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July 2014 – July 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
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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
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.

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!!

    

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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
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,

Sep
1
Mon
2014
Ft. Ord Guidotti Loop Weekly Workout – 9 Miles
Sep 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Monday, September 1 at 4:30 PM

Let’s do this weekly no-wait (almost) conditioning hike again to stay in shape. The trail is 940 ft. at its highest and up to 9 miles long. The holida…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/202804932/

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/

Garrapata Loop (5 miles, 1800 feet elevation)
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Tuesday, September 2 at 5:00 PM

Join us for one of the favorite hikes in the area. We’ll do the loop counterclockwise going up Soberanes Canyon and pick up the Rocky Ridge trail for …

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/204099512/

Sep
8
Mon
2014
Ft. Ord Guidotti Loop Weekly Workout – 5.6 Miles
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Monday, September 8 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. We do the hike as fa…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/204353472/

Sep
13
Sat
2014
Come to the VWA’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 PM

Join the VWA in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with fantastic films about wild things and wild places, guaranteed to inspire y…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/203638332/

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
15
Mon
2014
Mal Paso Canyon Hike (Carmel Highlands)
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Monday, September 15 at 2:00 PM

?Driving Instructions from Hwy One/Rio Road intersection: Drive 4.7 miles south to Mal Paso Rd (large green highway sign marks Mal Paso Rd). Turn le…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/204130332/

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
4
Sat
2014
Silver Peak Series #6: “County Line/Ragged Point Ramble” (~8 miles / ~3,000’)
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group
Saturday, October 4 at 8:30 AM

****This is a Limited Space Event**** ****Please RSVP To Waitlist**** ****No need to RSVP “NO” unless you’ve already RSVP’d “YES” or are on WAITLIST**…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/events/203863112/

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.

Jun
28
Sun
2015
Monterey Americana Festival
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day

June 28, 2014 to June 29, 2014

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

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center will be transformed into Americanaland June 28 and 29! Each day there will be nationally known Americana music artists playing a magnificent stage located at the end of the grassy grounds that we have brought in just for the occasion. There will be over 100 vendors selling everything from wine to art and chocolate to lemonade. There will be food trucks and food booths selling various cuisine as well as tattoo artists and who knows what else. There will be a beer garden and a full bar for those over 21. It will be a weekend of escape for those who want to enjoy a good music and good times in a family friendly environment. So come and spread out a blanket and make a day of it. Don’t be one of those who goes back to work Monday and hears about the great time your coworkers had at the Festival. Come and participate and experience it yourself.

Monterey Bay SummerFest Arts & Crafts Faire @ Custom House Plaza
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm

June 28, 2014 to June 29, 2014

From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
4 Custom House PlazaLocation: Custom House Plaza
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 DETAILS

For the past 25 years, PacRep Arts and Crafts Faires have run featuring typically more than 50 juried artisans and crafts-makers presenting their original works. A wide variety of styles and mediums are represented including sculpture, painting, textiles, jewelry, glass, ceramics, precious metals, and many more hand-crafted treasures. Artists are on hand to describe their work processes. Some take special orders for custom and individualized gifts. Our weekend faires include stage entertainment and international food venodrs offering a variety of foods, beverages and snacks. PacRep Theatre staff representatives are on hand to share information about the theatre.

Jul
11
Sat
2015
Monterey Bay TheatreFest Arts & Crafts Faire
Jul 11 – Jul 13 all-day

Monterey Bay TheatreFest Arts & Crafts Faire

07/11/2014 – 07/13/2014
4 Custom House PlazaLocation: Custom House Plaza
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For the past 25 years, PacRep Arts and Crafts Faires have run featuring typically more than 50 juried artisans and crafts-makers presenting their original works. A wide variety of styles and mediums are represented including sculpture, painting, textiles, jewelry, glass, ceramics, precious metals, and many more hand-crafted treasures. Artists are on hand to describe their work processes. Some take special orders for custom and individualized gifts. Our weekend faires include stage entertainment and international food venodrs offering a variety of foods, beverages and snacks. PacRep Theatre staff representatives are on hand to share information about the theatre.
Jul
13
Mon
2015
Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering @ Sherwood Hall
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm

Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

July 13, 2014
1pm
940 North Main StreetLocation: Sherwood Hall
Admission: Barbecue $10, Wine Tasting $10, Poetry & Music Gathering $30
Contact: Office
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DETAILS

Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering Sunday July 13th, 2014 Doors open at 1pm Western musician Dave Stamey will headline the afternoon of barbecue, music, poetry and more on Sunday July 13th. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. There will be a barbecue meal available for purchase, wine tasting and poetry; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries. Barbecue $10, Wine Tasting $10, Poetry & Music Gathering $30 Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main Street, Salinas Information 831-775-3100

Jul
17
Fri
2015
California Rodeo Salinas
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day

California Rodeo Salinas

July 17, 2014 to July 20, 2014
1034 N Main Street
Venue: California Rodeo Inc.  Location: Salinas Sports Complex
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DETAILS

Each July, the West comes alive in Salinas with the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex. The California Rodeo Salinas is the largest rodeo in California. Though the California Rodeo Salinas itself takes place for only four days, surrounding events such as the Rodeo Carnival, the Kiddie Kapers Parade and Cowboy Poetry provide a two-week long warm-up to the main event.

California Rodeo Salinas July 17-20, 2014 July 17 & 18 gates open at 4pm, show starts at 6pm July 19 & 20 gates open at 10am, show starts at 1:15pm The California Rodeo Salinas is the largest Rodeo in California and one of the top 20 professional rodeos in the US. Top cowboys and cowgirls travel here to compete for coveted gold prize buckles in events like bull riding, saddle bronc riding and barrel racing. The track is full of entertainment, too: clowns, motorcycle jumpers and trick riders to name a few. In addition to the arena and track action, experience shopping, a kids corral, food booths, saloons, cantinas and more; the event is both entertaining and affordable offering something for all ages to enjoy. General Admission tickets are $7 for children and $13 for adults. Reserved Grandstand tickets are $20 for adults. Salinas Sports Complex 1034 N. Main Street, Salinas 800-549-4989 Monday-Friday 10am to 6pm for tickets, www.CARODEO.com