Fiesta Mountain Run @ Garland Ranch Regional Park
Aug 12 @ 6:45 am – 11:00 am

Fiesta Mountain Run: 7.7 Mile Challange and 2.25 Flat Trail Run at Garland Ranch Regional Park.



Sand City’s 17th Annual West End Celebration @ Throughout the streets of Sand City
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day

Sand City’s 17th Annual West End Celebration is a free, family-friendly event celebrating the diversity of artistic talent to be found within Monterey County and beyond. This unique three-day celebration of community, commerce, and culture transforms the streets of Sand City into a Celebration of the Arts of every genre. Thousands of residents and visitors will discover innovative art, listen to continuous live music from multiple stages, and have an opportunity to purchase works from local painters, sculptors, and multimedia artists. Delicious, gourmet foods, and local, craft beer will be available, as well as wine tasting from local wineries.

Saturday 11am-6pm • Sunday 11am-5pm

Over a dozen of Sand City’s resident artists will welcome guests into their live/work studios. This is a unique opportunity to see how these talented individuals live, where they get their inspiration, and get up close and personal with their work. Live demonstrations and interactive arts as well as pop-up exhibits can be found around every corner. Visiting artists and artisans will also show and sell their work through out the streets of the West End Celebration. This free, two day family friendly event turns the streets of Sand City into the area’s largest conversion of artists and the best party of the year!

Continuous Live Musical Performances on Multiple Stages

Stephen Vagnini, of SLV Management, is putting together another incredibly diverse musical line up for this year’s event. Expect to hear local musicians as well as nationally recognized artists. The sounds will cover: rock; country; and blues; Indy; a dash of young, hard rock; and, of course, World Music. All performances on Saturday and Sunday are free to the public. Music schedule to be announced in March 2018.

Wine Tasting Pavilion Sales Benefit Monterey Bay Chapter Guitars Not Guns

The West End Wine Tasting Pavilion will host several local wineries who will provide tastings of their most popular varietals in a commemorative West End Celebration glass. The tickets for the wine tasting event will be $10.00 per ticket with proceeds benefiting the non-profit organization, Monterey County Chapter of Guitars Not Guns. The organization is working to raise enough funds to sponsor a new class in Monterey County.

West End — A Sustainable Event
West End Celebration strive to be an environmentally friendly as possible as we prepare for the 2018 event. The event incorporates “green” vendors, who will educate, exhibit, and sell their products and services, and also showcase dozens of local charities that use the event as an opportunity to educate the community.

Green Petal Couriers delivers our materials and will be on-site with a Bike Valet and petal-powered smoothies. If you can’t ride your bike to the event, West End recommends you take advantage of the Free Hourly MST Trolley Bus Service. West End’s partnership with Green Waste and Monterey Regional Waste Management District makes sure we are recycling as much as possible throughout the event.

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The Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction @ The event takes place in downtown Monterey, on the waterfront by Fisherman’s Wharf
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

Russo and Steele’s Annual Collector Automobile auction in beautiful Monterey, CA is among an elite list of events that contribute to Monterey’s Historic Car Week, and holds the hottest ticket to Monterey’s Race Weekend, billed as the “Mecca of Collector Automobiles”. Russo and Steele continues to offer a collection of the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires with both reserve and no reserve automobiles. Concurrent with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. The three evening event will auction over 250 automobiles in its highly interactive, visceral ground level auction arena that provides cars with no separation from the buyers; known as the auction-in-the-round format and only found at Russo and Steele auction events.


Russo and Steele’s Annual Monterey Collector Automobile Auction in August is concurrent with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Historic Race Weekend and is the hottest ticket to the weekend festivities billed as the “Mecca of Collector Automobiles.”

Double Road Race – Pacific Grove @ Lover's Point
Sep 30 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Pacific Grove 10K
UjENA 5K Run/Walk 

September 30, 2018
Pacific Grove, California

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Our course along the Pacific Ocean Coast in Pacific Grove, California offers beathtaking views. It is considered one of the most beautiful locations along the California Coastline. Pacific Grove is adjacent to Pebble Beach, and is highly regarded as a tourist destination. Make sure to register soon, and reserve your spot while space is available.

This is a fast beautiful course.  Course record is 29:10 for the 10K and 14:00 for the 5K.for men and 34:39 for the 10K and 17:34 for the 5K for women.  (These open races are part of the Pacific Grove Double Racing Events.  For more information go to:

Race Day Schedule of Events

Pacific Grove, Ca – September 30, 2018
Lover’s Point, 630 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Race day packet pickup begins at 6:00 AM
Pacific Grove 10K begins at 7:30 AM
UjENA 5K Run/Walk beings at 9:15 AM

Special T-Shirts for all participants.  Medals for all finishers.  Special awards to top three men and women and age-group winners (19 and under), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 plus.  For both the 10K and 5K

Our races benefit the following:

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States.  They, also are in the business of collecting, processing and distributing blood and blood products.  Additionally they offer health and safety educatonal programs.  100% of your donations will benefit the American Red Cross.

JUST RUN! is a multifaceted youth fitness program developed in 1986 by the Big Sur International Marathon and Monterey local, Michael Dove. It is free to join and encourages healthy lifestyles through eating well and running. Taking pride in accomplishments is one of many features which makes Just Run! so special. Virtual runs across the USA and Europe link points of interest and historical sites, making it educational. 100% of your donations will benefit Just Run!.

