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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.
Jun 1 – 2
It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ new album and tour is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll. Scaggs continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues, and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ’70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive commercial breakthrough, reaching Number Two and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks. It spawned three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle”, and the Grammy-winning “Lowdown.” Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man, and such hit singles as “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jo Jo”, and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.” He returned to the studio after an 8-year hiatus and released, Other Roads, Some Change, Dig, the Grammy-nominated Come on Home, the unplugged Fade Into Light, the in-concert retrospective Greatest Hits Live, as well as a stint touring with Donald Fagen’s New York Rock & Soul Review; all while continuing to maintain a loyal audience in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in Japan. A pair of albums of jazz standards, But Beautiful and Speak Low, the latter topping the Billboard Jazz chart, demonstrated Scaggs’ stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and the rhythm & bluesy A Fool to Care.
Jun 5 – 6
Artichoke Food & wine Festival
Since 1959, the Monterey Peninsula has come together to celebrate California’s official state vegetable. California’s artichoke history begins in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots were planted in Castroville. Today, more than nine decades later, nearly 100 percent of America’s fresh artichoke supply is grown in California and nearly two-thirds is grown in the small town of Castroville.
Jun 18 -19
The Monterey Rock & Rod Festival 14
FEATURING HUNDREDS of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with a lineup of great live entertainment, fabulous old-fashioned Sock Hop, and food and merchandise vendors. All proceeds go to Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing life skills to adults with intellectual disabilities.
LISTED UNTIL THE DATE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR CAN BE CONFIRMED
Return of the Natives Docents of Native Species
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.
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. For more information, contact Artisana Gallery at (831) 655-9775 or email@example.com
Jun 5 – 7
California International Airshow
Watch jaw-dropping aeronautical acrobatics from the United States Navy Blue Angels, Patriots Jet Team, Metal Mulisha, the Pemberton’s Wing Suit Jump and more. There will also be military demos, military fly-bys and military/civilian aircraft displays.
The 89th Annual La Merienda will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Memory Garden off of the Custom House Plaza. Tickets will go on sale to members of Monterey History & Art Association (MHAA) on March 1, 2020 and on April 1, 2020 for Non-Members. Tickets sell out quickly so if you’d like to attend this important community event, be sure to join MHAA.
Jun 6 – 7
Become a dignified Spartan at Toro Park and take on the “Super Course” where you will be challenged with grueling hills, punishing obstacles and mouthy drill sergeants to push you along the way. The 8+ mile Spartan Race packs more than 25 signature Spartan obstacles including the barb wire crawl, tire drag, fire jump and monkey net.
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.
Come enjoy a day in the sun with great music and everything bacon. There will even be a BaconBar serving Bacon Margueritas and Bacon Bloody Marys among other bacon embellished drinks.
Jun 13 – 14
Monterey Wine Festival
With hundreds of wines offered for tasting, wine lovers will find an embarrassment of riches awaiting them at the Monterey Wine Festival. The event also includes the West Coast Clam Chowder Competition.
Family Fun Workshop with Erin Lee Gafill
Erin’s teaches creativity and painting workshops online and in person. Her workshops include The Passion of Painting, Awaken The Art Within, and her Art of Now series exploring the connection between art-making and mindfulness.
27th Annual House & Garden Tour
The Carmel Heritage Society is a non-profit organization serving the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our mission is to protect, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the community in a way that encourages public recognition and participation so that people will have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea and its sphere of influence.The First Murphy House is owned by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and maintained by the Carmel Heritage Society. Residents and visitors can enjoy historic exhibits, and our growing research library consists of video and audio tapes, books and periodicals about the history of Carmel. The First Murphy House is a unique place to meet friends and reminisce.
110th Anniversary Gala: Spurs & Stilettos
The Spurs & Stilettos 110th Anniversary Gala will be an extravagant celebration and fundraiser for the California Rodeo future scholarship fund, held in he Exhibition Mall at the Salinas Sports Complex on June 20th, 2020. Tickets for the Spurs & Stilettos 110th Anniversary Gala will be $175 per person and will be available for purchase soon. The Black Tie Optional evening will begin with a red carpet entrance and include live & silent auctions, hosted bar, dinner and dancing to a live band.
Run in the Name of Love
Run in the Name of Love is a unique event offering runners and walkers the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the very special people in their lives. Participants will enjoy the charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea, it’s historic sites, the unparalleled natural beauty of the course (with views of sandy white beaches, the dramatic Pacific Ocean, Point Lobos and Pebble Beach) and a memorable finish celebration. Begin your Father’s Day celebration with exercise, challenge and fun! Perhaps you would like to make this a meaningful run or walk by “running in the name” of someone you love and honoring them with a tribute bib? Or register in our Father/Daughter, Father/Son, Mother/Daughter, or Mother/Son division and run the 5k with a family member!
Jun 25 – Jul 26
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
This knock-‘em-dead musical farce was the toast of Broadway with ten Tony nominations and four wins – including Best Musical delivers non-stop laughs, a soaring score, a titillating love triangle, and one scene-stealing actor who
plays eight different roles!
Monterey Blues Festival
Come and enjoy the full Monterey Blues Festival experience with the greatest blues artists, fabulous food, diverse merchandise, and blues loving folks from far and wide. Mark your calendars June 27, 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM.
Relay for Life 2020
Relay for Life will take place June 27, 2020 from 8am to 10pm at the Salinas Municipal Airport. The theme this year is ‘We can all be Heroes!’ We are encouraging as many rodeo committee members, families, friends, and fans to join us. Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we’ve decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. The California Rodeo Salinas has been participating in Relay for Life since 2004. The team was started by the late Lee Brooks who was the Director of Parking for many years for the California Rodeo Association. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004 and fought long and hard until his passing in March of 2007. Lee used to have 10 baseball caps embroidered each year with “Rope in a Cure” and would auction them off to raise money to fight cancer. Lupe Covarrubias-Martinez is our Team Captain for 2020.