Ongoing Events

Old Monterey Market Place
Alvarado Street, Monterey
Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.
655-2607 | www.oldmonterey.org

Del Monte Farmers Market
Del Monte Shopping Center, Monterey
Sundays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon
May through October
728-5060 | www.montereybayfarmers.org

Carmel Farmers Market
The Barnyard Shopping Center, Carmel
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through September
728-5060 | www.montereybayfarmers.org

Marina Certified Farmers' Market
Marina Village Shopping Center
215 Reservation Road, Marina
Year-round on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
384-6961 | www.everyonesharvest.org

Monterey Farmers Market
Monterey Peninsula College
Year-round on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
728-5060 | www.montereybayfarmers.org

Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
Central Avenue at Grand Avenue, Pacific Grove
Year-round on Mondays, 4 to 7 p.m.
384-6961 | www.everyonesharvest.org


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Rodriguez Farmer & Flea Market
Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey
Carnival Lot, Gate 8
Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
235-1856 | www.montereycountyfair.com/events

Oldtown Certified Farmers Market
Across from the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
905-1407 or 920-1088 | www.oldtownsalinas.com

Monterey Symphony Concerts
Sunset Center, Carmel, or Steinbeck Institute, Salinas
Through June 3
646-8511 | www.montereysymphony.org

Art after Hours
Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific, Monterey
Third Thursday of each month, 5 to 7 p.m.
Monthly open house offers appetizers, wine and viewing works of art. Admission: free.
372-5477 | www.montereyart.org

Monterey Modernism
Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific, Monterey
Paintings and works on paper by California artists illuminating a revolutionary movement away from the popularity of Impressionism to an exploration of intense color and simplified form that emerged in art between World War I and World War II.
372-5477 | www.montereyart.org

California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum
Monterey Museum of Art - La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey
Through May 27
Nearly 60 paintings and watercolors by California's most renowned artists, including: Franz Bischoff, Jessie Botke, Paul Dougherty, Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, Armin Hansen, William Ritschel and Henrietta Shore.
372-3689 | www.montereyart.org

Salinas First Fridays Art Walks
Main Street, Oldtown Salinas
First Friday of each month. Fifty galleries, shops, restaurants and organizations in Oldtown Salinas throw open their doors to visitors, with live entertainment and refreshments.
5 to 8 p.m.
758-9126 or 758-0725 | www.oldtownsalinas.com

Historic Garden League Tours
Old Monterey
Docent-led tours by appointment, $5; self-guided tour brochure for $3 at the Picket Fence Store or other Historic Park locations.
649-3364 | www.historicgardenleague.org/tours

Point Sur Lightstation Guided Tours
West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel
April thru October: Saturdays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. Three-hour, one-mile walking tours, with a 300-foot vertical rise in elevation. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the locked gate 30 minutes early. Space is limited. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 6 to 17; free for age 5 and under.
625-4419 | www.pointsur.org

Tor House and Hawk Tower Tours
26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel
Hourly docent-led tours, every Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tax-deductible tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for full-time students.
624-1813 | www.torhouse.org

APRIL

APR 6
Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours
West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel
Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17.
6:45 p.m.
625-4419 | www.pointsur.org

APRIL 7
Monterey Bay Derby Dames
Water City Sports Center, Marina
Cannery Rollers v. Steinwreckers
Flat-track roller derby league serving Monterey County.
272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

APR 7
Harlem Gospel Choir
Sunset Center, Carmel, 8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

APR 12-15
Pebble Beach Food & Wine
5th annual culinary event celebrating the best in food and wine at an epic epicurean event with more than 80 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries assembled at Pebble Beach. Lunches, dinners, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and a legendary grand tasting.
1 (866) 907-3663 | www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com

APR 12
Taj Majal & The Trio
Sunset Center, Carmel
8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

APR 14
San Antonio de Padua Mission Days
Mission San Antonio de Padua, Jolon
Step back in time to the real Mission Days, with re-enactors in costume portraying soldiers, artisans and vaqueros on horseback. Demonstrations of adobe brick making, acorn grinding, tortilla making, weaving, bead making, face painting, rope making, bell ringing and much more.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(831) 385-4478 | missionsanantonio.net

APR 14
7th Annual Seniors' Prom
Palma School Gym, Acacia and Iverson, Salinas
"Hollywood Nights." Join the fun with an "evening of oldies," with music by Kool Inc. at this 7th annual event. Prom attire or your Sunday best — anything but jeans. All singles and couples over age 21 are welcome. Benefits the future Salinas Senior Center. Wine and hors d'oeuvres by Vintage Catering. Vintage car show.
Tickets: $40 per person or $280 for a table for 8. 7-11 p.m.
757-6030 | www.salinasseniorcenter.org

APR 14
Daedalus String Quartet
Sunset Center, Carmel
Presented by Chamber Music Monterey Bay. 8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

