Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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Events are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice.
Sep 10 – 12
Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championships
America’s premier sports car series hits the track in grand style with intense racing and large fields of cars battling for supremacy on track. The IMSA series brings its top classes of Daytona Prototypes, Le Mans Prototype 2, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona to Monterey this fall.
Sep 17 – 19
Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
The road to the NTT IndyCar Series Championship makes an important stop at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. Racing fans, sponsors and drivers enjoyed the return of IndyCar to Monterey and The Corkscrew in 2019 where a young Colton Herta held off a charging Will Power for the checkered and his second victory of his rookie season. Look for even more excitement as teams now have a year of experience on how to attack the iconic track for even more last-minute passing and daring overtakes.
Sep 24 – 26
Monterey Jazz Festival
Co-founded by Jimmy Lyons and Ralph J. Gleason in 1958, the nonprofit Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, and presented nearly every major jazz artist over the last 60-plus years—from Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett, and Miles Davis, to contemporary masters Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty, Norah Jones, Esperanza Spalding, and Terence Blanchard.
Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses. Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
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!
Sep 3 – 7
The Monterey County Fair
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 3 – 20
Death and the Maiden
A one-time political prisoner now living in isolation is convinced she recognizes the voice of a good Samaritan as someone from her own dark past. Can it truly be the same man? At once global and intimate, this bracing Olivier Award-winning play that has become a contemporary classic considers both the social and personal implications of abuse and retribution that remain relevant today. Set in a country transitioning back to democracy, Death and the Maiden is a modern thriller with a haunting conclusion. This gripping story of guilt, suspicion and revenge will be unforgettable.
Sept 5 – 7
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.As a small parish, our goal with the festival is to preserve Greek culture and share it with the Monterey Peninsula. Join us Labor Day Weekend at Custom House Plaza near Fisherman’s Wharf in beautiful Monterey, California!
What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track? Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew that drops 59 feet in just 450 feet of track length. Each month is hosted by a different local bicycle club, organization or business, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways. Twilight Cycling is open to all ages and levels of cyclists. Helmets are required.
Sep 11 – 13
Monterey Sportscar Championship
America’s premier sports car series just keeps getting better. Fresh off its 50th anniversary, the IMSA series brings its top classes of Daytona Prototypes, Le Mans Prototype 2, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona to Monterey. Fans are always treated to autograph sessions, behind-the -scenes tours, a bustling Marketplace and continuous morning to evening racing action. Laguna Seca is the penultimate round so drivers and teams are battling to capture valuable championship points.
Sep 11 -13
87th Festa Italia
This year will mark the 87th 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 18 – 20
Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
The year-long road to the NTT IndyCar Series Championship ends at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. For the second consecutive year, drivers and teams will be battling for the final points of the season in an attempt to rise in the standings at the season finale. Racing fans, sponsors and drivers enjoyed the return of IndyCar to Monterey and The Corkscrew last year where a young Colton Herta held off a charging Will Power for the checkered and his second victory of his rookie season. Look for even more excitement as teams now have a year of experience on how to attack the iconic track for even more last-minute passing and daring overtakes.
Sep 24 – 27
No automaker can elicit passion and excitement like Ferrari. The thoroughbreds from Modena, Italy are racing for the North American championship this year at six technical tracks, all with historical significance. The latest Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race cars will be competing side-by-side and nearly swapping paint.
Sep 25 – 27
Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world, began in 1958 with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons as its founder. 38,000+ fans are expected to attend the 62nd edition of the two-day and three-night celebration that takes place September 27-29, 2019. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages spread over the 20-acre Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California.
Pigs and Pinot on the Patio
$50 per person or $45 Wine Club Member 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Venue: Bernardus Tasting Room The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Owner Ben Pon appreciates wine as an art – a form of art that transcends the ordinary. His dream with Bernardus is to make a red wine equal to the finest from Bordeaux.