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Calendar of Events

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JANUARY

Whalefest Monterey

Held during the migration of gray whales featuring fun activities at Old Fisherman's Wharf near the Custom House.

Monterey, CA
http://www.seemonterey.com

FEBRUARY

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

This 72-hole PGA Tour golf championship tournament features pros and celebrities.
Pebble Beach, CA
http://www.attpbgolf.com


APRIL

Pacific Grove Good Old Days

Art and food vendors in downtown with a parade, entertainment, fun for the whole family
Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
http://www.seemonterey.com

Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival

The largest cycling and consumer trade show in North America featuring bicycling races and fun rides.
215 West Franklin Street, Suite 214 Monterey, CA 94940
http://www.seaotterclassic.com

Big Sur International Marathon

Register early to run or be a spectator along the scenic route.
Big Sur, CA
http://www.bsim.org

MAY

Steinbeck Festival

Honoring the great 20th century writer John Steinbeck where the author was born.
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
http://www.steinbeck.org/

Tudor United Sportscar Championship

New series of racing is a merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series.
Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca, Salinas
http://www.seemonterey.com/events/sporting/sports-car-championships/

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Garden Party

The annual Tor House Spring Garden Party will bring together admirers of poetry and architecture. Enjoy the sights, music, refreshments and poetry. Reservations required.
26304 Ocean View Avenue
Carmel, CA
831-624-1813
www.torhouse.org

Marina International Festival of the Winds

Mother's Day weekend
Featuring kite flying, wind related activities, live music, entertainment, a skate board contest, and food and vendor booths
Glorya Jean Tate Park and Marina State Beach
http://www.marinafestival.com

Carmel Art Festival

Gallery events, demonstrations take place a several art galleries.
Davendorf Park, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
http://www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com/

Salinas Valley Fair

Old fashion county fair, with a carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, fun for the family.
Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, King City
http://salinasvalleyfair.com/

California Roots Music and Arts Festival

Three day event over Memorial Day weekend featuring reggae acts, food, art and sustainable practices.
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
http://californiarootsfestival.com/

Castroville Artichoke Festival

Celebrate all things Artichoke! The Festival features a classic car show, PAL run, and parade. Castroville, CA
Tel: (831) 633-2465
http://www.artichoke-festival.org

JUNE

Monterey Wine Festival

For wine lovers who want to discover their next favorite wine and a great place to find local wines to stock up the cellar.
The Monterey Custom House Plaza
Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
http://www.montereywine.com

Monterey Beer Festival

Over 70 breweries on tap, with live music and food.
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
http://www.montereybeerfestival.com/

Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration

Showcasing over 60 artist, local wines, entertainment, shops and galleries throughout Carmel Valley Village.
http://www.carmelvalleychamber.com/

JULY

4th of July Celebrations

Celebrate the 4th of July with a BBQ and live music with the City of Monterey.
Colton Hall. You can also enjoy 4th of July in Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Spreckels as they each through their own hometown celebrations.

http://www.seemonterey.com/

California Rodeo Salinas

One of the top 20 rodeos in the United States.
Salinas Sports Complex Salinas, CA
Tel: (800) 771-8807
http://www.carodeo.com

Carmel Bach Festival

A 16 day music celebration which musicians from all around the world performing at various venues including the Sunset Center, Carmel Mission Basilica, Church in the Forest, and All Saints Church.
Carmel
http://www.bachfestival.org/

Feast of Lanterns

For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its history and culture with this summer festival.
Pacific Grove, CA
http://www.feast-of-lanterns.org/

Blues, Brews & Barbeque

Two day blues festival featuring blues, food and beer.
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
http://bluesbrewsandbarbecue.com/

42nd Moss Landing Antique Street Fair

Featuring hundreds of antique vendors setting up booths on the streets of Moss Landing.
Moss Landing, CA
http://www.mosslandingchamber.com/

AUGUST

Monterey Auto Week and Concours d'Elegance

Classic cars take to the streets, golf courses and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Collector cars meet and compete in this tradition going back over a half century
Monterey County and Pebble Beach Resorts
http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/

Sand City West End Celebration

Annual celebration featuring unique art work.
Sand City, CA
http://www.westendcelebration.com/

First City Festival

Two day music event, in it's infancy showcasing today's top touring bands.
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
http://www.firstcityfestival.com/

Monterey County Fair

Carnival rides, food, livestock exhibits, rodeo and live music held annually at the end of the month.
http://www.montereycountyfair.com/annual-fair

Events at Chateau Julien

August-December
Over 1000 oak barrels filled with wine, and 15