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Monterey County is known for its various food and wine events such as the Artichoke Festival, Pebble Beach Food and Wine, Taste of Carmel and Flavors of Pacific Grove. Festivals including the Italian, Greek and Turksih festivals, held at Custom House Plaza, are also not to be missed. From live entertainment and dancing to tasty food and exemplety wines, events in Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach are sure to impress you! Mark your calendar and see you soon.



Artichoke Festival

Artichoke Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Since 1959, the Monterey Peninsula has come together to celebrate California’s official state vegetable. California’s artichoke history begins in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots...

La Merienda

La Merienda

5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 3, 2017 at 11:15 AM to 3:00 PM

The community is invited to celebrate the 86th Annual Monterey History and Art La Merienda and the City of Monterey's 247th birthday with a very special barbecue buffet extravaganza, with entertainment...

Artichoke Festival

Artichoke Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Since 1959, the Monterey Peninsula has come together to celebrate California’s official state vegetable. California’s artichoke history begins in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots...

Chef Duel

Chef Duel

8940 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel, CA 93923

Jun 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Every month, each Chef's dishes will be paired with both a Folktale Wine and a Guest Winery. It's going to be a full house on June 5th when Chef Pablo Mellin of Roys At Spanish Bay battles...

Monterey Wine Festival

Monterey Wine Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Monterey Wine Festival kicks off with an exclusive event on Friday June 10th, guests will enjoy creations high-lighting luxury foods including lobster, duck, lamb racks, wild caught salmon, foie...

Hops & Pop

Hops & Pop

559 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come to the Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street for a happening night of craft beer with music from the '60s featuring local band Burns, Renwick & Rags. This is a 21 and over event. Beer...

Monterey Wine Festival

Monterey Wine Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Monterey Wine Festival kicks off with an exclusive event on Friday June 10th, guests will enjoy creations high-lighting luxury foods including lobster, duck, lamb racks, wild caught salmon, foie...

Monterey Wine Festival

Monterey Wine Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Monterey Wine Festival kicks off with an exclusive event on Friday June 10th, guests will enjoy creations high-lighting luxury foods including lobster, duck, lamb racks, wild caught salmon, foie...

Summer Solstice Dinner

Summer Solstice Dinner

19 E Carmel Valley Rd, Ste A
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Jun 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Savor the long days of summer while dining under the stars on our newly renovated outdoor courtyard in Carmel Valley! Chef Fabrice of Roux Restaurant will be on site preparing his notorious Paella-style...

Carmel Valley Art & Wine Festival

Carmel Valley Art & Wine Festival

Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Jun 17, 2017 at 11:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Art & Wine Celebration showcases over 60 artists, local wines and strolling musicians at restaurants, shops and galleries throughout Carmel Valley Village.

Monterey Bacon Fest

Monterey Bacon Fest

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come enjoy a day in the sun with great music and everything bacon. There will even be a BaconBar serving Bacon Margueritas and Bacon Bloody Marys among other bacon embellished drinks. Vendors will...

Evenings by the Bay

Evenings by the Bay

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, sip a glass of wine and...

Evenings by the Bay

Evenings by the Bay

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, sip a glass of wine and...

Monterey Beer Festival

Monterey Beer Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Celebrating its 16th year on the Monterey Peninsula, The Monterey Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, July 8th at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The Monterey Beer Festival attracted...

Evenings by the Bay

Evenings by the Bay

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, sip a glass of wine and...

Evenings by the Bay

Evenings by the Bay

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, sip a glass of wine and...

Evenings by the Bay

Evenings by the Bay

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, sip a glass of wine and...

Evenings by the Bay

Evenings by the Bay

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended weekend hours until 8 p.m. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, sip a glass of wine and...

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come to the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 28, 29 and 30) for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! The heart of the Garlic...

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come to the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 28, 29 and 30) for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! The heart of the Garlic...

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