- Monterey Blues Festival - June
- Monterey Wine festival - June
- Carmel Bach Festival - July - August
- Monterey Jazz Fest - September
- Monterey County Fair - September
- Blue Ocean Film Festival
- Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival - January
The Culture of Monterey
The Monterey Bay is home to the biggest music and art events on the California central coast, including the Monterey Jazz Fest, Monterey Blues Festival, Blue Ocean Film Festival, and the Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival. Get your groove on at the Monterey Reggae Festival or enjoy classical tunes at the Carmel Bach Festival.
The Monterey County Fair brings adventure rides, food, arts and crafts and the best live entertainment on the Monterey Peninsula. Drive north of Monterey for the California Rodeo Salinas and the California International Airshow. Runners love the spectacular scenery of the Big Sur Marathon and Half Marathon events.
Monterey Sports Events
The Monterey Bay area is a top destination for sports events, fans, and athletes. Avid golfers flock to the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm, featuring the top field in golf. Runners experience 26.2 miles of gorgeous central coast scenery during the Big Sur Marathon.
Enjoy thrilling motorsports at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, home of the Ferrari Challenge, TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, FIM Superbike World Championship and Rolex Motorsports Reunion. Experience impressive high-performance sports cars and motorcycles zipping down the 2.2-mile track.