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Category: Monterey CA Events

This section of the blog covers the events occuring in Monterey CA near the Carmel Mission Inn.

Sea Otter Classic 2013

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Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to watch our video of the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. The original event started with 350 athletes and 150 spectators. Today more than 9,000 athletes and 55,000 fans attend the Sea Otter Classic, and the event is regarded as a, “celebration of cycling.” Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.

Sea Otter Classic 2013

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BikersThe Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier cycling festival that is held annually on the Monterey Peninsula. Unlike other bicycling events, the Sea Otter Classic is “a celebration of cycling” where biking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities come together to revel in all things bicycle. While the event is primarily billed as a festival, there are plenty of races to be had, ranging from mountain and road bike races to cyclocross races. Most races take place at Laguna Seca, but some take place on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property, specifically Fort Ord National Monument.

Monterey Bay Oktoberfest 2012

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Live music, dancing, delicious bratwurst, pretzels, Bavarian chicken, and of course plenty of imported German beer are just a few of the things that make Monterey Bay Oktoberfest one of the great celebrations of the year held September 15-16. This two-day festival is about eating, drinking, and celebrating life with the entire community. The Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to watch our video about this lively event.

Barnyard Annual Ferrari Event

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The Barnyard Annual Ferrari Event is a celebration of some of the most exotic cars on the planet and is held to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes research. From vintage Ferrari to high-end Lamborghini, this annual event gives everyone an idea of just how many extraordinary cars are proudly displayed here every year. The event is held at the Barnyard shopping center in Carmel, California and all who attend get to try delicious food from various restaurants, as well as local wines from dozens of Monterey County wineries. Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to view our video and enjoy this incredible celebration of high-performance and beautifully engineered cars.

20th Annual Monterey Winemakers Celebration

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The Carmel Mission Inn invites you to watch our video of the 20th annual Monterey Winemaker’s Celebration. Each year this celebration gives attendees the opportunity to taste over a 100 different local wines from more than 40 wineries around Monterey County. This year the celebration was held at the Barnyard Shopping Center so there was an abundance of delicious food from various Barnyard restaurants. There was also great live music by local band, “Red Beans and Rice.” This annual event is the perfect place to visit with other wine connoisseurs, meet the winemakers of your favorite wines, and compare and contrast different wines from all over Monterey County.