August-2019

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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Aug 2 – 3
38th 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. It is open to the public and intended to instruct, entertain, and connect like-minded Steinbeck lovers and newbies.

Aug 3
Paint with Dali 
Uncork your creativity at the next Paint with Dali Expo! Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as experienced local artists Mr.Stitch leads you step by step through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali!

Aug 3 – 4
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!

Aug 3 – 4
Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival 
The popular Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival brings the music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County each year. Now in our 52nd year, the event is brought to you by the award-winning Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula and sets the perfect stage for a summer weekend of entertainment and culture.

Aug 3 – 4
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 games.

Aug 3 – 4
Watsonville Strawberry Festival 
Down by the Monterey Bay in California, there’s an event that would make the strawberry lover’s day. It’s called the Watsonville Strawberry Festival and it just might be the next best thing to eating your way out of a giant strawberry. The family-friendly event features food (including plenty of fresh strawberries), a carnival, live music and more.

Aug 4
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 doggie entrants. The SPCA brings a variety of adorable adoptable dogs, and many of these dogs have found new homes at this show!

Aug 10 – 11
Monterey Pre- Reunion 
The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides racing fans and visitors with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing for two full days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock is bustling with teams working on their cars in the pits or on their way to pre-grid. The paddock is completely open to wander for enjoying the historic racing experience.

Aug 10 – 11
42st Annual International Musical Saw Festival 
For great music that’s a cut above the rest, come to the 42st Annual International Musical Saw Festival at Roaring Camp. The big event happens when the world’s greatest saw players join other acoustic musicians in a variety of musical performances. You’ll hear bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, blues, classical and even show tunes.

Car Week

Aug 12 – 14
17th Annual Automobilia International Expo 
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 13
13th Annual Carmel Concours on the Avenue 
Carmel-by-the-Sea’s whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham’s illustrations for children’s fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. This is the latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area’s internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. The CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE will focus on vehicles not usually seen during this ten-day period. The cars will include a variety of legendary vehicles. Well over 175 cars will be on display in groups of juried classes during CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. These will include Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and Sporting Cars.

Aug 12 – 14
The Quail Rally 2019 
In 2019, 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 organisations. The Quail Rally brings together an upscale group of automobile cognoscenti and lifestyle connoisseurs, along with leading brands of today’s luxury industry.

Aug 12 – 15
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 collectible 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 250 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 14
Carmel Mission Classic 
combining the passion for fine automobiles with the Faith and the Palate. Enjoy wine tasting by some of Monterey County’s finest vineyards, a self-guided tour, and beautiful live harp music in the background as you stroll the grounds of the crown jewel of the Monterey Peninsula, the Historic Carmel Mission. A no host gourmet food bar will also be available by a local chef.

Aug 14
The Little Car Show 
The Little Car Show turns double digits! The 2019 presentation – the Show’s 10th Annual – takes place in downtown Pacific Grove Wednesday, Aug, 14, from Noon to 5 p.m. on the city’s main thoroughfare, beautiful Lighthouse Avenue.

Aug 14
McCall’s Motorworks Revival 28th Anniversary Celebration! 
Please join us and our 3000 VIP guests as we host our exclusive First-Class evening and experience culinary delights while strolling the array of exceptional and rare vintage race cars, motorcycles, and aircraft. World-Class sponsors will also join us to show off their latest offerings and WOW guests with the first look at what’s coming next in the aviation and automotive world. Noted California chefs will pair gourmet selections with California wines for McCall’s 28th Anniversary Celebration.

Aug 15
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 
In this awe-inspiring drive that traces portions of the famed 17-Mile Drive, hundreds of vintage cars traverse the roads and show off their impeccable elegance.

Aug 15 – 18
The Annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 
Where else can you see and hear historic race cars at full speed doing what they were originally intended to do … and that’s race. The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a celebration of motorsport history that brings approximately 550 race cars together in one open paddock for everyone to enjoy. Each accepted car, from more than 1,000 entry applications received, is scrutinized and accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.

