Every winter, the community of Monterey gets together to celebrate the return of gray whales to Monterey Bay, a natural course in their regular migrations. The two-day festival takes over historic downtown Monterey with live music from local bands, face painting, historic walking tours, and chalk art available for attendees. Travelers can celebrate the whales properly at this seaside neighborhood, as well as by taking a whale watching boat tour, which can easily be found on Old Fisherman’s Wharf.
January 28-29, 2017
Old Fisherman’s Wharf