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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.



Wine Friday's

Wine Friday's

Between 3rd & 4th Ave on San Carlos Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

May 4, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join Hofsas House throughout 2018 at its poolside meeting room to sip local wines, enjoy small bites and support Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Sip Carmel-by-the-Sea "Local's Favorites"...

Winemakers Celebration

Winemakers Celebration

Dolores Street (between Ocean & 7th)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

May 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region, and have the opportunity to sample over 100 incredible wines. Regular tickets are $75 and VIP tickets...

Cinco De Mayo at Peter B's Brewpub

Cinco De Mayo at Peter B's Brewpub

Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

May 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cinco de Mayo at Peter B's Brewpub Live Music 7pm-9pm Macho Nachos $7 Carninats, refried beans, guacamole, jalepenos & olives Drink Specials Anchor Los Gigantes Mexican Style...

Artichoke Festival

Artichoke Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 2, 2018 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 2, 2018 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 248th birthday with a very special barbecue buffet extravaganza, with entertainment...

Artichoke Festival

Artichoke Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 3, 2018 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...

Monterey Wine Festival

Monterey Wine Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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

Monterey Wine Festival

Monterey Wine Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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

Carmel Valley Art & Wine Festival

Carmel Valley Art & Wine Festival

Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Jun 16, 2018 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 23, 2018 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...

Monterey Beer Festival

Monterey Beer Festival

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 7, 2018 at 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Celebrating its 17th year on the Monterey Peninsula, The Monterey Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, July 7th at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The Monterey Beer Festival attracted...

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 6:00 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...

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 6:00 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...

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7100 Miller Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Jul 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 6:00 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...

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

20 Custom House Plz.
Monterey, CA 93940

Aug 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Live Music and Entertainment:  Folk Dancing, Belly Dancing & Art Exhibits Food and drinks: Doner Kebap, Adana Kebap, Borek, Baklava, Turkish Coffee & more! Many activities for...

Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival

Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival

10 Midtown Lane
Salinas, CA 93901

Aug 11, 2018 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 award...

Jewish Food Festival

Jewish Food Festival

5716 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93923

Aug 26, 2018 at 10:30 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 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and join us at the traditional Greek festival while you munch on delicious autheitic food dolmades amd watch traditional dance. A traditional taverna will also open in the evening,...

Monterey Greek Festival

Monterey Greek Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and join us at the traditional Greek festival while you munch on delicious autheitic food dolmades amd watch traditional dance. A traditional taverna will also open in the evening,...

Monterey Greek Festival

Monterey Greek Festival

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Sep 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Come and join us at the traditional Greek festival while you munch on delicious autheitic food dolmades amd watch traditional dance. A traditional taverna will also open in the evening,...

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