Aug 15
Quail Lodge Auction 
Bonhams returns to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for its 22nd annual Quail Lodge Auction, featuring the world’s finest and most exclusive collectors’ motorcars displayed in a stunning setting on the grounds of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. One of the landmark events taking place during the must-attend “Monterey Collector Car Week”, the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction is the longest-running auction on the Monterey Peninsula, and is therefore one of the true highlights during a week of activities that serves as the focal point for the California summer motoring season.

Aug 15 – Sep 22
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 
Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, the musical features all of the wonderful songs that audiences know and love.

Aug 16
The Quail, Motorsports Gathering 
For ten days each August, connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world converge on the Monterey Peninsula to celebrate the ultimate in automotive design, engineering and camaraderie among fellow aficionados. The crown jewel in a whirlwind of events is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Since its inception, it has combined a lush setting on a golf course nestled against the Santa Lucia mountain range with exceptional cuisine and the finest examples of vintage sporting automobiles seen during the week. Sponsors also provide today’s cream-of-the-crop luxury cars to be sampled by guests on local roads.

Aug 16
Legends Of The Autobahn 
Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held at the prestigious The Club at Pasadera during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week.

Aug 16
6th Werks Reunion 
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 16
Rotary Concours Auto Rally 
The Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally is an annual event presented by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove on the Friday of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend of Monterey Car Week. Drivers show their classic, vintage, and sports cars along Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove in the afternoon. Following an evening rally along the spectacular Seventeen Mile Drive coastline of Pebble Beach, all are welcome to enjoy a barbecue dinner in Chautauqua Hall.

Aug 17
Concorso Italiano 
Concorso Italiano, famous for the diverse and significant collection of exhibited Italian cars, is centered on as many as 1,000 Italian & exotic automobiles, Italian motorcycles. Those that attend also enjoy the Concorso Italiano Fashion Show, musical performances, and on-stage interviews with legendary automotive collectors and industry designers.

Aug 17
Concours d’Lemons 
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. Hagerty Insurance, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine have inexplicably sponsored the debacle, so its really all their fault. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you’ll get exactly what you pay for.

Aug 17
Exotics On Cannery Row 
For one week out of the year the quiet coastal town of Monterey turns into a mecca for the automotive world drawing visitors from around the globe. Monterey Car Week is an inspirational experience full of rare cars, breathtaking scenery and memorable events. For automotive enthusiasts, collectors and curators it is the ultimate representation of their passion.

Aug 18
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance & Carmel Shuttles 
Buses will run from the Carmel Plaza to Pebble Beach starting at 8:00am on Sunday. The last bus will leave at 6:00PM. Cost is $30 per person per day and a wristband allows unlimited rides for the day. Free parking is available at Vista Lobos lot at 3rd and Junipero, the Sunset Center lot on 8th between Mission & San Carlos, as well as on the street. Paid parking is available at the Carmel Plaza, Mission between Ocean & 7th. A wristband may be purchased on the chamber website

Aug 18
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 
Every August, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world compete for one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry — Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A tradition since 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been an annual gathering of rare and antique automobiles, international automotive luminaries and motorcar enthusiasts from around the globe. The competition is held on the spectacular 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, with cars lined up and down the hallowed fairway. 

Aug 23 – 25
18th Annual West End Celabration 
Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the annual 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.

Aug 29 – Sep 2
Monterey County Fair & Event Center 
“Celebrate 82 Years” is the suiting theme for the 81st Annual Monterey County Fair at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California. In addition to rousing family entertainment, carnival rides, games, and fun Fair-food, the fair provides an opportunity to celebrate Monterey County’s unique history and heritage, from the aquaculture of Monterey’s coast to the abundant produce and wines from its agriculture, and the wonderful home art exhibits to the excitement of the livestock competitions.

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