July-2018

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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Jul 2 – 6
Jedi Engineering with LEGO® Materials 
Prepare for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as Cities, Garbage Trucks, and Catamarans. Then build X-Wings, Energy Catapults, and Defense Turrets from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of The Force in this new full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO® fanatics!

Jul 4
Annual 4th of July Celebration 
Join us for an old-fashioned, family-style celebration in Devendorf Park across from Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue from noon to 4pm. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, chips, ice cream, watermelon, and cookies! Get there early, supplies are limited! All food and festivities are FREE! Food will be provided by local service clubs and groups such as Carmel Host Lions, Mission Trail Lions, Yes for Carmel!, Carmel Heritage, Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel Chamber, and much more!

Jul 4
Independence Day Celebration 
Fireworks will begin at dark — 9:00-9:30 Join us as Greenfield lights up the south county sky celebrating America’s birthday! Grab your blanket and be awed by this star spangled spectacle!

Jul 4
City 4th of July BBQ 
Join the Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the 4th with an old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office). Great food, live entertainment, and a chance to enjoy a patriotic celebration. The hours are from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Jul 4
Monterey 4th of July Parade 
Monterey’s annual 4th of July Parade is a must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people to line the streets in and around Old Monterey. Come revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands.

July 7
Monterey Beer Festival 
Monterey, CA. For the first time ever, the 17th Annual Monterey Beer Festival will include an educational display about cannabis from Presenting Sponsor Big Sur Canna+Botanicals. Although no cannabis samples will be allowed on site, attendees will enjoy learning more about cannabis at the booth. The Watsonville Buying Center will also have cars on display. The Monterey Beer Festival attracted 5,000 attendees last year who enjoyed tasting an array of outstanding beer and food. In addition to many new beers to delight the senses and please your palate this year, the Monterey Beer Festival will feature music from several live bands, special VIP ticket holder benefits, all in a totally fun, relaxed party atmosphere at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Jul 11
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

Jul 13 – 22
Carnival 
The Carnival will be back in town for the 2018 California Rodeo. It is open from 3 pm to 11 pm daily starting Friday July 13th through Sunday July 22nd. The fee to enter is $5.00 and an unlimited ride wristband is $35 unless you purchase in advance for $25. Parking is $5.00.

Jul 13
Blake Shelton Concert 
Blake Shelton is headlining the 2018 California Rodeo Salinas’ Kick Off Concert on Friday, July 13th at the Salinas Sports Complex. After 25 number 1 singles, winning the Male Vocalist of the Year award five times, being named the 2012 Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year,” and coaching on the Emmy Award-winning television show, The Voice, Shelton is a household name with mega talent. One of his hits from his current album Texoma Shore is “I’ll Name the Dogs,” but Shelton has a long list of fan favorites to perform when he plays in Salinas this summer.

Jul 13
Comedian Paula Poundstone 
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s pre-eminent comedians, improvising with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. There’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong. She possesses razor sharp wit and impeccable timing not to be missed!

Jul 14
Colmo del Rodeo Parade 
The Colmo Parade will grace the streets of Old Town Salinas and commemorate what was once the greatest parade of the West! As the California Rodeo was first produced in 1911, so was the first informal night parade. The parade was organized by local townsfolk, and included decorated automobiles that would drive down Main Street Salinas to wrap up Big Week festivities.

Jul 14
The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine: 50th Anniversary Animated Feature Film 
An icon of psychedelic pop culture, The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music.

Jul 14
Red, White and Blues 
An afternoon of great blues acts and local craft beer, wine, and food offerings will take over the lakebed area of the Laguna Seca Recreation Area for the Red, White and Blues Festival. The rockin’ lineup includes Matt Schofield, Elektric Voodoo, and Dennis Murphy Blues Band.

Jul 14
Kiddie Kapers Parade 
The annual Kiddie Kapers Parade will take place on Saturday July 14th as the lead in to the Colmo del Rodeo Parade. Kids will line up at the Salinas Rec Center and the parade will start at 6:30 pm.

Jul 14 – 28
Carmel Bach Festival 
“The 2018 Carmel Bach Festival is full of stories and narratives that use the expressive power of music and words to lift you out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary!”

