August-2022

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
Ongoing, Annual, weekly or monthly Events click HERE – Non-Profit Events and Fundraisers, click HERE

 *Due to COVID-19 precautions, several events and businesses in Monterey County have been affected.
Events are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice.

Aug 5
First Friday 
Experience the culture and flavors of Downtown Old Monterey at First Friday Monterey! Join us on the first Friday of every month, 5pm-8pm, on Alvarado Mall (Alvarado and Del Monte) and Custom House Plaza for a family-friendly event for all ages. Enjoy art, live music, food and drink specials, and outdoor games and activities.

Aug 5 – 7
Watsonville Strawberry Festival
The Watsonville Strawberry Festival is the premier strawberry event in the United States. Join us for a weekend of family fun, food, crafts and entertainment.

Aug 7
The Annual Fiesta Dog Show 
Each year this Family Dog Show at the Carmel Valley Community Park has gained increasing popularity in our community, with all types, ages and sizes of dogs.

Aug 8 – 17
Pebble Beach Motoring Classic 
The Motoring Classic will take participants on an epic 9 day journey to the ultimate destination in Pebble Beach. The Motoring Classic participant package includes all meals and accommodations and entertainment en route from Kirkland, Washington to Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach.

Aug 10
Stitching the Stories: Monthly Meet-Up at Slowfiber 
Slowfiber hosts Stiching the Stories, a free meet-up on the second Wednesday of every month, 11:30am-2:30pm. Please register on our website.

Aug 12 – 21
Monterey Car Week 
All over Monterey County, classic cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for Monterey Car Week 2022, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear. Monterey Car Week features nearly 30 car events including car shows, races, auctions, arts and lectures and concludes with the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Aug 12 – 21
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 
Said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance draws the world’s collector car enthusiasts to gather and take part in a competition of elegance. The 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, with only a handful of those receiving official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

Aug 12
Concours at Pasadera 
Monterey Car Week kicks off with a remarkable collection of historic race cars lining Alvarado Street before racing at next week’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Come on down and meet the drivers of these beautiful examples of racing history while enjoying great music and giveaways. This is a great family-friendly event

Aug 13 – 14
Monterey Pre-Reunion 
Owners of more than 300 historic race cars, most of which are competing days later in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, will get valuable track time in a more relaxed and less-crowded environment. A great chance for fans to get up close to these unique cars and watch them perform. The field is comprised of carefully selected entries by our selection committee.

Aug 15
Porsche Monterey Classic Partner Event 2022 
All Porsche’s welcome to display. Get excited for the unveiling the years long awaited project, the 993 Classic restoration challenge car!  The Porsche Monterey Classic event is in its fifth year, celebrating the dealership’s designation as a Certified Porsche Classic Partner. We are one (1) of only thirteen (13) Certified Porsche Classic Partners in the U.S.

Aug 15 – 17
The Quail Rally 2022 
In 2021, The Quail Rally will offer an opportunity to discover the back roads and spectacular vistas of Monterey County and its Pacific Ocean coastline, while raising funds for local and national charitable organizations. The Quail Rally brings together an upscale group of automobile cognoscenti and lifestyle connoisseurs, along with leading brands of today’s luxury industry.

Aug 15 – 17
AUTOMOBILIA 
ORIGINAL VINTAGE posters, photographs, rally plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, poster stamps, post cards, mosaics, unique scarves/ties, and the like.

Aug 16
Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise-In 
Time to kick-off Monterey Car Week with hundreds of classic sports and luxury cars, muscle cars, newer exotics, and classic 4x4s line up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove to put on a show.

Aug 17
The Little Car Show 
Calling all mini, micro, electric, steam and arcane vehicles! The 2022 Little Car Show takes place in downtown Pacific Grove from Noon to 5 PM. on the city’s main thoroughfare, beautiful Lighthouse Avenue.

Aug 17
McCall’s Motorworks Revival 
McCall’s is returning to the Monterey Jet Center to kick off the Monterey Car Week with their 30th anniversary celebration! Join in to share their passion for vintage race cars, state-of-the-art aircrafts, the latest super cars, incredible gourmet food and the best of California’s wines.

Aug 17 – 20
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 
The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a museum revving to life with hundreds of historic and period-correct race and sports cars from nearly every era. Yet, they are not for show. Drivers race them in corresponding run groups to enjoy them at speed and for the entertainment of thousands of enthusiastic visitors. Experience rare cars firing up, being worked on, and driven as they were originally intended. Add in family activities, refined food options and opportunities to rub shoulders with legendary drivers, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a full sensory experience.

Car Week

Aug 18
Prancing Ponies All Woman Car Show 2022
Prancing Ponies provides an opportunity for women car enthusiasts to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM. Proceeds help continue the work to ‘Create Women Leaders One Girl at a Time’. All car makes/models are welcome.

Aug 18
Legends of the Autobahn 
Over 300 cars will be displayed throughout the village streets and community park in Carmel Valley Village along with exhibits from event sponsors. Spectators and participants will be able to enjoy the surrounding tasting rooms, restaurants, art galleries, and shopping, which will further enhance the Legend’s experience.

Aug 18
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance by Rolex 
The Tour begins in Pebble Beach at 9 AM. Get a first glimpse of the beautiful cars that will grace the show field on Concours Sunday as the public is invited to view the Tour, without fee, at several points.

