Cannery Row Block Party


Thousands of tourists and locals packed Monterey streets at the 4th annual Cannery Row Block Party on Sunday.

Wave and Foam streets were jammed with families and performers as local traffic slowed to a crawl.

The crowds gobbled seafood cocktails, taste-tested ice cream sundaes and listened to a musical tribute to Carlos Santana by the group Zebop.

The free event was populated by a circus like assortment of stilt walkers, clowns and wild animals — including a turtle, a hyena and a 110-pound mandrill who yawned on demand.

Umm, yeah. That’s some real Cannery Row worthy attractions. Sure.

Cannery Row Block Party