Looking for things to do Memorial Day weekend in Monterey County? Make plans to reflect and recharge with spectacular views, pristine beaches, and world-class hiking. 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

May 26-29, 2022

The lively California Roots Festival is a three-day event packed with live music, fantastic food, refreshing beverages, creative artwork and sustainable practices. Reggae acts from around the globe culminate at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for good vibes during the Memorial Day weekend. Learn more and purchase tickets here

LIVE MUSIC AT WRATH WINES

May 28, 2022

Enjoy live music by Sej Miles and delicious bites from Pancho's Craft Pizza food truck while you sip on local wines.

MONTEREY COUNTY POPS! FREE MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

May 30, 2022

Attend the Monterey County Pops! free Memorial Day Concert on the Monterey City Hall Lawn from 1-3pm featuring The Cypressaires Barbershop Chorus and The Monterey County Pops! Orchestra performing a wide range of pops, patriotic, and Americana favorites, and the world premiere of works by local composer and horn player Jackie Orzel among other performances. Learn more about the event. 

MMEORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT BIG SUR RIVER INN

May 28-30, 2022

Spend the Memorial weekend down by the river and enjoy The Watering Hole Bar & BBQ at Big Sur River Inn. After you fill up on goodies and replenish your home library from Big Sur Library book and bake sale fundraising event, enjoy live music on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Big Sur River Inn will also have a Memorial Day altar set for honoring our fallen soldiers, an annual tradition. All are welcome to pause and take a moment at the table.

MORE MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

As is the case every weekend, there's way more going on around Monterey County than we can list. Check out our events calendar for more ideas.

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Memorial Day is a day to remember fallen soldiers. Take a stroll at the Veteran's Memorial Park, soak in the beautiful landscape of Monterey County, and take a moment to reflect and commemorate those who served, fought and sacrificed for our country. 

Monterey County has got some first-class coastline for all of your beach day needs this Memorial weekend. If you're looking for the best beaches for volleyball, cookouts, surfing or sunbathing, find your perfect beach day on the Beaches page.

Whether you are an experienced hiker or simply want to take a leisurely walk and just enjoy the outdoors, Monterey County offers many a place to wander. Find a hike suited for all levels and abilities on the Hiking page

TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY

As you make your way to Monterey County for the holiday weekend, help to preserve our destination by traveling responsibly during your stay. Please stay on designated trails when hiking and strolling, dispose of all trash properly in the appropriate waste, recycling or compost bins, and follow "leave no trace" practices.