All Weekend

There’s no better way to end the summer than with a hometown hootenanny! The Monterey County Fair has all sorts of “Farm Fresh Fun” including carnival rides, exciting games, fair food, livestock exhibits, live entertainment and much more! Don’t miss the popular nightly and free concerts from acts like country music superstar James Otto and blues and soul group Tower of Power. Wednesday-Monday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $8 for adults and $4 for children (ages 6-12) when bought in advance.

You will be shouting “Opa” in no time at the Custom House Plaza this Labor Day Weekend! The Monterey Bay Greek Festival transforms this piece of downtown Monterey into a Grecian paradise with mouthwatering Greek fare, traditional dance and great music. Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm and Monday from 11am-4pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.

2007 Greek Festival, Monterey

Planet Gemini in Monterey stirs with laughter as stand-up comedian Shang takes the stage. This regular from BET's "Comic View" is sure to put on quite the show! Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing.  Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

Kick back and enjoy live music every night this Labor Day Weekend at the Big Sur Roadhouse. On Friday, Dick Whittington and Bob Basa perform Brazilian jazz, Saturday brings gypsy jazz group Locomotion to the stage and on Sunday Mikey Selbicky and Will Condon play folk-rock tunes. Friday-Sunday beginning at 6:30pm. 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Big Sur Roadhouse

Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is officially winding down.  Enjoy the last weekend of this fun summer series with extended hours to 8pm accompanied by delicious sustainable seafood bites, wine tastings and live music. On Saturday Steve Ezzo & the Monterey Bay All-Stars perform and on Sunday the Paul Contos Big Band performs. Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with paid admission.

Friday

Tonight is the grand finale to the Asilomar Conference Grounds' special Sunset on the Deck Series. At sunset head on over to Phoebe's Cafe and deck for live music from Mark Banks, grill specials, craft beers, regional wines, and cocktails. 6:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Saturday

Celebrate the Labor Day holiday in the City of Marina! Today they host the largest Labor Day parade in Monterey County with a military color guard, marching bands, classic cars and dancers beginning at 11am. Stick around for the after party with tons of live music, food and fun.11am-4pm. Reservation & Crescent Avenue, Marina. Free event.

2013 Marina Labor Day Parade

Discover seasonal inspirations from freshly harvested vegetables, herbs, and flowers today at Earthbound Farms. Today guests will learn from Chef Sarah as she shares culinary secrets and provides organic savory and sweet treats. 10am-12pm. 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $30 for adults and free for children under 12.

Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for live music from Scary Little Friends. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free Event.

Monday

Take a quick stroll through Asilomar State Beach! Today a guide takes curious folks out on a one hour “Ramble” with tid-bits of information about this beautiful coastal refuge and the natural and cultural history surrounding the Asilomar Conference Grounds. 9:30am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.