September-2018

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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Jun 30 – Sep 1
Evenings by the Bay 
Join us for Evenings by the bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Stroll our galleries with fewer people as you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live musical performances. Plus, enjoy delicious, sustainable food featuring the freshest ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the central Valley.

Aug 16 – Sep 23
Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
This beautiful love story promises a fantastic assortment of costumes, sets, and flying and ‘swimming’ effects by ZFX of Las Vegas, as well as song favorites including “Under the Sea,” and “Part of Your World.”

Jun 30 – Sep 1
Evenings by the Bay 
Join us for Evenings by the bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Stroll our galleries with fewer people as you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live musical performances. Plus, enjoy delicious, sustainable food featuring the freshest ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the central Valley.

Aug 30 – Sep 3
Monterey County Fair & Event Center 
“Celebrate 81 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.

Sep 1
The Marina Labor Day Parade and Festival 2018 
The Parade starts at 11 am on Reservation Road in Marina featuring military color guard, marching bands, horses, classic cars and dancers. Immediately following the Parade, the Festival will swing into action featuring music, food, and fun!

Sep 1 – 3
Monterey Bay Greek Festival 
The Monterey Bay Greek Festival has been a staple of the peninsula’s for 31 years now. Established and maintained by Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, the festival aims to serve up a helping of Greek culture along with authentic cuisine, wine, and pastries.

Sep 4
Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers’ Market 
The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers’ Market takes place rain or shine every Tuesday. Hours are 4pm-7pm, October through April, and 4pm-8pm, May through September. Strolling along the three and a half blocks of Alvarado Street, you can find organic produce, fresh flowers, international food and pastries, arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, and clothing.

Sep 6 – 9
Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix 
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns for the 2018 season when the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, featuring America’s Tire 250, descends on Monterey Sept. 6-9. The action is nonstop among the prototype and GT sports cars when the international drivers and teams tackle the challenging circuit on their way for championship points.

Sep 7 – 9
85th Annual Festa Italia Fisherman’s Festival 
This year will mark the 85th Annual Festa Italia Fisherman’s Festival honoring the local fishermen of Monterey, past and present. It is a celebrated event with wonderful Italian food and drink and amazing entertainment. We thank all those who came out and celebrated the Italian heritage with us in the past and we invite all to take part in the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian experience so very special. Mark your calendars now to attend this year’s gathering for three days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing, fun and friendship.

Sep 11
Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers’ Market 
The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers’ Market takes place rain or shine every Tuesday. Hours are 4 pm-7 pm, October through April, and 4 pm-8 pm, May through September. Strolling along the three and a half blocks of Alvarado Street, you can find organic produce, fresh flowers, international food and pastries, arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, and clothing.

Sep 13
Kenny Wayne Shepherd 
The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. In a 20+year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues.

Sep 15
International Coastal Cleanup 
The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. The movement was catalyzed by the passion and spirit of two committed individuals. Back in 1986, Linda Maraniss moved to Texas from Washington, DC, where she had been working for Ocean Conservancy. She’d been inspired by the work her Ocean Conservancy colleague Kathy O’Hara was doing on a groundbreaking report called Plastics in the Ocean: More than a Litter Problem that would be published the next year.

Sep 15
White Party 
The evening will start with a reception featuring an oyster bar, artisanal hors d’oeuvres and local award-winning wines. Following the reception will be a sit-down dinner prepared by local chefs. The program will continue with the live auction and the announcement of the mega raffle winners followed by live music and dancing to round out the event.

Sep 15
Members’ After-Hours Party 
Don’t miss this spectacular night at the Aquarium with a DJ, live band, unique photo opportunities and more!The Aquarium will stay open late so you can boogie down after dark. Beer, wine, cocktails and small bites will be available for purchase. Members may purchase tickets for guests—bring your friends! You won’t want to miss this unforgettable night—tickets are limited, so don’t wait!

Sep 15 – 16
59th Annual Gem and Mineral Show 
The Gem, Mineral & Fossil show sponsored by Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society includes multiple dealers, displays, demonstrations, snack bar and children’s activities.

