Monterey 250 - 4th of July Parade

Monterey 250 is a year-long celebration of Monterey's 250th birthday. Our annual 4th of July Parade in Old Monterey will be a focal event of the celebrations. Planning is already underway and we are taking parade applications now. Apply early. The demand for a limited number of parade spaces is very high.

» Apply online for 2020 4th of July Parade

This Week's Highlights

Support Old Monterey Merchants by Purchasing Gift Cards

Want to support small, locally-owned businesses? Buy a gift card...or two! As you probably know, small businesses are really suffering during this coronavirus shutdown. Even in the best of times, running a small business is a challenge. The profit margins are small and the hours are long. Now restaurants are open only for take-out and delivery and retail stores and salons are closed entirely.

We've got to shelter-in-place to slow the Covid-19 pandemic. But if you're one of the lucky people whose bank account hasn't been destroyed by the coronavirus outbreak, please consider supporting our temporarily shuttered businesses with the purchase of a gift certificate that you can use when they're able to open their doors again.

Downtown Old Monterey Shelter-in-Place Dining Guide

Just because there's a pandemic happening doesn't mean you can't eat well. Many of Old Monterey's restaurants are open for take-out and delivery orders.

To help you find which restaurants are still running, we've set up the Old Monterey Shelter-in-Place Dining Guide , which lists restaurants offering pick-up or delivery during Monterey County's shelter-in-place order. You'll also find operating hours, menus, contact information, and links to delivery services. Enjoy!

Tuesday Farmers Market Temporarily Suspended

The Old Monterey Business Association is suspending the Tuesday Farmers Market on Alvarado Street for the remainder of the month of March, and will decide in April when the Market will resume. This proactive measure is being taken in order...

City of Monterey - Resources for Employers and Employees

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and Monterey County's shelter-in-place order, the City of Monterey has published a list of resources for employers and employees in English and in Spanish .

It includes information on unemployment insurance, disability insurance, paid sick leave, and paid family leave as well as local food banks, cash assistance for service workers and alcohol industry workers, free internet access, free video communication for K-12 students, and more.

Union Yoga Now Offers Streaming Classes on Zoom

Union Yoga is now offering daily streaming classes on Zoom! Check out the new schedule and new fees based on ability to pay. It's a great way to get centered to meet the challenges of the day. New members are welcome.