Head to “America’s Last Hometown” for a weekend full of tradition and pageantry! Pacific Grove hosts its Feast of Lanterns celebration with a variety of events spread throughout the week including Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, Feast of Flavors on Thursday and a Pet Parade on Friday. Saturday brings “Feast Day” which includes an array of family fun activities at Lovers Point followed by the iconic pageant at 8pm. Wednesday-Sunday. Free event.
California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 80th Anniversary in 2017 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 15-29. Various tickets prices and venues.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium stays up past its bedtime for the summertime series, Evenings by the Bay. Enjoy the aquarium’s extended hours and listen to live music, enjoy sustainable food and sample wines from local wineries. Friday and Saturday from 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with admission.
Enjoy live jazz music at Cibo Ristorante Friday and Saturday nights all summer long! 5pm-8pm. 301 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free event.
Prepare to be amazed by the talented dancers at SpectorDance’s 20th Anniversary Choreographer's Showcase. On Saturday, come early for a glass of champagne and light hors d’oeuvres before the stellar performance. Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina. $25 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
It’s summertime which means it’s time for Seaside’s Hot Cars & Cool Nights. This community car show is fun for the entire family with an array of classic cars to drool over. 4pm-8pm. Echo Avenue, Seaside. Free event ($5 to enter a car).
Sip on rare wines this afternoon with winemaker Jack Galante. Galante Vineyard’s Tasting Room will be pouring an array of special sips during this unique Library Tasting. 4pm-6pm. NW Corner 7th & Dolores, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $25.
Enjoy a Gathering of Art & Wine this evening at The Barnyard in Carmel. Meander through the beautiful outdoor gardens, peruse works from talented artists and sip on local wines. 6pm-8pm. 3652 The Barnyard, Carmel. Free event.
Stick around The Barnyard for a night of storytelling from Magnus who will talk about his sailing adventures around the world. 7pm-10pm. 3728 The Barnyard (Henry Miller Library LAB), Suite G-23, Carmel. Donations accepted.
Get our groove on at Move Studios during their monthly salsa and bachata social night. 8:30pm-11pm. 600 E Franklin St, Monterey. $10.
Feel rejuvenated after a session of Yoga in the Vines at Folktale Winery this morning. Instructor Kate Balog guides guests through a 90 minute yoga session in the Rose Vineyard followed by a complimentary glass of Folktale wine. 10am-11:30am. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. $20.
Head over to Folktale Winery this afternoon for live music from rock/pop performer Mark Banks. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. Free event.
Today the Henry Miller LAB in Carmel presents an evening with Charles Osborne, who will talk about Samuel Morse's legacy in the Monterey region during this lecture titled “Cheaters, Liars and Thieves: Samuel Morse and the Monterey Peninsula". 5pm-7pm. 3728 The Barnyard (Henry Miller Library LAB), Suite G-23, Carmel. $10.
Find your perfect treasure at the Moss Landing Antique Fair. This funky fishing village comes alive for this much anticipated annual event with over 200 antique vendors, food booths and more! 8am-5pm. Moss Landing. $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
Wind down the weekend on a high note with Yoga + Beer. Peter B’s Brewpub rolls out the mats for a 90 minute yoga class followed by a glass of delightful craft beer. 11am-12:30pm. Two Portola Plaza, Monterey. $20.
Seaside has got the blues all summer long! The popular Sunday Blues in the Park series continues this weekend with live music from Blues at Eleven and Shana Morrison. 1pm-4:30pm. 1249 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside. Free event.
Take a mental break and immerse yourself in a Mindful Coloring Meetup. Bring your own supplies and express your creativity with other colorful minds at the Monterey Bay Mediation Studio. 4pm-5pm. 529 Central Ave Ste 201A, Pacific Grove. $5.
Grab a glass of vino and enjoy live music from Austin Metreyeon at Folktale Winery this afternoon. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Free event.