Sep 16
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage Market 
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage market is an outdoor monthly faire held at the Monterey Peninsula College . To help celebrate this event, Steven Yvaska, the antique columnist with the San Jose Mercury will be offering free appraisals of your treasures from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The market features over 80 premium dealers from Northern and Central California . They will be selling strictly antiques and vintage items, everything from the Primitives to Mid Century Modern. The vendors will be featuring jewelry, furniture, shabby chic, re-purposed items, cloths, collectibles and so much more. The market is free to the public with free parking. Hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Sep 16
Pigs & Pinot on the Patio 
Bernardus Tasting Room $50 pp $45 Wine Club Member Catered by Rob Baker and Kirk Larsen

Sep 19
25th Annual Chili Cook-off 
The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Chili Cook-off, Great Bowls of Fire which will showcase local professional and amateur chefs competing for the best chili as well as local bartenders looking to wet your palette with unique margarita creations. America’s favorite comfort food will be celebrated!
Professional chefs have included Santa Lucia Preserve Carmel Valley Athletic Club, Earthbound Farms Farmstand, Los Laureles Lodge, Quail Lodge,ROUX, Jerome’s Carmel Valley Market, Carmel Valley Ranch and more that have served up their favorite chili recipe!

Sep 20
Jazz Legends Gala 
The Jazz Legends Gala, now in its 12th year in 2018, features the presentation of the distinguished Monterey Jazz Festival Jazz Legends Award to a leading contributor to the world of jazz on the eve of the Monterey Jazz Festival each September.

Sep 21 -23
61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival 
Every year since then, the Festival takes place on the third full weekend in September at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California. A full weekend is one which includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Every Festival weekend sees the same caliber of talent grace the now eight stages on the Monterey Fairgrounds, as the Monterey Jazz Festival presents the best jazz performers in the world for a three-day celebration of the best in jazz. In addition, the Monterey Jazz Festival features jazz conversations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, clinics, and an international array of food, shopping, and festivities spread throughout the 20-acre Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Sep 22 – 23
Monterey Beach Sportsfest 
The Monterey Beach Sportsfest is a two-day festival celebrating the ocean lifestyle on Monterey’s Del Monte Beach, nestled between downtown Monterey and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Participants and spectators will be inspired to care for the ocean as they directly connect to it through the athletic events in and adjacent to the sea, and through interaction with the educational and conservation resources available at the two-day “Healthy People, Healthy Oceans” Expo.

Sep 23
Harvest Luncheon 
Ingrid’s Vineyard- White with Color

Sep 25 – 30
The First Tee 
Don’t miss golf’s greatest PGA TOUR Champions players at the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, September 25 – 30, 2018. The 3-day, 54-hole tournament played at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course features 81 PGA TOUR Champions players, 81 junior golfers (ages 15-18) from The First Tee, and 162 amateurs.

Sep 27 – 30
Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI 
The world’s largest gathering of Porsche race cars and drivers return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for an amazing Porsche family reunion. In what has become a tradition, Rennsport Reunion VI will bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche race cars, as well as those who have designed, engineered, and driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races.

Sep 28 -30
14th Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival 
The Monterey Bay Birding Festival field trips leaders are all extraordinary birders who delight in sharing their love of birds and favorite birding venues with you. Each year we have a stellar line-up of evening presentations and daily workshops to augment your birding festival experience.

Sep 28 – Oct 14
The Lusty Adventures of Tom Jones 
PacRep’s annual Forest Theatre offering is a rollicking and naughty adaptation of Henry Fielding’s ribald classic Tom Jones. Abandoned as a child to the care of Squire Allworthy, Tom Jones is now all grown up and launched into the bewildering romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous Sophia Western — but Sophia’s father is determined to keep the two apart.

Sep 29
An Evening with Burt Bacharach 
Burt Bacharach is one of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters. His music is as diverse as his audiences, spanning generations and continents, as he is celebrated both as a pop culture icon and one of the world’s greatest contemporary composers. A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight GRAMMYS (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David) he revolutionized the music of the 1950s and 60s. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of other tributes received from top music industry institutions to governments, universities and charitable and philanthropic groups. Bacharach and Hal David were the recipients of the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The prize is awarded to musicians whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins

Sep 29 – 30
California International Airshow 
You’ll want to keep an eye on the sky when the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the California International Airshow along with other outstanding aviators.

Sep 29 -30
Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour 
Registration is now open for the 2018 Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour – an annual, self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces across the county. The tour will take place in Peninsula, Coastal and Carmel Valley locations on September 29 & 30; and in Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North & South County locations on October 6 & 7. Artists are invited to open their studios both weekends, for no additional fee. Tour hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Tour Exhibition including one work of art by each participant will take place at the Walter Lee Avery Gallery at Seaside City Hall, from September 10 through October 25. Click here for more information and registration forms. Click here for more information and registration forms.

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ALREADY HAPPENED – LISTED UNTIL THE NEW DATE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR CAN BE CONFIRMED
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