Great events are going on all weekend long including several Easter celebrations! For a complete list of Easter Brunches click here.


Steinbeck Center It’s the first Friday of the month which means another First Fridays Art Walk in Salinas! This family fun event will feature live music, food and plenty of art. The National Steinbeck Center also celebrates First Fridays with free admission and live music from J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys. 5pm-8pm, Oldtown Salinas. Free event. Irishman John Michael and his crew perform at Bullwacker’s tonight. Bring your buddies and grab a drink out by the cozy patio. 8:30pm, 653 Wave Street, Monterey. Free event. Rex Wheeler is back at London Bridge Pub tonight to play acoustic rock music. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. Free event.


Time for a morning springtime hike with guides from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District. Today’s eager bunch will tackle Palo Corona’s Gregg’s Hill and Vista Lobos Trails. The exclusive hike is currently only accessible by volunteer-led groups and is well worth the spectacular views of the Monterey Peninsula. The 6 mile hike is expected to last 4 hours. Don’t forget to bring water, lunch, snacks and to wear good hiking boots. 9:30am, Palo Corona Barn. Free event. The Barnyard in Carmel is holding their first ever Spring Event this morning. Kids are going to love the Easter egg hunt, scavenger hunt, arts, crafts and yummy snacks! 10:30am-1pm, 3652 The Barnyard, Carmel. Free event. The Oldemeyer Center in Seaside plays host to the 12th annual Golden Egg Hunt this morning. Over 7,000 eggs and 15 prize baskets will be up for grabs at this family event. Pony rides a petting zoo and bounces houses will also be added in the mix! 11am-1pm, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside. Free event. Join the National Steinbeck Center for Ms. Bunny’s Springtime Extravaganza. Young guests will enjoy storytelling from Julie Englehardt, snacks and an egg hunt with prizes. 11am-1pm, Main Street, Salinas. Free with museum admission. Get in the mood for spring at Paraiso Vineyards this morning. Paraiso in Bloom features everything from wine tasting, a farmers’ market, Easter egg hunt, egg coloring contests down to a cork toss! 12pm-4pm, 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad. $10. My Museum is hopping today as the Easter Bunny makes a special visit. Young ones will have the chance to take a silly photo with the furry friend and create fun springtime crafts. 12:30pm-2pm, 425 Washington Street, Monterey. Free with museum admission. The Easter Bunny is coming to town… or rather the Del Monte Center! Kids can meet the famous rabbit and even get their photo taken with him. Fun Easter treats, activities and store specials will also be available. 1pm-3pm, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free event. The Steinwreckers and the Cannery Rollers go head-to-head tonight during Roller Wars! This Monterey Bay Derby Dames match is going to be a doozy. 7:30pm, Water City Sports Center, 2800 Second Avenue, Marina $15. Family in town for Easter? Take them over to the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea for a performance from the Harlem Gospel Choir. This enthusiastic gospel choir is comprised of some of the best gospel singers from churches around the New York area. 8pm, San Carlos at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $45-$55. Classic Rock band Firefly headline at Bullwacker’s tonight. This favorite local band jams everything from the Doobie Brothers, James Brown to Van Morrison. 8:30pm, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event. Local musician John Michael is at the London Bridge Pub tonight. Hang out and enjoy his acoustic and alternative rock jams. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. Free event.


Happy Easter! No plans? Why not enjoy an Easter Brunch in Monterey County? Several fantastic eateries offer up delectable menu items for the holiday like lamb, omelets, lobster and more. Click here for a list of some of the best brunches in town.