Course Maps

Pacific Grove 10K Course

Pacific Grove 5K Course

Butterfly Parade & Bazaar @ Robert H. Down School on Pine Avenue
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 am


Pacific Grove’s annual Butterfly Parade, a tradition that goes back almost three-quarters of a century, is held on the first Saturday of every October. The Butterfly Parade, as well as the Butterfly Bazaar that follows, celebrates the return of the Monarch butterfly to Pacific Grove, the beautiful insects’ annual wintering stop. This parade, which first took place in 1939, attracts people from both near and far to view the adorable children in their cute costumes.

Traditionally, kindergarten children dress as butterflies, second graders dress as otters, third graders dress as farmers, fourth graders dress as pioneers, and fifth graders dress as clowns. The Butterfly Parade takes place on Saturday, October 6 beginning at 10:30am. The parade starts at the Robert H. Down School on Pine Avenue and will head down Fountain Avenue to Lighthouse Avenue, up 17th Street and concludes on Pine Avenue by returning to the school. A Butterfly Bazaar will follow after the parade.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Jewell Park
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Party

Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments at Jewell Park and Santa’s first visit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History! The tree lighting begins at 5:30pm.  More info:  (831) 373-3304

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights @ Pacific Grove
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus. After the parade, stores will remain open for Holiday shopping & wagon rides, photos with Santa & carolers. This event begins at 6:00pm.

Monterey Bay DART Meetup @ UCBEST
Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Monterey Bay DART Meetup is scheduled for 5-8pm Tuesday April 16 @ UCMBEST with a focus on Drones & Public Safety: Issues & Opportunities. This event will include networking, featured speakers, attendee forum, food & beverage, and more. Register today using the link below.

JSS Evening of the Arts @ Carmel Mission
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Junipero Serra School is hosting a fundraising event for our Arts and Music program. We invite all current JSS families, alumna, parish and community members to come and enjoy an adult evening of music, dinner and friendship while supporting our school! The student’s artwork will be on display. We are raising funds specifically for materials, clay, looms and instructional fieldtrips. Enjoy a Tri-Tip dinner, silent and live auction and live music.

Tickets are $25 per person. A Table of 8 for $175.00 can be purchased by calling the JSS office at 831.624.8322.

We hope to see you there! The JSS Community

LGBTQ+ Best Practices Workshop @ Behavioral Health Marina Office
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

A training on the topic of best practices for working with LGBTQ+ youth.
About this Event
Join our interactive workshop for community members, parents/guardians, providers-educators, healthcare, housing, community and social workers, and all others interested in serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual youth populations.

At this workshop, attendees will:

•Learn about LGBTQ+ terms, statistics, and issues.

•Hear personal experiences from a panel including local LGBTQ+ youth.

•Take away practical best practices for what your organization can do to better reach and serve LGBTQ+ people.

•Have opportunities for discussion, questions, and comments.

Space is limited! Please RSVP.

Save the Date: DroneCamp 2019 @ Monterey County
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – Jun 20 @ 9:00 am


IGIS is pleased to be partnering with the Monterey Bay DART Nonprofit Organization to offer our third annual DroneCamp! This three-day intensive workshop covers everything you need to know to use drones for mapping, research, and land management, including:

  • Technology – the different types of drone and sensor hardware, costs and applications
  • Drone science – principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • Safety and regulations – learn to fly safely and legally, including tips on getting your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Mission planning – flight planning tools and principles for specific mission objectives
  • Flight operations – hands-on practice with both manual and programmed flights
  • Data processing – processing drone data into orthomosaics and 3D digital surface models; assessing quality control
  • Data analysis – techniques for analyzing drone data in GIS and remote sensing software
  • Visualization – create 3D models of your data
  • Latest trends – hear about new and upcoming developments in drone technology, data processing, and regulations

Monterey Bay DART Meetup @ UCMBEST
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 3rd Monterey Bay DART Meetup is scheduled for 5-8pm Tuesday April 16 @ UCMBEST. This meetup will focus on agriculture and natural resource management applications. Presenter details to follow.

Monterey Bay DART Symposium @ Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


This one-day Symposium will further elevate local, regional, state and national awareness about the Monterey Bay region as a home for Drone, Automation & Robotics, Technology (DART) innovation. The Symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government thought and practice leaders to explore related topics. The outline for the day includes a series of keynote speakers bringing leading edge insight into industry, regulatory and education directions, and the potential for them to thrive in our region. Following lunch, a series of panel discussion will explore topics in more detail including: Education, Airspace & Facilities, Investing, Regulatory & Management, and Application areas in Agriculture, Marine Science, Homeland Security, and more. This content and speakers will be updated as planning for the Symposium progresses.

26th Annual Stillwell’s Fun in the Park @ Caledonia Park
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

26th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Caledonia Park in downtown PG behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party.  Lots of wintry fun for all! Featuring Santa’s arrival on a shiny PG fire truck, Frosty the Snowman, Snow Queen, hayrides, petting zoo & lots of entertainment. The hours are from 10:00am- 4:00pm. More information: 831-373-3304 or