Monterey Art Festivals

From artists galleries to the funky streets of Sand City, Monterey County's scenic beauty inspires artists of every form, and celebrates the arts through festivals, performances, tours and more. Find our Monterey County Art Festivals below, and plan your trip with more arts & cultural experiences. Check out our full calendar of events to explore more music festivalsfood & drink events, sporting events and family fun for every season of the year.

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Carmel Art Festival May 13-15, 2022 Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with live musical performances and unique works of art.
Ink at the Bay Festival June 3-5, 2022 A 3-day tattoo festival where 100 of the world's best tattoo artists come together to display their talent. Join in for non-stop tattooing, dancing, eating, drinking, and fun.
Sand City West End Celebration August 27-28, 2022 An open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from artists throughout Monterey County.
Monterey Swingfest *2023 Dates TBD Grab your dancing shows and immerse yourself in the swing-dancing lifestyle for four whole days.

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