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Monterey Peninsula Events:

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Annual Event Calendar:

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/events/community/whalefest/

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/events/community/good-old-days/

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.
Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA
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

SEPTEMBER

Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd., Monterey CA
The 54th annual festival features top jazz artists, exhibits and educational seminars
http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

California International Airshow
Watch aeronautical acrobatics featuring the USAF Thunderbirds, Sean D. Tucker, Vicky Benzing and more. Military and civilian aircrafts will be on display.
http://salinasairshow.com/

OCTOBER

Butterfly Parade and Bazaar
Children in costume will be participating in the Butterfly Parade to welcome back the monarchs. Parade to start on Robert Down on Pine Avenue. Butterfly Bazaar to follow.
Robert Down Elementary
(831) 917-8047
http://www.seemonterey.com/events/community/butterfly-parade/

Carmel International Film Festival
Featuring independent films and art in various mediums for this 5 day festival.
Sunset Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
http://carmelartandfilm.com/

NOVEMBER

Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay
The gently-rolling, 13.1 mile course travels through historic Monterey, down Cannery Row, along Ocean View Blvd., into downtown Pacific Grove and along the coast to Asilomar and back.
www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org

Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival
Featuring some of the best balladeers and cowboy/girl poets. Western art and gear sale, Saturday night western ho-down, silent auction, and "cowboy" church service among other festivities.
Monterey Conference Center
http://www.montereycowboy.org/

DECEMBER

Various Holiday Events throughout Monterey County
Includes Del Monte Shopping Center Holiday Tree Lighting, Salina Holiday Parade of Lights, Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade of Lights, First Night Monterey, and more!
http://www.seemonterey.com/events/community/holiday-events/

Christmas at the Inns
Visit ten Bed & Breakfast Inns decorated for the holidays in Victoria-era splendor. Limited number of tickets sold. Entertainment and light refreshments served.
Pacific Grove, CA
http://www.seemonterey.com/events/community/holiday-events/