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


Pirelli World Challenge

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Pirelli World Challenge October 12-15, 2017

 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

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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

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Monterey Jazz Festival

September 15 – 17, 2017

This page has all the events that took place in 2016. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2017’s events!

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 16-18, 2016. 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

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MONTEREY CAR WEEK & 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.

Calla Lilies at Garrapata State Park

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To say that the Central Coast of California had a wet and wild 2016 & 2017 year of weather might be the understatement of the year! However, there is an upside to all to mother nature’s wrath, that is super bloom that the central coast is experiencing. You can experience this phenomena just minutes away from the Carmel Mission Inn at Garrapata State Park. Discover the water-soaked hills in thousands of Calla Lilies. The spring of 2017 is a year of flowers beyond what many of us have ever seen. In our little video clip, above, the hillsides surrounding Garrapata State Park trickle hundreds of little streams and the Calla Lilies grow by the thousands.

Feast of Lanterns

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Welcome to the Feast of Lanterns

July 27-30

For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its history and culture with a summer festival called the Feast of Lanterns. This Festival has evolved over its 100-plus year history from the ceremonial end to the Chautauqua Assembly with a lantern parade to the beach and fireworks over the bay to a multi-cultural community event filled with entertainment.

Superbike World Chapionship

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Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round July 7-9, 2017

What: Many of the world’s greatest motorcycle road racers will descend upon Mazda Raceway for the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO U.S. Round featuring MotoAmerica. The international and national two-wheel extravaganza is a spectacular demonstration of rider and machine working as one, with championship implications both in the United States and on the world scene. More than a couple of this season’s races came down to moves made at the final turn on the last lap so there’s every reason to believe they’ll finish that way again in 2017.

July 4th

  • 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:
    http://www.seemonterey.com/events/holiday-events/4th-of-july/

Bacon Festival

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  • 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.

Toro Park Spartan Race

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  • 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.