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July 2014 – June 2015

Jul
25
Fri
2014
Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza @ Carmel Plaza
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

July 25, 2014 to September 26, 2014

5pm-7pm
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Plaza
Admission: Free
Visit Website
DETAILS

It’s summer and it’s time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza’s SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES has ten exciting weeks of live music, great food and fabulous wines. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the garden courtyard of the Carmel Plaza starting July 25 through September 26. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and savor delicious appetizers from local gourmet restaurants.

Aug
19
Tue
2014
Carmel Bach Festival @ Various event venues
Aug 19 – Sep 2 all-day

Carmel Bach Festival

July 19, 2014 to August 02, 2014
Location: Various event venues
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DETAILS

The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community service. Musicians from the around the world will perform in venues including the Sunset Center, Carmel Mission Basilica, Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach, and All Saints Church.

Aug
21
Thu
2014
Vasquez Knob via East Ridge, Garland Park (~5.5 miles, ~1800 ft)
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Thursday, August 21 at 6:00 PM

Let’s do this one again. NO ESCAPE HATCH THIS TIME- WE GO TO THE TOP! This is a difficult climb. East Ridge is STEEP. If you are unsure about keeping …

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/197876342/

Aug
22
Fri
2014
Point Lobos State Nature Preserve (5 miles)
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Friday, August 22 at 4:00 PM

Point Lobos has been described as “The greatest meeting of land and water in the world.” Join me to hike through this natural wonder. We’ll hike count…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/201667562/

Aug
23
Sat
2014
First City Festival @ Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day

08/23/2014 – 08/24/2014

2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event CenterLocation: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
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Experience a weekend of music, food, and fresh ocean air at the site of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival. Headliners include Beck, Phantogram, The National, The Naked and Famous, and more!

First City Festival, named after Monterey’s claim as the official “first capital” of California, promises a sophisticated musical line-up of 30+ bands in a relaxed and beautiful coastal setting. The festival grounds will showcase three live music performance stages plus a Vaudeville variety stage. A full carnival, complete with rides and games, will be available to guests. Curated dining options will include local craft beers as well as wine and food vendors.

General Admission and VIP tickets are available. Ticket sales begin Friday, May 9th at 10am PDT.

13th Annual Sand City West End Celebration @ The streets of Sand City come alive !
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm
13th Annual Sand City West End Celebration
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 11am-5pm
The streets of Sand City come alive ! 2014 Theme: “Imagine/Create”
• Over 100 Artists & Artisans — Art of Every Genre
  Painters; sculptors; jewelry designers; mixed media artists; performing artists; musicians
• Pop Up “Imagine/Create” Art Exhibit
• Open Studio Tours 
• Continuous Musical and Performing Arts Entertainment
• Over a Dozen Beer, Wine, & Food Vendors
 • WIN a Guitar owned and autographed by the Legendary George Benson,
   ticket proceeds benefiting the Monterey County Chapter of Guitars Not Guns
Aug
24
Sun
2014
Benefit For Animal Friends Rescue Project
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Holman Ranch Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room Goes to the Dogs on Sunday, August 24th with a Benefit For Animal Friends Rescue Project

Holman Ranch Tasting Room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Suite C at White Oaks Plaza in Carmel Valley, California is going to the dogs on Sunday, August 24th with a fundraiser for Animal Friends Rescue Project. Bring your four legged friend on Sunday, August 24th

·        From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. donate $15 for a professional photo of you and your four legged friend with a JPG emailed to you donated by Richard Green Photography.  All proceeds benefit AFRP.

·        Dog biscuit cooking demo, recipe card and a biscuit for the dogs by Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka. Cooking demo to take place at 11:45 a.m.

·        20% of the proceeds from all wine tasting and sales through the entire day on Sunday, August 24th will benefit Animal Friends Rescue Project.

·        Animal Friends Rescue Project will have adoptable dogs on site.

Stop by Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room and swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone, from the full-bodied Pinot Noirs to the light, fruity flavors of our Pinot Gris and barely-oaked, food friendly Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Extra Virgin Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room and online at www.holmanranch.com.

