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Castroville Artichoke Festival

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Recurring daily June 3-4th

  • Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA
  • Phone: 831-633-2465
  • Description:
    In 2017 the Castroville Artichoke Festival celebrates it’s 58th year at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The fun includes: great entertainment, Artichoke Eating Contest, Argo-Art, Field Tours, Ca Wine Expo, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Artichoke Food Demos, Farmers Market, Artichoke Food Booths, and much more!

Monterey Wine Festival

The Monterey Wine Festival June 10th, 11th and 12th 2017

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June 9th, 6:00-9:00pm VIP Party Not at Custom House Plaza, June 10th 11–4pm, and June 11th 11–3pm 2017 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA

The Monterey Wine Festival kicks off with an exclusive event on Friday June 9th, guests will enjoy creations high-lighting luxury foods including lobster, duck, lamb racks, wild caught salmon, foie gras, wagyu style beef, jumbo prawns, and more . These luxury foods are all paired with a preferred array of wines from exquisite Pinot’s, Chard’s and Pinot Gris’ to outstanding Syrah’s and Cab’s. Fine whiskeys & tequila round out Friday, 6:00-9pm. This will provide an unbelievable experience in the heart of great wine country for like-minded guests with discerning palates. Prepare to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Limited to just 100 guests.

Spring Classic at Laguna Seca

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Fast Facts
What: The inaugural Spring Classic is an exciting new vintage car race with unlimited sound that primarily celebrates the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. This will be a relaxed showcase for phenomenal race cars that will appeal to racing and automobile enthusiasts nationwide.

Ferrari Challenge

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Ferrari Challenge
What: The rolling hills of Monterey will be visited by a stable full of Prancing Horses from Ferrari, as Round 1 of the 2017 Ferrari Challenge North America kicks-off at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

There’s something magical about a field of Ferrari race cars challenging the 2.238 miles of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Whether you’re a Ferrari enthusiast, motorsport fan or simply fascinated by Italian thoroughbreds, the Ferrari Challenge is for you to enjoy.

Winemakers’ Celebration

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Monterey, California, United States 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.

Big Sur Marathon

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Location:
Big Sur & Carmel, CA

Description:
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world – and, for runners, the most challenging. The athletes who participate in the Big Sur International Marathon may draw inspiration from the spectacular views, but it takes major discipline to conquer the hills of Highway One on the way to the finish line.

Pebble Beach Food 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.

Sea Otter Classic

  • Recurring daily 4/20-23/17
  • Location: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, 1025 Monterey-Salinas Hwy 68, Salinas, CA
  • Description:
    A four-day “Celebration of Cycling,” the Sea Otter Classic is regarded as the world’s largest cycling festival. Part recreational biking, part competitive event, part festival, part expo and 100 percent fun.

Gourmet Fest

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  • Gourmet Fest

    Location: Various Venues, Carmel by the Sea, CA

  • Phone: 831-622-5907
  • Description:
    A four day foodie extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and wine estates. Events include an opening night welcome party, a cooking demo, wine tastings, off-site tours combined with exciting lunches, featured chefs, world-class wine dinners, a rarities dinner, and a special closing event.

Next Generation Jazz Fest

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: 831-373-3366
  • Time: Daily
  • Price: Free
  • Description:
    Over 1,300 of the nation’s top student musicians to play their hearts out at the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF). One of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, this “Super Bowl of jazz education” welcomes performances by middle, high school and collegiate groups of every kind: big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, as well as conglomerate bands. Over 130 groups apply each year, and from these the very best duke it out for the glory of performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September. This event is free to the public.