Aug 18 – 20
Russo and Steele’s Annual Collector Automobile Auction 
Russo and Steele’s Annual Collector Automobile auction in beautiful Monterey, CA is among an elite list of events that contribute to Monterey’s Historic Car Week, and holds the hottest ticket to Monterey’s Race Weekend, billed as the “Mecca of Collector Automobiles”. Russo and Steele continues to offer a collection of the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires with both reserve and no reserve automobiles. Concurrent with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. The three evening event will auction over 300 automobiles in its highly interactive, visceral ground level auction arena that provides cars with no separation from the buyers; known as the auction-in-the-round format and only found at Russo and Steele auction events.

Aug 18 – 21
Pebble Beach RetroAuto 
An automobilia enthusiast’s dream, Pebble Beach RetroAuto hosts a highly curated selection of rare collectibles and memorabilia from the automotive past, to the latest luxury goods and technological tools of the present.

Aug 19
Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally 
This annual event is geared for those enthusiasts who own, drive, or appreciate all cars, especially Vintage, Classic, Sports, and Luxury vehicles. The Rally Drive will begin at 5pm and follows a scenic route along the magnificent Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach shoreline. The Rally returns to downtown Pacific Grove.

Aug 19
Werks Reunion Monterey 
Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories. Membership in PCA is not required to participate in this celebration of Porsche automotive engineering.

Aug 20
Concorso Italiano 
Meeting at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, Concorso Italiano is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Lamborghini Diablo, The Guiletta Sprints, the historic 2000, the 2600 and the Montreal, and Alfisti will fondly remember the 2015 Duetto 50th anniversary.

Aug 20
Concours d’Lemons Rally 
Back again to ruin Monterey Auto Week, the Concours d’Lemons has become the “Must Do” event of the week. Crappy cars, lots of laughs, celebrity judges and free admission. It doesn’t get much better/worse.Celebrating the Oddball, Mundane and Truly Awful of the automotive world! An ugly oil stain on the Pebble Beach Auto Week, the Concours d’Lemons returns once again to Seaside, CA on August 14th from 8:00am to 1:30pm! Hoopties, Rust Buckets, Misfits, Mistakes and the worst of the automotive world will be on display and as always celebrity judges will be accepting bribes for our Thrift Shop sourced trophies. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you’ll get exactly what you pay for.

Aug 20
24th Annual Ferrari Event (Wine Reception) 
Ferrari lovers will not want to miss this gathering of vintage and new Ferrari automobiles and a chance to talk to both owners and representatives from the Ferrari Owners Club. The nonprofit beneficiary this year will be Big Sur Food & Wine, who has arranged a wide representation of local wineries to be featured at the outdoor wine reception in the terraced gardens of the Barnyard.

Aug 20
Exotics on Broadway 
Formerly known as Exotics On Cannery Row (EOCR), Exotics on Broadway have moved its event to Seaside. With over 35,000 fans in attendance in 2019, the new location offer more space for even more fun. The carefully crafted approach of this event is to create the ideal venue for companies to showcase their products and services to a demographic passionate about high-end modifications. Sure to draw the crowds, the event is free and open to the public. Vendor booths will range from wheel manufacturers to wrap companies, tuners to transport companies and everything in between. If your company caters to the luxury automobile market then this event is the place to be.

Aug 21
Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum 
This new forum brings to the fore some of the people who have created, or made history with, or spent a lifetime caring for these cars. We hope this forum is a place where we can come together as a community, tackle some of the tough questions facing the car world and draw knowledge from experts—all while encouraging new automotive enthusiasts.

Aug 27 – Aug 28
California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival 
California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival is not to be missed if you’re in Monterey, California! The festival include live music, entertainment, folk dancing, belly dancing and art exhibits Children activities are exciting and fun to include puppet making, face painting, coloring, folk dancing and gamesWho’s craving Doner Kebap, Adana Kebap, Borek, Baklava, or Turkish Coffee?

Aug 27 – 28
Sand City West End Celebration 
Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists’ fair, showcasing truly unique works from artists throughout Monterey County. Resident Sand City artists also open their studio doors throughout the day, inviting the public to view both completed works and works in progress. Many studios also host live performances during the event.

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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2021 Events

Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market 
The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmer’s Market is back! The market has returned to Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-8pm, featuring local produce and crafts. After July 1, food vendors (including your favorite bakers) will return to the market. We’ll be open rain or shine.

Aug 15
Automotive Displays and Debuts at Pebble Beach 
See the latest displays and debuts from sponsors, including Ferrari, Infiniti, Lexus, BMW and Bentley.

Aug 2 – 3
The annual Steinbeck Festival 
The annual Steinbeck Festival is a literary celebration of John Steinbeck’s enduring legacy. The Steinbeck Festival has taken place for the last 38 years in and around Salinas. The Festival is a dynamic, spirited, and challenging exploration through talks, films, performances, and exhibits. Each year the Festival explores a new theme relating to the life and works of Salinas native, John Steinbeck. It is open to the public and intended to instruct, entertain, and connect like-minded Steinbeck lovers and newbies.

Aug 12
8th Carmel Mission Classic – CANCELED IN 2022
“Car Week’s Most Relaxed, Inspirational, and Charitable Event”
“Objects of Art, Ego and Transportation, Saving Lives and Saving Souls”

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