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Jun 1
88th Annual La Merienda 
La Merienda celebrates the City of Monterey’s 249th birthday with a very special BARBECUE BUFFET EXTRAVAGANZA, a five-star culinary experience created by the OLD FISHERMAN’S GROTTO CHEFS and the VIP Merienda Barbecue Committee, with entertainment by Mike Marotta, Jr. & special guests, mariachis, folklorico dancers, and a festive “Californio” party in the historic Memory Garden on Custom House Plaza on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Jun 1
Smuin’s Dance Series 02 
Return to Smuin’s roots with highlights from Michael Smu
in’s vast creative archive. Fall in love all over again with classic numbers like “Unforgettable” and “Fever” from Dances with Songs, and excerpts from Dancin’ with Gershwin, Zorro!, and Frankie & Johnny. Amy Seiwert, one of Smuin’s most illustrious alumni, presents a world premiere to close our 25th anniversary celebration.

Jun 1 – 2
The Monterey Wine Festival 
Now in its 43rd year The Monterey Wine Festival has established itself as the premier wine & food event in Monterey. Saturday & Sunday lucky guests will fine savoring bites of wonderful foods that pair well with beers and spirits and sips of world class wines. Now the festival features many new editions like cocktail camp, an entire array of craft spirits and more that keep guests happy and the palate alive with anticipation. Beers and live music added into the mix make this a not to be missed celebration.

Jun 1 – 2
60th Annual Castroville Artichoke Festival 
In 1959, the Central Coast community gathered to celebrate the harvest of the iconic vegetable and the region that became known as the “Artichoke Center of the World.” In June of this year, festival goers will gather again, this time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of what is now known as the Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival, set for June 1-2, 2019, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey.

Jun 2
Run in the Name of Love 
Run in the Name of Love is a unique event offering runners and walkers the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the very special people in their lives. Participants will enjoy the charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea, its historic sites, the unparalleled natural beauty of the course (with views of sandy white beaches, the dramatic Pacific Ocean, Point Lobos, and Pebble Beach) and a memorable finish celebration.

Jun 3 – 7
Summer Art Camp: Animal Mania 
Send your little explorers to the Museum to discover animals from all around the world! We’ll explore the animal kingdom with creative and imaginative art-making. Learn how to make puppets, design your own binoculars for animal viewing, draw, paint, and so much more. Each camper will go home with their own animal art kingdom!

Jun 4
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Jun 5
The Purple Xperience Dance Floor Tickets 
Since its inception in 2011, The Purple Xperience is a true tribute to Prince: true to the original, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota and created by Matt Fink, of The Revolution. Performing to over 300, 000 fans, this 5-piece band has distinguished themselves as the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution, and as the world’s foremost Prince tribute concert. The Purple Xperience embodies the charismatic and uncannily accurate renditions of Prince through lead singer Marshall Charloff, who styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an unmatched fashion through his showmanship, vocals and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano, along with authentic band costumes, impeccable harmonies, spirit and energy, all coming together to give the audience the Prince “live in concert” experience. Come sing and dance the night away with The Purple Xperience performing the classic songs of chart-topping Prince hits including: “Purple Rain”, “1999”, “Raspberry Beret”, “Kiss”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “When Doves Cry”, “Delirious”, “U Got The Look”, “Little Red Corvette”, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”, and many more!

Jun 7
First Friday 
Grassroots event sponsored by several local participating businesses in downtown Pacific Grove, CA. Founded by Artisana Gallery in March of 2010. Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses. Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, contact Artisana Gallery at (831) 655-9775 or firstfridaypg@gmail.com

Jackie Greene Band 
Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is a jack-of-all-trades, and an artist who can croon over soulful piano ballads as much as he can shred a bluesy guitar solo (like he did as the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes in 2013). A road warrior and musician’s musician, Greene’s new EP ‘The Modern Lives – Vol 2′ (out October 2018 on Blue Rose Music) finds him at a new chapter in his life: his first months of fatherhood, time off his relentless touring circuit, and a cross-country move from Brooklyn to his birthplace of Northern California.