APR 14 & 15
55th Annual Good Old Days Celebration
Pacific Grove
A Pacific Grove tradition, Good Old Days includes Monterey County's largest arts and crafts show, with over 225 art and food vendors in downtown Pacific Grove; a parade down Pine Avenue; live entertainment on five stages; old-fashioned games and contests and lots of family fun. Free admission.
373-3304 | www.pacificgrove.org

APR 19-22
Sea Otter Classic
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
22nd annual "celebration of cycling," the Sea Otter Classic is regarded as the world's largest cycling festival, hosting nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 50,000 fans. Bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and age of rider, an expo, stunt shows, kids activities and a bike playground.
(800) 218-8411 or 373-2331 |
www.seaotterclassic.com

APR 20-22
51st Annual Wildflower Show
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Forest Avenue
Don't miss this rare opportunity to view over 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society partners with the Museum to make this Wildflower Show the largest in the Northern and Western hemispheres in terms of number of species and varieties represented.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
648-5718 | www.pgmuseum.org

APR 21
St. Mary's-By-The-Sea Annual Spring Book Fair
St. Mary's-By-The-Sea, Pacific Grove
Hundreds of great books! Hardcover, paperbacks, some brand new! mysteries, children's books, history, art, cookbooks, finance, spiritual, political, gardening and more Videos, DVD, CDs, records and cassettes. Fill a bag for $4.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
373-4441 | www.stmarysbythesea.org

APR 26
Mariachi Sol de México
Sunset Center, Carmel
America's premier mariachi ensemble.
8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

APR 28
1964 The Tribute
Sunset Center, Carmel
A musical journey to a time in rock history that will live in our hearts forever. Beatles tribute from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era.
8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

APR 29
27th Annual Big Sur International Marathon
Big Sur to Carmel
Consistently named the "Best Marathon in North America" by the Ultimate Guide to Marathons, the Big Sur International Marathon is set on one of the most breathtaking routes in the world along Highway One, from Big Sur to Carmel. BSIM events: the 26.2-mile marathon, a 21-mile power walk, a 5K run, 9-mile walk and 10.6-mile walk and the marathon relay. Participants enjoy live music along the course, from classical to rock, and Taiko drums to quartets. Spectators cheer on the runners and join in the marathon excitement and activities at the finish line.
625-6226 | www.bsim.org

MAY

MAY 3-6
Steinbeck Festival
National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas
Annual festival features four days of films, speakers, panels, theater and bus or walking tours.
775-4721 | www.steinbeck.org

MAY 4-19
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas
Evening shows: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7 p.m.; afternoon shows: May 5, 12 & 19 at 2 p.m.
775-0976 | www.arieltheatrical.org

MAY 5
Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours
West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel
Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17.
7:15 p.m.
625-4419 | www.pointsur.org or www.parks.ca.gov

MAY 6
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Spring Garden Party
Tor House, 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel
Annual Spring Garden Party brings together admirers of poetry, architecture, the wild coast of Carmel and, of course, Robinson Jeffers. Reservations not needed. Music, refreshments. 2-5 p.m.
624-1813 | www.torhouse.org

MAY 11
An Evening with Shirley MacLaine
Sunset Center, Carmel
8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

MAY 12
Marina International Festival of the Winds
Glorya Jean Tate Park, Marina State Beach and Marina Skate Park, Marina
Fly high at this 13th annual Mother's Day weekend event celebrating kite flying, hang gliding and other wind-oriented activities. Food and beverage, live music, kite making, and much more! Free admission.
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
www.marinafestival.com

MAY 12
Monterey Bay Derby Dames
Water City Sports Center, 2800 2nd Ave., Marina
Beasts of Eden v. Resurrection Roller Girls
Flat-track roller derby league serving Monterey County.
272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

MAY 16
Twilight Rides at Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Bicycle enthusiasts take to the legendary Laguna Seca track for informal Twilight Rides. Helmets are required. The track will be open to recreational cyclists from 4 to 6 pm. $10 per rider.
800-327-7322 | www.mazdaraceway.com

MAY 17-20
Carmel Art Festival
Devendorf Park, Mission St., Carmel
19th annual Carmel Art Festival features Plein Air and Sculpture-in-the-Park events, as well as a Quick Draw by the winning artists, Carmel Youth Art Show and Kids Art Day. Many galleries in Carmel schedule their own shows, receptions and painting demonstrations to coincide with the Carmel Art Festival.
642-2503 | www.carmelartfestival.org

MAY 17-20
68th Annual Salinas Valley Fair
Salinas Valley Fair, 625 Division Street, King City
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more. Includes the Monterey Wine Competition Grand Wine Tasting.
385-3243 | www.salinasvalleyfair.com

MAY 18
Jae-In Shin, Violin
Sunset Center, Carmel
Presented by Chamber Music Monterey Bay.
8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

