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Local Monterey Events

Find Fun Things To Do Just Steps Away

No matter what time of year you visit Monterey Ca., there are always fun events and things to do just steps from The Monterey Hotel.  When planning what to do during your stay in Monterey, check out our event calendar to learn more about things to do while you’re in town.

The Farmer's Market at Old Monterey Marketplace

October - April, 4-7pm, & May - September, 4-8pm | Every Tuesday

Established in 1991, comprised of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer, it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more than 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just 3 blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

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Monterey Farmer's Market at Del Monte Shopping Center

The new location for the Monterey Farmers Market is conveniently located at the open-air Del Monte Shopping Center, behind California Pizza Kitchen and across from Yama Sushi just off Highway 1 and Munras Avenue in Monterey. With over 60 vendors, you’ll find a wide selection of certified California-grown produce, artisan products, and plants. Open year-round, rain or shine

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Carmel Art Walk

The Carmel Art Walk was founded five years ago by local artists who feel strongly about continuing the legacy of Carmel's early 20th-century bohemian art colony, when artists regularly opened their studios to the public, giving people the opportunity to meet and socialize with the artists and to see them at work. Pick up a map at any of the participating galleries (see full gallery list below) and be sure to follow the blue lanterns during the walk - each participating gallery will have a lantern displayed out front to help you along your self-guided tour.

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California Rodeo Salinas

The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 10 professional rodeos in the US out of over 600 and the largest rodeo in California. With over 110 years of tradition and a little bit of something for everyone, it's an event you don't want to miss. Not only are the top cowboys and cowgirls featured in the arena and on the track, but there is food, shopping, saloons and more. The whole family will enjoy this affordable community event.

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Monterey Car Week

Considered the world's premier celebration of the automobile, The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance draws the world's biggest car enthusiasts for can’t-miss events, including Shows & Races, Auctions and Lectures. All over Monterey County, classic cars take to the streets, golf courses, parks, and the world-renowned WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in a competition to be named Best of Show — the ultimate award for automobiles.

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Automobilia Monterey

The largest international vintage automotive collectibles show in the US, held each August as part of Car Week in Monterey, California.

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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a museum revving to life with hundreds of historic and period-correct race and sports cars from nearly every era. Yet, they are not for show. Drivers race them in corresponding run groups to enjoy them at speed and for the entertainment of thousands of enthusiastic visitors.

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Sand City West End Celebration

The 'West End Celebration', is an exciting blend of art and industry in the transformed area dubbed 'SoHo West'. The community opens their doors with music, dance & art celebrating Sand City's unique ways of living and working together.

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Monterey County Fair

The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food!

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Monterey Jazz Festival

Since 1958, the nonprofit Monterey Jazz Festival has been committed to celebrating America's creativity and cultural heritage by presenting legendary jazz musicians, composers, and young rising stars.

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