Everything Italian! Monterey™s Old Fisherman™s Wharf 2ND Annual Columbus Day Weekend Celebration

Save the Date! Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association is holding its special free “Everything Italian! Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf 2ND Annual Columbus Day Weekend Celebration” event on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Celebrate Monterey’s Italian heritage on Fisherman’s Wharf at the 2nd Annual Columbus Day weekend event.

The “Everything Italian! Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf 2nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Celebration” will highlight special Italian dishes featured at the many Wharf restaurants in honor of the holiday from cannoli to torrone and beyond.  

On Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th, there will be many fun family activities, with special “guests’ from history including Queen Isabella and her court, the Knights of Columbus, Tarantella Dancers and other local performers and entertainment, and much, much more. There will be lots of live music from local musicians performing Italian and traditional music. Experience a “voyage” on the seas with one of the Wharf’s Whale Watching boats, deep sea fishing boats, sailboats or the Little Mermaid Glass Bottom boat.  Come see a Coast Guard Fast Boat, climb aboard and learn how they navigated their ships during Columbus’ time.  Also enjoy visits by “Auxter the Otter.” Come see Italian Cars on display and play a game of  Bocce.  Fun for the whole family.


What: “Everything Italian” Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf 2nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Celebration held by the Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association

When: Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf, 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940

Information: www.montereywharf.com or 831-238-0777 or [email protected]

Schedule of Activities:

Saturday (October 11, 2014) and Sunday (October 12, 2014)  - Detailed schedule to be announced.

About Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf:

Visitors to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will want to plan their visit to include lunch or dinner at one of the many Wharf restaurants.  Many restaurants will be featuring special Columbus Day Weekend small bites.  By going to www.montereywharf.com, visitors to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf can access the “Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf” free VIP Card promotion with 27 special offers.

A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn’t complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey that was built in 1845 for regular passenger and freight service.  Known as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World™” and a top destination of visitors from around the world, Monterey’s Old Fisherman's Wharf provides a wide array of award-winning dining, shopping, live theater, special events, whale watching, bay cruises, a glass bottom boat, marine life, fishing and sailing, and strolling leisurely in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Monterey Bay.  Savor delicious cuisine at a myriad of fabulous restaurants featuring stunning views and award-winning Italian food, sustainable seafood, grass-fed steaks, including the region’s famous clam chowder and calamari. Enjoy salt water taffy, homemade chocolates, caramel apples, cotton candy and many other yummy treats. View sea otters, sea lions, dolphins, whales, sea birds and other wildlife up close and personal that also share the Wharf. Watch people who have gone out and caught their own fish on the local and chartered fishing boats return with their own “catch of the day”. 

Celebrate the first location in Monterey County where tender abalone was cooked and served in a restaurant. Check out the many fun shops to find the perfect memento of your visit and a variety of unique gifts. Enjoy the exquisite views and the “best place to walk and people watch” in Monterey County! 

Situated near downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman’s Wharf is conveniently located along the Monterey Bay Recreation Trail and has plenty of nearby parking.

For more information about Old Fisherman’s Wharf, go to www.montereywharf.com or call 831.238-0777.