All Weekend

Monterey History Fest takes this weekend which celebrates Monterey’s unique history through a variety of tours, reenactments, demonstrations, exhibits, and activities at various locations around the historic Old Town downtown corridor and its Islands of Adobes. Saturday-Sunday. Various locations in Monterey. Free event, unless otherwise noted. 

Colton Hall, Monterey

Friday

Enjoy a free concert on the Sunset Center’s terrace from singer/guitarist Ace de la Vergne. 5:30pm-7pm. Ninth and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

Love Led Zeppelin? Then you are going to love tonight’s act at the Golden State Theatre featuring Get the Led Out. 8pm. 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. $33-$55.

Saturday

Start your day off with a good cause! Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this morning which will start at Custom House Plaza and weave down the Monterey Bay Scenic Recreation Trail. 8am-12pm. 5 Custom House Plaza. 

Get a rare look into Joullian Vineyards’ working winery during the 17th Annual Harvest Feast and Grape Stomp Competition! The harvest celebration includes a catered BBQ lunch, tractor rides, vineyard tours, wine and more! 12pm-4pm. 20300 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley. $70.

Overlooking the vineyards

The Monterey Mediation Studio leads a Mindful Yoga & Meditation Workshop. Here you’ll learn a variety of practices to cultivate well-being and receive support in integrating these practices into your life. 1pm. 301 E. Franklin Street, Monterey. $35 in advance and $45 at the door. 

Meet Carmel-by-the-Sea artists and local winemakers along the Carmel Art Walk at the "Meet the Makers" event. Stroll through charming downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and meet the artists who carry on the artist colony legacy and tour their galleries, while sipping Monterey County wines. Look for the blue lanterns to find participating art galleries! 5pm-7:30pm. Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event, $25 wine tasting fee.

Carmel Art Gallery

Legendary Christian music group Newsboys perform at the Golden State Theatre for their “Greatness of Our God Tour.”  6pm-8pm. 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. $70-$92.

Soak in live bluegrass, jazz, rock and Americana as Leo Kottke takes the stage at the Sunset Center this afternoon. 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel by the Sea. $35-$55.

Sunday

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. 10am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Celebrate Old Fisherman's Wharf's 174th birthday this afternoon with live entertainment, prizes, children's activities and more! 1pm-5pm. Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Free event.

Stilt Walker

If you care to sleep in a bit longer, join the 1:30pm tour of the Asilomar Dunes. Here you will learn about the preservation and management of this natural habitat, visit the native plant greenhouse and enjoy scenic views. 1:30pm. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Have you been wanting to get out and draw nature? Become a pocket sketcher! Join the Lyceum for an introduction to field sketching and journaling using minimal materials. Then venture outdoors to sketch plants, insects and the nearby natural world. 1pm-3:30pm. 1073 Sixth Street, Monterey. $50