July-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.

Jul 4
Monterey 4Th of July Pancake Breakfast 
Join Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast from 7am to 11am at Monterey Fire Station 1 before hitting July 4th downtown parade. Breakfast includes warm fluffy pancakes, eggs, sausage and all the fixings. Family fun include arts and crafts for kids, face painting, music and a chance to meet local firefighters and the chance to sit in a fire truck. Tickets are $12.50 and proceeds will benefit MY Museum.

Jul 4
Carmel-By-The-Bay 4Th of July Celebration 
Join us for an old-fashioned, family-style celebration in Devendorf Park across from Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue from noon to 4pm. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, chips, ice cream, watermelon, and cookies! Get there early, supplies are limited! All food and festivities are FREE! Food will be provided by local service clubs and groups such as Carmel Host Lions, Mission Trail Lions, Yes for Carmel!, Carmel Heritage, Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel Chamber, and much more!

Jul 9 – 11
Geico Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest 
How about 190 mph superbikes and some family fun? GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey is coming July 9-11, 2021. Enjoy practice and qualifying on Friday plus all-day racing Sat & Sun! Meet the riders in our open race paddock!
Camping, Fan Lap and Grid/Pit access packages available. Kids 12 and under free with paying adult. Bring the family for our Kids Zone and FREE carnival games. The weekend includes 7 classes of road racing – HONOS Superbikes, Supersport, Stock 100, Twin Cup, Junior Cup, King of the Baggers & Heritage Cup.

Jul 16 – 18
AHRMA Classic MotoFest of Monterey 
Vintage road-racing motorcycles will take to the track for exciting competition—from 1920s-era hand-shifter V-twins—to booming Grand Prix single-cylinder machines. This is something you definitely have to see and hear to believe! There’s fun for fans of off-road racing as well, with vintage trials competitions and cross-country racing.

July 17 – 18
Home and Garden Expo 
The Monterey Home & Garden Expo brings in exhibitors and attendees from all over Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Visitors will meet local experts to answer all their questions and vendors will have the opportunity to not only connect with potential clients but also network will other vendors. The home expo exhibitors include general contractors, landscapers, kitchen and bath, cabinets, closet organizers, interior designers, landscape designers, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, fireplaces, and much more from all around Monterey and Santa Cruz County!

Jul 17 – Jul 31
Carmel Bach Festival 
The Carmel Bach Festival presents its Annual Festival in venues throughout Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach, California. This year’s festival features more than 40 events including main series concerts, recitals performed on period instruments, and a Music and Ideas series.

Jul 21
Annual Treffen Volkswagens Show 
The Annual Treffen Volkswagens Show will take place on Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove while its on cruise from Canada to Mexico. Show will include an awesome collection of Volkswagens accompanied with live music.

Jul 23 – 25
Gilroy Garlic Festival 
Come to Gilroy Garlic Festival for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous “Pyro Chefs” put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets. Other Festival favorites include pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, fried calamari, and sausage sandwiches, as well as Gilroy garlic fries and garlic bread. And don’t forget the only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream!

Jul 24 – 25
Artichoke Festival 
Norma Jean Mortenson, better known as Marilyn Monroe, was named California’s first honorary Artichoke Queen in 1948. Eleven years later, the official festival started and continues to grow, appealing to visitors from near and far. Moreover, the Artichoke festival is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In conclusion, the annual Artichoke Festival continues to support the heritage of Castroville’s farming community.

Jul 30
Feast of Lanterns 
In keeping with tradition as old as the city itself, this is a multi-day community celebration featuring the Family Fun Day – Chalk Fest, Feast of Flavors, Pet Parade, Sock Hop, the Story of the Blue Willow pageant and fireworks.

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 games

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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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!

Jul 2
Wine Bingo! 
Join us for some good ole fashioned BINGO, with a twist! Purchase a reusable blank BINGO board for $5, you’ll fill out the board with provided facts, wine terms, and Joullian history. Receive a 50% wine-by-the-glass discount* on select wines with purchase of BINGO board. Winner(s) will receive a Joullian prize: branded swag, 2 for 1 tasting, or a small bottle discount on select wine. Space is limited, so hurry to reserve your seat… and let the games begin!

Jul 3
First Friday 
Come celebrate the weekend with Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street with extended hours every First Friday of the month, 5pm-7pm, for ages 21 and over only. Enjoy fine art, live music, and wine. $5 suggested donation.

Jul 4
Monterey 4th of July Parade 2020 
Monterey’s annual 4th of July Parade is a must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people to line the streets in and around Old Monterey. This year, as we celebrate Monterey’s 250th birthday, it will be spectacular! Come revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands.

Jul 4
4th of July Fireworks Celebration 
Arts and Crafts, Carnival Games and Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Rock Wall, Bounce Houses, Zorb Balls, Prizes, Face Painting, Food and Craft Vendors, Air Jumpers, Live Entertainment, and more!

