Monterey County is happening! No matter what time of year you plan your visit, there are so many special events to attend. Enjoy an incredible lineup of Monterey music festivals, indulge in the hyper local and fresh abundance of the region at foodie events, explore the vibrant art scene at arts & cultural events, do as the locals do at community events, and find excitement at sporting events. Check out these popular annual events by season that will keep you coming back for year after year, and find more things to do during your stay.

Summer Annual Events

Fall Annual Events

Winter Annual Events

Spring Annual Events


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