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There always something to do in Pacific Grove, biking, hiking, visit a museum or the internationally famed Monterey Bay Aquarium, go tidepooling, stop by the Pt Pinos the oldest continously operating lighthouse on the West Coast or visit our amazing adundance of locally owned shops and restaurants. In addition to all that Pacific Grove hosts numerous event throughout the year.

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Calendar of Events
MONDAYS:
Everyone’s Harvest Farmers’ Market
3pm-7pm, Winter Hours 3 pm -6 pm
(Hrs change with end of Daylight Savings Time) On Central Ave., btwn. Forest and Fountain. Open Year Round!

The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Market is located at the corner of Central and Grand Ave in front of Jewell Park, the Natural History Museum, and the Pacific Grove Library.

At the Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Market you will find fresh quality fruits and vegetables (many certified organic) from small-scale family farmers. When you shop at California Certified Farmers’ Market you are supporting California growers and your local community.

farmers market
cooking demo
Centrealla
Centrella Inn a National Historic Landmark
snow in the park
Snow in Caledonia Park
(Central Ave, next to the Post Office)
monarch film fest
Monarch Film Festival

ONGOING
Beginning Tai Chi—Tuesdays
from 2-3:00 p.m. On-going.

At the Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
$30.00 per month for Tuesday Classes. Or $10.00 drop-in. Contact Instructor Jack Dodson at 831-278-6061.


Also available: All levels Tai Chi—
Thursdays, on-going, from 2-3:00 p.m.

At the Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
$30.00 per month for Thursday Classes. Or $10.00 drop-in. Contact Instructor Jack Dodson at 831-278-6061.

JUNE

Saturday, June 20—Sat., Sept. 6
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Summer Programs

Turning the Tide: The Story of Monterey Bay is brought to life through artifacts and storytelling. Call 648-4888 or visit
www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Sunday, June 24
Feast of Lanterns Beach House Brunch Fund Raiser
The 2nd annual Beach House at Lovers Point Brunch to benefit the Feast of Lanterns also features a silent auction. For info. visit www.feast-of-lanterns.

JULY

Wed.-Sat., July 27—31
Feast of Lanterns
This unique 100+ year old community event features a Pet Parade, a Chalk Fest, and a Feast of Flavors luncheon, concluding with a day filled with live entertainment and a Pageant at Lovers Point Beach Saturday evening. 831-649-8737 or
www.feast-of-lanterns.org.

Wednesday, August 17,
12 Noon—5pm
7th Annual Little Car Show
Up to 100 British vehicles will line Lighthouse Avenue from noon to 5pm,

September

Friday, September 2
First Friday Celebration
The first Friday of each month a number of businesses downtown stay open late with special events and entertainment. Call 831-373-3304

Exhibits and Events at The Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
www.pgartcenter.org


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
September 11—13
Triathlon at Pacific Grove
Olympic distance event. Call 831-373-0678 or www.tricalifornia.com.

October

Friday, October 7
First Friday Celebration
The first Friday of each month a number of businesses downtown stay open late with special events and entertainment. Call 831-373-3304

Saturday, October 1
Butterfly Parade & Bazaar
The children of Pacific Grove welcome the Monarchs during this annual parade (10:30am) followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. More info: 831-646-6540.

Saturday, October 3
Butterfly Ball
The Museum of Natural History welcomes the Monarchs with a gala event that includes artisan foods paired with wine and cocktails, a live auction, music and dancing. Call 648-5716.

Sunday, October 4
Historic Home Tour
Tour of Pacific Grove’s historic properties Noon to 4pm. To benefit the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove. For info: 831-372-2898 or visit www.pacificgroveheritage.org

November 2015

Friday, November 4
First Friday Celebration
The first Friday of each month a number of businesses downtown stay open late with special events and entertainment. Call 831-373-3304

Friday, November 13
Big Sur Half Marathon
13.1 miles -Cannery Row to Asilomar and back from 7am til 1pm. 831-625-6226. www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org

Friday, November 16
Big Sur Half Marathon
13.1 miles -Cannery Row to Asilomar and back from 7am til 1pm. 831-625-6226.
www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org

Monday, November 28
Christmas Tree Lighting
With live entertainment by school bands followed by caroling, refresh
ments, and Santa from 5:30pm-7:30pm,
at Chautauqua Hall

Tues. & Wed., November 29—30
Christmas at the Inns
Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor. 6pm-9pm,Call 373-3304 for info./tickets.

