All Weekend

Things will be jammin’ at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center this Memorial Day Weekend for the California Roots Music and Arts Festival. This three-day event is packed with live music, fantastic food, refreshing beverages, creative artwork and sustainable practices. Major acts include Ben Harper, Rebelution, UB40, Stick Figure, Dirty Heads, Pepper and many more. Friday-Sunday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $115.

Browse through local arts and craft vendors at The Lab in Carmel during their Memorial Day Weekend Marketplace. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel. Free event. 

Start off your weekend on the right foot with a free walking tour at Asilomar Conference Grounds. The 75 minute ‘Asilomar Ramble’ hike showcases historic highlights of the iconic property. Saturday and Sunday at 10am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Get your bloom on with a scenic wildflower hike through the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve. During the docent led hike you will learn about common wildflowers in the area and the ecosystem of the dunes. Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm-2:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Asilomar

Friday

Mix and mingle with the community at the Locals Lunch Concert at the Sunset Center. Today’s performance is from Perfect Blue, an indie band bringing funky jams to the Monterey Peninsula. 12:30pm-1:15pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

Kick off the weekend under the stars while enjoying live music, cocktails, small plates, and more at Jacks Monterey. There new, pet-friendly terrace features bistro lighting, fire pits, and comfortable seating. 6pm-9pm. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free event. 

Jacks Monterey

Extend your live entertainment just across the way at Sovino Wine Bar. Tonight they host “Out of the Blue” for an eclectic mix bringing a fresh sound to covers by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles. 8pm-10pm. 241 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free event.

Get ready to dance the night away with KC and The Sunshine Band. The Sunset Center will be alive with some of their greatest hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way,” and “Shake Your Booty.” 8pm-10pm.  San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $79-$138.

Saturday

It’s Science Saturday at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History where they will explore the wonderful world of water. Explore all things aquatic while completing a craft, activities and more. 10am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Liberate your creativity at the Dali Expo with a special print making class. 4pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $35. 

Join Executive Chef, Brian Kearns and Waypoint Bar + Kitchen located at Quail Lodge & Golf Club for a special three course prix fixe menu with a choice appetizer, entree, and dessert. Complimentary bread service and no corkage fee! Reservations are required as seating is limited. 6pm. 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. $55.

Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley