Events Calendar: 2022-01-01

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

Ice Skating by the Bay 2021

 
1/1/22
 
$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.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
1/2/22
 
$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...

No Farmers Market Today in Old Monterey

 
1/4/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market will be closed on December 28 and January 4. Please have a happy and safe holiday celebration and join us on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 4pm-7pm, to ring in the first market of the new year!

Covid Testing Still Happening Tuesdays in Old Monterey!

 
1/4/22
 
 
Parking Lot

Lightspeed Testing will be conducting free rapid Covid tests on Tuesday, December 28 and Tuesday, January 4, 4pm-6pm, in the parking lot of 665 Munras Avenue in Monterey. (PCR tests will also be available for no cost if you have health insurance.) You can register in advance online.

Covid testing (and Covid vaccinations!) will return to the Old Monterey Farmers Market on Alvarado Street on Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm, when the market reopens on January 11.

Fleet Feet's Spring 2022 Marathon Training Program Begins

 
1/5/22
 
$200
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey invites you to join us for our Marathon Training Program beginning January 5. We'll meet every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8pm, and Saturday, 8am-9:30am. Whether this is your first long distance race or you have a specific time goal, we can help get you to the finish line. Fee is $200.

Jazz Night with Zach Westfall at Savvy

 
1/6/22
 
 
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...

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

 
1/7/22
 
 
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 hold 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.

Monterey Mile Race Series from Fleet Feet

 
1/8/22
 
$15
 
Dust Bowl Brewing - Parking Lot

Fleet Feet invites you to join us for the Monterey Mile Race Series, a 3-part road mile race series that will be held every other Saturday, January 8 - February 5. We will race a one mile stretch from the...

Zhjon at Puma Road

 
1/8/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
1/10/22
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fleet Feet Monterey is hosting a Pub Run at 6:30pm. We'll begin and end at Fieldwork Brewing Company. Karhu will have some of their running shoes for you to test out. All paces, levels, distances, and abilities are always welcome. Post-run, we can grab a beer together!

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
1/11/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmer's Market is held on Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, featuring local produce, crafts, and food vendors. We're open rain or shine.

4pm-6pm, the market offers free Covid vaccines (all three - Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J). Supply is limited - please sign up for an appointment on MyTurn.ca.gov . Vaccines will only be offered to walk-ins if there are doses remaining.

Covid tests are currently in short supply - please check our website on Monday evening or Tuesday morning to see if Lightspeed Testing is able to offer Covid testing at the market that week, 4pm-6pm.

Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey

 
1/15/22
 
Free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Everyone is welcome to join Fleet Feet Monterey on our Saturday Morning Fun Runs! 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. All are welcome - the more, the merrier! Run or walk as you wish.

Nutrition Clinic at Fleet Feet Monterey

 
1/15/22
 
free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey invites you to join us at 9:30am this Saturday after our weekly fun run for a free nutrition clinic with Allison Bone , a registered dietitian, certified eating disorder dietitian, and sports dietitian. Allison is dedicated to helping individuals develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies through customized therapeutic nutrition and movement interventions.

Out of the Blue at Puma Road

 
1/15/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Out of the Blue is a class...

Magenta Spreen at Puma Road

 
1/22/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Magenta Spreen brings together singer-songwriters Kristen Gradwohl and Talmon...

MY Museum Covid Vaccination Clinic

 
1/24/22
 
free
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum is teaming up with Central Avenue Pharmacy to support families in the fight against COVID-19. Please join us for a free vaccination clinic for anyone age 5 and up on Monday, January 24, 4pm-6pm. The museum will be...

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
1/24/22
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fleet Feet Monterey is hosting a Pub Run at 6:30pm. We'll begin and end at Fieldwork Brewing Company. Mizuno will have some of their running shoes for you to try out on the run. All paces, levels, distances, and abilities are always welcome. Post-run, we can grab a beer together!

Sej Miles at Puma Road

 
1/29/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Sej Miles, whose musical influences draw from gospel, blues, and folk. Join us for wine tasting and wines by the glass or bottle while you enjoy this up and coming talent.

Zach Westfall and Ben Herod at Puma Road

 
1/30/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local jazz musicians Zach Westfall on bass and Ben Herod on saxophone. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.