The Monterey County Fair & Event Center transforms into a bacon lovers’ paradise this weekend during Monterey BaconFest. Several food vendors will be on-site serving up all sorts of bacon flavored concoctions including Bacon Margaritas and Bacon Bloody Marys. There will also be a "Best in Bacon" competition. Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $12 for adults and $7 for children, military and seniors. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
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.
Soak in some tunes, do a little shopping and enjoy local food and wine during Carmel Plaza’s Summer Live Music Series. Today the Joy Bonner Band performs with bites provided by the Village Corner and sips from Hahn Family Wines. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
Congrats, you’ve made it to the end of the work week! Unwind with a cocktail and live music at Phoebe’s Café at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. Tonight’s performer is singer and guitarist Austin Metreyeon. 6:30pm-9pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
The forest beckons you to a half-day retreat to explore your inner landscape, the external natural world, and the connections between. Join the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio for this immersive retreat as part of the “Waking Up in the Wild” series. 10am-2pm. Private forest, Monterey. $85.
Get a taste of Monterey County’s local bounty at the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival. Charming Oldtown Salinas turns into a food and wine lovers dream with an incredible lineup of award winning wines, craft brews, live entertainment and culinary delights straight from “The Salad Bowl of the World.” 12pm-4pm. 1 Main Street, Salinas. Free admission, $55 in advance and $65 at the door for tasting pass.
It’s the second Saturday of the month which means it’s time for the Carmel Art Walk! Visit artist owned galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy. Click here for a map of participating venues. 5pm-8pm. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
Head for the hills and bring your family and friends out to scenic Salinas Valley for Hahn’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 Victor Silva stops by for an afternoon of relaxing and soulful jams. 12pm-4pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. Free event.
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.