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2021 Events in Monterey County




Salinas Valley Fair

May 12-15, 2021

Enjoy carnival rides, indulgent carnival fare, local livestock exhibits, wine tastings and live music. 

Monterey International Blues Festival

June 26, 2021

Don't miss this bluesy event full of great music, fantastic food vendors, and an unmatched ambiance. 

GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest

July 9-11, 2021

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will be humming with the sounds of motorcycles as some of the best motorcycle racing in the country roars into town.

AHRMA Classic MotoFest of Monterey

July 16-18, 2021

Vintage road-racing motorcycles will take to the track for exciting competition.

Artichoke Festival

July 24-25, 2021

Where better to celebrate your favorite thistle than the "Artichoke Capital of the World"? Commemorate all things artichoke with cooking demos, farm tours, art, farmers' markets, and of course, artichokes prepared in every way imaginable.

Monterey Car Week

August 6-16, 2021

An Unmatched tradition of automotive excellence for 70 years.

Spartan Race

August 21, 2021

Challenge yourself with grueling hills, punishing obstacles and mouthy drill sergeants to push you along the way. 

Sand City West End Celebration

August 28-29, 2021

An open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from artists throughout Monterey County.

Monterey Greek Festival

August 31 - September 2, 2021

Be Greek for a weekend! Enjoy authentic homemade Greek food, pastries, dancing and music.

Monterey County Fair

September 3-6, 2021

Celebrate Monterey County's unique history and heritage with rousing family entertainment, carnival rides, games, and fun fair-food. 

Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

September 17-19, 2021

The road to the IndyCar Series Championship makes an important stop at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey to attack the iconic track.

The Pure Insurance Championship

September 20-26, 2021

One of the most exciting stops on the PGA TOUR, featuring 54-hole and 78 PGA TOUR Champions players. 

California Rodeo Salinas

September 23-26, 2021

The West comes alive for the largest rodeo in California. 

IMSA Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship

September 24-25, 2021

A premier road racing series featuring non-stop action with over 10 different car manufacturers vying for the title.

Monterey Jazz Festival

September 24-26. 2021

MJF has a 63-year legacy of presenting and producing the biggest names in jazz at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Whether you prefer jazz, blues, folk, or American song, you're sure to find both old favorites and visionary new artists to love.

Sea Otter Classic

October 7-10, 2021

An action-packed cycling extravaganza featuring amateur and pro cycling events, as well as family activities for all ages.

Carmel Bach Festival

October 23-November 5, 2021

California’s oldest music festival celebrates over 80-years of history with 14 days of performances, talks and educational events.

Monterey Beer Festival

October 16, 2021

Taste 80 beers from dozens of breweries from around the world.

2022 Events in Monterey County

AT&T Pro Am

January 31-February 6, 2022

One of the most exciting events on the PGA TOUR, the Pro-Am is contested annually in front of thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers on three of the Monterey Peninsula’s premier golf courses. 

Winemaker's Celebration

May 7, 2022

The Winemakers' Celebration in picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea celebrates the wines and winemakers of Monterey County's world-class growing region.

Carmel Art Festival

May 13-15, 2022

Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the  annual Carmel Art Festival. Listen to live musical performances and scope out unique art pieces all weekend long.

Cali Roots

May 26-29, 2022

Reggae acts from around the globe culminate at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center for good vibes and irie times.

Monterey Wine Festival

June 11-12, 2022

With hundreds of wines offered for tasting, wine lovers will find an embarrassment of riches awaiting them at the Monterey Wine Festival. Dine on savory bites paired with selected wines, beers and spirits at the Monterey Conference Center.

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

July 16-17, 2022

The Scottish Games & Celtic Festival brings the music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County.

Feast of Lanterns

July 30, 2022

A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration including a lantern pageant, children's activities, and a pet parade. 

Automobilia Monterey Expo

August 15-17, 2022

Automobilia Monterey Expo is the largest automobilia show in America. Buy original vintage posters, rallye plates, badges & pins, hood ornaments, original art, scale models, signed items, and more. 

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