All Weekend

The rolling hills of Monterey will be visited by a stable full of prancing horses from Ferrari, as Round 1 of the 2019 Ferrari Challenge North America kicks-off at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Whether you’re a Ferrari enthusiast, motorsport fan or simply fascinated by Italian thoroughbreds, the Ferrari Challenge is just for you! Friday-Sunday. 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. $20 per day or $50 for three-day pass.

Friday

The Defense Language Institute (DLI) opens its doors to the public for Language Day. Today the nation's most intensive language schools showcases cultures from all over the world with food, art, music and history. 10am-3pm. Presidio Museum, Corporal Ewing Road, 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. 

Saturday

Learn about the unique fishing history of Monterey Bay during a “Wharf Walk” with local historian and author, Tim Thomas along Old Fisherman’s Wharf. 10am-12pm. #1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. $20 for adults and $15 for children (ages 10-15).

Old Fisherman's Wharf

Get your Mom a unique gift this Mother’s Day at the Pre-Mother’s Day Marketplace at The Lab in Carmel’s Barnyard Shopping Village. Here you can browse through an array of local arts and craft vendors. 10am-5pm. 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel. Free event. 

It’s the second Saturday of the month which means it’s time for the Carmel Art Walk! Visit artist owned galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy. Click here for a map of participating venues. 5pm-8pm. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

Carmel Art Gallery

Join the Dali Expo for a special Salvador Dali Birthday Bash! The black and white attire event will feature hor d'oeuvres, wine, entertainment and all-day admission into the expo. 6pm-10pm.  5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $50.

Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day! Score some points with Mom this Mother's Day and pamper her in Monterey County. Perhaps some shopping, spa treatments or a Mother's Day brunch? Click here for a full list of local Mother’s Day events and brunches in Monterey County. 

Brunch

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a wonderful concert presented by Youth Music Monterey County at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Highlights include works by Gershwin, Bernstein, and more performed by YMMC's Orchestras, and Chamber, Brass and Woodwind Ensembles. 3pm-5pm. San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $19.99 for adults, $4.99 for students and $9.99 for seniors