Sunday Afternoon Hike at Jacks Peak Park, Monterey
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Sunday, August 24 at 4:00 PM

We meet in the marked parking area to the side of the entrance road about a quarter-mile below the guard shack. We will be doing a 4-mile hike maintai…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/200670372/

Aug
25
Mon
2014
Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza @ Carmel Plaza
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

July 25, 2014 to September 26, 2014

5pm-7pm
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Plaza
Admission: Free
Visit Website
DETAILS

It’s summer and it’s time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza’s SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES has ten exciting weeks of live music, great food and fabulous wines. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the garden courtyard of the Carmel Plaza starting July 25 through September 26. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and savor delicious appetizers from local gourmet restaurants.

Ft. Ord Guidotti Loop Weekly Workout – 5.6 Miles
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Monday, August 25 at 6:00 PM

Let’s do this weekly NO-WAIT hike again to stay in shape. The trail is 940 feet up and up to 5.6 miles long. We start at 6:00 PM. Route: We start at …

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/200668822/

Aug
27
Wed
2014
Party With the Animals-Monterey County Fair-Tickets Now Available Online!!
Aug 27 – Sep 1 all-day

Fair Hours

Wed. & Thur.:  3 PM – 10 PM
Fri.:  3 PM – 11 PM
Sat. & Sun.:  Noon – 11 PM
Mon.:  Noon – 10 PM
Location

 

2004 Fairgrounds Road

Monterey, CA  93940

www.montereycountyfair.com

831.372.5863

 

Transportation

 

Ride Monterey-Salinas Transit FREE from any stop;
just show your online ticket

or Park for $5.00 at Monterey Peninsula College, Saturday-Monday with a shuttle to Fair!

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP TBD

 

All concerts are at 7:30 PM & FREE with paid Fair Admission!!

 

*FREE FAIR RODEO*

Thursday, August 28,

Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30

& Sunday, August 31

6:30 PM nightly

Tickets Now Available Online!!

 

Season Pass:  $20
Advance savings of $5!
(HURRY–Offer valid through May 31 only!!)
ADVANCE SALE Admission Tickets
Available through August 26
Advance Adult Admission (13-64 yrs.):  $7
Advance savings of $2!
Advance Senior Admission (65+ yrs.):  $7
Advance savings of $1!
Advance Child Admission (6-12 yrs.):  $3
Advance savings of $2!

 

Carnival

 

 

As in previous years, this year’s carnival is being brought to the Monterey County Fair by the fantastic Helm and Sons Amusements organization.  For over 30 years their rides and attractions have been among the most exciting, safe and downright fun in all of California.  Over 30 rides are scheduled to appear at this year’s Fair, and just some of them are pictured below.  Which one will you ride first?

 

BUY YOUR CARNIVAL TICKETS ONLINE & SAVE!!

 

Advance Carnival Fun Pack:  $20
Advance savings of $8-$10!

 

Like the Monterey County Fair on Facebook & follow the fair on Twitter!!

    

SPONSORED BY:

 

Wednesday Afternoon Hike: Del Monte Forest (~5 Miles, ~800 Feet)
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Wednesday, August 27 at 6:00 PM

Tonight we’ll revisit the Del Monte Forest that lies within the S.F.B. Morse Preserve in Pebble Beach that is home to some of the area’s most beautifu…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/200669312/

Monterey County Fair
Aug 27 @ 10:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 11:30 pm

08/27/2014 – 09/01/2014

2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food!

Aug
28
Thu
2014
Snively’s Ridge via Garzas Canyon and Sky (~5.5 miles, 1400 ft)
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM

We’ll start at Terrace Creek but shortcut to Garzas Canyon so we can take the long way to Snively’s Ridge via Sky. This is a long, strenuous hike wi…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/197880652/

Aug
29
Fri
2014
Garrapata – to the top via the bench
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Friday, August 29 at 4:00 PM

Let’s climb to the top….short but strenuous!  Bring water and snacks for a 2 hour trip. Dogs are not allowed and rain will cancel.

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/201585192/

Aug
30
Sat
2014
Monterey Bay Greek Festival
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day

08/30/2014 – 09/01/2014

4 Custom House Plaza
Location: Custom House Plaza
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The St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church of Monterey County will hold its 28th annual Monterey Bay Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend at the Monterey Custom House Plaza Monterey State Park near Fisherman’s Wharf. The event is open to the public and admission is free. In addition to traditional Greek foods,

Marina’s Labor Day Parade & Festival @ Marina Village Shopping Center
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

08/30/2014

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Reservation & Crescent Ave in MarinaLocation: Marina Village Shopping Center
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Join us in celebrating the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy the largest Labor Day parade in Monterey County with a military color guard, marching bands, classic cars and dancers from 11a.m-12p.m. Music, food and fun abound at the festival at the end of the parade route from 12p.m.-2p.m.

