“America’s Last Hometown” is decked out for its annual Feast of Lanterns celebration. This multi-day event in charming Pacific Grove includes a lantern pageant, children's activities, and a pet parade. Click here for a full schedule of events. Wednesday-Sunday. Various locations throughout Pacific Grove. Free event.
Bach has taken over Carmel-by-the-Sea for an incredible line-up of concerts, talks and educational events. The hub of the Carmel Bach Festival takes place at the Sunset Center while other events are spread out throughout the Monterey Peninsula. Various venues and ticket prices.
Bask in the sun at and take in the excitement at the Monterey Beach Open at Del Monte Beach this weekend. This annual volleyball event is more than just a sports tournament as it includes a DJ and tons of beachy entertainment! Saturday and Sunday. Del Monte Beach, Monterey. Free for spectators.
Kick of the weekend with a free concert at Carmel Plaza. Tonight the rockin’ Velvet Plum Band takes the stage with a food and wine package hosted by Il Fornaio, Folktale Winery and Odonata Wines. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event, $15 for food and wine ticket.
The Wharf Marketplace on the Monterey Bay Recreation Trail hosts a summer bash featuring local food vendors, local beer and wine vendors, plus BBQ and live music. 11am-3pm. 290 Figueroa Street, Monterey. $25.
Set out on an invigorating hike through Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove this afternoon with a guide from the California Parks Department. The easy, yet brisk, hike meets at the flagpole near Hearst Hall at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. 1:30pm-3pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for a free folktale and bluegrass performance by David Holodilof. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.
Take a step back in time and browse thousands of vintage goods at the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair. Over 200 antique vendors will set up booths on the streets of Moss Landing, selling antique furniture and every kind of vintage item imaginable. Food vendors also offer local specialties such as artichokes, a fish fry, hot dogs and burritos. 8am-5pm. Moss Landing. $5.
Kick back this Sunday afternoon at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside for their Sunday Blues Concert. Listen to live music and enjoy a variety of food and craft vendors. 1pm-4:30pm. 1249 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. Free event.
Relish what’s left of the weekend with live music at The Wine Experience on Cannery Row. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy a rockin’ good time with John Sherry. 3pm-6pm. 381 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event.