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july
Ring in Independence Day with a parade in downtown Monterey, barbecue and live music at the historic Colton Hall and fireworks over the bay after dark. Monterey. 646-3427.

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FeStival Through July 6. This 41st annual celebration of all things Celtic includes a wide variety of games, music, crafts, culture, and, of course, kilts. Toro Park, Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. 333-0116.

13 City oF SeaSide Sunday blueS

in the Park This free concert series pulls in a range of top local and touring artists to play on the lakeside stage while vendors populate the perimeter of the park and picnickers fill in the remainder. This year, the Kaye Bohler Band and Rick Estrin and the Nightcats (formerly Little Charlie and the Nightcats) lead things off. Laguna Grande Park, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. 899-6805.

Chateau Julien’S Summer Jamboree A special day of celebrating estate-grown wines and local cuisine, complete with sweet summer barbecue and live music. Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley. 624-2600. Pebble beaCh equeStrian ClaSSiC Riders from North and South America compete in world-class hunter-jumper Classic I and Classic II, July 22-27 and July 29-Aug. 3, respectively. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach. 624-2756.

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17 CaliFornia rodeo

Through July 20. One of the Salinas Valley’s most anticipated annual events, the Rodeo showcases some of the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls. Salinas Sports Complex, Salinas. (800) 771-8807.

18 red bull uS Grand Prix

Through July 20. Offering a world-class speed freak fix, this weekend includes the MotoGP World Championship and AMA Superbike Championship. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. (800) 327-SECA.

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Through Aug. 9. It’s not just Johann: world-class musicians gather at some of the Peninsula’s best concert halls to pay tribute to all the icons of classical music. Carmel Mission

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Basilica, Sunset Center, All Saints Church, and the Church in the Forest. 624-2046.

19 Lynard Skynyrd in SaLinaS

Hell yes. Grab a six pack of Bud and a pack of Winstons and rock out with the once and future kings of the South. Hurry up and get tickets—they won’t last long—and be sure to bring your lighters for the eight-minute rendition of “Freebird.” Salinas Sports Complex, Salinas. 800-771-8807 or 775-3100.

the Newsboys, Jars of Clay, and over 40 other bands at this two-day Christian-music blowout. Camping available. Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. 443-5399.

august
A dream come true for any true beer drinker: 50 different breweries offer just about every different kind of beer you could imagine. There’s also live music and an array of food vendors. Cheers to that. Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey. 373-2843. Through Aug. 3. Train rides, entertainment, food and wine liven up the idyllic rustic community. Carmel Valley. 659-4502.

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20 Sunday BLueS Part ii

Dani Page and the Shane Dwight Band get busy and bluesy by the lake. Laguna Grande Park, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. 899-6805.

CeLeBration Through Aug. 23. This event showcases the developing community of young artists in Sand City, with street performances, music, dance, and plenty of art exhibitions. Sand City. 394-3054.

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monterey bay blues festival • June 27-29
performances of fairy tales, historical reenactments, and a human chess game by the waterfront. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 622-0100. Now appearing: Honey Hush Band and the Terry Hanck Band. Laguna Grande Park, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. 899-6805. Over 200 exhibitors make this the Central Coast’s most aticipated annual antique shows. Plenty of food vendors and other activities on hand. Downtown Moss Landing. 633-4501.

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Through Aug. 3. Belly dancing, live music, Turkish food and arts, and activities for the kids. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 646-1916.

Through July 26. Light up the days and nights with a variety of family activities, culminating in a grand fireworks display. Pacific Grove. 649-8737. Through July 27. Over two tons of garlic go to the grill during this weekend fest, complete with live entertainment, cooking competitions, arts and crafts, and celebrity cooking demonstrations. But please, bring some Altoids. City of Gilroy. (408) 842-1625.

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25 GiLroy GarLiC FeStivaL

Today Wicked Sons Band and the Curtis Salgado Band keep the free music flowing. Laguna Grande Park, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. 899-6805.

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Through Aug. 10. Lectures, performances and tours to John Steinbeck’s haunts to celebrate Salinas’ favorite son. This year’s theme is Steinbeck and Mexico. National Steinbeck Center and other locations, Salinas. 775-4721. CeLeBration Over 45 local wineries offer educational seminars, silent auctions, and pour their favorite varietals while local bands provide the soundtrack. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 375-9400. Local legends The Chicano All Stars open for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood for another free Sunday set or several. Laguna Grande Park, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. 899-6805. Through Aug. 17. Carnival rides, art and activities, and three stages of music. This year features performances by ‘80s favorite Loverboy, as well as the Kupalo Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. And there’s always the Junior Livestock auction. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey. 372-5863.

