Pacific Grove Good Old Days Festival

May 6-7, 2023

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 10 am, and runs down Pine Avenue. The over 100 entries will include historic vehicles, live bands, community groups, and more.

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Family Activities

There are plenty of events for adults and kids 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. Kids can have a great time at the Family Fair at Jewell Park on Saturday.

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Over 30 food vendors will be on hand throughout Good Old Days to assuage any hunger pangs you may feel.

Live Entertainment

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. 2020 acts included Shiver, Stu Heydon Blues Band, The Snarky Cats, Firegly and more! Make sure you catch all your favorite live acts.

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Crafts Show

If you like arts and crafts, the 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.

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 Information

More events are constantly added. See Pacific Grove's official website for up-to-the-minute information as next year's festival approaches.

Pacific Grove Good Old Days Hotels

Several hotels are conveniently located in downtown Pacific Grove and walking distance to the event.

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