All Weekend

Celebrate Monterey’s favorite thistle all weekend long during the Artichoke Festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The fun includes live entertainment, chef demos, agro art, a farmers’ market, artichoke food booths, wine and beer tastings and much more! Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $15 for adults and $5 for children when purchased online

Evan Oakes demonstrates how to cook an artichoke

Friday

Kick back, relax and enjoy live music at Folktale Winery on Carmel Valley Road. Singer and guitarist Jenna Vivre stops by for an afternoon full of jazz, soul and folk jams. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event. 

Saturday

Uncork your creativity and Paint with Dali17. Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as an experienced local artist leads you through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali. 4pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $35.

Enjoy the finer things in life with an Art Walk at The Barnyard Shopping Village in Carmel. Come stroll the terraced gardens and meet the resident artists in their studios. The evening will also include a lecture from sculptor Steven Whyte in his gallery at 5pm. 4pm-7pm. 3663 The Barnyard #D33, Carmel. Free event. 

Sunday

Head for the hills and bring your family and friends out to scenic Salinas Valley for Hahn Winery’s Summer Music Series. Pick a spot on their sunny patio and simply soak in the live music, wine, view and good company. This week the Soul Food Band plays funky rock covers. 12pm-4pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. Free event. 

Estate Vineyard ATV Adventure at Hahn Vineyards