For almost 60 years Pacific Grove’s Good Old Days Celebration, the largest arts and crafts show in this county, has brought us together for art, food, parades, entertainment, and lots of fun. This all-family affair takes place this year on April 9 and 10, from 9-5 p.m. each day, at various locations on Lighthouse Avenue between 11th and Congress.
Both days of this festival are jam-packed with events. Here’s a sampling for you, beginning with events and activities that will happen on Saturday and Sunday:
- 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Carnival and pony rides, Petting Zoo, Water Bubbles, Bunging Jumping Trampoline, and the Good Old Days Latin Stage (featuring Latin Dances, Zumba, and Latin Singers). In addition, the Pacific Grove Rotary Club Beer Garden will be open on both days during this time, serving beer and wine.
- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331, your kids can get fingerprinted for free. This is about adopting good practices for child safety.
- Saturday Special Activities. There are actually too many activities to mention (we’ll give you the right website addresses so you can check the details later), but included are the BookWorks Dance Stage and Pacific Grove Local T-Shirt Giveaways which run all day, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 – 11 a.m., the family favorite PG Rotary Good Old Days Parade from 10 – 11 a.m., and at 4:30 p.m. the Lighthouse Fellowship Pie Eating Contest.
- Sunday Special Activities. The Monterey Fire Department Fire Fighters Combat Challenge takes place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Firefighters from the tri-county area will be battling it out for your enjoyment (and support).
Our Good Old Days Celebration this year will include over 225 art and food vendors, all in downtown Pacific Grove. If you like being entertained, you’ll get to see and hear The Snarky Cats, Stu Heydon Blues Band, the Short Band, and a few more. On the BookWorks Dance Stage, new to this year, nine dance groups will perform for you. Catch the Stevenson School Dance, RockStar Dance Studio, Dance Center Carmel, and half a dozen more.
This list was accurate at the time of publication; please check directly with the venue(s) to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.