August-2021

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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 *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 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.

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.

Jul 31 – Aug 1
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 1 – 2
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 1 – 2
8TH Annual Monterey Beach Junior Open Championships 
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
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 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 
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 7 – 16
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 
A tradition going back over half a century, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is where the world’s collector cars meet and compete. Only the 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, and only a handful of those will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

Aug 7 – Sep 20
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 8 – 9
Monterey Pre-Reunion
Owners of more than 300 historic race cars, most of which are competing days later in the Rolex 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. Ten run groups have been chosen with cars ranging in years from 1947-1974. Like the Rolex Reunion, there are no prizes for winning a race or having the fastest lap time, as the reward is the personal fulfillment of challenging oneself against like-minded drivers who want to continue their cars’ racing heritage and share them with others to keep the history of motorsport alive.

Aug 10 – 12
AUTOMOBILIA  
ORIGINAL VINTAGE posters, photographs, rallye 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 10 – 11
The Quail Rally 2020 
In 2020, 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 11
14th annual Carmel-By-The-Sea 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
McCall’s Motorworks Revival 29th 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 12
11th Annual The Little Car Show 
The 2020 presentation – the Show’s 11th Annual – takes place in downtown Pacific Grove Wednesday, Aug, 12, from Noon to 5 p.m. on the city’s main thoroughfare, beautiful Lighthouse Avenue.

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

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 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 13 – 15
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 13 – 15
2020 RETROAUTO 
Pebble Beach RetroAuto has long been the destination for the true automotive enthusiast; it features an elegant and thoughtfully curated collection of exhibitors offering rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today’s driving experience.Included are rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature, as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance merchandise.

Aug 13 – 16
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 14
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
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 14
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
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 14 – 18
Legends of the Autobahn 
Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held at the prestigious Club at Pasadera during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week.Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America. The annual concours event offers both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German-made cars. The show field also features displays from manufacturers, sponsors, and vendors, along with several lunch options, and an available breakfast.

Aug 15
Concorso Italiano 
Concorso Italiano is the world’s largest luxury and exotic Italian Car show. This is truly a multi-faceted luxury lifestyle event celebrating all things Italian; fashion, food, wine, art, and products. 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 15
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 15
Concours d’Lemons California 2020 
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 and Classic Motorsports Magazine have inexplicably sponsored the debacle, so it is 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 16
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.

Aug 16
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 21 – 23
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.

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