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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!
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 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.
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 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.
Marina’s Labor Day Parade
The Parade starts at 11a.m. 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! The Festival will be held at the Vince DiMaggio Park located at 3200 Del Monte Ave, Marina from noon – 4 PM.
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 – 8
This year will mark the 86th 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.
Kinship Center will celebrate 35 years of changing children’s lives at our annual White Party Gala at the gorgeous venue of The Club at Pasadera.The evening will start with a champagne greeting reception with gourmet appetizers and local award-winning wines from Scheid Vineyards, Dawn’s Dream Winery, Puma Road Winery, and Pessagno Winery. The reception will also feature a silent auction and raffle.Following the reception will be a sit-down dinner prepared by Chef Colin Moody and his culinary team, paired with wines from Holman Ranch, Poppy Wines, and Scheid Vineyards.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Seaweed): An ’80s Sleepover Party
We’ve got everything you could want in this fun-filled evening! First, fill up your plate with a build-your-own taco dinner and grab a drink from our beer and wine bar. Next, travel back in time and groove to your favorite ’80s jams and refuel at our ice cream sundae bar.Dive into a full lineup of fun activities, hear insider stories from long-time staff members and experience hilarious improv. Then, dream below sardines or slumber near sea nettles — and start your next day with an ocean view, good company and a continental breakfast.
Sep 13 – 15
Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns for the 2019 season for high-speed action on Sept. 13-15. 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.
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.
26th Annual Chili Cook-off
The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 26th 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 at The River Ranch at Carmel Valley Ranch giving attendees an upscale setting with a ranch-like feel.
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 20 – 22
Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
The wait is over for the highly-anticipated return of INDYCAR racing! America’s premier open-wheel series crowns its 2019 champion at the season finale in its racing spiritual home of Monterey. This has been the scene to such memorable moments as Alex Zanardi’s “The Pass,” Mario Andretti’s farewell race and Bobby Rahal’s four consecutive wins. Now, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is on the cusp of making lasting new memories for fans around the world. Don’t miss the thrills and pageantry of INDYCAR racing in scenic Monterey.
Sep 20 – 22
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 21 – 22
60th 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.
Harry Potter Trivia Cup Round at Sovino Wine Bar
Harry Potter Trivia is back for a Tri-Wizard Cup at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant! There shall be three rounds: Sunday, September 22, 12pm-6pm; Sunday, October 27, 12pm-6pm; and Wednesday, November 20, 7pm-9pm.
Sep 22 – 23
5th Annual Monterey Beach SportsFest
Join us for the 5th Annual Monterey Beach SportsFest on Del Monte Beach with activities, food, and fun for all ages. Athletic events including open water swimming, paddle boarding, strength events, beach volleyball and more. Outrigger racing and free recreation paddle for the public to participate.
Sep 24 – 29
The First Tee
Don’t miss golf’s greatest PGA TOUR Champions players at the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, September 24 – 29, 2019. The 3-day, 54-hole tournament played at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course features 78 PGA TOUR Champions players, 78 junior golfers (ages 15-18) from The First Tee, and 156 amateurs.
Sep 24 – Oct 3
Oktoberfest At Peter B’s Brewpub
September 24 & 25 | October 1 & 2 Celebrate Oktoberfest at Peter B’s with Specials All Night Long including 25 oz. Mugs* for $8 and Grilled Bratwurst with Mashed Potatoes, Sour Kraut & Grain Mustard for $8. In addition, enjoy live music with Monterey International Duo from 6 pm to 9 pm.*Excludes specialty & barrel aged ales
13th Annual Jazz Legends Gala
Since 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival has been dedicated to changing lives through music and empowering young people to achieve their full potential. Held every September, the Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest-running jazz event in the world. Festivities kick off Thursday evening, September 26, with the 13th Annual Jazz Legends Gala held this year at the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel. This event traditionally sells out — often before invitations are mailed! Tickets are available for $500 each.
Sep 27 – 29
62nd 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 27 – Oct 13
Shakespeare in Love
Poor Will is stuck. He’s overdue with his new play – a half-baked mess called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter – and he’s having a colossal case of writer’s block. His patrons want a comedy, but he hungers for something more… more…well, even he can’t come up with the word.
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.