Monterey Car Week gets kicked off this afternoon at The Club at Pasadera! This Inaugural Concours at Pasadera brings together a spectacular showcase of collectible cars, specials guests and local legends of the auto world. Among the diverse array of collectible cars scheduled for showing are vehicles from Aston-Martin, Austin-Healy, Bentley, Cobra, Denzel, Ferrari, Ford, Jensen, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Panoz, Porsche, VW and more. 4pm-7pm. 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey. $75.

Car Event at Pasadera

Downtown Monterey helps kick off Monterey Car Week this afternoon where Alvarado Street turns into a car lovers paradise with an array of historic race cars and their lucky drivers. 5pm-7pm. Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free event. 

Car Week Kick Off Poster

Spend your Friday evenings at Carmel Plaza and enjoy fantastic live music, premier local wine and beer as well as samplings of savory appetizers from local restaurants. Today's Summer Live Music series features music from The Money Band, wine tastings from Blair Estates Wines, beer tastings from Alvarado Street Brewery and bites from Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Monterey. Free event. 

Carmel Plaza Summer Live Music

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. 


Head to sunny Carmel Valley for an array of events at Earthbound Farms including a Flower Walk, Bug Walk, Bee Experience and Morning Yoga. Various times and prices. 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel.

Make your way over to the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio in Pacific Grove today for “Intentional Living.” This special community meets monthly to support each other and provide accountability in service for overall well-being. 10am-11:30am. 529 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $85.

Get a taste of Monterey County’s local bounty at the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival. The Salinas City Center 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.” 1 Main Street, Salinas. 11:30am-4pm. Free admission, $65 for wine tasting pass.

Get a rare glimpse into a working vineyard at Morgan Winery’s Open Vineyard Day. Bring a picnic and sip on delicious Morgan Wine’s while enjoying views of the stunning Salinas Valley. Guests can also enjoy guided tours, games, sausage samples and live music. 11am-2pm. 1520 River Road, Salinas. $25


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. 

Carmel Art Gallery


Discover and identify some of the animals and plants that call Asilomar State Beach’s tide pools "home" during a free educational event from California State Parks. 2pm-5pm. Meet CA State Parks Staff at the tide pools located at the North end of Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove. Free event.