Pacific Repertory Theatre sponsors this gathering of local thespians for family-friendly

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Through Aug. 2. Rock out for Jesus with

Carmel mission founder’s day Celebration • June 28

10 SeaSide Sunday BLueS Part v

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carmel bach festival • July 19-august 9

Exposition/salE Through Aug. 17. Antique, classic, and custom cars go on display and to the auction block. Pebble Beach. (925) 736-3444.

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at the Circle Theater; The Comedy of Errors shows at the Outdoor Forest Theater. 622-0100.

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5 chErry’s JuBilEE

The sponsors like to call it a celebration of Italian styles. But you won’t be savoring the latest designs for cappuccino or leather furniture at this event. With top-of-the-line Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, Fiats and Ferraris all in display, it’s a visit to the heights of Italian engineering with an emphasis on engines. Marina Airport, Marina. (425) 742-0632.

Through Sept. 7. Cars manufactured prior to 1972 are displayed alongside food and entertainment offerings. Laguna Seca Raceway, Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. 759-1836.

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this celebration, so grab the yarmulke and get to shvitzing. Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel Valley. 624-2015.

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autoMoBilE racEs Through Aug. 17. In this 35th annual event, more than 400 vintage racecars from a variety of makers hit the track for three days’ worth of races. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. (800) 327-SECA.

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opEn at pEBBlE BEach Through Aug 31. Champion tour players, along with juniors and amateurs from across the country, tee it up at the place Golf Magazine calls the world’s best public golf course. Pebble Beach. 649-1533.

FEstiVal Through Sept 7. Monterey celebrates its rich Italian heritage with music, food, bocce ball competitions, arts and crafts. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 625-9623.

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cherry’s Jubilee • september 5-7

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Through Sept. 14. Sprint and Olympic Events. Triathletes compete in course near Lovers Point, Pacific Grove. 373-0678. Tomato lovers rejoice—here are some heirlooms to truly treasure. Green ones, red ones, black ones—a rainbow of 300 gourmet tomatoes for the tasting, plus food from 50 chefs. Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley. (888) 989-8171. Food and wine festival pays tribute to the agricultural splendor of Salinas Valley. National Steinbeck Center, Salinas. 424-7611.

rEggaEFEst Through Aug. 31. Feelgood festival features music, ethnic arts and authentic Caribbean food. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey. 394-6534. EarthBound FarM Crafts, a maze, cooking demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, train rides, farm tours, lots of popcorn, and a corn-on-the-cob-eating contest celebrate one of the most famous members of the grass family. Earthbound Farm, Carmel

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Valley. 625-6219.

Through Sept. 21. Perhaps the cutest thing on the face of the planet, the sea otter is synonymous with the Monterey Bay, and even the mascot for the local Cal State U. Experience them up-close during this celebration of everything otter. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey. (800) 840-4880.

John “Broadway” Tucker and E.C. Scott and her Band share the bill for the summer series’ closing show. Laguna Grande Park, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. 899-6805.

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17 57th annual concours

Through Sept. 2. Enough Greek food, dancing, arts and crafts to make Zorba proud. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 424-4434.

d’ElEgancE Easily one of the best car shows in the world, the Concours takes over Pebble Beach for a showcase event of the multi-day car experience. This year’s event will feature Lancia and Lamborghini and honor General Motors’ centennial. Pebble Beach. 622-1700.

A car-motorcycle show takes over Oldtown Salinas while local restaurants roll out some samples of their finest fare. Throughout Oldtown Salinas, 758-0725.

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Three days, nine stages, and 40,000 people. The oldest continuous jazz fest on planet features Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, and Ornette Coleman. Also performing is this year’s artistin-residence, Christian McBride, and a constellation of high school all star bands. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey. (925) 275-9255. airshow Through Sept. 28. The US Air Force Thunderbirds and other world-class, diversely talented aerobats perform an air extravaganza that includes an unprecedented night show. Salinas Airport, Salinas. (888) 845-SHOW.

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october
2 PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN FALL 2 TASTE OF CARMEL
CLASSIC Through Oct. 5. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach. 624-2756. Through Oct. 5. Carmel restaurants and wineries show off their wares. Also live and silent auctions, entertainment. Rio Road and Lausen Drive, Carmel. 624-2522.

and doubles its selection—that’s right, over 600 different varietals. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey. (800) 422-0251. EARTHBOUND FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL Pumpkin-rolling contests, needle-in-thehaystack searches and hay rides with beautiful Belgian horses mark a magical time of year. Earthbound Farm, Carmel Valley. 625-6219.

