All Weekend

Come one, come all to "America's Last Hometown" for an old-fashioned celebration with Pacific Grove's Good Old Days Festival. This small town shows off its big heart with the largest event of its kind in Monterey County. There's a parade, live entertainment on five separate stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, pony rides, a dance showcase and more! Saturday-Sunday from 9am-5pm. Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free admission.

Over 1,300 of the nation’s top student musicians flock to the Monterey Conference Center to play their hearts out at the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF). One of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, this “Super Bowl of jazz education” welcomes performances by middle, high school and collegiate groups of every kind: big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, as well as conglomerate bands. Friday-Sunday. 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free admission.

Next Generation Jazz Festival

The Salinas Sports Complex will be humming with intense on track action during the AMSOIL Arenacross event this weekend. These exciting races are sure to get your adrenaline pumping! Saturday-Sunday from 9am-6pm. 1034 North Main St, Salinas. $10-$38.

Enjoy a variety of art and gourmet foods this weekend at Quail & Olive in Carmel Valley.  Watch painters as they work in the Village, purchase a beautiful piece of art and taste California olive oils and gourmet foods. Saturday-Sunday from 9am-4pm. 3 Pilot Rd, Carmel Valley. Free admission.

Quail & Olive


Head on over to the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea this evening for a performance from a Billboard World music chart topper. Jake Shimabukuro combines his Hawaiian skills on the ukulele with classic rock and modern pop hits. 8pm. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $39-$59.