All Weekend

Come one, come all to the hometown hootenanny that is the Monterey County Fair! All weekend long visitors can indulge in sinful fair food, enjoy carnival rides, watch livestock competitions, or check out the action on their three stages with live music, hypnotists, gymnasts, dancers and more! Wednesday-Monday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. Advance adult tickets are $7 and children tickets are $3.

Fair Food at the Monterey County Fair

Get your Greek on this Labor Day Weekend at Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey. You won't be able to resist the mouthwatering smell of traditional Greek food at the Monterey Bay Greek Festival. While you're munching on dolmades and baklava, you can watch traditional dance, listen to music, and even learn a little at a cultural lecture. Opa! Friday-Monday. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free admission.

Monterey Bay Greek Festival Everyone's favorite ogre and his fairytale misfits are at the Golden Bough in Carmel-by-the-Sea this weekend. Shrek the Musical is sure to be a hilarious hit with the whole family. Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$36. Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue

Funny man Erick Blake is at Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday nights for two rousing nights of stand-up comedy. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium stays up past its bedtime for last weekend of Evenings by the Bay! The aquarium stays open until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday nights for live music, wines by the glass and light appetizers. On Saturday guests will enjoy rock jams from Rock Paper Scissors and Sunday's event will feature live jazz from the Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra. 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with admission.

Friday

Carmel Plaza is rocking out for the Summer Live Music Series! Tonight's entertainment features live music from the IPO's with food and wine served from Basil and Joullian Vineyards for $15. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street. Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Saturday

Celebrate Labor Day today at the Monterey Peninsula's only Labor Day Parade & Festival. Marina's holiday parade will include military guards, marching bands, classic cars, dancers and more! Stay afterwards for music, food and fun. 11am-2pm. Reservation & Crescent Avenue, Marina. Free event.

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History channels Jurassic Park today during their free Science Saturday event. Kids (and adults!) can touch real dinosaur fossils, play dino-themed games, and take home a prize from the prize wheel. 11am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Be one with nature today at the Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Today they celebrate its 150th anniversary with tons of fun! The event offers free activities geared to connect families with Asilomar's natural environment including concerts, crafts and hikes. 12pm-4pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. A BBQ lunch will be available for $12 with an advance reservation.

Little ones get a sneak peek in to the Three Piggie Opera today at MY Museum. The ARIEL Theater gives a fun and engaging performance of the favorite childhood tale. 1:30pm-2pm. 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with admission.

Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur hosts the David Holodiloff Band tonight. 10pm. 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Live music, olive oil and apps. Need I say more? Dino Vera serenades the crowd at the Quail & Olive this afternoon with smooth jazz perfectly paired with free olive oil tastings. 12pm-4pm. 3 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley. Free event.

It's the end of the Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series and the Henry Miller Library is holding a blow out Gala Finale to celebrate! Tonight they will screen some of the best films chosen by a juried panel of judges. Bring popcorn and dress warm! 7pm. 48603 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event ($10 donation suggested).