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4th of July Events in Monterey County

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Celebrate Independence Day (and your day off) this year where California was first born! Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Seaside are each throwing their own hometown bashes. Which one will you be attending?


From 12pm-4pm, Devendorf Park on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea turns red, white and blue for a day packed full of live music, food, fun and games! Pack a lunch, bring a blanket and chill out to classic rock jams. Food will also be available for purchase. 


Downtown Monterey shows off their patriotism with multiple events throughout the day! The holiday kicks off at 7am with a pancake breakfast followed by a spectacular 4th of July parade which marches down Alvarado and Calle Principal at 10am. Afterwards stick around for the annual lawn party on the grass in front of Colton Hall on Pacific Street from 11am to 4:30pm. The entire family will love the BBQ, non-stop live music, carnival games, face painting and food booths. Families are also invited to the Living History Day at the Memory Garden for historic demonstrations, games, rope-making, leather craft, basket weaving and dancing from 11am-3pm. 

Still need more? Head over to the Golden State Theatre in Oldtown Monterey where the Monterey County Pops put on a free patriotic concert. The doors open at 6pm and the program begins at 7pm.

Pacific Grove

"America's Last Hometown" goes big with a BBQ and live entertainment at Caledonia Park on the 4th of July. Pacific Grove welcomes guests for live music and kids activities. Don't miss the old-fashioned BBQ which includes chicken or hot dogs, baked beans, garlic bread, salad and dessert. The event also includes live musical entertainment. The party runs 11am-3pm.


Join the City of Seaside for a 4th of July to remember! Starting at 4:30pm there will be an array of activities including live music, arts and crafts, pony rides, bounce houses, prizes, food vendors and more. Did we mention that there will be fireworks? Watch the only fireworks display in Monterey County starting at 9:30pm at Bayonet & Blackhorse Golf Course. Best of all it's free! 


The tiny town tucked away in the Salinas Valley throws a big party in honor of America's Independence. Spreckels starts the day off with organized 5K and 10K races followed by a parade, crafts, food and more!

*Please adhere to local firework bans. Fireworks are not permitted on public lands, including parks and beaches. 

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