Food & Wine Events

Nearly every event on Monterey County's jam-packed calendar features a collection of culinary creations and wine celebrations reflective of the spectacular region, culture and agriculture. A handful of events, though, are dedicated primarily to gastronomical pleasures beginning with Pebble Beach Food & Wine. The unforgettable weekend promises wine and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations and exclusive, unique dining opportunities.

Every May welcomes one of Monterey’s premier wine events in quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Winemakers' Celebration showcases the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region alongside tasty bites from local chefs. 

In August, head to the Salinas Valley Food & Wine for a sampling of Monterey County's freshest produce and award-winning wines. This family fun event also includes live entertainment throughout the Salinas City Center.

Held in Monterey's historic Custom House Plaza, the Monterey Greek Festival will surely whet your appetite with rich Mediterranean flavors, iconic olives and sticky sweet honey-laden desserts. Dancing and music are also on the menu. Opa! Don’t forget about dessert.

Artichoke ice cream? Yes, please. Sample some at the Artichoke Festival along with artichoke-themed breads, soups, burritos and more.

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