Celebrate the Return of Historic Western Flyer Boat to Monterey

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She's coming home at last! After being away for 75 years, the historic Western Flyer - the sardine fishing boat immortalized by John Steinbeck's 1951 classic book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez - will return to her home port of Monterey. Join this free celebration at the end of Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf (California Dock) on Saturday, November 4, 11am-4pm.

Join Congressman Jimmy Panetta, Supervisor Mary Adams, Mayor Tyller Williamson, and other community leaders for a boat parade, tours of the docked Western Flyer, prize drawing, art and science activities, live music, giveaways, and more. All are welcome!


11am: The party begins! Come early for a free giveaway

11:30am-12pm: Boat parade and Best Dressed Boat Contest

12:30pm: Welcoming Ceremony at California Dock

1:15pm-4pm: Free tours of the Western Flyer

Please note: in case of rain, the festivities will move to Stanton Center, 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey, 12pm-2pm.

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1 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940