Head on down to "America's Last Hometown" for an old-fashioned celebration with Pacific Grove's Good Old Days Festival on Saturday and Sunday. This small town jubilee is packed with a parade, live entertainment on four separate stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a dunk tank, pony rides, historic tours and more! And best of all, it's free.
Saturday morning will kick things off with a parade down Pine Avenue and a pancake and sausage breakfast at Jewell Park. The rest of the weekend will feature plenty of music, crafts and food! For a list of all featured entertainment click here.
Forbidden Broadway will have you rolling in the aisles with spoofs from famous Broadway show tunes, characters and plots. Even if you've never been within 1,000 miles of Broadway, you'll still love this amazingly funny musical! Show begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde and 8th St., Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7-$38.
Jim Curry plays a tribute to John Denver at the Sunset Center in Carmel with classics like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” and “Annie’s Song.” This tribute has sold out venues throughout the nation so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. 8pm, San Carlos and 9th Ave., Carmel. $39.
Rock out at Jose’s Underground Lounge with Indie band Kill the Dance Floor. 8pm, 638 Wave St., Monterey.
Hang out on the back patio of Bullwacker’s for some live blues music. Misterioso will perform with special guest Blues Harp Ace Rey Rio. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover.
Listen to Monterey Peninsula local, Rex Wheeler play electric acoustic tonight at the London Bridge Pub. 9pm, Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Elkhorn Slough Safari will set out on a special bird watching cruise/workshop this morning at 9am. Adventurers will learn all about the birds and how to identify them from local experts. Be sure to keep a look out for sea otters and seals! Reservations are strongly recommended, 831-633-5555. 9am, Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing. $42.
Celebrate all things beer at Montrio Bistro. Enjoy a tasty 3-course lunch paired with, of course, beer. Guests will even be able to participate in a hands-on beer making demo. Call 831-648-8880 for reservations. 12pm, 414 Calle Principal, Monterey. $57.
“1964” will take the audience back to exactly that era and play early hits from The Beatles at the Sunset Center tonight. The show will focus on tracks from the early '60s in one of the most authentic Beatles tributes in the world. 8pm, San Carlos and 9th Ave., Carmel. $47-$52.
Groovy Judy will take you back in time to the '60s and '70s with inspired music from Jimi Hendrix, The Family Stone, and The Beatles. You will have two chances to get funky with Groovy Judy today, on the 17th Street Grill stage at Good Old Days at 2:15pm and at Bullwacker’s . 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. No cover.
James Henry and the Hands on Fire Band will entertain with music from a diverse genre of Soul, Reggae, Soca, Afro Cuban and Samba Funk. Don’t miss this show at Fernwood Tavern. 9pm, 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. No cover.
Check out Sean Ryan’s alternative rock flair with inspirations from Eric Clapton, Gin Blossoms and Richard Marx at London Bridge Pub. 9:30pm, Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium will have special activities all day today for Día del Niño. Children 12 and under will receive FREE admission into the aquarium where they can watch feeding programs in both English and Spanish, listen to Mariachi performances and create a craft as a souvenir. 10am, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Event included in admission fee.
The Carmel Music Society presents Tom Gallant and the Wind Soloists of New York tonight at the Sunset Center. The evening will include works Beethoven, Poulenc, Prokofiev and more! 3pm, San Carlos and 9th Ave., Carmel. $30-$43.
Seattle native rock group, Fill the Silence will jam at Jose’s Underground Lounge tonight at 8pm. Fill the Silence takes inspirations from Guns 'n' Roses, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, and Velvet Revolver so you know it will be a rockin’ good time! 8pm, 638 Wave St., Monterey.
As the Content Marketing Manager at the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Allyson manages digital marketing and social media for SeeMonterey. If she's not taking scenic pictures around the county, you are likely to find her on the Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail, sipping wine in Carmel Valley, or hiking in Big Sur.