Friday

Enjoy a free concert on the Sunset Center’s terrace from jazz band, Jazzbos3. 5:30pm-7pm. 9th and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea. 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

Head to sunny Carmel Valley for an outdoor Mindful Morning Yoga session at Earthbound Farms. 9am. 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $20.

Welcome the beautiful monarchs back to Pacific Grove during today's Butterfly Parade. Local elementary school children celebrate their return at this annual parade down Lighthouse Avenue, followed by a Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. 10:30am-1pm. Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event. 

Butterly Parade

Join historic Cannery Row for their first ever Cultural Festival. This new fall festival will celebrate the contributions of the diverse cultures, and people who created the past, present and future of Monterey and Cannery Row. Throughout the day you can expect a plethora of performance groups, demonstrations, dances, arts and crafts and much more. 11am-5pm. Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event. 

John Steinbeck Monument

It’s almost Carmel-by-the-Sea’s birthday which means it’s almost time for Halloween! Kick off the festive celebrations at the 6th Annual Pumpkin Rolling Contest. The pumpkin-rolling course is right down Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita to Junipero Streets. 12pm-3pm. Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Introduce yourself to the world of scratchboard with The Lyceum of Monterey County. In this class you’ll learn how to use both white (non-inked) and black (inked) scratchboard, how to transfer images and how to scrape ink away to create highlights. 12:30pm-4:30pm. 1073 Sixth Street, Monterey. $45.

Uncork your creativity and Paint with Dali17. Paint, canvas and brushes are provided as an experienced local artist leads you through the process of unleashing your inner Salvador Dali. 4pm-6pm. 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $35.

Support the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History this evening during the “Wonder of the Museum” gala. Here you can sip on local wines, savor flavors from nearby restaurants and enjoy live music and auctions. 6:30pm-9pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove.$100.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Sunday

Travel around the world without leaving the Monterey Peninsula! Bring your family and friends to enjoy dozens of exciting international performances and unique cultural activities at the free 5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey. 10am-5pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.

Language Festival