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Join us for some good ole fashioned BINGO, with a twist! Purchase a reusable blank BINGO board for $5, you’ll fill out the board with provided facts, wine terms, and Joullian history. Receive a 50% wine-by-the-glass discount* on select wines with purchase of BINGO board. Winner(s) will receive a Joullian prize: branded swag, 2 for 1 tasting, or a small bottle discount on select wine. Space is limited, so hurry to reserve your seat… and let the games begin!
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.
4th of July 2019 – Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #1
It’s time, once again, for the Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast benefiting MY Museum, July 4, 7am-11am! Enjoy the most important meal of the day then walk to the parade. There will be arts and crafts for the kids, a chance to meet your local firefighters while supporting a great organization. With pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice, it’s a fun breakfast for the whole family!
July 4th’s Living History Day 2019
Monterey State Historic Park’s Living History Day will be held on July 4, 11am-3pm in the Memory Garden, located behind Pacific House Museum at Custom House Plaza. Enjoy historic demonstrations and participate in games, rope-making, leather craft, basket weaving, military drill, watch a blacksmith make you a ring, and learn a new dance at the Custom House Fandango with live music. It’s fun for all ages! Bring the whole family right after the July 4th Parade.
City of Monterey’s free Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que
The City of Monterey’s free Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que and Entertainment Extravaganza will be held on the historic grounds of Colton Hall on Pacific Street on Thursday, July 4, 11am-4:30pm. This is all-ages fun! Children’s entertainment will include free carnival booths and games, face painting, balloon artists, and jump houses. We’ll also have lots of great food provided by non-profit food vendors on sale all day.
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.
Monterey County Pops Independence Day Concert 2019
Monterey County Pops! a 40-piece professional orchestra, presents a free Independence Day concert on Thursday, July 4 at 7pm at Golden State Theatre featuring favorite American popular and patriotic tunes. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, with doors opening at 6pm.
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!
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. This North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fan base, and singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed their music’s lamp glow intimacy for years.
Paint with The Dali Expo
Join The Dali Expo for a monthly painting workshop presented by local artist Mr. Stitch, 4-6pm, in our front atrium. The price is $35 per person ($5 discount for Dali Expo members). Supplies provided include a canvas, painting supplies, and museum admission. Please call to make your reservation, 831-372-2608.
Monterey Beer Festival
The Festival is pleased to announce that The Jade Lounge (under new ownership of the former Planet Gemini right across the street from the Fairgrounds) is the event’s Presenting Sponsor and Festival After Party Site. The Jade Lounge is a new live music and comedy venue located at 2110 North Fremont Street, with a spacious parking lot directly across from Gate 6 on Fairground Road (www.thejadelounge.com).The All In band and Fredo on the Radio Emcee will provide outstanding entertainment throughout the afternoon at the Monterey Beer Festival while everyone enjoys a great selection of beers!
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
Tim McGraw Concert
Country superstar Tim McGraw will headline the show at 9:30pm with Frankie Ballard playing just before him at 8:00pm and The Wild Feathers opening the show at 6:30pm.
Jul 12 – 14
MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship
Many of the world’s greatest motorcycle road racers will descend upon Monterey for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round with the MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey. The international and national two-wheel spectacular is a thrilling and daring demonstration of rider and machine working as one.
Jul 12 – 21
The Carnival will be back in town for the 2019 California Rodeo Salinas and is presented by Smoot Family Chiropractic. It is open from 3pm to 11pm daily starting Friday July 12th through Sunday July 21st. Admission is $5.00 and an unlimited ride wristband is $35 unless you purchase in advance for $25 at the Rodeo Box Office at 1034 N. Main Street. Parking is $5.00. Purchase admission tickets at the carnival gate.
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.
Kiddie Kapers Parade
The 89th Kiddie Kapers Parade, presented by Sakata Seed America, will take place on Saturday July 13th as the lead-in to the Colmo del Rodeo Parade. Kids will line up at the Salinas High School parking lot (726 S. Main Street) and the parade will start at 7:00pm. Children should plan to arrive by 6pm. The children in the parade are grouped into 7 divisions for judging. The divisions are Playground Floats, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Strollers & Wagons, Community Groups, Costumed Kids & Pets, Croup Floats and Rolling Riders (bikes and trikes). Everyone is encouraged to wear western clothing.
Jul 13 – 27
Carmel Bach Festival
“The 2019 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!”
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 8am following a cowboy breakfast at 7am, 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.
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.
Big Week Professional Bull Riding 2019
The 2019 Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Event will come back to Salinas Wednesday July 17, 2019. 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 4 years and is presented by Salinas Valley Ford. Gates open at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm. The edge-of-your-seat action will be followed up with finale fireworks. If you love bull riding, you don’t want to miss this event.
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.
Miss California Rodeo Horsemanship Contest
Miss California Rodeo Horsemanship Contest takes place on the track Thursday, July 18th 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.
The California Rodeo Heritage Museum celebrates the history of the California Rodeo from its days of being a semi-annual round-up to its modern day adaptations. In 1872 the Monterey County Agricultural Association built a race track, grandstand, stables, bar and restaurant on a parcel of property donated to the City of Salinas, under the terms that a fair and races be held at least every two years. When attendance at the races began to decline the future of the property was in jeopardy due to the terms of the gift. A group of cattlemen who belonged to an informal club called the “Salinas Coyotes” took it upon themselves to help revive interest and on August 1, 1911 the first rodeo was held at the race track grounds; it was advertised as a Wild West Show.
Jul 18 – 21
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.
Feast of Lanterns
There will be a Facebook live stream of this event! Entertainment by the Monarch Handbells, Rockstar Dance Studio, and the 2019 Royal Court. Mayor Bill Peak and Queen Topaz cut celebration cakes as we sing happy birthday to our beloved hometown. The Board of Directors invites everyone to join in as we celebrate the Feast of Lanterns and the Chautauqua Assembly. This I event is FREE and open to the public.
Race For Talent 5K At Fisherman’s Wharf
Runners and walkers will enjoy a 3.1 mile course along the Monterey Bay while supporting our mission to attract, develop and retain talent for the global produce and floral industry. This race will feature a performance t-shirt, race bag full of goodies, continental breakfast with coffee and juices, and a guaranteed fun time by all.