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Wine Festival

Wine Festival

Food & Wine Events

Nearly every event on Monterey County's jam-packed calendar features a collection of culinary creations and wine celebrations reflective of the destination's people, culture and agriculture. A handful of events, though, are dedicated primarily to gastronomical pleasures. 

For die-hard foodies, Pebble Beach Food and Wine in April matches 200 acclaimed wineries with 60 celebrity chefs for a weekend of wine and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.

Learn the ins and outs of sustainable seafood at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's gourmet event, Cooking for Solutions. The two-day fête spotlights celebrity chefs, selected and recognized for their leadership in promoting cuisine that protects the health of the ocean and soil, as they create cutting edge dishes, host food and wine adventures, and present cooking demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood and organic ingredients.

The Monterey Greek Festival invites visitors to go Greek over Labor Day weekend. Held in Monterey's historic Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park near Old Fisherman's Wharf, the festival's aroma of pork, lamb, chicken and fresh pastries is hard to resist, along with its music, dancing and general merrymaking.

Ever tried artichoke ice cream? Check it out at the Artichoke Festival. Culinary artichoke creations at the May festival include breads, soups, burritos and more. Also enjoy wine tasting, an agricultural art competition, a parade and live entertainment.

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07-22-2014

Special Events

Old Monterey Farmers' Market

Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl
Type: Special Events
Location: Old Monterey
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The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it's the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding a... more

Tuesday Italian Night Dinner Show

5:30pm-9:30pm
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Great homemade Italian food with "fresh everything" including chicken / eggplant Parmesan, fettuccine alfredo , spaghetti and meatballs and Frankie's special lasagna. Amazing food, family and friends. Doors open at 5:30pm and show begins at 7pm. Don't miss the show where the Lane Brothers entertain you with... more

07-25-2014

Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza

07/25/2014
5pm-7pm
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Plaza
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It's summer and it's time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza's SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES opens Friday, July 25 and continues through September 26 with ten consecutive Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment at the garden courtyard of the Plaza. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and s... more

07-26-2014

Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

07/05/2014 - 08/31/2014
6pm-8pm
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
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Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Enjoy our galleries with fewer people as you listen to a variety of musical performances on Saturdays and live jazz from Monterey Jazz Festival musicians on Sundays. Grab a gla... more

07-27-2014

Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

07/05/2014 - 08/31/2014
6pm-8pm
Venue: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Special Events
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Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Enjoy our galleries with fewer people as you listen to a variety of musical performances on Saturdays and live jazz from Monterey Jazz Festival musicians on Sundays. Grab a gla... more

07-29-2014

Old Monterey Farmers' Market

Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl
Type: Special Events
Location: Old Monterey
Visit Website

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it's the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding a... more

Tuesday Italian Night Dinner Show

5:30pm-9:30pm
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Great homemade Italian food with "fresh everything" including chicken / eggplant Parmesan, fettuccine alfredo , spaghetti and meatballs and Frankie's special lasagna. Amazing food, family and friends. Doors open at 5:30pm and show begins at 7pm. Don't miss the show where the Lane Brothers entertain you with... more

07-30-2014

Food and Wine Pairing Fundrasier

07/30/2014
5pm-7pm
7152 Carmel Valley Rd,
Type: Special Events
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Relax in our casual outdoor patio for wine tasting and a 4-course Food Paring event along with a showing of Carmel Valley SkyScapes photographs by Kathleen Byrd. This evening will also feature mellow tunes by local musician Michael Martinez at the piano. Tasting hosted by Richard Oh's Otter Cove wines produced from Monte... more