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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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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December 25, 2024 - January 2, 2025

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