December 2016 (Some Dates TBA)

Thursday, December 1
15th Holiday Parade of Lights
15th annual lighted parade down Lighthouse Ave., includes marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, and even Santa Claus. After the parade, stores stay open late with entertainment and special holiday offers. Call 831-373-3304 for more information.

Tues. & Wed., December 1—2
Christmas at the Inns
Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor. 6pm-9pm,Call 373-3304 for info./tickets.

Dec. 2
First Friday Celebration
Businesses downtown stay open late with special events and entertainment. For more info call: 831-373-3304

Saturday, December 5
Stillwell’s Fun in the Park
A day for kids at Caledonia Park (behind the post office) with activities and entertainment—even a visit from Santa. Call 831-373-3304.

Saturday, December 5
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Community Open House
Pacific Grove residents can spend the day at the aquarium for free—with a photo ID. Call 648-4888 or visit
montereybayaquarium.org.

Saturday, December 12
Jingle Bell Run
A 5K race fundraiser for the Monterey Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation that begins at Lovers Point.

 

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2015

February, (Dates TBA)
ATandT Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
This 72-hole PGA Tour championship tournament is one of the Peninsula’s largest annual attractions. Shuttle service from PG available at the PG Chamber. Call 373-3304.

February (Dates TBA)
Art, Wine and Music Walk
A self-guided walking tour of downtown art venues, with live entertainment. Call 831-373-3304.

MARCH- APRIL- 2015
Art, Wine and Music Walk-TBA
Taft & Teak - 581 Lighthouse Avenue
Bana - 510 Lighthouse Avenue
Butterfly - 207 A 16th Street,
Tessuti Zoo - 171 Forest Avenue,
Artisana Gallery - 612 Lighthouse Avenue
Sun Studios - 208 Forest Avenue
Glenn Gobel Custom Framing - 562 Lighthouse Avenue
Strouse Gallery - 178 Grand Avenue
Crema - 481 Lighthouse Avenue
PG Art Center - 568 Lighthouse Avenue
A self-guided walking tour of downtown art venues. A number of retailers also stay open late. Call 831-373-3304.

April TBA-2015
Good Old Days Celebration
Featuring arts and crafts, a parade, live entertainment, games, contests and more. 5 Stages , 70 Bands & Shows
220 Arts & Crafts Vendors , 35 Food Vendors
PG Rotary Parade, Carnival Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Beer & Wine Garden, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, YMCA Fair, Quilt Show, Classic Car Display, Firemen Challenge FREE ADMISSIONFree admission. Parade begins at 10am. Call
831-373-3304.

Annual Wildflower Show-2015 TBA
Over 600 native wild flowers are on display at the Museum of Natural History.
Call 831-648-5718 or
www.pgmuseum.org

 

Heritage Society

Heritage Society of Pacific Grove
At Good Old Days (Don Beals and Janet Cohen)

Discover Pacific Grove, P.O. Box 51811, Pacific Grove, CA 9395 • riddell1@comcast.net • (831) 643-9900
Butterfly Town USA • Home of the Migrating Monarch Butterflies • Named the "Most Romantic City in The US" by Life Magazine
Selected as the "Best Seaside Sanctuary" By Via Magazine • Dubbed "A Dreamy California Destination"by Coastal Living

Parade of Lights Gallery 2013 Photos by Craig Riddell

parade

Parade of Light Sponsor Rabo Bank gets their bling on!

Monterey Recreation Center

Monterey Sports Center Entry

Chamber Entry

Micheal Becker PG Chamber President and company wave to the crowd

PG Police Car

P.G's Parade of Lights was an old fashion fun time for all!

Red House Cafe

Nice to see many of the restaurants and shops decked out for the holidays.

The Red House Cafe has done an exceptional job.

Pacific Thai not only looks good at night but was bustling with diners.

Hart Mansion

The Hart Mansion is stunning this season..especially with their inside lights on.

Pet Extreme

One of the last entries was Pet Extreme...we were not sure if they were going to able to make the turn.

Challenging lighting conditions...low light and everything is moving.
If you were there you were treated to a beautiful show.
A small town kind of thing!

Pretty sure this was the entry from the Waste Management

Cpouncil

Members of the PG City Council.. Looks Like Ken Cuneo, Alan Cohen, Rudy Fisher, Robert Huit, Casey Lucius and of course Thomas Frutchey our City Manager. Pretty blurry may have been others

Wow! Chatterbaux went all out and had probably the best float! Nice job Alexsandraand company!

Aqua Wellnnses

Aqua Wellness was also represented by Kevin & Trisha