Things to Do in Monterey

Things to Do in Monterey, Ca. August 15 – September 30, 2009

sponsored by Lone Oak Lodge

Special Events:

Monterey County Fair
Aug 12 – Apr 16
Monterey County Fairgrounds

The Monterey County Fair began in 1935. Its a time and place where the community can come together to celebrate all that Monterey County has to offer, both on land and below the bay. The fair has something for everyone; entertainment, agriculture, education, fun-fair-food and Monterey County wine.

Sports & Classics of Monterey
Aug 13 – Aug 15
Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center

A longstanding summer tradition for vintage car collectors and enthusiasts from around the world, sponsored by RM Sports & Classics of Monterey.

36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races Featured Marque: Porsche
Aug 14 – Mar 16
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Over 400 of the finest cars will be entered, spanning nearly every era of the motorsports history. This year’s annual celebration of a specific manufacture features Porsche and thousands of compassionate enthusiasts will converge on the raceway.

Mecum Collector Car Auction
Aug 15
Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa on the Del Mon

The Mecum Auction Company, famous for selling high-performance collector cars and automobilia for more than 20 years, is excited to announce the new Mecum Monterey Auction , taking place on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at 10 a.m.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Aug 16
Pebble Beach
The Lodge at Pebble Beach

59th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance held at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend offers a banquet of events for aficionados of automobiles and connoisseurs of culture.

Jewish Food Festival
Aug 30
Carmel Valley
5716 Carmel Valley Road, Mid Carmel Valley

A wonderful celebration of “Jewish Soul Food”, sublimely comforting and reminding us of the old days. Additionally there is music, Israeli folk dancing, handmade arts and crafts, synagogue tours, take-out. Free admission and free parking at Carmel Middle School.

Women’s Council of REALTORS Presents Masquerade Magic
Sep 17
Pebble Beach
Inn at Spanish Bay

The Women’s Council of REALTORS, Monterey Peninsula Chapter will be hosting their Annual Fashion Show on Thursday, September 17th at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

FallFest Arts & Crafts Fair
Sep 19 – Sep 20
Custom House Plaza

Pacific Repertory Theatre presents The FallFest Arts and Crafts Fair featuring artists and craftsman from all over California.

25th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep 19
Monterey County Beaches

Volunteers needed to cleanup trash off the beach fron 9am to noon. Cleanup event locations include Moss Landing State Beach, Del Monte Beach, Monterey State Beach, Arroyo Seco River and the newly opened Fort Ord Dunes State Park. A cleanup and weed removal event will be held at Upper Carr Lake in Salinas.

Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival
Sep 25 – Sep 27
Sunset Theater

The 2nd annual Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival will bring to Carmel-by-the Sea more than 35 award winning authors, including authors of New York Times best-sellers, and Pulitzer and Nobel prize winners – winners of virtually every prestigious literary award and much more.

Harvest Wine Seminar
Sep 25
Chateau Julien Wine Estate

Join the Winemaker and embrace a new vintage of Chateau Julien wine. Over ten tons of grapes will be crushed, de-stemmed and prepared for aging followed by a family-style dinner.

Monterey County Artists Studio Tour
Sep 26 – Sep 27
Artists’ Studios through out Monterey County

Artists throughout Monterey County are opening their studios to the public and invite you to visit during the 20th Anniversary of the Monterey County Artists Studio Tour.


Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA. 93940
(831) 648-4888

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the largest in North America, hosts several important marine science laboratories. The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers visitors nearly 200 award-winning galleries and exhibits.

Fisherman’s Wharf
140 W. Franklin St.
Monterey, CA. 93940
(831) 649-6544

A myriad of great restaurants, seafood, unique shops, whale watching, fishing, and bay cruises, theatre, and the sights and sounds of Monterey’s past.

Monterey Bay Whale Watch
84 Fisherman’s Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-4658

Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay.

National Steinbeck Center
One Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 775-4725

Through the exploration of Steinbeck’s work and themes, we provide and support educational experiences that inspire audiences to learn about human nature, literature, history, agriculture, and the arts.

Other attractions within easy reach of Monterey include:

* Carmel-by-the-Sea
* 17 mile scenic drive
* Pebble Beach golf resort
* Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Looking for a Cheap Monterey Hotel that offers comfort, convenience to all that Monterey has to offer, and high value? Stay at the Lone Oak Lodge,

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