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4 BUTTERFLY PARADE

Schoolchildren from Pacific Grove, aka Butterflytown USA, honor the annual return of the Monarch butterflies. Downtown Pacific Grove. 646-6540. Through Oct. 12. Reenactments, readings, theater and music pay tribute to the early 20th-century Big Sur poet. Tor House and Hawk Tower, Carmel. 624-1813. 17TH ANNUAL JADE FESTIVAL Through Oct. 12. Vendors of jade and gems showcase throughout three days of music and food. Big Sur. (805) 927-5574. COLUMBUS DAY ON THE BAY Through Oct. 12. Arts and crafts, food and music to celebrate the founding of the New World. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 655-8070. The Aquarium’s annual celebration of Latin American culture and ocean conservation. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey. (800) 840-4880.

Both the 10K foot race and the 5K walk wind through Big Sur redwoods and along the famous river. Big Sur. 624-4112. Through Oct. 26. An exhibition of local artist’s wares plus food and live music. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 622-0100. Kicks off with a parade, followed by a BBQ with live music at the Sunset Theater. Bring your costumes.

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CHAMPIONSHIPS Through Nov. 2. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach. 624-2756.

The aquarium opens the doors of its Grand Tasting Room and offers over 300 different local wines. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey. (800) 422-0251.

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CHAMPIONSHIP Through Oct. 19. Fast cars. Challenging world-class racetrack. Good times. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. (800) 327-SECA.

BAL MASQUE Come to dine and dance beneath the moon on the terrace of Nepenthe, one of Big Sur’s signature dining spots, at the annual masked costume party. Proceeds benefit the Big Sur volunteer fire brigade. Nepenthe Restaurant, Big Sur. 667-2345. After raising the dead, raise the roof at this adults-only Halloween party at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with breweries and wineries, live bands, local restaurant vendors and costume contests. Monterey. 372-2843.

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Pumpkin-inspired arts and crafts, costume contests, and the chance to trick-or-treat throughout 85 retail shops. Del Monte Center, Monterey. 373-2705.

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Through Nov. 9. Local winemakers celebrate with a weekend of open houses, dinners and more at many locations throughout the county. 375-9400. Thirteen-mile run and 5k walk wind along the picturesque Monterey Bay coastline. 625-6226. This 14th annual event transforms Cannery Row into an enchanting winter wonderland with music, lights and a cameo appearance of an overweight bearded man in a red suit. Cannery Row, Monterey. 649-6690. HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS IN OLDTOWN SALINAS People hail from all over the county for the area’s only night time holiday procession, an annual tradition celebrating the beginning of the holiday season with a seemingly neverending parade, a stream of vendors and a mass of businesses staying open late. Main Street, Salinas. 758-0725.

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COWBOY POETRY AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Through Dec. 7. In its 10th year, this rawhide hoot-nanny of a hoedown showcases old-style western musicians, artists and gear makers. Monterey. (800) 722-9652. MONTEREY’S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING There will be plenty of holiday cheer on hand at historic Colton Hall, where the locals gather for the lighting ceremony, live music, and a few caroling expeditions. Colton Hall, Monterey. 646-5648. Through Dec. 7. Arts and crafts exhibits by local artists, with food and live music. 622-0100.

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speCtaCular One of the area’s finest wineries fills its barrel room with a cappella holiday music, food, and, of course, wine tasting. Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley. 624 2600.

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matic celebrities together for a full week of unparalleled ocean-side greenery and world class golf. Pebble Beach. 649-1533.

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Continues on Dec. 13. Period decorations bring the historic buildings of downtown Monterey to life. 649-7118.

Through March 8. Hot jazz performers and the fans who love them come from wherever Dixie lives for a weekend full of events. Various venues throughout downtown Monterey. (888) DIX-MTRY. horse shoW Through March 29. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. 624-2756.

Gala celebration features dozens of entertainers on the streets and in many venues throughout downtown Monterey. 373-4778.

