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September 30th,
October 1st & 2nd

After a two-year hiatus, Butterfly Days
returns this year with a full schedule of events for its 2022 festival and as John Steinbeck described this iconic Pacific Grove event
– it’s a Hooptedoodle!

Friday, September 30th

5:00 to 8:00pm

This evening is a welcome home evening to our monarchs, PG alumni, and friends. Downtown will take on a carnivalesque atmosphere with street entertainers and music – it’ll be a Hooptedoodle of an evening!

Saturday, October 1st

11:00am to 4:00pm

The day starts with the school district’s iconic Butterfly Parade and Bazaar, followed by events at

Chautauqua Hall and Elmarie Dyke Park, Jewell Park, Museum, Library, and a treasure hunt through town and participating businesses offering specials to their customers.

Saturday Evening, October 1st

5:00 to 7:00pm

Sunset Celebration at Point Pinos Lighthouse

Come watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean while enjoying bites and sips, and entertainment – it’ll be a Hooptedoodle of an evening! It is a fundraiser for

Butterfly Days and The Heritage Society.

Tickets are available. Space is limited.

Sunday, October 2nd

9:00am to 4:00pm

Pancake Breakfast starts off our Sunday morning. Activities return to downtown as well as the other venues much as they were presented on Sunday, plus a lecture by author David Laws based on his book, Secret Monterey that includes many tales of Pacific Grove.

Hooptedoodle 2022

2022 Butterfly Days PARTNERS

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If you’d like to volunteer, make a donation to Butterfly Days or sponsor an individual event,

or have a question about Butterfly Days,  you can contact us via email at:

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