Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
Ongoing, Annual, weekly or monthly Events click HERE – Non-Profit Events and Fundraisers, click HERE

 *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.

Oct 7 – 10
Sea Otter Classic 
The 2021 Sea Otter Classic, “A Celebration of Cycling,” will be held at Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California, USA. This four-day, action-packed cycling festival features a full schedule of amateur and professional events, as well as other activities for family members of all ages. The Sea Otter Classic also plays host to the world’s largest consumer bike exposition.

Oct 30 – 31
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.

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 2020 Events

Oct 1
The 32nd Annual Taste of Carmel 
Pending…Please check back for confirmation. Taste of Carmel features local food and wine, live music, outdoor activities, culinary education and experiences, a silent auction showcasing area restaurants, inns and boutique goods – all set in an ancient forest near a white sand beach.

Oct 2
First Friday 
Monthly Arts & Music celebration in downtown Pacific Grove 6-9:00 pm February through December on the First Friday of each month. Galleries, Shops, Restaurants stay open late and offer Art Openings, Sales, Open Houses featuring live music and specials.

Oct 2 – 4
Butterfly Days 
Join us at Pacific Grove Butterfly-themed events with live music, art openings, refreshments and surprises. Special events include Butterfly Parade and Bazaar, community potluck and picnic, children’s butterfly garden, special presentation by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and more.

Oct 3
Poodle Day 
VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY FOR 2020. Due to the corona virus, this year Poodle Day on October 3, 2020 is taking place only online as VIRTUAL POODLE PARADE, and not in Carmel, California. There will be no beach play and no cocktail parties this year, only a virtual parade. Please see our June newsletter for the reasons.

Oct 3
Butterfly Parade and Bazaar 
Pacific Grove celebrates its heritage every October with the Butterfly Parade and Bazaar. On Saturday, the Butterfly Parade and accompanying Butterfly Bazaar celebrate the return of the Monarch Butterfly to Pacific Grove.

Oct 3
Weaving Yesterdays Live Series 
Hosted by Elkorn Slough every first Saturday at 1pm to dig deeper into the historical ecology and cultural heritage of the watershed. Features a series of vignettes from different eras and locations around the Slough.

Oct 4
Blessing of the Animals 
Join Rev. Dan Paul from the Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Rev. Jeffrey Lewis from St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal church and Father Seamus O’Brien of St. Angela Merici in a community blessing for the animals event at Berwick Park in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals. Bring your dog, cat or other animal friend to Berwick Park for a service and blessing. For more information, contact Rev. Dan Paul at pgchurch@pacificgrovechurch.org.

Oct 6
DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from the internationally-acclaimed percussion artists, TAO. Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.

Oct 9 – 11
The 27th Annual Big Sur Jade Festival 
Each year the Big Sur Jade Festival brings musicians, artists, crafts people, and rockhounds together for an annual fundraiser benefiting the South Coast Community Land Trust. The event is hosted by the Pacific Valley School, which is located across Highway One from Sand Dollar Beach and adjacent to Plaskett Campground on the South Big Sur Coast about 65 miles south of Carmel and 35 miles north of Hearst Castle.

Oct 10
Pacific Grove Blessing of the Animals 
Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Berwick Park. Join Rev. Dan Paul from the Christian Church disciples of Christ, St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and Father Seamus O’Brien of St. Angela Merici in a community blessing of the animals event at Berwick Park in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals. Bring your dog, cat or other animal friend to Berwick Park for a service and blessing. For more information, contact Rev. Dan Paul at pgchurch@pacificgrovechurch.org.

Oct 11
Seaside Crafts 
Seaside Crafts—from the comfort of your own home! Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Visit our website to participate

Oct 10 – 11
Sea Otter Regatta 
Contact MPYC Race Chairperson, High School teams race in FJs Location Monterey Bay

Oct 11 – 12
Monterey Bay Triathlon 
Elite and amateur triathletes flock to Pacific Grove to participate in one of the most scenic triathlons in the world: the Monterey Bay Triathlon. The Monterey Bay Triathlon offers an Olympic distance triathlon, a Sprint distance triathlon, an Aqua Bike race, and a Kids Fun Run.

Oct 13
Book Club & Pot Luck 
Cruisers get together to listen to eat, drink and participate in a cruising related activity. Contact the Cruising Chairperson to find out this month’s activity. Location MPYC Clubhouse

Oct 15
Flavors of Pacific Grove 
Enjoy a delightful tour of Pacific Grove’s diverse and exquisite culinary landscape. Meet the chefs and savor the unique flavors of Pacific Grove. Pacific Grove is home to over 40 restauants, each showcasing their own stylish and fresh interpretations of cuisine from all over the world. Wine and beer tastingat various locations.

Oct 29
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Marty Stuart is The Pilgrim 
Sunset Presents welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares through story and song his remarkable life.

Oct 30 – Nov 1
Hyundai Monterey Sports Car 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.

Oct 31
Halloween Party 

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