The full name of the event is the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, referring to both its sister event, the Big Sur International Marathon, and to its physical location, largely along the shores of Monterey and Pacific Grove. And though the invariably sold-out Half Marathon on Sunday, November 8th is the crowning event of the weekend, there are many other activities surrounding it.
Not quite ready for a half-marathon? You can still run - or even walk - in the all new Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K on Saturday, November 12th. This event, with a course just over three miles long, showcases the downtown and scenic coastline of Pacific Grove and is open to anyone in good health ages 5 and up. Register at the official web site.
Children can also participate in the By the Bay 3K, also on Saturday. Participants in this fun run will get a T-shirt and a finisher's medallion. There will also be activities for children before and after the race. Register at the official web site.
Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf Association is proud to sponsor and hold the first ever “Christmas on the Wharf” Weekend festivities on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California featuring great holiday entertainment, beautiful holiday lights, a 19-foot Christmas tree, sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet” visits, holiday princesses and much more!
First Night Monterey is a festive New Year’s Eve community arts celebration designed for the pleasure and entertainment of all ages. The streets of historic downtown Monterey come alive, and are transformed into a festive setting featuring an array of displays, food and performances by musicians, dancers, singers, poets, and other entertaining artists. Music styles offer a wide selection of classical, folk, jazz, salsa, reggae, rock and world music, with many featured groups performing at more than 20 indoor and outdoor venues. Please click here for more detailed information.