It’s the most wonderful time of the year for jazz lovers! The longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world takes over the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for three days full of jazz, blues, folk, and American. Notable performers at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival include Quincy Jones, Maceo Parker, Jacob Collier, Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling, and Gregory Porter. Friday-Sunday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. Various ticket prices.
Junior golfers pair up with champions like Tom Kite, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson and Fuzzy Zoeller at the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach this weekend. Amateurs and pros will hit the links at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course during this amazing Pebble Beach golf tournament. Friday-Sunday. Pebble Beach Resorts. Free admission.
Round up the kids (or not) for a magical performance of “Oz” in the newly renovated Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This incredible production will be an event to remember, featuring a host of favorites like “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, “If I Only Had a Brain”, and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Mountain View & Santa Rita, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$36.
Mix and mingle with local artists and designers in Seaside during PARK(ing) Day. Today the parklets on Broadway and downtown Seaside transform into temporary public parks where they will be judged by a celebrity panel. 10am-2:30pm. Broadway between Del Monte and Fremont, Seaside. Free admission.
Relish what’s left of the weekend with live music at The Wine Experience on Cannery Row. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy Latin and American tunes with Johan Sotelo. 3pm-6pm. 381 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event.