Jun 9
Mission San Antonio Fiesta 
Our annual Fiesta (Sunday June 9, 2019) is a fun filled day for all! It all begins with our special Fiesta Mass at 9:00 am (there will NOT be an 11am Mass) celebrated in honor of our Patron Saint Anthony of Padua and is followed by a traditional oak-fired barbeque featuring a hearty chicken dinner. Meal tickets are $12 for pre-sale and $15 on the day of the event. Dance to rousing music in the shade of the old oak trees. Buy a homemade dessert, enjoy a glass of beer or wine, and visit with local artisans whose wares will be on display in the Padre’s Garden in the Mission courtyard. Your children will have a great time winning prizes at the game booths. This is a real community-oriented family event that’s not to be missed! New hours this year: 10am to 3pm. Call 831.385-4478 ext. 17 to purchase your pre-sale tickets.

Jun 10 – 14
Robotics using LEGO® WeDo® Five-Day Camp 
Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs.

Jun 11
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Jun 12
Wednesday Wine Time 
Join Boete Winery on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for wine pairing with cheese & chocolate from 5:00 to 7:00 pm $10 per person.

Jun 15
Come enjoy a day in the sun with great music and everything bacon. There will even be a BaconBar serving Bacon Margueritas and Bacon Bloody Marys among other bacon embellished drinks.

Jun 17 – 21
Summer Art Camp: Virtual Studio 
Learn to sketch, draw, and paint on your iPad or tablet! In this 5-day course, we will learn basic iPad design skills to create games, super-characters, or even your own fashion designs.

Jun 17 – 21
Summer Art Camp: Photo Fun in the Sun 
In this fun, exploratory, and science-based camp, students will learn some of the many exciting ways to make a photographic print. We’ll experiment with vegetable juice, sun prints, transfers, and so much more! Students will create their own photography portfolio book to take home at the end of the week.

Jun 18
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Jun 19
Antique & Vintage Market 
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage Market is a monthly market where you will find that cherished antique, a sought after vintage collectible or maybe some fun retro. We have the finest antique and vintage vendors on the central coast. vendor brings their unique personality and special collections to the market. Discover that one of a kind painting, watercolor or print. You will come upon everything from mid century modern to the primitives. The market has exotic and rare collectibles, each one a treasure for you. You will find a wide of range items from home décor, indoor & outdoor furniture, cloths, clothing, antique and vintage jewelry antique rugs, lamps, industrial retro, and so much more.

Jun 21
Summer Solstice Dinner 
Our annual summer celebration under the Carmel Valley stars. Celebrate the longest day of the year, tasting new spring & summer new release wines with Winemaker Annette Hoff.

Jun 21 – 22
The Monterey Rock & Rod Festival 13 
FEATURING HUNDREDS of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with a lineup of great live entertainment, fabulous old-fashioned Sock Hop, and food and merchandise vendors. All proceeds go to Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing life skills to adults with intellectual disabilities.

Jun 22
House and Garden Tour 
The Carmel Heritage Society is a non-profit organization serving the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our mission is to protect, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the community in a way that encourages public recognition and participation so that people will have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea and its sphere of influence.The First Murphy House is owned by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and maintained by the Carmel Heritage Society. Residents and visitors can enjoy historic exhibits, and our growing research library consists of video and audio tapes, books and periodicals about the history of Carmel. The First Murphy House is a unique place to meet friends and reminisce.

Jun 22
15th Annual Art & Wine Celebration 
The 15th Annual Art & Wine Celebration in Carmel Valley highlights wineries and artists including plein air artists, photographers, jewelry designers, and much more! Food booths from Carmel Valley dining establishments such as ROUX and Jerome’s Carmel Valley Market and more will be on site at Carmel Valley’s ‘premiere block party”. Live Music in theEntertainment Area The Carmel Valley Wine Experience (www.cvwineexperience.com) will host their wine bar and neighboring wineries such as Dawn’s Dream, Galante and more will also be participating.

Jun 24 – 28
Harry Potter Magical Engineering with LEGO® Materials Five-Day Camp 
Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Find Platform 9 ¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, work cooperatively to construct the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and soar on the wings of a Norwegian Ridgeback Dragon. Travel to a world of wizardry and hone your magical skills while learning about Muggle (STEM) concepts.

Jun 25
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Jun 29
Monterey International Blues Festival 
MIBF strives to preserve the blues, a great American music tradition by introducing festival attendees to all of its colors, shapes, and forms, with the goal of increasing appreciation and thereby creating a new, expanded audience, for the blues.

Jun 29 – Aug 31
Evenings by the Bay 
Join us for Evenings by the bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Stroll our galleries with fewer people as you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live musical performances. Plus, enjoy delicious, sustainable food featuring the freshest ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the central Valley.








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