Upcoming Events

For upcoming conferences happening in Old Monterey, please see the Conference Calendar.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2021

 
11/28/21
 
$15/$13
 
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.

Extended Black Friday Sale at Puma Road

 
11/28/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza is holding an extended Black Friday Sale, November 26-28. We're open 2pm-8pm on Friday and Saturday, 2pm-7pm on Sunday.

For the following wines:
2016 Vigna Monte Nero Chardonnay
2014 Cabernet...

Peter Martin at Puma Road

 
11/28/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Peter Martin is a...

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
11/30/21
 
free
 
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.

PJs and Pino at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/2/21
 
 
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...

An Irish Christmas 2021 at Golden State Theatre

 
12/2/21
 
$35-$55
 
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

 
12/3/21
 
Free
 
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

 
12/3/21
 
 
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

 
12/3/21
 
$5-$10
 
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.

Back Lot Poetry: A Monthly Open Mic at Old Capitol Books

 
12/3/21
 
 
Old Capitol Books

We know that some of you have been fantasizing about gathering in dark parking lots. With strangers. To read poetry. Let Old Capitol Books help you with that.

We're now holding monthly Poetry Open Mic Nights on the first Friday of every month at 9pm in the parking lot behind our building (at 499 Calle Principal). Hosted by Brian Sheffield.

Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey

 
12/4/21
 
Free
 
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

 
12/4/21
 
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

 
12/4/21
 
 
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...

Volunteer for the Downtown Old Monterey Cleanup!

 
12/5/21
 
free
 
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

 
12/5/21
 
 
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

 
12/5/21
 
$10
 
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...

Max Crist at Puma Road

 
12/10/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Max Crist. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Christmas in the Adobes 2021

 
12/10/21
 
$25/$2
 
Custom House Store

Christmas in the Adobes on December 10 & 11 is Monterey's signature holiday event! Stroll the streets of Monterey and stop in at any one of 15 decorated adobes with soft holiday lights and entertainment. The event supports Monterey State Historic Park children's educational programs.

Tickets are $25 per night for adults, $2 for children ages 6-17 when accompanied by a paying adult, and free for children age 5 and under.

Orchid Saloon at Puma Road

 
12/11/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Orchid Saloon, featuring musicians Chelsea Riddle and Glenn Bell. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Monterey Conference Center

 
12/11/21
 
$25-$55
 
Monterey Conference Center

Montuno Productions presents Spanish Harlem Orchestra in the Serra Ballroom at Monterey Conference Center on Saturday, December 11 at 8pm. Dancing is encouraged! There will be a large dance floor in the middle of the ballroom. Tickets are $25-$55. ...