Passeggiata (pronounced - päs-sād-ˈjä-tä)

An Italian term denoting going for a “stroll” following a meal to meet up with friends and neighbors. This monthly event invites locals and visitors to enjoy a great time on the coast, by offering restaurant and retail special offers, music and more, from May through September through purchase of a “Passaporto”.
This summer, the Half Moon Bay Review and the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau, are bringing locals and visitors, five different dates and opportunities to enjoy a Passeggiata with their friends and neighbors to listen to music, eat food, taste wine, enjoy cocktails, watch cooking demonstrations, and more!

When: Third Thursday, May through September (May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th), from 5pm until 9pm.

Where to Buy:  Purchase a “Passaporto” for $25 ($325+ value) from the Chamber or

How it works: "Passaporto" is good for the entire 2016 season (May through September) and lists participating shops, restaurants, and wine cafes. Starting at 5:00pm, bring your "Passaporto" and shop local retail stores to take advantage of discounts and specials. Beginning at 6:00pm, enjoy music and activities along the way, as you stroll from restaurant to cafe.

"Passaporto" includes:
- Specials and discounts at participating retail stores (redeemable when Passaporto is shown at time of purchase).
- Featured farm-to-table "Passeggiata" appetizer with a purchased alcoholic or specialty beverage (*one appetizer per participating restaurant, per Passaporto, reedemable when shown at time of purchase).

Participating Retail Stores:  

  • Abode - 10% off of all in-store merchandise, excluding special orders
  • Oddyssea – 2 Doudloons (garden activities) and passaporto
  • The Posh Moon - 10% off and a gift with purchase
  • Toque Blanche –Cooking demos and 10% off one item
  • West Main- 10% off all store merchandise

Plus, artisinal food tastings, designer clothing runways, treasure hunts, and Passeggiata celebrations.

Don't miss the Opening Night Special Event on May 19th... Oddyssea will be kicking off the 2016 Passeggiata season celebrating their Guinness Books of Records Cannon Ball Run, the world's largest marble run!

*See individual participating restaurants for items offered and restrictions; not valid with other specials, for take-out, or at private events.  Not valid in the dining area (bar only) of some restaurants.
Music scheduled over the five months of Passeggiata:
  • Randy Bales- Chinese Melodrama
  • Fret & Fiddle
  • Graesson Berbano
  • Lighthouse String Band

Save the dates! Five fun nights on the Coastside! For Social Media tagging: #halfmoonbaygetsanightlife, #ourhalfmoonbay