There’s never a shortage of fun events in Monterey County. Annual events such as Pacific Grove’s Good Old Days, Sea Otter Classic, the Pacific Grove Triathlon, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the Concours d’Elegance are mainstays in Monterey County. Check back often for a listing of local and annual events.
Each July, the West comes alive in Salinas with the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex. The California Rodeo Salinas is the largest rodeo in California.
California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 80th Anniversary in 2017 with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and more.
A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration. This event in Pacific Grove includes a lantern pageant, children's activities, and a pet parade. Local high school students are named to the "Royal Court" and receive an academic scholarship.