"America's Last Hometown" celebrates one of it's most anticipated events this weekend! A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns includes a lantern pageant, children's activities, and a pet parade. Wednesday-Sunday. Pacific Grove. Free event.
The Carmel Bach Festival continues throughout the weekend! The 2014 Festival schedule includes an amazing array of multiple concerts and more than 45 events throughout Carmel and Monterey County. Music Director and Conductor Paul Goodwin has developed an exciting schedule which includes multiple concerts every day through August 2nd. View the full schedule at the Carmel Bach Festival website. July 19-August 2. Various locations and ticket prices.
Friday and Saturday head out for an invigorating hike through Asilomar State Beach. The "Asilomar Ramble" tour covers all sorts of natural and cultural historical tidbits of this coastal refuge. The free one hour walking tour begins in the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. Friday at 9:30am and 4pm and Saturday at 9:30am. 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
The CSU Summer Arts Program is officially coming to a close. This final weekend showcases all of the hard work students have spent over the past two weeks gearing up for the Student Culmination Series. Friday and Saturday features all sorts of free performances ranging from dance, acting, storytelling to stage combat. Friday and Saturday. 6th Avenue, Seaside. Free event
Planet Gemini in Monterey hosts comedian Paul Ogata for two hilarious nights of stand-up comedy acts. You may notice him from appearances on "The Late Late Show" and "Behind the Smile." Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10.
Browse the wide variety of arts and crafts up for sale this weekend during the Monterey Bay Theatre Fest Arts & Crafts Faire at Custom House Plaza. Several juried artisans will have the fruits of their labor on display and for sale. Don't miss out on the additional live entertainment and food booths! Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free event.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium stays up past its bedtime for Evenings by the Bay! This summer the aquarium stays open until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday nights for live music, wines by the glass and light appetizers. On Saturday guests will enjoy live rock and pop from Rock, Paper, Scissors and Sunday's event will feature jazz musician Gary Meek. 6pm-8pm. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free with admission.
Got the blues? The Monterey County Fair & Events Center has the cure during the Blues, Brews and Barbeque. Don't miss this weekend full of great music, fantastic food, outstanding beer and an unmatched ambiance. Blues acts include Kenny Neal, Memphis Gold, Elvin Bishop and more! Saturday and Sunday. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $40.
MY Museum has gone country this afternoon for a Stick Pony Rodeo. Little cowboys and cowgirls will test their agility in the barrel races, rope some lil doggies and take part in some old timey country fun! Stick ponies available for purchase or bring your own. 3pm-5pm. 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with admission.
Carmel Plaza's Summer Live Music Series is back! The first performance of the season features Nu-Horizon and food and wine provided by Grasing's and Wrath Wines for $15. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street. Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.
It's another fun-filled Science Saturday at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Today kids of all ages can learn about birds, feathers and flight. Curious tots can even conduct experiments with bird feathers, explore nests and see a red-tailed hawk. 11am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.
Get your Kids in Motion today at the Del Monte Shopping Center. Families can enjoy an array of exciting activities including a magic show, baby animal petting zoo, pony rides, wheelie mobilee, snow cones, game tables, coloring tables, balloon animals, face painting, dancing, and more! 11am-3pm. 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free event.
The quaint fishing village of Moss Landing triples in size today for 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. 7:30am-5pm. Moss Landing. $5 and free to those 12 and under.
Relax under the Big Sur redwoods tonight and listen to an audio story at the magical Henry Miller Library. Bring a blanket and enjoy the sounds of "Radiotopia." 8pm. 48603 Highway One, Big Sur. Donations welcome.