Sep
2
Tue
2014
Evolution Valley Backpacking (Kings Canyon NP)
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Tuesday, September 2 at 10:00 AM

This backpacking trip takes us to beautiful Evolution Valley in the central Sierra; specifically within the John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon Nati…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/170375152/

Sep
14
Sun
2014
Elkhorn Slough – 2 hour paddle
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Sunday, September 14 at 10:00 AM

Let’s be on the water by 10am. If you are renting, plan on being at Monterey Bay Kayaking at least 30 minutes early to ensure leaving with the group….

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/199423302/

Sep
18
Thu
2014
Yosemite/Tuolumne Meadows Car Camping
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Thursday, September 18 at 12:00 PM

CAMP AND HIKE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF YOSEMITE! This event will combine day hikes with camping. I have reserved a group campsite at Tuolumne Meadows (…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/180666082/

Sep
20
Sat
2014
White Party 2014 @ Home of Valentia Piccinini, Pebble beach, CA
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • White Party
  • Organization hosting it: Kinship Center
  • Date (s): Sat., September 20, 2014
  • Time  start:  6:00 P.M.
  • Time end: 11:00 P.M.
  • Location: Home of Valentia Piccinini, Pebble beach, CA
  • Venue name, seating capacity
  • RSVP required? Yes
  • Ticket Cost: $150.00
  • purchase online?  If so, Ticket URL: www.kinjshipcenter.org  DONATE NOW
  • Organizer Contact Information: Bill Lutz, 455-4723 or blutz@kinshipcenter.org

White Party 2014

 

Celebrating Kinship Center ’s 30th Anniversary Changing Children’s Lives

 

A signature evening featuring a spectacular medley of artisan foods prepared by Monterey County’s top chefs, paired with local award-winning wines, locally brewed beers, and a hosted Martini bar. Live and silent auctions, and music round out the evening.

 

Hosted by Valentia Piccinini at her Pebble Beach home

Saturday, September 20, 2014

150.00 per person

All proceeds benefit Kinship Center program for children and families

For sponsorship opportunities and advance ticket purchase

please call 831.455.4723 or email blutz@kinshipcenter.org

Bill

William W. Lutz  ?  Director of Development

Central Coast Region

Kinship Center

A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies

124 River Road  ?  Salinas , CA 93908

Direct:  831.455.4723  ?   Main : 831.455.9965  ?  Fax: 831.455.4791

Web:  www.kinshipcenter.org

Email:  blutz@kinshipcenter.org

Support Kinship Center and help more children find their permanent family!  Visit our website to find out how you can donate today.

 

Sep
25
Thu
2014
Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza @ Carmel Plaza
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm

July 25, 2014 to September 26, 2014

5pm-7pm
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Plaza
Admission: Free
Visit Website
DETAILS

It’s summer and it’s time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza’s SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES has ten exciting weeks of live music, great food and fabulous wines. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the garden courtyard of the Carmel Plaza starting July 25 through September 26. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and savor delicious appetizers from local gourmet restaurants.

Oct
5
Sun
2014
Monterey Walk to Defeat ALS @ El Estero Park, Monterey
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm

Monterey Walk to Defeat ALS

October 5 – El Estero Park, Monterey

Check-In at 9:30 and Walk starts at 11 am

Contact: Robyn Hayden at 415-904-2572 or rhayden@alsagoldenwest.org

Website: www.walktodefeatals.org

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

Nov
2
Sun
2014
19th Annual “Dia de Los Muertos” Fundraiser @ University Center at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
Nov 2 @ 4:30 pm

Center for Community Advocacy Holds the 19th Annual “Dia de Los Muertos” Fundraiser  Sunday, November 2nd

2014 Ben Heller Award Recipient and Hero’s Award Recipient Announced

Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) will hold their 19th annual “Dia de Los Muertos” tardeada (afternoon party).  The event will take place Sunday, November 2nd beginning  at 4:30 pm at University Center at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) University Center.  CCA will honor this year’s recipient of CCA’s Ben Heller Award for Leadership and Courage and also this year’s recipient of the  Volunteer Hero Award .   CCA will also present the Sam Karas Farmworker Leadership Award to farmworker leaders who have exhibited extraordinary courage while helping to improve the quality of life for farmworkers.   This never fails to inspire us all, a mark of the success of CCA – as well as the farmworkers themselves.

