St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Luck of the Irish Calamari & Cocktail Crawl on the Wharf


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Luck of the Irish Calamari & Cocktail Crawl on the Wharf

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Come and find out at Old Fisherman’s Wharf’s “Luck of the Irish St Patrick’s Day Celebration: Calamari & Cocktail Crawl on the Wharf” on Friday, March 17, 2023.  

At a Glance


Fisherman's Wharf Association is proud to hold its “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Luck of the Irish Calamari & Cocktail Crawl on the Wharf” festivities at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California.

The Wharf restaurants will be serving a variety of delicious calamari and specialty cocktails for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. From to Baja to Buffalo calamari to traditional calamari and more, try several of them at the Wharf restaurants (for a fee). 

Love the sound of the pipes? Sponsored by Monterey County Bank, award-winning professional bagpiper for over 45 years, Pipe Major Michel d’Avenas, will be performing on the Wharf and visiting the restaurants from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

The Wharf will be decorated for St. Patrick’s Day for great photo ops!

Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Why not stop by our 3 candy stores after dinner: Carousel Candies will feature its famous Irish Cream Homemade Salt Water Taffy and more, plus Candy World and the Wharf Chocolate Factory will also feature some special St. Patrick’s Day confections.

Enjoy great photo ops at Old Fisherman’s Wharf with lots of St. Patrick’s Day decorations up and down the Wharf courtesy of Fisherman’s Wharf Association and Diagio Brands (Beverage Company that represents Guinness Stout, Guinness Zero (non-alcoholic), Harp Lager and Smithwick's Irish Red Ale). Capture some fun photo memories with family and friends.

Both Cafe Fina and Old Fisherman's Grotto will feature delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage dinners. Get your reservations early!

Here's a link to the special St. Patrick’s Day menu at Old Fisherman's Grotto available from 11 am – 9 pm which features Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage and Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Stout for $25.

You’ll also find some green beer and fresh crab at Kokomo’s.

Here's a link to information about special whale watching trips from Monterey Bay Whale Watching

(Or, check the St. Patrick’s Day on the Wharf event page on        

About Michel d’Avenas, Bagpiper

Monterey bagpiper and instructor of the Great Highland bagpipes, Michel d'Avenas has been teaching in the greater Monterey, California area for over 45 years. He performs weekly at the Inn at Spanish Bay, and is a full-time professional bagpiper for weddings, funerals, and other events in the area. He is also the pipe major of the competitive Monterey Bay Pipe Band.


Friday, March 17, 2023   - 10 am - 9:30 pm


Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California. Directions: GPS to 201 Washington Street.    

Parking is also available in the nearby City of Monterey East and West Garages in Downtown Monterey.   Directions:

Please have a designated driver or call Uber or Lyft if you plan to enjoy several cocktails!  


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

About 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, the Wharf was recently 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 13 restaurants, 3 candy shops, 8 gift shops, 4 whale watching firms, 2 fishing companies and 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, seabirds 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. Take in the exquisite views and enjoy 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.

Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf continues to feature its popular “Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf” free VIP Card promotion available on the website with two dozen special offers for both locals and visitors.

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