garlic bread and dessert option. If you’ve got hometown fun on your mind and you’d like to skip the crowds, look no further than Pacific Grove for the Fourth of July!
PACIFIC GROVE FEAST OF LANTERNS
Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 28, 2019
Various Locations, Pacific Grove
This one is a Pacific Grove tradition unlike any other. The Feast of Lanterns is a four-day event acknowledging and celebrating the history of Pacific Grove as a one-time Chinese fishing village. While the village has since disappeared, the spirit of the community that thrived there continues in the largest of several events acknowledging the presence of the village. Bring your kids, this one is super family friendly! The event kicks off with a lunch event at historic Chautauqua Hall. Budding artists are welcome at the Chalk Fest while animal lovers and owners are encouraged to visit the Pet Parade, gracing Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove. Be sure to stick around through Saturday for a whole day of festival events at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove, stay till the end to enjoy the Story of the Blue Willow, pageant and a spectacular firework show. This is one Pacific Grove event you won’t want to miss!
NINTH ANNUAL “THE LITTLE CAR SHOW”
Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
This one is younger event for Pacific Grove but nevertheless one of our favorites! The Little Car Show, put on by Marina Motorsports, brings dozens of small and miniature cars to line up on Lighthouse Avenue and Fountain Avenue in Pacific Grove. The event is sure to bring out exotic car enthusiasts and provide ample opportunities for exploration and enjoyment as Auto Week marches on. As an added bonus, this show benefits the Pacific Grove Youth Center and the Pacific Grove Public Library.
WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS PACIFIC GROVE AUCTION ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Pacific Grove Golf Links, Pacific Grove
The Worldwide Auctioneers bring hundreds of historic and vintage automobiles for public viewing and sale at the Pacific Grove Golf Links during Monterey Car Week. Golfers rejoice, the show takes place on the 18th fairway only and the course will remain 100% playable for the duration of the event. Visitors will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of Pacific Grove Golf Links, nestled between the historic Point Pinos Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean, while viewing the cars. The Point Pinos Grill offers all day viewers the chance to break for some grub and explore the panoramic views of the Golf Links while perusing the many vehicles up for sale.
PACIFIC GROVE CONCOURS AUTO RALLY
Friday, August 16, 2019
Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
The Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally is a Pacific Grove classic. Over 200 vintage and exotic automobiles line the picturesque downtown business area on Lighthouse Avenue. No auctions here, just plenty of opportunities for food, fun and photographs of some of the finest vintage automobiles around. Stop by one of the Butterfly Town’s many downtown restaurants and enjoy a delicious and affordable meal or drinks in between viewings at the event.