All Weekend

Pacific Grove’s beloved Feast of Lanterns returns this weekend! On Friday you can enjoy an adorable Pet Parade along Lighthouse Avenue followed by the Feast of Dancing celebration at Caledonia Park. Saturday is the main event which features children's activities, food booths, live entertainment, a theatrical pageant and a fireworks display all at Lovers Point. Friday-Saturday. Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Feast of Lanterns Pet Parade

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

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 Red Beans & Rice, wine tastings from Blair Estates Wines and bites from Pescadero Mexican Restaurant. 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. 

Head to the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey and spend the evening with musician Jeff Bridges. 8pm. 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. $44-$88.

Saturday

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.

Uncork your creativity and Print with Dali17. All printmaking supplies will be provided by the MPC Printmakers as they lead you step by step through the process of channeling your inner Salvador Dali and learning to become a master printmaker. 4pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $35.

Join Executive Chef, Brian Kearns and Waypoint Bar + Kitchen located at Quail Lodge & Golf Club for a special three course prix fixe menu with a choice appetizer, entree, and dessert. Complimentary bread service and no corkage fee! Reservations are required as seating is limited. 6pm. 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. $55

Sunday

Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world today for their Annual Street Fair. Hundreds of antique booths set up on the streets of Moss Landing selling antique furniture and every kind of vintage item imaginable. Food and drink vendors will also be serving up delicious items all day long .8am-5pm. Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. $5 for adults and free for those 12 and under. 

Moss Landing Antique Shops