4th of July

Celebrate 4th of July in Monterey County. Click here to find out all of the patriotic happenings.

All Weekend

Youngsters pair up with pro golfers during the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Junior golfers ages 15 through 18 hit the links at Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Del Monte Golf Course in the name of fun and charity. This golf tournament raises funds for the First Tee charity which provides the game of golf to disadvantaged youth. Thursday-Sunday, Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course. $35 for a 3-day pass and free for children 18 and under. Click here for tickets. Head over to the Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea and check out a performance of The 39 Steps. This entertaining spy adventure will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm, Casanova Street at Eighth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7-$35. It’s time to get some use out of that kilt you have saved up from Saint Patrick’s Day! The Scottish Games and Celtic Festival takes over the Monterey County Fairgrounds this weekend for a wee bit of fun. There will be plenty of bagpipes, children’s activities, highland dancing, whiskey tastings and more! Saturday-Sunday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. Advance tickets are $15 for a one-day pass and $20 for a two-day pass. Tickets at the gate are $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a two-day pass.

Friday

It’s the first Friday of the month which can only mean one thing, First Fridays Art Walk in Salinas! Live music, art, food and entertainment take over businesses on the 100-300 blocks of Oldtown Salinas for an evening of family-friendly fun. 5pm-8pm, Main Street, Oldtown Salinas. Free event. Pair some good ol’ honky tonk with some Cabernet Sauvignon this evening at Pierce Ranch Vineyards. Miss B and Mandy Lee of Shee Haw strum up some great original bluegrass and Americana tunes. 8:30pm-10:30pm, 499 Wave Street, Monterey. $5.

Saturday

The Circle Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea presents God of Carnage this afternoon. This comedy revolving around two adult couples discussing a playground fight between their young sons is a must see! 2pm, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $12-$30. Need a date night idea? How about Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium? This popular event allows visitors to stroll through the exhibits while enjoying live music and special programs. 6pm-8pm, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with aquarium admission. The Demos stop by the Fernwood Tavern to perform a free concert tonight. Arrive early and have dinner at the Redwood Grill. 9pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Head over to Peter B's Brewpub this afternoon where Bryan Diamond will be playing live music on the patio. 3pm-7pm, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event The Monterey Bay Aquarium is open late for another edition of Evenings by the Bay. This is a great way to see your favorite animals with a smaller crowd and live music. 6pm-8pm, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with aquarium admission.