MAY 18-20
Cooking for Solutions
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features more than 60 wineries and an all-star lineup 70 chefs: chef of the Year Michel Nischan, Alton Brown, Carla Hall, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello, Cindy Pawlcyn and more. Great chefs, gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Events include the signature gala celebration, food and wine adventures, cooking demonstrations and a seafood challenge. Cooking for Solutions supports the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program for healthy oceans.
644-7561 or 866-963-9645 |
www.cookingforsolutions.org

MAY 18-20
Monterey Rock & Rod Festival
Monterey Fairgrounds
Sixth annual event is a fun and entertaining way to raise much-needed funds for Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc. Food and vendor arcades. Music by Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, plus Terry Sylvester, formerly of the Hollies, and many other great bands throughout the weekend.
649-0102 | www.montereyrockrod.com

MAY 19 & 20
53rd Annual Castroville Artichoke Festival
Cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, entertainment, parade, children's activities, arts & crafts, three-dimensional fruit and vegetable Agro Art Competition, and lots of food: artichokes fried, sautéed, grilled, marinated, pickled, fresh, and creamed in soup. Plus foods from the many ethnic groups that give this area its character.
633-2465 | www.artichoke-festival.org

JUNE

JUN 2
Monterey Bay Derby Dames
Water City Sports Center, 2800 2nd Ave., Marina
Cannery Rollers vs. Babes of Wrath
Flat-track roller derby league serving Monterey County.
272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

JUN 3
Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours
West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel
Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17.
7:30 p.m.
625-4419 | www.pointsur.org

JUN 8 & 9
Monterey Wine Festival
Custom House Plaza, Monterey
California's longest-running wine festival celebrates its 36th anniversary with over 1,000 wines offered for tasting. June 8, 5 -9 p.m.; June 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
800-422-0251 | www.montereywine.com

JUN 9
Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration
Carmel Valley Village
8th Annual Art & Wine Celebration showcases over 60 artists, local wines and live music, in restaurants, shops and galleries throughout Carmel Valley Village. Fine art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, and a fine selection of cafes and restaurants will welcome guests.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
659-4000 | www.carmelvalleychamber.com

JUN 9
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Sunset Center, Carmel
The famed multiphonic singers of Drepung Loseling monastery perform ancient temple music and dances.
8 p.m.
620-2048 | www.sunsetcenter.org

JUN 9
Monterey Beer Festival
Monterey Fairgrounds
The greatest assortment of beer ever assembled on the Central Coast. Sample varied styles of ales, lagers and ciders from over 80 breweries, with hundreds of beers to taste. On hand will be the best of beer from around the world, including California, the US, Scotland, Belgium, Germany, England, France, Australia, Italy, Asia and Ireland. Must be 21 or older.
12:30 - 5 p.m.
373-2843 | www.nightthatneverends.com

JUN 9
Relay for Life
Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main St., Salinas
Relay for Life Salinas hosts one of the best events in the nation, having raised millions of dollars for cancer research. Relay for Life is a lifechanging event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
1-800-ACS-2345 | www.relayforlife.org/salinasca

JUN 13
Twilight Rides at Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Bicycle enthusiasts take to the legendary Laguna Seca track for informal Twilight Rides. Helmets are required. The track will be open to recreational cyclists from 4 to 6 pm. $10 per rider.
800-327-7322 | www.mazdaraceway.com

JUN 17
Run in the Name of Love 5K
Sunset Center, Carmel
Second annual Run in the Name of Love race returns to Carmel on Father's Day. Timed, fast 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the dog-friendly 2K walk at 9 a.m. Views of the Pacific Ocean, Point Lobos and Pebble Beach, and a memorable finish line celebration.
www.run4love.org

JUN 22-24
27th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
The Festival presents 50 acts on three stages.
394-2652 | www.montereyblues.com

JUN 30
Monterey Bay Derby Dames
Water City Sports Center, 2800 2nd Ave., Marina
Babes of Wrath v. Steinwreckers
Flat-track roller derby league serving Monterey County.
272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

JULY

JUL 3 & 4
Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours
West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Carmel
Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17.
7:45 p.m.
625-4419 | www.pointsur.org

JUL 2-8
First Tee Open
Pebble Beach
54-hole golf event at Pebble Beach, the first of its kind, featuring 78 Champions Tour players and 78 junior golfers ages 15-18.
644-0333 | www.thefirstteeopen.com

JUL 4
Monterey 4th of July
Colton Hall, Monterey
Celebrate the 4th of July with the annual lawn party in Monterey, including a BBQ and live music.
www.monterey.org

JUL 4
Carmel 4th of July
Devendorf Park, Carmel
Annual Independence Day gathering.
624-2522 | www.carmelcalifornia.org

JUL 4
Pacific Grove 4th of July
Caledonia Park, Pacific Grove
An old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office).
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
373-3304 | www.pacificgrove.org