Monterey, California is a great place to visit during the summer. Cultural celebrations, holiday traditions, and good old fashioned entertainment combine in a line up of fantastic summer events in Monterey, CA that you’ll want to experience.
4th of July Events | July 4th
Ring in Independence day California style! Monterey and the surrounding towns all have their own unique way to celebrate the holiday, including 4th of July in the Park held in San Lorenzo park.
Brad Paisley at Salinas Sports Complex | July 11th
One of country music’s biggest stars will take the stage at Salinas Sports Complex. Guaranteed to be one of the hottest events in Monterey, CA this summer.
FIM Superbike World Championship | July 11th – 13th
If you feel the need for speed this summer, then the FIM Superbike World Championship at the Mazda Raceway is for you. International riders test their skills in two races on high performance bikes.
California Rodeo Salinas | July 17th – 20th
The California Rodeo Salinas is a huge rodeo event, one of the top 20 in the US regular season. More than 700 cowgirls and cowboys will compete for almost $400,000 in winnings. But the biggest prizes are the silver and gold Salinas belt buckles. Events includes bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronco riding, team roping, horse races, barrel races, and much more. The rodeo is a great Monterey summer tradition.
Carmel Bach Festival | July 19th – August 2nd
Each summer, the Caramel Bach Festival presents concerts celebrating the work of J.S. Bach and other influential composers and artists such as Mozart, Brahms, and Handel. Main concerts take place in the Sunset Theater and Chamber Music Concerts are held in several other venues.
Feast of Lanterns | July 23rd – 27th
The Feast of Lanterns has been celebrated in Pacific Grove, CA for more than one hundred years. The festival is a celebration that includes a lantern pageant, activities, and parades.
Blues, Brews & Barbecue | July 26th – 27th
This two day festival is a celebration of the blues genre and offers visitors the opportunity to hear great music while enjoying delicious food and beer.
Moss Landing Antique Fair | July 27th
This huge antique fair turns the quiet fishing town of Moss Landing in to a booming antique market. Hundreds of booths offer fantastic wares to shoppers and collectors. Maybe you’ll find that something special you didn’t even know you were looking for!
Concours d’Elegance | August 17th
The Concours d’Elegance is a car lovers dream. This Pebble Beach event boasts the best collector cars displayed right on the golf course’s legendary 18th fairway.
Monterey County Fair | August 27th
For some quintessential summer events in Monterey CA, you should definitely visit the Monterey County Fair. This classic American celebration will feature carnival rides, great food, livestock exhibitions, and live performances.
Monterey Greek Festival | August 30th
Taking place yearly on Labor Day weekend , the Monterey Bay Greek Festival transforms the Custom House Plaza into a part of Greece. Experience authentic food, music, performance, and cultural lectures.
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