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March 2019

Science Saturday – Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives at Pacific Grove Museum

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Science Saturday - Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives at Pacific Grove Museum. Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives. Do all bees make honey? How do you tell a wasp from a bee? Do all bees sting? Find the answers to all of your buzzing questions as you complete a craft, taste honey, and learn about some of our most important local pollinators. As always, admission to Science Saturday is…

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April 2019

Annual Good Old Days Celebration

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Annual Good Old Days Celebration in Pacific Grove starting at 9 am. The largest arts and craft show in the county, the Good Old Days boasts over 225 art and food vendors in downtown Pacific Grove, a parade down Pine Avenue, live entertainment on five stages, old-fashioned games and contests, and lots of family fun. Don't miss this annual event!

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Sea Otter Classic Cycling Event.

April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Sea Otter Classic is the largest cycling festival and consumer bike exposition in North America. The event includes a wide variety of bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and age of rider, an expo with more than 250 exhibitors, club zones, a product demo area, a ride zone, stunt shows & kids activities.

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Big Sur Marathon

April 28, 2019

Big Sur International Marathon - Hwy 1, Big Sur to Carmel. This marathon consistently named the Best Marathon in North America by The Ultimate Guide to Marathons, is set along one of the most breathtaking routes in the world. Also includes a 21-mile power walk, 5K run, 9-mile walk, 10.6-mile walk, and marathon relay.

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May 2019

Salinas Valley Fair

May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Salinas Valley Fair. Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibits, music and more.

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Carmel Art Festival

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the 26th Annual Carmel Art Festival. Centered around the visual arts, the festival features sculpture in Devendorf Park, a juried plein air painting competition, art activities for children, live performances and more. In addition, galleries throughout Carmel will hold receptions and demonstrations during the Carmel Art Festival.

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Science Saturday at the Pacific Grove Museum

May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Science Saturday at the Pacific Grove Museum. The museum will be making a splash during this last Science Saturday of the school year, as they dive into the wonderful world of water. What is a watershed? Where can you find a steelhead? Find out while we explore all-things aquatic while completing a craft, activities, and more. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10 am - 3 pm.

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June 2019

Castroville Artichoke Festival

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Castroville Artichoke Festival now at the Monterey County Fair Grounds. Have some fun sampling artichokes with musical entertainment, arts, and crafts. Admission: $15 adults, $5 children 6-12, children under 5 are free.

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Mission San Antonio Fiesta

June 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mission San Antonio Fiesta. Head to Monterey’s South County and Fort Hunter Liggett (near San Antonio Lake) to attend the Fiesta Mass at this historic mission. It is a fun filled day for all beginning with a special Fiesta Mass at 9 a.m. ending with a procession from the church to the Fiesta grounds, signaling the beginning of the festivities that go until 2 p.m. A traditional oak-fired barbeque offers you a choice of half-chicken or tri-tip beef dinner. Dance…

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November 2020

Monterey Recreation – El Dia De Los Muertos Week

November 1, 2020 - November 7, 2020

The Day of the Dead may sound like a sad celebration, but it is actually a joyous occasion of remembering and celebrating loved ones who have passed on. For those who celebrate the Day of the Dead festival (Dia de los Muertos), it is viewed as just a part of the cycle of life. It is meant to be a happy time to share memories of loved ones. Monterey Recreation wants to know how you are celebrating this Dia de…

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