Monterey Bay Events Calendar

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Monterey is a town full of activity, a result of the amalgamation of locals and tourists, golfers, gourmets, wine and wildlife enthusiasts and everyone in between. It’s no wonder there are always a number of events in Monterey, CA. With festivals, farmer’s markets, happy hours, and more, let our Monterey Bay Events Calendar guide you to our city’s most exciting things to do.

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First Friday Monterey

First Friday Monterey

First Friday Monterey

From Friday, July 1, 2022 to Friday, December 2, 2022 July 1, 2022 December 2, 2022 Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
From 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Experience the culture and flavors of downtown Monterey through the food, wine, craft beer, art, and live music of the community. Local shops, restaurants, and artists come together on the First Friday of every month to create a family-friendly event for all ages. Explore a variety of offerings along Alvarado Mall and Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey.

DATE: First Friday of Every Month
TIME: 5pm to 8pm
LOCATION: Downtown Monterey, Portola Hotel & Spa, Alvarado Mall

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES & VENDORS | FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022*

ADVENTURES BY THE SEA
Free bike tune-ups and basic repairs on-site for customers with extended hours to 8pm. Rent a Surrey for 50% off the published activity price – perfect for families or groups of friends.

PETER B'S BREWPUB
Award-winning craft beer and Happy Hour until 8pm at Peter B’s. Outside enjoy live music and outdoor games in the Beer Garden including Jenga, Cornhole, and more!

CREPES OF BRITTANY
Savor the summer with Crepes of Brittany. Open for extended hours and featuring a live performance by local accordion player on the outside patio.

KRML 94.7 FM
The team from KRML will be broadcasting live at Peter B’s from 5pm to 8pm with plenty of swag and giveaways! Come meet the team from the only stand-alone, locally-owned radio station on the Monterey Bay!

PUMA ROAD AT PORTOLA PLAZA
Live music from 6pm to 8pm with local vocalist and guitarist Samuel Cauthorn.

SOVINO WINE BAR & MERCHANT
Sip and savor a variety of wines with Happy Hour all night at Sovino.

MONTEREY MAGIC CLUB
Spin the wheel of magical prizes and enter to win free magic show tickets with a drawing on the hour, every hour!

MY MUSEUM
Join the team from MY Museum where curiosity and creativity flourish at their children’s craft table. The only children's museum in Monterey County, and right down the street from the Portola Hotel, MY Museum serves over 60,000 people a year.

PRINCESS MONTEREY CRUISES
Join Princess Monterey Whale Watching for a 1-1/2 hour Sip and Sea Sunset Cruise on the beautiful Monterey Bay. The First Friday Sunset Cruise departs at 6:30pm from Princess Monterey Cruises on Fisherman's Wharf #1. Beer, wine, and champagne are available, as well as hot and cold soft drinks and snacks for purchase.
General Admission is $35. Use discount code "FirstFriday10" and receive $10 off per person. Reservations are recommended to secure your spot on the cruise, call (831) 372-2203 or email info@princessmontereycruises.com.

VENTURE GALLERY
Explore local artists at Venture Gallery. Watch as Carol Gray does a live painting demonstration and enjoy light refreshments while admiring the jewelry trunk show.

SPA ON THE PLAZA
Relax at Spa on the Plaza with a 20-minute foot massage for $50. Foot massage includes complimentary champagne and strawberries.

Follow and share your First Friday experience on social media with #FirstFridayMonterey

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