Jul 4
4TH of July Celebration 
Monterey’s 4th of July Parade is not to be missed and starts at 10am at the corner of Alvarado and Pearl streets. The City of Monterey’s free “Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que and Entertainment Extravaganza” then follows at 11am until 4:30pm at Colton Hall Lawn at Pacific St.

Jul 4
Spreckels 4th of July 10k & 5k Run 
This run kicks off the 4th of July celebration in the quaint town of Spreckels, just to the West of the Salinas Valley.. The run leads through the town and agricultural fields with spectacular views of the mountains. We offer a 5k, 10k and KIDS 1M(free) run!

Jul 4
4th of July BBQ 
Join the Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the 4th with an old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office). Great food, live entertainment, and a chance to enjoy a patriotic celebration. The hours are from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Jul 4
Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast 
Join Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast from 7am to 11am at Monterey Fire Station 1 before hitting July 4th downtown parade.Breakfast includes warm fluffy pancakes, eggs, sausage and all the fixings.Family fun include arts and crafts for kids, face painting, music and a chance to meet local firefighters and the chance to sit in a fire truck.Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit MY Museum.

Jul 4
4th of July BBQ
Join the Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the 4th with an old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office). Great food, live entertainment, and a chance to enjoy a patriotic celebration. The hours are from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Jul 7
Twilight Cycling
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.

Jul 10
Toby Keith Concert 
Superstar Toby Keith will headline the 2020 California Rodeo Salinas Big Week Kick Off Concert on Friday, July 10, 2020. Keith is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and musician among other things. In 2018 he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut No. 1 single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” He has sold more than 40 million albums that included favorite songs “Red Solo Cup,” “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer For My Horses” and “I Wanna Talk About Me” to name a few. His tours have drawn more than a million fans for a decade straight. Some of his awards include Songwriter/Artist of the Decade, three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year, ACM’s Career Achievement honor, Poet’s Award recipient and back-to-back Entertainer of the Year awards. Joining Toby as special guest is country hitmaker Clay Walker, famous for #1 songs like “What’s It to You” and “Live Until I Die,” at 8pm. Gates will open at 5pm and new artist Claudia Hoyser will kick off the show at 7pm

Jul 10 – 12
MotoAmerica Superbike SpeedFest at Monterey
Thrilling two-wheel action heats up the track as some of the best motorcycle racing in the country will roar into town for its annual pilgrimage. MotoAmerica’s premier Superbike class headlines the weekend as riders jump aboard powerful Yamahas, Suzukis, Kawasakis, Ducatis and BMWs to carve their way through the technically-demanding 2.238-mile road course. New this year is MotoAmerica’s Heritage Cup that features vintage motorcycles from 1986 or earlier.

Jul 10 – 16
MotoAmerica 
Thrilling two-wheel action heats up the track as some of the best motorcycle racing in the country will roar into town for its annual pilgrimage. MotoAmerica’s premier Superbike class headlines the weekend as riders jump aboard powerful Yamahas, Suzukis, Kawasakis, Ducatis and BMWs to carve their way through the technically-demanding 2.238-mile road course. New this year is MotoAmerica’s Heritage Cup that features vintage motorcycles from 1986 or earlier.

Jul 10 – 19
Rodeo Carnival 2020
The Carnival will be back in town for the 2020 California Rodeo Salinas. It is open from 3pm to 11pm daily starting Friday July 10th through Sunday July 19th. Admission is $5.00 and an unlimited ride wristband is $35. Parking is $5.00. Purchase admission tickets at the carnival gate.

Jul 11
Colmo del Rodeo Parade 2020 
The Colmo Parade will grace the streets of Old Town Salinas and commemorate what was once the greatest parade of the West! As the California Rodeo was first produced in 1911, so was the first informal night parade. The parade was organized by local townsfolk, and included decorated automobiles that would drive down Main Street Salinas to wrap up Big Week festivities. Later in 1913 the parade was formalized. At this time the “Colmo del Rodeo” was recognized as the largest and greatest night-lighted parade west of the Mississippi. Sadly, after the 1985 Big Week, the Colmo was eliminated from Rodeo activities, though a few years later in 1987 it was brought back and was a part of the Saturday horse parade. The parade was such a huge success in 2010 when it was revived for the 100th Anniversary of the Rodeo that we continue to produce it each year.

Jul 11
Monterey Beer Festival
The Monterey Beer Festival brings over 80 beers from dozens of breweries from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. You’ll have the chance to taste unusual offerings from major beer companies as well as fantastic beers from unknown brewing companies from around the world! What’s beer without great music and good food? This year the Monterey Beer Festival hosts live music from ‘The All In.’ Local food vendors from throughout the area will also have tasty booths at the Monterey Beer Festival.

