Valentine's and Photo Contest at Old Fisherman's Wharf



For Immediate Release

Publicity Contact: Wendy Brickman

[email protected] or 831-594-1500



Celebrate February and Valentine’s on Old Fisherman’s Wharf


Participate in Old Fisherman’s Wharf “Heart to Heart Valentine’s Photo Contest during the month of February



January, 2021. Monterey, CA. Celebrate February and the Valentine’s season on Old Fisherman’s Wharf and participate in the Old Fisherman's Wharf Heart to Heart Valentine's Photo Contest.


Enjoy some February Fun at Old Fisherman’s Wharf! February is the month to celebrate love and affection and we certainly love everyone who comes to Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf to Shop Local with our businesses! 


Wharf merchants have created some great specials including:


Crabby Jim’s will feature a Valentine’s special with whole Dungeness Crab with Cajun Seasoning.


Crab Louie’s will feature a Valentine’s special featuring crab and lobster.


Old Fisherman’s Grotto will feature a special Valentine’s Day Feast to be ordered by February 12th and picked up on February 14th. The delicious Chef Juan’s Classic Valentine’s Day Feast will feature all of the flavorful dinner items carefully packed to be enjoyed at home including for two servings:  two 6 ounce Prime Flame-Broiled Filet Mignon, topped with Demi-Glace Sauce and Portabella Mushrooms, two succulent 7 ounce Oven Broiled Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter, two Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes, two servings of Roasted Organic Vegetables, Two servings of Kings Hawaiian rolls, Champagne for two, plus two Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and two slices of a Layered Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting topped with fresh raspberries.  Call Old Fisherman’s Grotto to preorder.


Other restaurants will have specials too and outdoor dining is now available, weather permitting.


Valentine’s is a great time for confections! The three Candy Shops on the Wharf will have  lots of special items too for the Valentine’s holiday season.


Candy World will feature Beautiful Godiva Hearts, Godiva Gold Gift Boxes (large and small), Valentines Kisses 1/2 lb wrapped red foil, Chocolate Handcuffs and Boxed candy hearts with messages.


Carousel Candies – Carousel Candies will offer 20% off of all purchases to locals who pay by cash, just with the mention of the famous lyrics, “All You Need is Love” during the entire month of February.  There will be Valentine’s Salt Water Taffy,  Valentine’s Decorated Gourmet Apples, smothered in their famous, homemade, creamy caramel and then hand-decorated with premium chocolate and gourmet toppings, pre-packed attractive Valentine’s chocolate boxes or put together a customized beautiful Valentine’s box of everyone’s favorites including smooth, creamy chocolates with or without fresh roasted nuts, Rocky Road hearts made with homemade fresh marshmallow, assorted chocolate truffles, turtles, clusters, and many more choices.


Wharf Chocolate Factory will feature a delicious edible chocolate heart-shaped box filled with Chocolate Truffles.


The Wharf Gift Shops will feature many great items for thoughtful presents for Valentine’s Day or other occasions.


Gift certificates for whale watching, fishing, sailing and Glass Bottom Trips also make a wonderful gift for family and friends.


About Old Fisherman’s Wharf’s Heart to Heart Valentine’s Photo Contest


Fisherman’s Wharf Association is pleased to hold another free to enter photo contest!


To enter a photo in the Wharf's Heart to Heart Valentine's Photo Contest, everyone is invited to take a photo at Old Fisherman's Wharf during the month of February holding anything with a Red Heart to honor Valentine's Day. 


Please send your photo submission to [email protected] before February 28, 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 Heart to Heart Photo 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 Valentine’s box of candy ($25 value) from Candy World or Carousel Candies or Wharf Chocolate Factory. Winners will be notified by March 20, 2021.


In addition to Valentine's Day decorations on the Wharf for the perfect selfies and family photos, the Wharf merchants will soon be offering some "heart-filled" items including lots of sweet treats at the three candy shops (Candy World, Carousel Candies and the Wharf Chocolate Factory), plus there will be lots of "heart-adorned" items from jewelry and more heart-felt items at the Wharf gift shops. There will also be special food items from the restaurants featuring tasty Valentine's specials, too.   


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, 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. Courtesy of the City of Monterey, there is one hour free parking for everyone in the Waterfront Parking Lot at this time.


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