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Where you will find information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.

Tall Ship Lady Washington

  • November 2-16, 2017
  • Location: Moss Landing Harbor District, 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA
  • Price: $5 donation
  • Description:
    The tall ship that starred in the 2003 Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl has scheduled a three-week visit to Moss Landing Marina. The ship is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 2 and offer public tours, sailing excursions, and educational programs through November 16. The ship is the official ship of the state of Washington, and it is a U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessel.

Big Sur Food and Wine

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  • Recurring daily November 2-5, 2018 in Big Sur
  • Location: Big Sur, PO Box 487, Big Sur, CA
  • Phone: (831) 596-8105
  • Description:
    Indulge in fantastic food, great wines and exquisite scenery at the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. Local and visiting restaurateurs, resorts and wineries from all over will team up for dinners and tastings at unique Big Sur locations.

Pirelli World Challenge

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Pirelli World Challenge

When: October 12-15, 2017

What: The final event of the 2017 major event season will again be the Pirelli World Challenge season finale, set for Oct. 12-15. Nearly 20 manufacturers will compete in eight Grand Touring (GT) and Touring Car (TC) classes in a sprint-race format.

First Tee at Pure Insurance Championship

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Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach
Pure Insurance Championship
September 18 – 24, 2017
The PURE Insurance Championship is a PGA TOUR Champions tournament played annually at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course. The tournament, impacting The First Tee, is a 3-day, 54-hole event featuring 81 PGA TOUR Champions players, 81 junior golfers (ages 15-18) from The First Tee and 162 amateurs.

Monterey Jazz Festival

The Monterey Jazz Festival
September 15 – 17, 2017

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world, began in 1958 with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons as its founder. 38,000+ fans are expected to attend the 59th edition of the two-day and three-night celebration that takes place September 15-17, 2017. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages spread over the 20-acre Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California.

Monterey Car Week

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance


August 14 – 20, 2017

A tradition going back over half a century, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is where the world’s collector cars meet and compete. Only the 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, and only a handful of those will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

July 4th

Fourth of July Holiday
July 4th
Location: Monterey County
Description: Celebrate Independence Day (and your day off) this year where California was first born! Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Salinas are each throwing their own hometown bashes.

Check the events here: 4th of July Events in Monterey County

Bacon Festival

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Monterey Bacon Festival

  • Recurring daily June 23 & 24th
  • Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey, CA
  • Description:
    It’s bacon! Monterey BaconFest showcases all things bacon at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.The vast, oak studded lawns of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center will be transformed into a bacon lovers’s paradise. Several food vendors will be on-site serving up all sorts of bacon flavored concoctions including Bacon Margaritas and Bacon Bloody Marys.There will also be a “Best in Bacon” competition.Pair your bacon delights up with some fantastic live music

Toro Park Spartan Race

Spartan Race

  • June 3rd
  • Location: Toro Park, 501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas, CA
  • Time: 8am
  • Description: Spartan RaceTM, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough mudder runs, or a warrior dash, it’s time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course. You can tackle a Spartan Sprint, a Super Spartan, maybe even attempt a brutal Spartan Beast, but only a few of you will have the heart to graduate up to our Death Race; the world championship of obstacle racing, and an endurance race like NO other. Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available for $20 online.

Winemakers’ Celebration

Carmel Winemakers' Celebration

Saturday May 07, 2016 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm Pacific

The 24th Annual Winemakers’ Celebration returns to picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea on May 7, 2016. Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region, the event will display over 100 incredible wines as Dolores Street (between Ocean & 7th) is transformed into an atmosphere reminiscent of a European village street festival.