Sunday, September 1, 2013

Monterey Event Calendar for Sept. 2013

Monterey Events Sept. 2013

Sept 1-3

Monterey Greek Festival at the Custom House Plaza. Be Greek on Labor Day Weekend Food Dancing and Live Music all with a Greek Flair a really great event.

Sept. 7

Wine Art and Music Walk Take a walking tour of Pacific Groves best art venues with some like minded people this is a good event to discover some of those hidden away gems that you haven't seen before.

Sept. 7-9

The Triathlon At Pacific Grove This is one of my favorite events for the whole year. I am involved in a lot of triathlons and this is my hometown event and it's really great to swim off your home beach and have all the people you grew up with watching along the course. I recommend this triathlon for experienced athletes and beginners.

Sept. 12-16

Cherries Jubilee Motorsport Festival This is a great car event every year. There will be separate events going on at the wharf waterfront parking lot in Old Monterey, Oldtown Salinas, Cannery Row and Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. There truly is something here for everyone. So if it's sports cars you love they have it or if it's classics they have it. This is a great event. This is more the every man's car show compared to the auctions last month where you go to see what a million dollars will buy you.

Sept. 21-23

Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds there will be more than 500 artists performing at this years jazz festival on eight different stages.

Sept. 22-23

California International Airshow Salinas The Air Force Thunderbirds will be headlining at the Salinas Airshow this year. This is nice yearly event that is all run by volunteers and if you truly love the airshow I encourage you to volunteer your time some year to the airshow or to some other worthwhile cause that you love.

Sept 28-30

Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival This event is an event that you go to not expecting what you will see there or who you might talk to or how they may affect you. You go there and speak to people like Sully Sullenberger, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, and other New York Times best selling authors and Pulitzer prize winner and Nobel prize winners. So this is an event that I love give it a try. One thing that is great is that schoolkids usually go on Friday before the weekend and get a sneak peak and come home with all kinds of interesting stories.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monterey Events August 2013

Monterey Events August 2013

August 2-5

Monterey National Horse Show this is a nice free event  there will be team sorting, team roping , and an open barrel race.

August 4-5

Watsonville Strawberry Festival This is event is an annual event in it's 18th year. This is the place to be in August to celebrate strawberries. They will be having a children's area and a carnival and strawberries in every shape and size.

August 11

20th Annual Winemakers Celebration located at the Barnyard Event Center. The Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association annual celebration. There will be more than 150 wines and food from many of our Barnyard favorite restaurants live music and a silent auction.

August 14

Concours on the Avenue Ocean Avenue Carmel American and Foreign collectors cars fill downtown Carmel This is the place to come out and see some very rare cars that will only be seen in Carmel.

August 14th -15th

10th Autombilia Monterey This event is at Embassy Suites Monterey Bay in Seaside.this event features posters, photos, signs, books models, badges any types of pins, I have even seen the dealer cards you used to get at the dealer when you are looking at new models here.

August 15

Little Car Show Downtown Pacific Grove

August 15-18

RM Auction Sports and Classic Car Auction
Monterey Conference Center

August 15-19

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions 
Viewing and auctions at the pebble beach equestrian center. This is a very nice auction I just love come out here. 

August 16 

Pebble Beach Tour d' Elegance
This is a tour of some truly beautiful vehicles the best place to view it is from behind  the wheel of your favorite vehicle but barring that I like to find a spot along Ocean Avenue in Carmel. This tour will take in parts of 17 mile drive as well as some other local roads it's from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

August 17

Concorso Italiano
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. This is basically everything Italian. Cars, food, music, you name it if it's from Italy it's here. There will be classic cars motorcycles and even bicycles at this event.

August 17-19

Pebble Beach Retro Auto Exhibition
There will be historic automobilia, original poster art, photography and rare automotive collectibles

August 17-19
Pebble Beach Concourse d' Elegance Many rare automobiles come out onto the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. For me if I could only attend one event in the Monterey Auto Month It would be this one.

August 24-26

Sand City West End Celebration The West End of Sand City is known to be an area where a lot of local artists have their studio's. So once a year they open up these working art spaces to the public and let you look at what they are working on next. It's a green event and a truly fun time every year. This one is just growing.

August 23- September 3

Monterey County Fair There will be free bull riding and a rodeo. The fair is trying to build the worlds largest Strawberry Shortcake and there will be rides for the kids. Really something for everyone. Not mention all the farm animals that have been raised by the 4h kids so come on out and enjoy yourself at the fair.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monterey Events July 2013

Monterey Events July 2013

July 4th Happy Birthday America

Monterey will be having several events spread throughout the day. They will start out with a good old fashioned parade down Alvarado and Calle Principal. Then it will be off to the annual lawn party on the grass in front of Colton Hall from 11 to 4:30 this event is always a good time and is enjoyed by young and old. After sunset the Monterey County Pops will be putting on a concert at Jack's Park the event starts at 7 but you can arrive an 5.

July 6th

Reenactment of Sloat's Landing
One Custom House Plaza at 10 am Join the commemoration of Sloat's landing when the American Flag was raised in Monterey and  California became part of the United States.

July 13 to July 27th

Carmel Bach Festival
The Carmel Back Festival has been running for over 75 years providing a musical experience for everyone. There will be many events throughout the area with up to 6 different concerts on the same day.

