Get your 2016 calendar out and pencil in some of these can't miss events in Monterey! There's something for everyone whether it be Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Monterey Car Week, or the Monterey Jazz Festival. Which ones will make the cut?

Looking for even more events? Click here to see our list of the "Marquee Events in 2016."

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
February 8-14, 2016
Pebble Beach Resorts

Top PGA Tour professionals team up with Hollywood celebrities, world renowned musicians and the captains of industry as they compete for a $6.6 million purse. Foursomes rotate to MPCC Shore Course, Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach Golf Links Thursday through Saturday.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine
March 31-April 3, 2016
Pebble Beach Resorts

Enjoy four days of the best in food and wine with an epic epicurean event, Pebble Beach Food and Wine. 60 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries assemble at Pebble Beach to bring you the culinary experience of a lifetime. Enjoy lunches, dinners and wine tastings. Educate yourself with cooking demonstrations.

Pacific Grove Good Old Days
April 9-10, 2016
Pacific Grove

Home to the County's largest arts and crafts show, with over 225 art and food vendors in downtown, a parade down Pine Avenue, live entertainment on four stages, old-fashioned games and contests and lots of family fun.

Sea Otter Classic
April 14-17, 2016
Laguna Seca Recreation Area

This will mark the 26th anniversary of the largest cycling festival and consumer trade show in North America. Sea Otter also marks the start of the "season" for the cycling industry. Over four days, it includes a wide variety of bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and age of rider, an expo with more than 250 exhibitors, club zones, a product demo area, a ride zone, stunt shows, access to the best teams on the race circuit, kids activities and a bike playground.

Big Sur International Marathon
April 24, 2016
Big Sur

The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world - and, for runners, the most challenging. At the Expo, participants in the Marathon will pick up their race bibs, goody bags and check out fitness apparel and equipment.


Salinas Valley Fair
May 12-15, 2016
Salinas Valley Fairgrounds

Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more.

Artichoke Festival
June 4-5, 2016
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The 56th Castroville Artichoke Festival is a commemoration of all things artichoke. The event has artichoke cooking demos, artichoke-themed art, an artichoke parade, artichokes (and other vegetables) for sale at the farmers' market, and of course artichokes prepared in every way imaginable.

Monterey Beer Festival
June 11, 2016
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Over 70 breweries offer their beers during the Monterey Beer Festival accompanied by live music and great food.

Superbike World Championship
July 8-10, 2016
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The sounds of motorcycles will again roar through the central California hillsides as the FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The FIM Superbike World Championship features riders, teams and manufacturers racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor.

California Rodeo Salinas
July 21-24, 2016
Salinas Sports Complex

Each July, the West comes alive in Salinas with the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex. Though the California Rodeo Salinas itself takes place for only four days, surrounding events such as the Rodeo Carnival, the Kiddie Kapers Parade and Cowboy Poetry provide a two-week long warm-up to the main event.

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Feast of Lanterns
July 27-31, 2016
Pacific Grove

A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration. This event in Pacific Grove includes a lantern pageant, children's activities, and a pet parade.

Monterey Car Week & Concours d'Elegance
August 15-21, 2016
Monterey County

Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Car Week and Concours d'Elegance. All over Monterey County, classic cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear.

Sand City West End Celebration
August 26-28, 2016
Sand City

Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from artists throughout Monterey County.

Monterey County Fair
August 31-September 5, 2016
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food.

Monterey Jazz Festival
September 16-18, 2016
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey Jazz Festival attracts all of the top names in jazz, and boasts art exhibits, jazz clinics and seminars. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages spread over the Monterey County Fair and Event Center.

Christmas in the Adobes
December 9-10, 2016
Monterey

See Monterey's historic adobes by candlelight and enjoy refreshments and live performances as volunteers in period attire welcome you into historic homes decorated in historical style.

First Night Monterey
December 31, 2016
Monterey

First Night Monterey celebrates the lively arts scene in Monterey County with its family-friendly celebration of the arts on New Years Eve. Over thirty venues hold concurrent performances and activities for both children and adults, culminating in a convergence on Custom House Plaza to ring in the New Year.