Events

above the courtyard at Vagabond house
Pebble Beach Golf Course next to Ocean
peaces for sale at a farmers market

Pacific Grove Farmers Market

Every Monday 4 PM to 7 PM

Downtown Pacific Grove, Central and Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA

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The Farmer's Market at Old Monterey Marketplace  

Tuesdays - October through April: 4:00-7:00pm May through September: 4:00-8:00pm

Old Monterey Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl, Monterey, CA

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Carmel Art Walk

Second Saturday every month 4 PM to 7 PM

Carmel-by-the-Sea , CA

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Carmel International Film Festival

October 2 through 6, 2024

Curated by accomplished filmmakers and set in one of the most beautiful and famous enclaves on the planet, the Carmel International Film Festival is a mix of high quality events.

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The Spanish Bay Bagpiper

Everyday, mid-March through mid-November 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM, earlier in mid-November through mid-March.

The first tee at The Links at Spanish Bay in front of STICKS

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2024

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Carmel Culinary Week

May 31 - June 8, 2024

Join us for Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week from May 31 - June 8, 2024 and experience the Art of the Plate through immersive culinary events, curated menus, and special offers at more than 30 participating restaurants, along village-wide events.

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The Artichoke Festival

Norma Jean Mortenson, better known as Marilyn Monroe, was named California’s first honorary Artichoke Queen in 1948. Eleven years later, the official festival started and continues to grow, appealing to visitors from near and far. The annual Artichoke Festival continues to support the heritage of Castroville’s farming community.

Monterey County Fair and Event Center 2004 Fairground Rd Monterey, CA

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Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey Indycar races

Indycar races June 20-23, 2024

At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

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Canada Day

Canada Day is observed on July 1 each year in Canada, celebrating the “birthday” of Canada—the July 1, 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act which united three British colonies into a new country called Canada.

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US Independence Day

July 4th, the day the United States of America became the first nation in history to declare indepedence from a ruling country.

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Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest

July 6-8, 2024. How about 190 mph superbikes and some family fun?

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey CA

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AHRMA Classic Motofest of Monterey

July 12-14, 2024 dates are a placeholder. Please check back for more information on 2024 event! Phone: (831) 242-8201

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy

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Carmel Bach Festival

July 13-27, 2024

at various venues throughout each day

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California Rodeo Salinas

July 18-21, 2024. The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 10 Professional Rodeos in the United States and the largest in California.

Salinas Sports Complex

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Mexican Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)

September 16 following El Grito de Dolores

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The Monterey Jazz Festival

September 26-29, 2024. The longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world!

Performed at the famous 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey CA

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Poodle Day Weekend

October 3-6, 2024. Dates are tentative. Check the website below for updates.

Poodle Day is an annual event in Carmel, California, that unites poodle owners and lovers—and their furry companions—for a fun-filled day, which includes a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions, off-leash beach play, as well as evening cocktail parties. In addition to being one of California’s premier vacation destinations, Carmel consistently ranks as one of Dog Fancy’s top ten most dog-friendly cities in America.

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Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 14, 2024

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Monterey Bay Half Marathon

November 8-10, 2024

Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway

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Thanksgiving Week

November 26-30, 2024

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Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony

December 6, 2024, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Location: Ocean Avenue between Junipero Avenue & Mission Street

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Christmas and New Years Holidays

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is one of the most enchanting places to spend the holidays. From the charming twinkling lights and festive holiday decorations to live entertainment, fun leisure activities, and boutique shopping, there’s something magical about celebrating Christmas time in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Hanukkah

December 25, 2024 - January 2, 2025

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