All Weekend

Dust off that cowboy hat and watch the West come alive during the California Rodeo Salinas! Held at the Salinas Sports Complex, this is the largest Rodeo in California which includes bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and more! Thursday-Sunday. 1034 North Main Street, Salinas. $7-$20.

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

Bring the kids to an entertaining rendition of Disney’s “Newsies” this weekend at the Golden Bough Theater in Carmel. This Tony Award Winner for Best Musical follows New York City's newsboys as they strike against unfair working conditions. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$44.

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. 

Friday

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 Beat Street, wine tastings from De Tierra Vineyards and bites from Alvarado Street Brewery. 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. 

Saturday

Decompress this morning with a rejuvenating outdoor yoga class at Earthbound Farms. Bring your body back to balance through connection to the earth, movement and breath. 9am-10:15am. 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $25.

Sunday

Join the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio this morning for a Journey through Meditation. 11:30am-1pm. 529 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $35