All Weekend

Experience a traditional country hootenanny at the Salinas Valley Fair in King City this weekend. There will be wholesome entertainment for the entire family including horse shows, a rodeo, bull riding, fair food and the Miss Salinas Valley Fair contest. Thursday-Sunday. 625 Division Street, King, City $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Carmel-by-the-Sea celebrates its strong ties to the art community with the 23rd Annual Carmel Art Festival this weekend. The festival features sculptures, a juried plein air painting competition, art activities for children, live performances and more. Friday-Sunday. Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free admission.

a festival favorite

Did you know that Monterey is the official Language Capital of the World? On Saturday and Sunday downtown Monterey celebrates this incredible distinction with a festival featuring an opening processional, dance and music performances from all over the world, international food (for purchase) and language and culture mini-lessons. Saturday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free admission.

Saturday

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering kicks off at 10am this morning at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. The annual events boasts over 300 motorcycles on display, a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, a signature beverage pavilion, and a dedicated area for kids.10am-4pm. 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. $75.

Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Pick up some of the popular trends and fashions of the 60’s at the Carmel Plaza today. The MOD Fashion Show features two runway shows, vintage cars, live music, a raffle and more! 11am-4pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free admission.

Help honor the lives of the early Chinese-American settlers in Monterey and Pacific Grove during the Walk of Remembrance. Beginning at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, the Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team will lead the walk to Lover’s Point, then along the bike trail, to the site where the Point Alones Chinese Fishing Village once stood. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the half-mile trek. 1pm-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free admission.

Sample your way around several award-winning wines at the Santa Lucia Highlands Gala this afternoon. Over thirty vintners, including Hahn, Morgan and Pisoni, will be showcasing the fruits of their labor alongside gourmet bites, live music and a “big bottle” auction. 1290 River Road, Salinas. 1pm-4pm. $95.

Santa Lucia Highlands Gala 2015-17

The Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel hosts the musical talents of Almost Cut My Hair in their beautiful garden. This evening the band pays a musical tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. 6pm-10pm. 3618 The Barnyard, Carmel. $20 for general admission and $45 for VIP admission.

Get excited for a night full of Frank Sinatra tunes at the Sunset Center tonight. Michael Feinstein puts on quite the show for this Sinatra Centennial Celebration. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $85-$99.

Silhouette Era stops by Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for self-described “surf pop” jams. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Massive trucks have taken over the Salinas Sports Complex today for the Monster Truck Jam. The gates open at 12pm for family fun activities and delicious food while the mudslinging show begins at 2pm featuring Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and 8 other trucks in action. 12pm-5pm. 1034 North Main Street, Salinas. $38 for adults and $26 for children.

My favorite Monster Truck