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California State Assembly member Luis Alejo will receive the Ben Heller Award for Leadership and Courage. The award commemorates Mr. Alejo’s tireless efforts, during his tenure in the California State Legislature, on behalf of farmworkers and other working families.

In addition, Center for Community Advocacy will present its Volunteer Hero Award to Cass Antle.  Antle will be honored for her volunteer service on initiatives that touch the lives of farmworkers and other members of our community.

Mr. Alejo, Ms. Antle and the farmworker leaders will be honored at the Center For Community Advocacy Annual Dinner at CSUMB University Center on Sunday, November 2ndat 4:30 p.m. Reservations for the CCA banquet are $100 per person and can be obtained at the CCA office at 22 W. Gabilan in Salinas, through Eventbrite athttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-annual-dia-de-los-muertos-tardeada-tickets-9346442461 or by calling 831-753-2324, extension 14.

As always, the Center for Community Advocacy has much to celebrate. CCA has completed yet another year of training farm workers in leadership roles that enable them to negotiate with their landlords for improvements in their housing units. Those same skills have empowered these farm worker leaders to become purveyors of preventive health information at their housing sites and teach farm worker parents to read in Spanish.

Feb
21
Sat
2015
American Birkebeiner – Cross Country Skiing; 6 miles, 12 miles or 33 miles
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Saturday, February 21 at 9:00 AM

Let’s show the Midwesterners what Californians (native or otherwise) are made of…. This cross country skiing event caters to hikers and cyclists f…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/186724852/

May
1
Fri
2015
Castroville Artichoke Festival @ Monterey County Fair & Event Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – May 2 @ 9:00 pm

Castroville Artichoke Festival

05/31/2014 – 06/01/2014 
2004 Fairgrounds Road  Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center    Visit Website  |  Send Email
 

In 2014 the Castroville Artichoke Festival will celebrate it’s 55th 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!

SATURDAY 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. SUNDAY 11:00 A.M – 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS ON SALE at the Door $10 Adults/$5 Active Military, Seniors and Children (4-12) $5.00. Children 3 and under free.

Castroville Festivals 
P.O. Box 1041, Castroville, California 95012 
Tel (831) 633-2465 • Fax (831) 633-0485 
info@artichoke-festival.org 

May
15
Fri
2015
Salinas Valley Fair
May 15 – May 18 all-day

Salinas Valley Fair

May 15, 2014 to May 18, 2014
625 Division St.Location: Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, King City, CA
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DETAILS

Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more.

May
16
Sat
2015
The Quail Ride
May 16 @ 8:30 am

The Quail Ride

May 16, 2014 
8:30am
8000 Valley Greens Drive 
Venue: Quail Lodge Golf Club 
Location: Quail Lodge Golf Club 
Contact: The Peninsula Signature Events 
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DETAILS

Kick off a weekend of adventure by participating in The Quail Ride, a 100-mile journey through the Monterey Peninsula. Enjoy a gourmet lunch en route before returning to Quail Lodge & Golf Club for the exclusive Quail Motorcycle Dinner. Vintage and modern motorcycles are welcome. Includes a ticket to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering the following day.

Jun
1
Mon
2015
Castroville Artichoke Festival @ Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm

Castroville Artichoke Festival

05/31/2014 – 06/01/2014 
2004 Fairgrounds Road  Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center    Visit Website  |  Send Email
 

In 2014 the Castroville Artichoke Festival will celebrate it’s 55th 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!

SATURDAY 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. SUNDAY 11:00 A.M – 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS ON SALE at the Door $10 Adults/$5 Active Military, Seniors and Children (4-12) $5.00. Children 3 and under free.

Castroville Festivals 
P.O. Box 1041, Castroville, California 95012 
Tel (831) 633-2465 • Fax (831) 633-0485 
info@artichoke-festival.org 

Jun
20
Sat
2015
3rd Annual “Ink by the Bay” Tattoo Convention
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

June 20, 2014 to June 22, 2014

2004 Fairgrounds Rd.
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event CenterLocation: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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DETAILS

The 3rd Annual “Ink by the Bay” Tattoo Convention will feature local and international artists tattooing on site.