list <![CDATA[Events -]]> en-us Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:30:02 -0700 <![CDATA[16th Annual West End Celebration]]> 16th Annual West End Celebration

16th Annual West End Celebration
08-25-2017 - 08-27-2017
SLV Management
Admission: <p>&nbsp;Free</p>
Start Time(s):

Celebrate The Arts in all of its forms - visual arts, performing arts, music, and spoken word! The streets of Sand City, California come alive with over 100 artists and artisans: performing arts, visual arts, exhibits, and live continuous music on multiple stages. Fun for the entire family. 

<![CDATA[1st Fridays Art Walk August 4th]]> 1st Fridays Art Walk August 4th

1st Fridays Art Walk August 4th
08-04-2017 - 08-04-2017
Artistas Unidos
Downtown Salinas - 100 - 300 Main Street Salinas CA 93901
Admission: <p>Free</p>
Start Time(s): <p>5pm-7pm</p>

Join us for live music, art, film, book signings, dance, poetry and much much more! Free family-friendly event in the Steinbeck District, where Downtown Salinas comes alive after five. Year-round, rain or shine.

<![CDATA[Aromas Day]]> Aromas Day

Aromas Day
08-27-2017 - 08-27-2017
Aromas Day Committee
Admission: <p>Free</p>
Start Time(s): <p>&nbsp;9:00am - 4:00pm</p>

Aromas Day is a day of fun for everyone with live music all day, wonderful food, lots of goodies to find in our vendor booths and Art in front of the park with wonderful artworks by the Aromas Hills Artisans.

The day starts with a Grange country-style breakfast featuring eggs, pancakes, ham & sausage from 7 - 11am. Enjoy pony rides, games for kids and the petting zoo. See classic cars and scale the climbing wall. There's a mix of acts on the main stage offering free entertainment all day long; the highlight of the day is the parade through town at 2 pm.

<![CDATA[Concours d'Elegance]]> Concours d'Elegance

Concours d'Elegance
08-20-2017 - 08-20-2017
Pebble Beach Company
Admission: <p>Before August 1st - $325<br /> After August 1st - $375</p>
Start Time(s): <p>&nbsp;12:00pm - 5:00pm</p>

Once each year in August, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf—the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world.

Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has grown into the top-ranking collector car competition in the world.

The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition.

<![CDATA[Exotics on Cannery Row]]> Exotics on Cannery Row

Exotics on Cannery Row
08-19-2017 - 08-19-2017
Admission: <p>&nbsp;Free</p>
Start Time(s): <p>&nbsp;4:00pm - 8:00pm</p>

 This unique event will focus entirely on the Super, Hyper and Exotic Car phenomenon. With the backdrop of historic Cannery Row and open admission we are creating a whole new destination event for the auto enthusiast and collector alike. A venue showcasing some of the most rare and exciting cars of our time alongside the companies that can take these cars to the next level in performance and showmanship.

<![CDATA[Hot Cars & Cool Nights]]> Hot Cars & Cool Nights

Hot Cars & Cool Nights
07-28-2017 - 07-28-2017
Gold Coast Rods
Admission: <p>$5&nbsp;</p>
Start Time(s): <p>&nbsp;4:00pm - 8:00pm</p>

Gold Coast Rods and the City of Seaside present Hot Cars & Cool Nights! The event is now on Echo Avenue for 2017... June 23, July 28 and August 25! Bring the Family! Dress in the era of your favorite car!

<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Registration is Open for the 27th Annual Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour]]> Call for Artists: Registration is Open for the 27th Annual Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour

Call for Artists: Registration is Open for the 27th Annual Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour
09-23-2017 - 10-01-2017
Arts Habitat
Various locations throughout Monterey County -
Admission: <p>free</p>
Start Time(s): <p>10am - 5pm</p>

The Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour is an annual, self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces across the county. The Tour will take place September 23 & 24 in Peninsula, Coastal and Carmel Valley Locations and September 30 & October 1 in Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North & South County Locations. Registration forms and fees must be postmarked by the following dates:
May 5, 2017, for a registration fee of $225, June 16, 2017, final day to register, for a fee of $300. Participants are welcome to participate one weekend or two, but must participate during the weekend that focuses on their location. There is no additional cost to participate both weekends, unless the participant will be located at a different location each weekend. The fee for two locations is your base fee plus 50%.

Arts Habitat, the presenters of the Tour, is making available venues for participants who do not have art studios or who choose not to open theirs to the public: the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside, the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel, Hidden Valley in Carmel Valley, Elkhorn Slough Foundation’s Porter Ranch House, model homes at East Garrison, and several River Road Wine Trail Association wineries.

Go to for registration forms, email, or call 831-624-6111

Arts Habitat is a nonprofit organization that connects and collaborates with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County to foster a dynamic, growing community, while leading the way to a thriving center for the arts at East Garrison.

<![CDATA[Big Sur Int'l Short Film Festival]]> Big Sur Int'l Short Film Festival

Big Sur Int'l Short Film Festival
06-15-2017 - 08-24-2017
Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series
Admission: <p>Donation: $10</p> <p>Reservations highly suggested</p>
Start Time(s): <p>&nbsp;Thursdays at 7:00pm - 10:00pm</p>

NOTE: Event takes place on Thursdays only. 

The Series' 11th Year. Over 1,000 Films Submitted. 50 Selected. 40 Countries Represented!

"This year looks like the best one yet!" says Executive Director Magnus Toren. "Films that make you laugh and cry, that makes you believe in people, that makes you look away in embarrassment, that makes you realize you are living in a big world of many, many different kinds of peoples and cultures…all that we promise…and more!"

<![CDATA[Fourth Anniversary Flight Nights at Twisted Roots Carmel Valley]]> Fourth Anniversary Flight Nights at Twisted Roots Carmel Valley

Fourth Anniversary Flight Nights at Twisted Roots Carmel Valley
09-28-2017 - 09-28-2017
Twisted Roots
Admission: <p>Four flight wines or one glass: $5&nbsp;</p>
Start Time(s): <p>&nbsp;5:30pm - 7:30pm</p>

Sit with the Winemaker on Twisted Roots' patio and enjoy award-winning wines, including our flagship Petite Sirah and a glass of 1918 Old Vine Zinfandel.

<![CDATA[Monterey Car Week]]> Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week
08-11-2017 - 08-20-2017
Multiple Organizations
Admission: <p>&nbsp;Ticket prices vary based on event</p>
Start Time(s): <p>Times vary based on event</p>

For one week in August, classic cars populate the Monterey Peninsula as event after world-renowned event stars elegant automobiles of yesteryear and of modernity.

Concours on the Avenue - August 15th

The Little Car Show - August 16th
Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance & Concours D'Elegance - August 17th & 20th
Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally - August 18th
Exotics on Cannery Row - August 18th
Concours d'Lemons - August 19th
...and more!