July 18 2013

The California Rodeo at Salinas
What else can be said this is a big deal in Monterey County and some call it Rodeo with a long E but in Monterey County they call it Rodeo with a long A where that last E is. The locals call it RodAo like that. This is one of the biggest events in Monterey County. You will see every cowboy and cowgirl in the are and many who are not even cowboys come out for the rodeo. It's always a fun event because they have a little bit of everything from riding bulls to riding stick horses for the kids.

July 19 to July 21st

Red Bull USGP at Laguna Seca
This is a must see event and the largest event in Monterey County and it would be larger if it wasn't held the same weekend as the rodeo but we can all only dream. These are big choices to make for people what event to go to. You will see the best USGP riders in the world competing on one of the best road courses in the world what could be better. So come on out to Laguna Seca and cheer on your favorites.

July 20, 2013

Race Night On The Row
When all the motorcyclist roll into Monterey for the USGP they all come down to Cannery Row to show off their bikes and be seen by their friends so come on out and check it out there will be more motorcycles than you have ever seen in one place.

July 24, 2013 to July 28,2013 Feast of Lanterns
The Feast of Lanterns has been celebrated for over 100 years and it has evolved from a parade of lanterns that signified the end of the Chataqua Assembly into a multicultural event.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Monterey Events June 2013

Monterey Events June 2013

June 8th
Monterey Beer Festival will again be coming to the Monterey Fairgrounds. There will be over 75 breweries and hundreds of beers to taste. This is truly an experience for the true beer lover and just the casual beer drinker because it's an opportunity to see the different types of beer out there in the marketplace. You must be 21 to attend this event.

Relay For Life
Salinas Sports Complex will be hosting an event that has raised millions of dollars across the country for cancer research so get a team together and some out and support relay for life. The 24 hour relay begins at 10 am. on Sunday.

June 21 - 23
28th annual Monterey Blues Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds there will be 50 acts on three stages. This is always a great event.394-2652

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Monterey Events May 2013

Monterey Events May 2013

May 3 - 5
Monterey Steinbeck Festival
National Steinbeck Center
1 Main Street Salinas Ca.
There will be reading tours food and performing arts and an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience the Steinbeck Center.

May 4
Spreckels Chalk In The Park
Chalk artists and just kids with a box of chalk transform the sidewalks around Spreckels Memorial Park with fantastic chalk drawings. Some for prizes and the honor of winning and some just for fun.

May 11
Marina International Festival of the Wind
Marina State Beach, Gloria Jean Tate Park,  There will be wind related art and science projects galore all over Marina. So come on out for Kite making food vendors music and an inflatable air park.

May 16-19
Salinas Valley Fair
Salinas Valley Fair is back again in King City so come on out an enjoy the bull riding Saturday Night and check out all the arts and crafts and the livestock competitions. Everything a country fair has to offer.

May 18-19
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Artichokes what more can I say but lots of artichokes oh and kids activities and a parade and wine tasting, arts and crafts and lots of different foods to try. This is a really fun event.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Monterey Events April 2013

Monterey Events for April 2013

April 4-7
Pebble Beach Food And Wine Festival- there will be over 50 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries at pebble beach for cooking demonstrations, lunches, dinners wine tasting, and the legendary grand tasting.

April 6th
San Antonio De Padua Mission Days Event- this is your chance to see how living at the mission really was back in history. There will be re enactors in period costumes portraying all the people you might find at the mission. From Soldiers to Artists and Vaqueros on horseback. There will be period demonstrations from brick making, tortilla making, weaving, bead making, and face painting. Overall this sounds like a great outing to take as a family.

April 13 and 14
56th annual Good Old Days Celebration in Pacific Grove
This is Pacific Grove at it's finest this is one of the biggest arts and crafts shows in the area. There will be over 220 artists and food vendors in Pacific Grove. There will be a parade down pine st. They typically have old fashioned games and contests this is always a fun weekend no matter your age.

April 18-21
Sea Otter Classic This is a big one if you are anyone in cycling or nobody at all Sea Otter is usually on your calendar. This is the event to see and be seen at. There will be over 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 40 to 50,000 fans. No matter what facet of cycling you enjoy there is something for everyone. Whether it's the downhill or cross country or stunt riding and road racing there is something here for every type of rider.

April 28th
The Big Sur International Marathon If your idea of fun is to get up and run from Big Sur to Carmel the n this is the race for you. One of the most beautiful marathon courses in the world. There is also a 21 mile Power Walk, a 5k run, a 9 mile walk , a 10.6 mile walk, and a marathon relay. One of the great things about this race besides the view of course is the varied live music along the course everything from taiko drummer to a young piano player and a lot more.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Monterey Events March 2013

Monterey Events March 2013

March 1-3

Jazz Bash By The Bay-  Monterey Conference Center featuring big band music, dixiland jazz, and blues downtown Monterey 675-349-6879

March 10

Colton Hall 164th Birthday Celebration-  come out and help celebrate the 164th birthday of Colton Hall. This is a free program featuring birthday cake and punch celebrating one of Monterey's historic buildings.

March 15th

Rythym of the Dance-  Sunset Center Carmel 8 PM 620-2048

March 29th

Steve Tyrell and Dianne Shurr-  Sunset Center Carmel 8 PM 620-2048