August-2021

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 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 6
First Friday 
Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Grassroots community event promoting local shopping. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses. Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Aug 6 – Sep 19
Shrek The Musical 
Shrek the Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, bringing all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Irreverently fun, but appropriate for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. It’s the greatest fairy tale never told!

Aug 6
Concours at Pasadera 
Prized automobiles in six classes. Motorcycles of outstanding vintage and contemporary design. A juried selection of alumni vehicles. Rare and unique collections of Hot Wheels. Awards designed by Tiffany and Co. Exceptional food, refreshments and hospitality. The third annual Concours at Pasadera promises all this and much more at a spectacular gathering of friends, club members and enthusiasts.

Aug 6
Monterey Car Week Kick-Off 2021 
Monterey Car Week kicks off with a remarkable display of historic race cars on Alvarado Street! Come meet the drivers of these beautiful examples of racing history while enjoying great music and giveaways at this family-friendly event.

Car Week

Aug 7 – 8
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 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey 
Saturday Morning Fun Runs have returned to Fleet Feet Monterey! Every Saturday we meet at the shop at 8am and take 15 minutes to socialize before we get moving. This free program is for people of all ages and all abilities. Everyone is welcome – the more, the merrier! Run or walk as you wish.

Aug 8
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 8
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 9
Porsche Monterey Classic Partner Event 2021 
All Porsche’s welcome to display. Get excited for the unveiling the years long awaited project, the 993 Classic restoration challenge car!

Aug 9 – 11
The Quail Rally 2021 
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 10
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 10
Concours on the Avenue
Carmel’s world famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic, and sixteen 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. Open to the public for viewing 10 AM – 5 PM.

Aug 11
The Little Car Show 
Calling all mini, micro, electric, steam and arcane vehicles! The 2021 Little Car Show takes place in downtown Pacific Grove from Noon to 5 PM. on the city’s main thoroughfare, beautiful Lighthouse Avenue.

Aug 11
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 11 – 13
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 12
Prancing Ponies All Woman Car Show 2021 
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 12
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 12
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 12 – 14
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 12 – 14
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 12 – 15
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 – 15
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 in an attempt to tame the challenging iconic race track before thousands of enthusiastic fans. There are no prizes or points for winning; It is a celebration of motorsport history that began in 1974. The open paddock bustles as fans walk row after row of cars, the mechanics or owners working on them and frequently beckoning visitors to sit inside for photos and a chance to experience history firsthand in an interactive step back in time.

Aug 13
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 
For eighteen years, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has provided an unparalleled and exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors from around the world to enjoy rare collections of fine automobiles and motorcycles in a garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

Aug 13
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 13
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 14
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 14
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 14
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 14
23rd 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 15
Automotive Displays and Debuts at Pebble Beach 
See the latest displays and debuts from sponsors, including Ferrari, Infiniti, Lexus, BMW and Bentley.

Aug 15
70th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 
The finest collector cars gather on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links to compete to be named Best of Show — the ultimate award for automobiles. Experts critique their elegance, technical merit, and history. And crowds come from all corners of the globe to cheer their favorites.

Aug 21
Spartan Race 
Spartan RaceTM, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough mudder runs, or a warrior dash, it’s time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course.

Aug 28 – 29
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.

Aug 28 – Aug 29
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?

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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2020 Events

July 18 – Aug 1
Carmel Bach Festival 
California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 80-year history with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and more.

Aug 1 – 2
8TH Annual Monterey Beach Junior Open Championships – BACK IN 2022
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 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 3 – 4
The Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival – BACK IN 2022
The Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival brings the music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County August 3rd and 4th. The two-day event features fun for the whole family at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Aug 10 – 12
AUTOMOBILIA  – BACK IN 2022
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 12
8th Carmel Mission Classic – BACK IN 2022
“Car Week’s Most Relaxed, Inspirational, and Charitable Event”
“Objects of Art, Ego and Transportation, Saving Lives and Saving Souls”

Aug 14
Pacific Grove 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 13
Exotics on Broadway – BACK IN 2022
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.

Car Week