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Category: Carmel CA Events

This area of the blog covers the many seasonal events that occur in Carmel CA.

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 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.

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.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine

  • The Tenth Annual Pebble Beach And Wine
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Pebble Beach Resorts, 2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns to the iconic strip of the California coastline and Pebble Beach Resorts for the tenth year. Continuing its reign as the premier food and wine event in the world, guests can expect an unprecedented lineup of more than 100 renowned chefs and 250 distinguished winemakers at this first-class, four-day celebration.

Christmas in Carmel

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The Carmel Mission

Christmas is coming and the streets of Carmel are decked out in holiday cheer. Carmel brings Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to life with its cottage like buildings, winter trees with twinkling lights, miles of garland and big red bows tied around bountiful wreaths. I for one cannot help but feel warm inside during this time of year and Carmel, CA brings the complete Christmas package, minus the snow, to our small slice of heaven on California’s Central Coast.

Barnyard Food and Wine Celebration

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This year’s Barnyard Food and Wine Celebration was another fun-filled event complete with live music by Victory Lane, a special performance by Delaney Ann, dozens of local wines, and mouth watering cuisine prepared by various local Barnyard restaurants. The proceeds generated from the event benefited the Carmel Valley Rotary Foundation.

Running on the Edge of the Western World

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View of Big Sur

Photo by Tom Rolander

Written by Sally Smith

The 29th Presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon takes place Sunday, April 27, 2014. Thousands of runners from all 50 states and 25 countries will gather that weekend to take part in any of six races along California’s scenic Highway 1. Though the marathon sold out in record time, spots are still available for the marathon relay, the 5K and the 9-Miler, a beautiful route that takes runners and walkers into Pt. Lobos State Reserve. Visit for more information.

Carmel Lights Up for the Holidays!

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christmas tree carmel

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Roll out the holly; bring out the tree, and string up the lights! It’s time to celebrate the holiday season in Carmel! Come to the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Junipero Street and join the denizens of Carmel-by-the- Sea at its annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7, 2012. Festivities start at 3:30pm and include a theatrical reading of “’Twas the Night before Christmas,” performances from local school choirs, appearances by Carmel city luminaries, and of course, the big man himself, Santa Clause. Sip on hot chocolate and munch on treats provided by the Red Cross while watching Carmel’s mayor, Jason Burnett, turn the lights on the grand tree.

Barnyard Harvest Festival 2012

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The Barnyard Harvest festival held in Carmel, CA was an afternoon full of music and Halloween fun. Local Barnyard merchants opened up their shops and gave candy to kids in colorful costumes, while local Monterey band played some of the greatest Halloween hits. This year’s festival proceeds went to benefit MEarth, an organization that helps teach children about environmental stewardship. The Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to celebrate autumn by watching our video of the 2012 Barnyard Harvest Festival.

2012 – Wish You Were Here! – Photo Contest

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Dog on Carmel BeachAnnouncing the Winners of the 2012 “Wish You Were Here!” Photo Contest!
After much time and deliberation, our esteemed judges have finally chosen the winners for the First Annual Carmel Mission Inn’s “Wish You Were Here!” photo contest.
We want to thank each person who shared their photos and stories with us. We really do appreciate the time and effort that you put into this contest. Without your participation, this contest would not have been the success that it was!