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january
Whale WatChing Weekends Through March. State park rangers answer questions about the gray whale migration off Big Sur’s Coast on Saturday mornings. Mile marker 37 on Hwy 1, Big Sur.

april
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Through April 5. Pacific Grove celebrates its Victorian heritage with a weekend brimming with 70+ bands, an elaborate parade, competitions, arts and crafts and more. Pacific Grove. 373-3304.

big sur international marathon • april 26
worth of food and extensive live entertainment. Downtown Castroville. 633-2465.

june
This annual celebration of summer’s arrival features music, food, and a veritable smorgasbord of activities for the kids, including magicians, clowns, jugglers, and face painting. Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-8070. Start the night off with a gourmet fourcourse meal, then retire to the colorful confines of the ever-evolving exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to take in performances from some of the region’s best jazz musicians. Reservations required. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey. (800) 840-4880.

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international marathon One of the sport’s most prestigious events along arguably the most beautiful and challenging course in the world. Big Sur. 625-6226.

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may
pacific grove good old days • april 4-5
18th annual rio grill resolution run A 6.8-mile race and 3-mile family fun run raise money for a good cause. Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel. 645-4777 or 667-2315.

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equestrian Challenge Through May 17. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. 624-2756.

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Through May 17. Complete with a 4-H animal showcase, lucha libre, live rock ‘n’ roll and even a tractor pull, King City bursts with events for everyone with at this annual four-day fair. 625 Division St., King City. 385-3243.

Through Jan. 19. Party like it’s 1939 with old-school music and dance moves. Hyatt Hotel, Monterey. (805) 937-1574.

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FestiVal Through June 29. Three straight days of some of the best blues on the planet. More than 40 grade-A performers grace the stage in the festival’s 23rd year, including the one and only B.B. King, the celebrated Blind Boys of Alabama, and a man named Keb Mo. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey. 394-2652.

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arts & CraFts Faire Some of the Peninsula’s most talented artists convene for a two-day exhibition of hand-made arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit Pacific Repertory Theatre. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 622-0100.

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october
2 PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN FALL 2 TASTE OF CARMEL
CLASSIC Through Oct. 5. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach. 624-2756. Through Oct. 5. Carmel restaurants and wineries show off their wares. Also live and silent auctions, entertainment. Rio Road and Lausen Drive, Carmel. 624-2522.

and doubles its selection—that’s right, over 600 different varietals. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey. (800) 422-0251. EARTHBOUND FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL Pumpkin-rolling contests, needle-in-thehaystack searches and hay rides with beautiful Belgian horses mark a magical time of year. Earthbound Farm, Carmel Valley. 625-6219.

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25 BIG SUR RIVER RUN

4 BUTTERFLY PARADE

Schoolchildren from Pacific Grove, aka Butterflytown USA, honor the annual return of the Monarch butterflies. Downtown Pacific Grove. 646-6540. Through Oct. 12. Reenactments, readings, theater and music pay tribute to the early 20th-century Big Sur poet. Tor House and Hawk Tower, Carmel. 624-1813. 17TH ANNUAL JADE FESTIVAL Through Oct. 12. Vendors of jade and gems showcase throughout three days of music and food. Big Sur. (805) 927-5574. COLUMBUS DAY ON THE BAY Through Oct. 12. Arts and crafts, food and music to celebrate the founding of the New World. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 655-8070. The Aquarium’s annual celebration of Latin American culture and ocean conservation. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey. (800) 840-4880.

Both the 10K foot race and the 5K walk wind through Big Sur redwoods and along the famous river. Big Sur. 624-4112. Through Oct. 26. An exhibition of local artist’s wares plus food and live music. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 622-0100. Kicks off with a parade, followed by a BBQ with live music at the Sunset Theater. Bring your costumes.

25 PACREP’S FALL FEST

10 ROBINSON JEFFERS FESTIVAL

25 CARMEL’S 92ND BIRTHDAY PARTY

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CONCOURS D’ ELEGANCE • August 17

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CHAMPIONSHIPS Through Nov. 2. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach. 624-2756.

The aquarium opens the doors of its Grand Tasting Room and offers over 300 different local wines. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey. (800) 422-0251.

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CHAMPIONSHIP Through Oct. 19. Fast cars. Challenging world-class racetrack. Good times. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. (800) 327-SECA.

BAL MASQUE Come to dine and dance beneath the moon on the terrace of Nepenthe, one of Big Sur’s signature dining spots, at the annual masked costume party. Proceeds benefit the Big Sur volunteer fire brigade. Nepenthe Restaurant, Big Sur. 667-2345. After raising the dead, raise the roof at this adults-only Halloween party at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with breweries and wineries, live bands, local restaurant vendors and costume contests. Monterey. 372-2843.

31 BREW WITH A BOO

TWO Just in case you haven’t had your fill, the Wine Festival moves to the Fairgrounds

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