Jul 11
Kiddie Kapers Parade 
The 90th Kiddie Kapers Parade, presented by Sakata Seed America, will take place on Saturday July 11th as the lead-in to the Colmo del Rodeo Parade. Kids will line up at the Salinas High School parking lot (726 S. Main Street) and the parade will start at 7:00pm. Children should plan to arrive by 6pm. The children in the parade are grouped into 7 divisions for judging. The divisions are Playground Floats, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Strollers & Wagons, Community Groups, Costumed Kids & Pets, Croup Floats and Rolling Riders (bikes and trikes). Everyone is encouraged to wear western clothing.

Jul 15
Big Week Professional Bull Riding 2020
The 2020 Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Event will come back to Salinas Wednesday July 15, 2020. This event features non-stop bull riding action with some of the top bull riders testing their skills in an arena close to the main grandstands. This event has sold out the past 4 years and is presented by Salinas Valley Ford. Gates open at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm. The edge-of-your-seat action will be followed up with finale fireworks. If you love bull riding, you don’t want to miss this event.

Jul 15
Cowboy Shoot Out Golf Tournament 
The California Rodeo’s Larry Balentine Memorial Cowboy Shoot Out Golf Tournament will be played at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch at 475 San Juan Grade Road in Salinas. The format will be the same as in the past: a shot gun start at 8am following a cowboy breakfast at 7am, with some new fun and exciting contests on a few of the holes. The Cowboy Shoot Out is a fun filled golf tournament where local rodeo patrons get a chance to mingle with rodeo contestants, bull fighters and Rodeo Directors.

Jul 15 – 18
Coors Banquet Bull X-ing 
Open during and after each performance of the California Rodeo Salinas and the Professional Bull Riding, the Coors Banquet Bull X-ing is the place to be to enjoy the social aspect of these events. The tent features live music each day (see the times and bands below) and a mechanical bull. A $25 cover charge applies Wednesday and Friday nights; No cover charge Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. Must be 21 or older.

Jul 16
1st Annual Debbie Pedrazzi Memorial Cutting 
The 1st Annual Debbie Pedrazzi Memorial Cutting will take place during the Thursday, July 16th performance on the track that surrounds the rodeo arena.The event honors the memory of Debbie Pedrazzi, California Rodeo President Dave Pedrazzi’s late wife, who was a world champion and participated in cutting events across the country.

Jul 16 – 19
California Rodeo Salinas
2020 will mark the 110th anniversary of the California Rodeo Salinas! The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 20 regular season rodeos in the US and draws over 600 of the best cowboys and cowgirls across America to compete for almost $400,000 in prize money and the coveted gold and silver Salinas belt buckle. This annual event also draws over 50,000 fans to the Salinas Sports Complex each year to see action-packed rodeo events such as bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and more. The track that surrounds the arena is also full of action, including horse races, specialty performances, barrel racing, mutton busting and several other crowd-pleasing events. It is truly a unique event. The Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls will perform in 2020 and there will be wild chuck wagon races daily as well.

Jul 16 – 19
Horse Parade 
The first horse parade made its way down Main Street Salinas in 1911. It was led by James R. Hebbron and consisted of a sixteen piece band and about 100 horses ridden by local ranchers. In 1938 the parade showcased a record 1,000 horses! Today, the parade consists of mounted Sheriff’s Posse, competitors, various riding groups, color guards, drill teams, Junior & Senior riders and Charro and Charra riding groups. The horse parade is a tradition that you definitely want to experience. Entries are taken each year for participants from near and far.

Jul 16 – 19
Chuck Wagon Races 
Chuck wagon racin’…The ORIGINAL drift cars!! Everybody loves a horse race! Three, four-horse drawn wagons race around the arena creating dirt slingin’ excitement.This act has been featured at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Redding Rodeo, and many more western events.

Jul 16 – 19
Mutton Busting 
The mutton busting event at the California Rodeo is a crowd pleaser and takes place on the track daily. Excited little buckaroos ride sheep in front of our crowd hoping to make the best ride and come back on Sunday to compete for the championship belt buckle.

Jul 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 23 – 26
Ferrari Challenge
Only one automaker can elicit the passion, excitement and awes of kids of all ages than that of Ferrari. Racing the pure thoroughbreds from Modena, Italy, fans will see the latest Ferrari 488 Challenge race cars competing side-by-side and nearly swapping paint. And if that’s not enough, the Corse Clienti program rolls in with its F1 Clienti and XX programs where fans will enjoy the rarely seen and heard high-revving Formula One cars originally driven in international Grands Prix.

Jul 24 – 25
Feast of Lanterns 
A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration. This event in Pacific Grove includes a lantern pageant, children’s activities, and a pet parade. Local high school students are named to the “Royal Court” and receive an academic scholarship.

Jul 26
Moss Landing Antique Street Fair 
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world every year on the last Sunday in July with the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair. This year, the Fair celebrates its 49th anniversary, and will be bigger and better than ever! Over 200 antique vendors will set up booths on the streets of Moss Landing, selling antique furniture and every kind of vintage item imaginable from 8am-5pm.

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?

 

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