All Weekend

Get out those kilts out for the 51st Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. This weekend the Monterey County Fair & Event Center transforms into a little slice of Ireland and Scotland with music, dance, food and athletic events from the mystical region. The family fun event offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment including pipe bands on parade, Highland and Irish dancers, special entertainers, athletes, clans, kids games, whisky tasting, delicious food, great crafts, sheepdog herding and much more. Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $15 in advance.

Enjoy Turkish customs, dishes and entertainment at the Turkish Arts & Culture Festival at the Custom House Plaza. Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7pm. 1 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.

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. 

The Wharf Theatre presents their rendition of Sweeny Todd all weekend long. Don’t miss the infamous tale about an unjustly exiled barber looking for vengeance against the judge who framed him. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. $20.


Soak in some tunes, do a little shopping and enjoy local food and wine during Carmel Plaza’s Summer Live Music Series. Today Red Beans & Rice performs with bites provided by Aabha Indian Cuisine and sips from Blair Estate. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 


Take in the breathtaking beauty of the "Salad Bowl of the World" during the Salinas Valley Half Marathon. The scenic 13.1 mile stretch begins at the historic Soledad Mission, winds through the lush Salinas Valley and ends at Pessagno Winery. 7:30am. Soledad. $95 registration fee.  

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Uncork your creativity and Paint with Dali17. Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as an experienced local artist leads you through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali. 4pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $35.

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 artist Lilli-anne Price. 4pm-7pm. 3663 The Barnyard #D33, Carmel. Free event. 

Kick back, relax and enjoy live music at Folktale Winery on Carmel Valley Road. This afternoon John Vicino stops by for soul and folk jams. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. 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 Kris Angelis 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.