All Weekend

Labor Day weekend is not complete without a trip the Monterey County Fair! This year’s theme is “Shake Your Tail Feathers,” and fairgoers will be able to do that with an array of live music performances, juggling and hypnosis acts, pig racing, carnival rides, animal exhibits and much more. Thursday-Monday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road. $8 in advance for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12 in advance. 

Be a Greek for the weekend during the Monterey Bay Greek Festival! Here you will find all sorts of Mediterranean traditions including live music, dancing and fantastic foods including dolmas and baklava. Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm and Monday from 11am-4pm.  4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event. 

Monterey Bay Greek Festival

Get the kids out of the house and into the theatre! The Little Mermaid comes to life at the Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea with dazzling costumes, sets and special flying/swimming effects. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Mountain View Avenue & Santa Rita Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$36.

Four of the greatest musicians collide during the Million Dollar Quartet at the Golden Bough Playhouse in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Inspired by a real life jam session between Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, this hit sensation is sure to have you dancing in your seat! Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$44

Friday

Congrats, you’ve made it to the end of the work week! Unwind with a special Happy Hour at Joullian Vineyards in Carmel Valley including games, small bites and half off wines by the glass. 5:30pm-7:3pm. 2 Village Drive, Carmel Valley. Free event. 

Joullian Zinfandel

Saturday

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 Brian Blood and Laurie Kersey at 5pm. 4pm-7pm. 3663 The Barnyard #D33, Carmel. Free event. 

Sunday

Test your knowledge on sports, wine, pop culture and more during Sunday Trivia at Bargetto Winery on Cannery Row. Teams will play 4 rounds of 7 questions per category in order to compete for a winning prize. 4pm-6pm. 700-G Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event.