There's no shortage of events in Monterey County this spring. If you're looking for a heart-thumping auto race, a world-renowned music festival, or a delectable food and wine event, we've got you covered.

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

Enjoy four days of the best in food and wine with an amazing 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, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

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

Home to the County's largest arts and crafts show, this hometown hootenanny brings over 225 art and food vendors to downtown Pacific Grove. There is also a parade down Pine Avenue, live entertainment on four stages, old-fashioned games and lots of family fun.

Pacific Grove Good Old Days 2014

Sea Otter Classic: April 14-17, 2016

Spanning over four days, this largest cycling festival in North America includes a wide variety of bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and age of rider. The festival also includes an expo with more than 250 exhibitors, club zones, a product demo area, a ride zone, stunt shows and kids activities.

Women's road race

Big Sur International Marathon & Expo: April 23-24, 2016

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 and visitors can check out the latest in fitness apparel and equipment.

Big Sur Marathon

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix: April 29-May 1, 2016

This racing series provides plenty of on-track action and plenty of fun for fans. Here over 10 different car manufacturers compete for the title with both professional and pro-am drivers behind the wheels.

Continental Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Winemakers’ Celebration: May 7, 2016

Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region, the event displays over 100 incredible wines on Dolores Street (between Ocean & 7th). Guests will also have the rare opportunity to ask questions and discuss the wines with the winemakers themselves.

Salinas Valley Fair: May 12-15, 2016

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

Night lights at the annual fair

Carmel Art Festival: May 14-15, 2016

Art haven Carmel-by-the-Sea hosts several gallery events, lectures, receptions and demonstrations throughout art galleries and open spaces throughout the village. There is also a plein-air painting competition where final works are showcased on Mission Street.

en plein air Carmel

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