Score some points with Dad this Father’s Day and head on over to Monterey County. Perhaps a round of golf, a spa treatment or a Father’s Day brunch? Here’s our round-up of some of the best Father’s Day events and brunches offered Sunday, June 16, 2013. Please note that all Father’s Day brunches take place on Sunday, June 16, and prices do not include sales tax or gratuity.

Monterey Beer Festival

Does Dad like his beer? Bring him on over to the Monterey County Fairgrounds for the Monterey Beer Festival on Saturday, June 15th. Over 80 breweries will pour their tasty suds throughout the day perfectly paired with live music and food. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Beer-Festival-sized


Show Dad how much you love him by participating in the Run in the Name of Love 5K race in Carmel. The scenic route starts at the Sunset Center at 8:30am and follows a breathtaking path of sandy beaches before finishing up at Carmel’s Ocean Beach.

Carmel Valley

Edgar's Restaurant will serve up a Father’s Day BBQ Brunch from 9am-3pm. The brunch will showcase hearty dishes for Dad as well as small plates options for children. For reservations call 831-620-8910. Bring Dad to Carmel Valley Ranch and bask in the sun while enjoying a farm-to-table brunch. Special additions include a Bacon Bloody Mary and Chef Wood’s Steak and Eggs with prime beef sirloin, eggs and jalapeno hollandaise sauce. There will also be a Father’s Day BBQ on the pool deck at the Lodge Restaurant. Call 831-620-6427 for reservations. Dad's who play a round of golf at Carmel Valley Ranch will be treated with a gourmet burger and a beer on Father's Day.


Restaurant 1833 offers a brunch menu that Dad will love! The pork belly hash and fried chicken with waffles will especially please his appetite. Brunch is served from 10am-2pm. For reservations call 831-643-1833. The Monterey County Fair & Events Center has gone country today for the Summer Struck Festival. The country music festival hosts a variety of acts including Jason Michael Carroll, American Young, Buck Ford and Austin Hanks. 11am-6pm, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $22.50 in advance and $25 at the door, free to children 10 and under. Little one’s can spend some quality time their dad today at MY Museum. Today all Dads and Grandpas receive free admission with the purchase of a children’s ticket. Dad’s get free access to the Monterey Mirror Maze on Father’s Day! Father’s can enjoy unlimited access to the maze from 10am to 9pm.

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove brunch favorite Fandango has a diverse menu prepared for their Father’s Day Brunch including filet mignon Fandango, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and more. Dads will also receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or glass of wine. The brunch is served from 11:30am-2:30pm, for reservations call 831-372-3456.