Nothing says Memorial Day like the beach, barbeques and time with the family, but nothing says Memorial Day on the Monterey Peninsula like Clam Chowder and Calamari! The inaugural Great Monterey Clam Chowder & Calamari Festival will be held May 26-28, 2012 at the historic Custom House Plaza directly adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa.
Monterey’s waterfront will come alive with a full weekend of food, live music, cooking demonstrations and more types of chowder than you can possibly imagine! This free family friendly event will also feature a bevy of different food and beverage options with arts & crafts, marine-oriented educational organizations and local chefs teaching some of their culinary secrets. Live bands are scheduled throughout the weekend with the festival running from 11am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday and from 11am to 6pm on Monday.
So if you are looking for a reason to come to the Monterey Peninsula on Memorial Day Weekend, and seriously, who isn’t, make your reservations at the Portola Hotel & Spa today and plan on great food and good times at the Great Monterey Clam Chowder & Calamari Festival.