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Upcoming Monterey Events

Mark your calendar and enjoy exciting, fun-filled events in Monterey County including Carmel, Carmel Valley and Pacific Grove througout the year. Events range from sporting events, food festivals, wine tasting, plays and music festivals.



Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

One Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Dec 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Holiday Parade of Lights is a Salinas family tradition. Each year, families begin arriving hours before the parade begins, bringing their chairs and blankets and picking just the right spot....

Marina Certified Farmers Market

Marina Certified Farmers Market

215 Reservation Rd
Marina, CA 93933

Dec 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Marina Farmer's Market, on the corner of Vista Del Camino in the Marina Village Shopping Center, runs year-round rain or shine every Sunday. Public Transit Monterey-Salinas Transit bus routes go...

Sunday Football & Breakfast

Sunday Football & Breakfast

Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Grab your favorite team jersey and friends and head to Peter B's Brewpub! Watch your favorite teams play on 18 HDTV’s while you enjoy $5 pints or mimosa*, $6 Bloody Mary, $9 Tito's...

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Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Grand and Forest Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 2, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Come and join us at Pacific Grove's official Christmas Tree Lighting celebration at Jewell Park. Festivities include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, holiday refreshments, dance...

Pacific Grove Certified Farmers Market

Pacific Grove Certified Farmers Market

Grand Avenue and Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Market offers a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts from small-scale family farmers (70 percent are certified organic), along with prepared food...

Trivia Night!

Trivia Night!

241 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is happy to announce that we all love Trivia Night so much we're doing it every week! The 1.5 to 2 hours trivia starts at 7pm and includes categories like “last...

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Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holiday with live music at every inn and holiday treats. This is a great celebration for the entire family. Tickets are $20 per person,...

Old Monterey Farmers Market

Old Monterey Farmers Market

Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Old Monterey Farmers Market is spread among 3 city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it's the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more...

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holiday with live music at every inn and holiday treats. This is a great celebration for the entire family. Tickets are $20 per person,...

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This Lighted parade on Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance-teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus. After the parade, stores...

Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration

Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration

570 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Monterey's traditional Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration takes place on Friday on the lawn in front of historic Colton Hall from 5 to 6 pm, featuring carols, candles, cookies,...

Aquarium Members Holiday Event

Aquarium Members Holiday Event

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Celebrate the season at our Members' Holiday Event. Experience a night of merriment at our annual Holiday Event for members. This festive evening includes holiday music, photo opportunities...

Holiday Tree Lighting and Carmel Plaza Party

Holiday Tree Lighting and Carmel Plaza Party

Ocean Avenue & Mission Street
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Dec 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come and join us in celebrating the Holiday Season at the annual City Holiday Tree Lighting and Carmel Plaza Holiday Party. The City Holiday Tree Lighting is held at Devendorf Park on Ocean Avenue...

Christmas on the Wharf

Christmas on the Wharf

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

“Christmas on the Wharf” will feature holiday musical entertainment including choirs and community caroling, a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 19-foot Christmas...

Christmas on the Wharf

Christmas on the Wharf

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

“Christmas on the Wharf” will feature holiday musical entertainment including choirs and community caroling, a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 19-foot Christmas...

Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Between Central and Jewell Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party. Lots of wintry fun for all! Santa will arrive at noon on a shiny Pacific Grove fire truck,...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Open House

Monterey Bay Aquarium Open House

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To show appreciation for our local community, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering a variety of special promotions throughout 2018 to residents of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties...

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane

Morse Drive
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 7, 2019   All Day Event

Central coast 'Candy Cane Lane' in Pacific Grove goes on display every Christmas and is a sight to see for young and old alike. Drive through or park and walk this block that is...

Paint With Dali

Paint With Dali

5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Uncork your creativity at the next Paint with Dali Expo! Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as experienced local artists leads you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador...

Seaside Certified Farmers Market

Seaside Certified Farmers Market

656 Broadway Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

Dec 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Broadway avenue in downtown Seaside comes alive each Saturday from 10am-2pm with its Certified Farmer's Market. From fresh food, seasonal flowers and fun activities, you'll sure enjoy...