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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 Turkish festivals, held at Custom House Plaza, are also not to be missed. From live entertainment and dancing to tasty food and exemplary 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 5, 2021 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...

Artichoke Festival

Artichoke Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 6, 2021 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...

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Come to Gilroy Garlic Festival for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor...

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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Come to Gilroy Garlic Festival for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor...

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Come to Gilroy Garlic Festival for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor...

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

20 Custom House Plz.
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival is not to be missed if you're in Monterey, California! The festival include live music, entertainment, folk dancing, belly dancing and art exhibits Children...

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California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

20 Custom House Plz.
Monterey, CA 93940

Aug 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival is not to be missed if you're in Monterey, California! The festival include live music, entertainment, folk dancing, belly dancing and art exhibits Children...

Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival

Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival

10 Midtown Lane
Salinas, CA 93901

Aug 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Get a taste of Monterey County’s local bounty at the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival. Charming Oldtown Salinas turns into a food and wine lovers dream with an incredible lineup of...

Jewish Food Festival

Jewish Food Festival

5716 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93923

Aug 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Savor "Jewish Soul Foods", including corned beef, and pastrami sandwiches, brisket, blintzes, kugel, potato latkes, matzo ball soup, chopped chicken liver, desserts, and much more. Entertainment...

Monterey Greek Festival

Monterey Greek Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and join us during the Labor Day weekend at the traditional Monterey Greek festival while you munch on delicious authentic food and watch traditional dance. A traditional taverna will also...

Monterey Bay Oktoberfest

Monterey Bay Oktoberfest

3652 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923

Sep 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Annual Oktoberfest Monterey Bay on the weekend is not to be missed. This traditional German style outdoor festival offers a beer garden party, complete with foamy fun and frivolity that millions...

Monterey Greek Festival

Monterey Greek Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and join us during the Labor Day weekend at the traditional Monterey Greek festival while you munch on delicious authentic food and watch traditional dance. A traditional taverna will also...

Monterey Greek Festival

Monterey Greek Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and join us during the Labor Day weekend at the traditional Monterey Greek festival while you munch on delicious authentic food and watch traditional dance. A traditional taverna will also...

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and celebrate with us with wonderful Italian food and drink and amazing entertainment. Mark your calendars now to attend this year's gathering for three days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing,...

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and celebrate with us with wonderful Italian food and drink and amazing entertainment. Mark your calendars now to attend this year's gathering for three days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing,...

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and celebrate with us with wonderful Italian food and drink and amazing entertainment. Mark your calendars now to attend this year's gathering for three days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing,...

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and celebrate with us with wonderful Italian food and drink and amazing entertainment. Mark your calendars now to attend this year's gathering for three days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing,...

Taste of Carmel

Taste of Carmel

3080 Rio Road
Carmel, CA 93921

Sep 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sample local cuisine from top area restaurants while you sip Monterey County wines, all showcased in the historic Carmel Mission Courtyard. Dance to a crowd-favorite, The Money Band, and then take...

Monterey Beer Festival

Monterey Beer Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

The Annual Monterey Beer Festival will be held at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The Monterey Beer Festival attracted 3,500 attendees last year who enjoyed tasting an array...

Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest

Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest

Monte Verde at Seventh
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93920

Mar 3, 2022   All Day Event

GourmetFest 2022 is an international food and wine festival in the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The festival will feature the talents of Relais & Châteaux Chefs from around...