Cities: Monterey, California

Ice Skating by the Bay 2021

Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink, open daily November 19 - January 2 . At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for children 12 & under. Skate rental fee is $5.

Amaro Tastings with Katie at Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour

Every Monday in November and December at Pearl Hour, Katie will be behind the bar hosting tastings of amaro, 7pm-10pm. Price is $35 for four 1 oz. tastes. On those nights we'll also be offering full bottles of amaro at 15% off.

Amaro is made from bitter herbs, is meant to aid digestion, and is traditionally sipped before or after a meal. (A bottle makes a great gift for dinner parties.)

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

Old Monterey

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmer's Market is back! The market has returned to Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-8pm, featuring local produce, crafts, and food vendors. We'll be open rain or shine.

Update: Monterey firefighters have announced they will continue Covid vaccinations at the Farmers Market on Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm, for as long as demand continues! The market is offering free Covid vaccines (all three - Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J). Lightspeed Testing continues to offers free rapid antigen Covid testing (PCR tests also available) at the market, 4pm-6pm. No appointment necessary - just show up.

WineDown Wednesday at Hula's

Hula's Island Grill

Celebrate WineDown Wednesdays at Hula's Island Grill! Every Wednesday, 12pm-9:30pm, all bottles of wine and sake are offered at half off. You're welcome.

PJs and Pino at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

What’s better than drinking wine in your pajamas? Drinking wine in your pajamas at Sovino Wine Bar! Join us for our PJs and Pinot Party on Wednesday, December 2, 6pm-9pm. We'll have specials all night plus great tunes and good...

Open Mic Night at Bon Ton L'Roy's

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Come to Bon Ton L'Roy's every Thursday, 7pm-10pm, and share some music at our Open Mic Night. Join this friendly, supportive group of people for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers and make some new friends.

Salsa Night at American Burger

American Burger

American Burger hosts Latin Dance Nights every Thursday! Come enjoy salsa, bachata, and more. Doors open at 8pm, when we'll begin with a dance lesson with Tanya. Dance party runs 9pm-11pm. All levels of dancers are welcome. $5 cover.

Jazz Night with Zach Westfall at Savvy

Savvy Bar

Savvy Bar, Monterey's most authentic speakeasy, presents jazz bassist Zach Westfall every Thursday night at 8pm. Enjoy oak barrel-aged cocktails, small plates, and music in a comfortable lounge setting. Please visit our website to obtain the...

An Irish Christmas 2021 at Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents An Irish Christmas. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing, and Irish traditional music. It's a perfect family holiday event! Tickets are $35-$55. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here .

Traditional Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2021

Colton Hall Lawn

All are cordially invited to the Historic Downtown Monterey Traditional Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring carols, music by Mike Marotta Family & Friends, and good cheer on Friday, December 3, 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this much-loved holiday celebration. Face masks are encouraged.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Linda Arceo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Linda Arceo is an...

MendBar Happy Hour Fridays at slowfiber


Join slowfiber at our MendBar Happy Hour taking place 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays, 5:30pm-8pm, at the shop. Fee is $5-$10, sliding scale. Please register in advance.

Mend Bar Happy Hour, is where we upcycle, recycle and repair garments. Each week covers a particular skill and offers a chance for a fresh look in your closet. Supplies are included in the price. You'll develop skills as you go free from judgement in a supportive and fun environment.

Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey

Saturday Morning Fun Runs have returned to Fleet Feet Monterey! Every Saturday we meet at the shop at 8am and take 15 minutes to socialize before we get moving. This free program is for people of all ages and all abilities. Everyone is welcome - the more, the merrier! Run or walk as you wish.

Artist Reiko Fujii at Monterey Museum of Art

free with admission
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street invites you to visit the Museum on Saturday, December 4, 10am-11am, for a chance to speak with artist Reiko Fujii whose work appears in our exhibit entitled Shadows from...

Anthony Presti at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Anthony Presti . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Anthony Presti's style encompasses...

Catch-and-Cook Potluck and Social at Bamboo Reef

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is hosting a Catch & Cook Potluck and “Meat Up” on Saturday, December 4 at 6:30pm. The theme is taco night! Sign up here to bring a taco ingredient or side to share, bring your own drink of choice, and join us for games, dive talk, and social time with your fellow divers.

Volunteer for the Downtown Old Monterey Cleanup!

Calle Principal Parking Garage

The Foolish Times invites you to help us clean up Downtown Old Monterey streets on Sunday, December 5, 8am-10:30am. Let's beautify our beloved Downtown for the holiday season!

Check in at 8am at the parking garage at 468 Calle Principal. Bags, buckets, gloves, and pickers will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Foolish Times backpack with goodies!

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Adam Astrup and vocalist Miranda Perl. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books

On the first Sunday of every month, 6pm-8pm, Old Capitol Books and Boukra Press host a poetry writing workshop. All levels are welcome. This is two hours of facilitated and structured poetry writing for only $10. Feedback given by trained...

Sunday Jazz Nights at Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour

Every Sunday, Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents an evening of live jazz music featuring the Zach Westfall Group, 8pm-12am. $10 cover. Ages 21 and over only.