Community Events

It seems that something special and exciting is always going on in Monterey County; local community events such as Pacific Grove's Good Old Days and the Monterey County Fair give every visitor a slice of hometown Americana. Community events showcase the local heritage and unique cultures that Monterey County has to offer, while giving locals and visitors a chance to come together as one.

Do as the locals do at the Monterey County Community Events below, and check out our full calendar of events to explore more music festivalsarts & cultural events, food & drink festivals, and sporting extravaganzas for every season of the year.

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Whalefest March 19-20, 2022 Celebrate the return of gray whales to the Monterey Bay with a migration party for these much loved creatures!
Pacific Grove Good Old Days May 7-8, 2022 This small town shows off its big heart with an old fashioned parade, live entertainment on five separate stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, pony rides, a dance showcase and more!
Moss Landing Antique Street Fair July 31, 2022 Over 200 vendors and 1,000s of visitors enjoy a treasure trove of merchandise and local faire lining the streets.
Monterey County Fair September 1-5, 2022 Rousing family entertainment, carnival rides, games and fun fair-food all celebrate Monterey County's unique history and heritage.
Festa Italia September 9-11, 2022 Viva Italia! This FREE family-friendly event honors the history of the fishing industry in Monterey, and shares the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian experience so special.
Haunted House and Pumpkin Patch October 7-29, 2022 Ghouls and goblins age 12 and up will enjoy the bone chilling, skin crawling thrills of their worst Halloween nightmares!
Monterey Reptile Expo October 22-23, 2022 Reptiles, amphibians, plants, and insects will be on hand with a full weekend of vendors, showcases, and workshops about all things reptilian, from chameleons to calatheas.
Monterey Greek Festival *2022 Dates TBD Be Greek for a weekend with mouthwatering traditional Greek food, live music, Greek wine, beer and ouzo, and even a lesson in Greek dance!
Butterfly Parade *2022 Dates TBD Pacific Grove celebrates its heritage every October with the Butterfly Parade and Bazaar.

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