Mother's Day on the Wharf


April 2023. Monterey, CA.  Bring your Mother, Grandmother and your family to celebrate Mother's Day on the Wharf on Sunday, May 14, 2023


There will be lots of fun and festive Mother's Day decorations on display for family photos and selfies!  


Enjoy a free photo op with your family with the Giant Rose-Framed Backdrop.


The Wharf restaurants and stores will be offering delicious Mother's Day specials for lunch and dinner and there will be special sale items at the shops. 


The three candy shops on the Wharf will  also have many sweet treats for Mothers.


Gift certificates for Whale Watching, Fishing, Sailing and Glass Bottom Boat Trips offered by businesses on the Wharf also make wonderful Mother's Day gifts.


Thank you for coming to Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf to Shop Local!     


About Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf


A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn’t complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Built in 1845 for regular passenger and freight service and celebrating its 177th birthday, the Wharf was a main location for the filming of the hit HBO series, Big Little Lies, Season One.


Known as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World” and a top destination of visitors from around the world that attracts 4 million visitors per year, Monterey’s Old Fisherman's Wharf features 11 restaurants, 3 candy shops, 1 ice cream store, 1 tea and coffee store, 8 gift shops, 4 whale watching firms, 2 fishing companies, sailing, glass bottom boat rides, Bay cruises, fish markets and the Wharf Theatre.


Enjoy award-winning dining, special events, viewing an array of marine life, 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, 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. 


For more information, go to or call (831) 238-0777.