St. Patrick's Day Celebration on the Wharf




March, 2021. Monterey, CA. Old Fisherman’s Wharf merchants are thrilled to learn that Monterey County will be going into the Red Tier on March 17th.


According to Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, “As Daylight Savings Time begins, it couldn’t be better timing for Wharf visitors and Wharf merchants to be able to enjoy the benefits of the Red Tier that is to begin on March 17th with 25% indoor dining and retailers able to move to 50% capacity, among other benefits. The merchants are excited about beginning to start to reverse their losses from the prior year and regain hope for the future of their businesses.”


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on the Wharf…


Come out and celebrate the beloved St. Patrick’s Day traditions on Old Fisherman’s Wharf and see some great St. Patrick's Day holiday decor for fun photos.  Also, participate in the Old Fisherman's Wharf’s “Luck ‘o the Irish St. Patrick’s Day Limerick and Photo Contest” during the month of March. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a leprechaun!


On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, several Old Fisherman’s Wharf restaurants will feature some delicious dinner specials including traditional corned beef and cabbage dinners and green beer including Café Fina, Old Fisherman’s Grotto, Scales Seafood & Steaks and more. During March, you can also find fun St. Patrick’s Day “green” gift items and more. The candy shops will have some fun confection specials for St. Patrick’s Day, too. Carousel Candies will feature “Irish Potatoes” made from Divinity Fudge with cocoa powder and pine nuts for the “eyes”. Candy World will feature 8 kinds of green taffy in many flavors and Green Mint Fudge. 


Outdoor dining is now available as well as To Go/Curbside. Get your steps in while shopping at the fun Wharf shops. It’s also a great time to see our Monterey Bay and marine wildlife with a variety of Whale Watching, Fishing, Sailing and Glass Bottom Boat Trips offered by businesses on the Wharf.


About Old Fisherman’s Wharf’s Luck ‘o the Irish St. Patrick’s Day Limerick and Photo Contest


Fisherman’s Wharf Association is pleased to announce another free to enter contest. Here’s hoping you get lucky!


There are several ways to win. To enter a photo in the Wharf's “Luck ‘o the Irish St. Patrick’s Day Limerick and Photo Contest”, either take a fun photo wearing the lucky color green at Old Fisherman's Wharf during the month of March, submit a photo with both Old Fisherman’s Wharf and a leprechaun in it (photoshopped photos are fine – be creative!) OR write a limerick that includes the word “Wharf” in it to honor St. Patrick’s Day.


A limerick is a five-line poem that consists of a single stanza, an AABBA rhyme scheme, and whose subject is a short, pithy tale or description.


Be sure to include a one-sentence photo caption, your name, address, email and phone number. Please indicate in the email submission if the photo can be used on the Wharf’s social media with your photo credit (who took the photo and what it describes).  The subject line of the email should state Wharf St. Patrick’s Day Contest Entry.

Photo and limerick submissions should be submitted to [email protected] before April 1, 2021.
Be sure to include a one-sentence photo caption, your name, address, email and phone number. Please indicate in the email submission if the photo can be used on the Wharf’s social media with your photo credit (who took the photo and what it describes).  The subject line of the email should state Wharf St. Patrick’s Day Contest Entry.
There will be a total of 6 winners and the first-place winner will receive $100 in Wharf Dollars, the second-place winner will receive $50 in Wharf Dollars and third place winner will receive $25 in Wharf Dollars) to be redeemed at any Wharf merchant. Three additional Honorable Mention Winners will receive a St. Patrick’s Day Candy Treat ($25 value) from Candy World or Carousel Candies or Wharf Chocolate Factory. Winners will be notified by April 1, 2021.
New! Please note that the Waterfront Parking Lot adjacent to Old Fisherman’s Wharf now features four automated Pay Stations. Please be sure to prepay for your parking before exiting the Waterfront Parking Lot. Courtesy of the City of Monterey, from Monday through Thursday, there is two hours free parking for anyone from the ‘939’ zip code in the Waterfront Parking Lot if you ask for a validation sticker from a Wharf merchant and paste it onto the parking ticket before prepaying for your parking at one of the four Pay Stations. There is a button to push on each Pay Station to connect you to someone who can answer any questions.
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 175th 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 12 restaurants, 3 candy shops, 1 ice cream store, 1 tea and coffee store, 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.
For more information, go to or call (831) 238-0777.