Jul 18
Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Event 
The 2018 Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Event will come back to Salinas Wednesday July 18, 2018. This event features non-stop bull riding action with some of the top bull riders testing their skills in an arena close to the main grandstands.This event has sold out the past 3 years.

July 18
Miss California Rodeo 
Family and friends are welcome to attend! The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. It’s a great opportunity for aspiring queens to learn about the contest.

Jul 18
Cowboy Shoot Out Golf Tournament 
The California Rodeo’s Larry Balentine Memorial Cowboy Shoot Out Golf Tournament will be played at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch at 475 San Juan Grade Road in Salinas. Presented by Hastie Financial Group, the format will be the same as in the past: a shot gun start at 8 am following a cowboy breakfast at 7 am, with some new fun and exciting contests on a few of the holes. The Cowboy Shoot Out is a fun filled golf tournament where local rodeo patrons get a chance to mingle with rodeo contestants, bull fighters and Rodeo Directors.

Jul 18 – 22
WPRA Barrel Race 
Barrel racing is one of professional rodeo’s most colorful and exciting events. The fast-paced contest teaming horse and rider is similar to a horse race, easy to understand and ranks just behind bull riding in crowd popularity. Barrel racing began as a friendly challenge of horsemanship skills between cowgirls and has developed into a multi-million dollar professional sport.

Jul 19
Miss California Rodeo Horsemanship Contest 
Miss California Rodeo Horsemanship Contest takes place on the track Thursday, July 19th at 8:00 am. Family and friends are welcome to attend. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge (just enter the arena via the small gate north of the Main Rodeo Office). It’s a great opportunity for aspiring queens to learn about the contest.

Jul 19 – 22
Heritage Museum 
Memorabilia collected includes attractive displays of vintage Miss California Rodeo outfits, rodeo clown costumes, and cowboy attire from some of the California Rodeo’s most famous alumni. Saddles, cowboy hats, and tack donated by those families connected to the Rodeo’s founding directors and participants can be seen.

Jul 19 – 22
PRCA Rodeo
The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 20 regular season rodeos in the US and draws over 600 of the best cowboys and cowgirls across America to compete for almost $400,000 in prize money and the coveted gold and silver Salinas belt buckle. This annual event also draws over 50,000 fans to the Salinas Sports Complex each year to see action-packed rodeo events such as bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and more. The track that surrounds the arena is also full of action, including horse races, specialty performances, barrel racing, mutton busting and several other crowd-pleasing events. It is truly a unique event.

Jul 20 – 28
Feast of Lanterns 
In keeping with tradition as old as the city itself, this is a multi-day community celebration featuring the Family Fun Day – Chalk Fest, Feast of Flavors, Pet Parade, Sock Hop, the Story of the Blue Willow pageant and fireworks.

Jul 28
Race For Talent 5K At Fisherman’s Wharf 
The Center for Growing Talent by Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosts their annual 5K to raise funds for those in need of career development. Runners start and finish at Fisherman’s Wharf and race along the portion of the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail that’s right behind Portola Plaza. The CGT by PMA represents the global produce and floral industry, and with funds from this event, they help develop their “Career Pathways” program that includes a webinar series as a way to help employees grow into leadership positions.

Jul 28 – 29
Monterey Beach Open Volleyball Tournament 
Monterey Municipal Beach will come alive showcasing 18 plus professional style elite competition beach volleyball courts. It will be a volleyball competition like no other…we guarantee!

Jun 30 – Sep 1
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.

EVENTS THAT EXIST BELOW THIS LINE ARE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR OR HAVE
ALREADY HAPPENED – LISTED UNTIL THE NEW DATE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR CAN BE CONFIRMED
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Jul 20 – 23  
PRCA Rodeo 2017    
The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 20 regular season rodeos in the US and draws over 600 of the best cowboys and cowgirls across America to compete for almost $400,000 in prize money and the coveted gold and silver Salinas belt buckle. This annual event also draws over 50,000 fans to the Salinas Sports Complex each year to see action-packed rodeo events such as bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and more. The track that surrounds the arena is also full of action, including horse races, specialty performances, barrel racing, mutton busting and several other crowd-pleasing events. It is truly a unique event.

 

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