Things to do in Monterey in July!

Things to do in #Monterey in July!

California Rodeo

July 17, 2014 – July 20, 2014

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A premier event in Monterey County, the largest Rodeo in California and one of the top 20 in the US.

The Carnival is open July 11th-20th, week days from 4pm to 10pm and on weekends from 11am to 11pm.

MORE INFO:  Salinas Sports Complex



Carmel Bach Festival

July 19, 2014 – August 2, 2014

The 2014 Festival throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach and Monterey. There are many free or low cost activities throughout the festival.

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Feast of Lanterns

July 23, 2014 – July 27, 2014 


This Festival has evolved over its 100-plus year history from the ceremonial end to the Chautauqua Assembly with a lantern parade to the beach and fireworks over the bay to a multi-cultural community event filled with entertainment.
More Info: Feast of Lanterns

86th Academy Awards – Oscar Parties In Monterey

86th Academy Awards – #Oscar Parties In Monterey


As Hollywood celebrates the 86th Academy Awards Presentation on March 2, partiers will join in as well in #Monterey at the Monterey County Film Commission’s annual fundraiser, “Hollywood’s Big Night” at the Cannery Row Brewing Company, 95 Prescott Ave. The local event begins at 3:45 p.m. and the Oscars presentations begin on the live telecast at 5:30 p.m.

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Night with the Stars

The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce and AT &T will hold the Night with the Stars event on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at The Peninsula Ballroom at Quail Lodge & Golf Club.  Bringing Hollywood to Carmel Valley with a Red Carpet Reception beginning at 4:00 pm followed by the presentations of the Business Star Awards at 4:45 pm and a three-course dinner and live cast of the ACADEMY AWARDS® at 5:30 pm.  This glamorous event will include raffle opportunities for staycations, private vineyard tour, SF Giants tickets and SCRAMP – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca season pass.

Stay for the after party to include dancing and fun from DNA Entertainment.

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Romance is in the Air!

Romantic things to do on
Valentines Day 2014 in Monterey County!


Painting by: Ali Miner, View all her works at La Belle, San Carlos near Fifth, Carmel, CA.


jaJacks Restaurant at Portola Hotel & Spa on Valentine’s Day – View the Valentine’s Day Menu

Reserve a table for two and enjoy a romantic 4 course dinner with your sweetheart at Jacks Restaurant. Call and reserve your table now (831) 649-2698. 


sardineFactoryLogoSardine Factory’s

Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th
Call 831-373-3775 for reservations.

View: Our Valentine’s Day Four-Course Menu


cimaCima Collina in Carmel Valley 

A Taste of Romance – Join us for our 2nd annual Valentine’s Dinner at the Tasting Room – a romantic evening perfect for Pinot Lovers. Call the Tasting Room for more info at (831)620-0645.

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Check out Monterey County WeeklyMore than 20 options for Valentine’s Day in Monterey County, including guinea-pig spas.  

 Visiting Monterey check out our vacation rentals at: #vacationrentals #monterey #valentinesday

Pacific Grove Butterfly Parade and Bazaar Saturday, October 5th

75th Annual Pacific Grove Butterfly Parade and Bazaar
Saturday, October 5th starting at 10:30 AM.


75th Annual Pacific Grove Butterfly Parade and Bazaar is a free event.

The parade begins at 10:30am in front of Robert H. Down Elementary School on Pine Avenue in Pacific Grove. The parade will head down Fountain Avenue to Lighthouse Avenue, up 17th Street and conclude on Pine Avenue at Robert Down School.

Immediately following the parade is the Butterfly Bazaar behind Robert Down School. The Bazaar boasts free admission, 11am-2pm. There will be a raffle drawing, carnival games & prizes, food, and bake sale. >>>More Info

Monterey County Fairgrounds is presenting the Monterey Bay Oktoberfest.

Monterey Bay Oktoberfest



Monterey Bay Oktoberfest 2013 will be held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2013, Noon – 6pm

Discounted Pre Sale Special

  • $5 General Admission go now
  • $25 Beer Garden & Tent
  • $20 Military Discount

*Children under 12 are welcome and free

VIP tickets includes access into the Beer Garden & Tent, preferred seating a Souvenir Beer Stein and one Spaten Beer, live music from the opening band The Flying Dutchman and “The Internationals,” dancing and beverage service from the St. Pauli Girls.


Monterey will not have fireworks July 4th 2013, but………

4th of July MontereyAt 10 a.m., on July 4th a U.S. Navy Seal jump team will parachute onto Alvarado Street to kick off an Independence Day parade.  This year’s parade will have more participants than last year’s parade, watch out for the giant balloons and a birthday cake float.

The “Big Little Backyard BBQ and Entertainment Extravaganza” from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. will happen on the lawn at Colton Hall. The barbecue on the lawn at Colton Hall will feature live music on two separate stages. Bands include the Monterey Community Band, Pop Fiction, The Money band and The Fundamentals. There will also be carnival booths, jump houses, face painting and more.

Ending the evening is the concert at  7 p.m. at  Jacks Park. Live music will be performed by Monterey County Pops! with more than 40 musicians. The concert will also feature soloists Erasmo Aiello and Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Hulsey.

There will be no fireworks display and fireworks are strictly banned.