All Weekend

One of Pacific Grove’s most favored traditions takes place this weekend! The Feast of Lanterns decks out Lighthouse Avenue and nearby neighborhoods with festive decor and various events including children’s activities, a pet parade and a lantern pageant. Click here for a full schedule of events. Various times and venues in Pacific Grove. Free event. 

California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 80-year history with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events at the Sunset Center and throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and more. Click here to view the schedule. July 14-28. Various venues and ticket prices

SpectorDance in Marina holds their Choreographers Showcase this weekend offering guests a chance to see a wide variety of original and cutting-edge works performed by talented dance artists. Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 

The Wharf Theatre presents their rendition of Sweeny Todd all weekend long. Don’t miss the infamous tale about an unjustly exiled barber looking for vengeance against the judge who framed him. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. $20.

Friday

Soak in some tunes, do a little shopping and enjoy local food and wine during Carmel Plaza’s Summer Live Music Series. Today Wildcard performs with bites provided by Allegro Restaurant and sips from Blair Estate. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

Congrats, you’ve made it to the end of the work week! Unwind with a cocktail and live music at Phoebe’s Café at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. Tonight’s performer is singer and guitarist Fred McCarty. 6:30pm-9pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Saturday

Need to feel refreshed? Join a Guided Meditation & Qigong by the Ocean at Carmel River State Beach with the Monterey Bay Mediation Studio. 8:30am-9:30am. 26591 Carmelo Street, Carmel. $10. 

Kick back, relax and enjoy live music at Folktale Winery on Carmel Valley Road. This afternoon Casey Frazier stops by for soul and folk jams. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event. 

Sunday

Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world! Today hundreds of antique booths set up on the streets of Moss Landing for the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair, selling antique furniture and every kind of vintage item imaginable. 8am-5pm. Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. 

Get your fix of Jewish tastes and treats at the 31st Annual Jewish Food Festival at Congregation Beth Israel. Here you can enjoy delicious pastrami, corned beef, Kosher hot dogs, blintzes, knishes and so much more. There will also be live music and storytelling. 10:30am-4pm. 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Free event. 

Head for the hills and bring your family and friends out to scenic Salinas Valley for Hahn’s Summer Music Series. Pick a spot on their sunny patio and simply soak in the live music, wine, view and good company. This week Victor Silva stops by for an afternoon of relaxing and soulful jams. 12pm-4pm. 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. Free event. 

Join the River Road Wine Trail for their 3rd Annual Tunes, Trucks & Tastes. Paraiso Vineyards plays host to wine tastings from various wineries on the River Road Wine Trail alongside live music and tasty food truck fare.1pm-4pm. 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad. $55 general, $75 VIP and $25 for designated drivers.  

Paraiso Vineyards

Test your knowledge on sports, wine, pop culture and more during Sunday Trivia at Bargetto Winery on Cannery Row. Teams will play 4 rounds of 7 questions per category in order to compete for a winning prize. 4pm-6pm. 700-G Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event. 

Bargetto Winery

Wrap up the weekend with fantastic classic rock and pop covers at Folktale Winery from Sean Ryan. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event.