All Weekend

The FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Monterey this weekend! WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will be humming with the sounds of motorcycles for the only Superbike World Championship appearance in the United States. The international and national two-wheel extravaganza is a spectacular demonstration of rider and machine working as one, with championship implications both in the United States and on the world scene. Friday-Sunday. 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. $50-$110.

California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its rich history with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and more. July 13-27. Various locations and ticket prices

Carmel Bach Festival

Enjoy a rendition of the Broadway Musical Little Women this weekend at Hartnell College. Filled with adventure, heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, join the March sisters as they find their own voices during the growing pains of a young America. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. 411 Central Avenue, Salinas. $26.

Hello Dolly graces the stage at Carmel’s outdoor Forest Theater this weekend! This musical comedy features an array of popular local actors all set at the charming outdoor theater. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5:30pm. San Carlos Avenue at 8th Street, Carmel by the Sea. $30.

Start off your weekend on the right foot with a free walking tour at Asilomar Conference Grounds. The 75 minute 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 Scenic Path

Friday

Grab that cowboy hat and get ready to jam to one of country’s hottest superstars! Tim McGraw is at the Salinas Sports Complex to kick off the California Rodeo Salinas with classic hits like “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Humble and Kind,” and “Thought About You.” 6:30pm. 1034 North Main Street, Salinas. $35-$85.

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 Everyday People, wine tastings from De Tierra Vineyards and bites from Carmel Valley Chophouse. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Monterey. 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. 

Saturday

After the FIM Superbike World Championship racing at Laguna Seca, motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world come together for the area's most popular after-party, Race Night on The Row. Motorcyclists and those who share an appreciation for bikes will view thousands of pristine race bikes from around the world on display at iconic Cannery Row. 4pm-10pm. Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event. 

Race Night on the Row

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.

Enjoy live acoustic music from Richard Marx this evening at the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey. 417 Alvarado St, Monterey, 7:30pm-9:30pm. $40-$79.

Sunday

Join the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio this morning for mindful meditation practices that serve as building blocks to honoring abundance moving forward in our lives. 11:30am-12:30pm. 529 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.