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Special Events

Step into the heart of Monterey Bay's vibrant culture and tradition with our "Special Events" guide. This section is your all-access pass to the myriad of festivals, concerts, and community gatherings that light up the region throughout the year. From the world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival to local art shows and cultural celebrations, we curate the most memorable events that offer a deep dive into the area's rich heritage and contemporary charm.

Whether you're planning your visit around a specific event or looking for something unique to experience during your stay, our guide ensures you won't miss out on the excitement that makes Monterey Bay a lively and dynamic destination.

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Monterey Car Week Overview

Monterey Car Week Overview

Your Guide to Monterey Car Week 2024 Monterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated automobile events in Monterey County, California every year! Whether you're a classic car enthusiast or sports car fanatic, there is no better series of events around than Monterey Car Week. It's...

Things to Do in Monterey County on Mother's Day

Things to Do in Monterey County on Mother's Day

TREAT YOUR MOM THE MONTEREY WAY As we approach Mother's Day, it's time to show appreciation for all the love, sacrifice, and hard work our moms have given us throughout our lives! Monterey Bay, known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, provides...

How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey

How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey

Memorial Day Weekend The Monterey Way While the flowers are blooming and sunny weather around the corner, Memorial Day weekend in Monterey is a great way to create lovely moments. Music lovers will appreciate this this long weekend through various concerts and performances. Other activities...


Things to Do in Monterey on the 4th of July

Things to Do in Monterey on the 4th of July

Fourth of July in Monterey County offers a host of traditional activities through which visitors and residents alike can celebrate the nation's birthday! Along with a lot of barbecue and concert options, Independence Day in Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Seaside offers no shortage...

Your Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Guide to Monterey Bay: Curated by Our Local Experts

Your Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Guide to Monterey Bay: Curated by Our Local Experts

Unlocking the Best of Monterey Bay: Your Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Itinerary As a trusted publisher and local travel advisor, we understand the magic of Monterey Bay, especially during the long Labor Day weekend. If you're looking to celebrate the end of summer with a memorable getaway,...

Guide to AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Guide to AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament

The Excitement of 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament is one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour calendar, and it's set to return to the Monterey Peninsula in 2024 from January 31 to February 4. If you're a fan of...

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Things to Do in Monterey During the Holiday

Things to Do in Monterey During the Holiday

WhatsUpMonterey Holiday Season Events Roundup has us feeling grateful as it's full of ways to get the most out of life in Monterey County throughout the holiday. Checkout our picks for the top events taking place each day. 2024 Dates are tentative and will be updated in Fall 2024. Friday,...

Things to Do in Monterey on Thanksgiving Weekend

Things to Do in Monterey on Thanksgiving Weekend

WhatsUpMonterey Thanksgiving Weekend Roundup has us feeling grateful as it's full of ways to get the most out of life in Monterey Bay throughout the holiday. Check out our picks for the top events each day of this weekend. Whether you want to pick up your Thanksgiving meal and enjoy...

Halloween Events in Monterey

Halloween Events in Monterey

Spooktacular Monterey: Your Complete Guide to Halloween Festivities Get ready for the ultimate Halloween experience in Monterey and its surrounding areas! From the family-friendly 'Costumes in Classics' rally that ends with a thrilling drive around the Weathertech Raceway Laguna...

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Celebrating 90 Years of Italian Heritage: A Review of Festa Italia Monterey

Celebrating 90 Years of Italian Heritage: A Review of Festa Italia Monterey

A Festive Ode to Italian Heritage: The 90th Festa Italia in Review The 90th Festa Italia, held in Monterey, California, was a resounding success, drawing locals and visitors alike to celebrate the rich Italian heritage and cultural traditions of the area. This year's event was particularly...

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