“America’s last hometown” celebrates its heritage this weekend during the much-loved Feast of Lanterns Celebration. This multi-day event kicks off on Wednesday in Pacific Grove with an Opening Day Ceremony followed by Feast of Flavors on Thursday and a Pet Parade on Friday. Saturday brings the main event with children's activities, a lantern pageant and fireworks! Sunday winds down the celebration with closing ceremonies at 2pm at Chautauqua Hall. Wednesday-Sunday. Lovers Point and Downtown Pacific Grove. Free event.
The sounds of Bach continue to permeate throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea and beyond during the Carmel Bach Festival. The 15-day event continues through August 1st with an amazing array of concerts and more than 45 events in Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Seaside, and Salinas. July 18-August 1. Various venues and ticket prices.
Comedian Cody Wood has opened for the likes of Damon Wayans, Steve O. and Robin Williams and this weekend he is at Planet Gemini! Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium stays up past its bedtime Saturday and Sunday nights for Evenings by the Bay. This fun summer series extends its normal hours to 8pm and offers delicious sustainable seafood bites, wine tastings and live music. On Saturday, indie musician Linda Arceo performs and on Sunday jazz musician Roger Eddy performs. Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with paid admission.
Tonight Carmel Plaza continues with their popular their Summer Live Music Series with music from the Chicano All Stars. Nearby Anton & Michel provides yummy appetizers while Bernardus pours delicious wines. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event admission and $15 for food and drink package.
What better way to start your weekend then with a stunning sunset at Asilomar Conference Grounds? Every Friday throughout this summer the iconic property opens its doors for Sunset on the Deck. Phoebe's Cafe and deck will feature live entertainment, weekly grill specials, craft beers, regional wines, and cocktails. Tonight’s featured musician is Mark Banks. 6:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Kick off the weekend with a glass of wine and soothing tunes. Listen to live music from Amy Obenski with a glass of Pinot at Carmel Ridge Winery’s tasting room on Cannery Row. 7pm. 700 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event.
Head to Big Sur’s Fernwood Tavern tonight for a free concert by The Midnight Pine. Their psychedelia, brooding folk and triumphant pop tunes are sure to make for a great night under the redwoods. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free Event.
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world this Sunday with the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair. This year, the Fair celebrates its 46th anniversary, and will be bigger and better than ever! Over 200 antique vendors will set up booths on the streets of Moss Landing, selling antique furniture and every kind of vintage item imaginable. 8am-5pm. Moss Landing. $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
Enjoy live music in Seaside this afternoon during Sunday Blues in the Park. Today they feature a performance from Debbie Davies in Laguna Grande Park alongside several arts and crafts vendors. 1pm-4:30pm. Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside. Free event.