Come one, come all to the Monterey County Fair! This Labor Day weekend the Monterey County Fair & Event Center celebrates its 80th Annual Fair with live performances, livestock exhibits, Flying U Rodeo, carnival rides and a plethora of fried fair food favorites! The festivities kick off on Wednesday with a free concert from “Asleep at the Wheel.” Wednesday-Monday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $8 for adults and $4 for children in advance.
Shout “Opa!” all weekend long at Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey. The Monterey Bay Greek Festival kicks off on Saturday with mouthwatering traditional Greek food, dancing, live music and ouzo! Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm and Monday from 11am-4pm. 4 Custom House Plaza. Monterey. Free event.
This weekend head over to the Golden Bough Playhouse in Carmel-by-the-Sea for a rocking good time of Buddy and Company’s British Invasion. This stellar night will be full of classic covers from Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Little Richard and more. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$42.
Round up the kids (or not) for a magical performance of “Oz” in the newly renovated Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This incredible production will be an event to remember, featuring a host of favorites like “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, “If I Only Had a Brain”, and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Mountain View & Santa Rita, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$36.
Celebrate Labor Day in the city of Marina today with a patriotic parade and festival. The parade begins at Reservation Road at 11am featuring military color guard, marching bands, horses, classic cars and dancers. Afterwards head to the Labor Day Festival at Vince DiMaggio Park with all sorts of live music, food and fun! 11am-4pm. 3200 Del Monte Avenue, Marina. Free event.