Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on select weekend dates allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light.

Stroll our galleries with fewer people as you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live musical performances. Plus, enjoy delicious, sustainable food featuring the freshest ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the Central Valley.


June 30–Sept. 1 (Saturdays)

6–8 p.m.


June 30 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Andrea's Fault
(Jazz/Blues/Rock)

July 7 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Joint Chiefs
(Funk/R&B/Soul)

July 14 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
The Chicano All Stars
(Latin/Rock/R&B)

July 21 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars
(Jazz)

July 28 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Victory Lane
(Rock/Surf/Blues)

Aug. 4 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Wild Card
(Rock/Soul/Motown)

Aug. 11 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
White Album Ensemble
(Variety)

Aug. 18 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Joint Chiefs
(Funk/R&B/Soul)

Aug. 25 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars
(Jazz)

Sept. 1 (Sat.)

Cash bar available
Cash bar
Small bites available for purchase
Small bites
Live music
Dave Holodiloff
(Variety)
Cannery Row Parking Garage

Free Parking for Locals

The Cannery Row Parking Garage located at 601 Foam St. (between Hoffman Ave. and Prescott Ave.) is free for Monterey County residents after 4 p.m. You'll need a current driver's license with a "939" zip code.

Hop Aboard the MST Trolley

Avoid traffic by hitching a free ride to the Aquarium on the MST trolley, which runs every 10 to 15 minutes between the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey. Learn more

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