Aug
13
Mon
The U.S. Amateur Returns to Pebble Beach in 2018 @ The U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach
Aug 13 – Aug 19 all-day

By the time Pebble Beach Golf Links hosted its second United States Amateur Championship in 1947, USGA President Charles Littlefield walked away saying, “If I was going to be President of the United States Golf Association any longer, I’d hold them all here. This is the grandest place to hold a golf tournament I’ve ever seen.”

The U.S. Amateur returns to Pebble Beach in 2018 for a fifth time, and the first since 1999. Pebble Beach has been the stunning stage of everything from Bobby Jones’ upset loss in 1929, to Jack Nicklaus’ dominant win in 1961.

Spyglass Hill will also co-host the championship during medal play for a second time, introducing the game’s rising stars to one of golf’s most demanding tests.

Aug
14
Tue
Middlebury Institute, Rotary Club of Monterey offer ESL scholarship for Latinx youth @ Middlebury Institute
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

Middlebury Institute, Rotary Club of Monterey offer ESL scholarship for Latinx youth

Speaking English fluently is important for success in college and the U.S. workforce. In order to help local youth reach their English language goals, the ESL program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (BCM) is offering a scholarship funded by the Rotary Club of Monterey. This scholarship will make it possible for one student to take one English course for free. Courses include Oral Communication, Writing and Grammar, Reading and Vocabulary, and TOEFL Test Preparation. The application deadline is Aug. 31. The fall ESL session runs from Sept. 4 to Nov. 16. The scholarship will be awarded to a local Latinx who is 25 or younger and lives in the Monterey Peninsula area. Apply here  For information about the scholarship or program, email or call (831) 647-4115.

Aug
17
Fri
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.

Visit www.westendcelebration.com for further information.

Pacrep Theater Presents Little Mermaid @ Outdoor Forest Theater
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 19 @ 9:30 pm

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – This beautiful love story promises a fantastic assortment of costumes, sets, and flying and ‘swimming’ effects by ZFX of Las Vegas, as well as song favorites including “Under the Sea,” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order.

• This musical is for the whole family.

Aug
18
Sat
Monterey Car Week @ Various Venues
Aug 18 – Aug 26 all-day

A tradition going back over half a century, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is where the world’s collector cars meet and compete. Only the 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, and only a handful of those will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

But the Concours is only the final event in a packed week celebrating the classic automobile! All over Monterey County, classic cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear.

Several hotels in Pebble BeachMontereyPacific Grove and Carmel are all a short drive to the various events surrounding Monterey Car Week. Click here to view local accommodations.

Need to experience Monterey Auto Week on a budget? Make sure to refer to our Concours on a Shoestring page.

Monterey Pre-Reunion Races @ WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Aug 18 @ 7:30 am – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm

The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides racing fans and visitors with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing for two full days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock is bustling with teams working on their cars in the pits or on their way to pre-grid. The paddock is completely open to wander for enjoying the historic racing experience.

Pacrep Theater Presents Little Mermaid @ Outdoor Forest Theater
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 20 @ 9:30 pm

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – This beautiful love story promises a fantastic assortment of costumes, sets, and flying and ‘swimming’ effects by ZFX of Las Vegas, as well as song favorites including “Under the Sea,” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order.

• This musical is for the whole family.

Aug
20
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.
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Aug
21
Tue
Automobilia Monterey @ Embassy Suites Monterey Bay-Seaside
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm

Seaside’s Embassy Suites hosts Automobilia Monterey, an exhibition of original vintage posters, hood ornaments, signs, scale models, and much more, all connected to the history of the automobile August 21-22 from 10am to 6pm. Many items will be for sale; there will also be a silent auction. Admission is  $20.

Concours On The Avenue @ Carmel-by-the-Sea Ocean Avenue
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Concours On The Avenue……Carmel’s world famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and sixteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating mix of American and Foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. Open to the public for viewing 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise @ Rabobank
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise
Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage and exotic automobiles lined up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Sponsored by Classic Motorsports Magazine. For more information please contact Rick Goolsby at (386) 239-0523 or visit classicmotorsports.com

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show And Cruise @ Lighthouse Avenue
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage and exotic automobiles lined up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Sponsored by Classic Motorsports Magazine. For more information please contact Rick Goolsby at (386) 239-0523 or visit classicmotorsports.com

Aspire Health Plan Presents: Wildlife Photography @ Crazy Horse Restaurant
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Aspire Health Plan Presents: Wildlife Photography, a Community Connections Class. Learn tips for taking great wildlife photos from a local wildlife photographer while viewing her photos of exotic wildlife on the Serengeti.

Peter B’s Brewery Tours @ Peter B's Brewpub
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm

Peter B’s has been brewing beer on-site for over twenty years! Go behind the scenes at Monterey’s original craft brewery with one of Peter B’s brewers and get an up-close look at our brewery operations.

When: Every third Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm
Cost: $15 per person (includes small tasting) and FREE for Mug Club Members
Reservations Recommended: Call (831) 649-7874 or email peterbsbrewpub@portolahotel.com to reserve your spot.

Aug
22
Wed
Aspire Health Plan Presents: Memoir Writing @ Montage Wellness Center
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Aspire Health Plan Presents: Memoir Writing, a Community Connections Class. A wonderful way to share stories and experiences. A memoir doesn’t have to include every part of your life, just the moment or moments that you choose to share. And, it’s easier than you think to get started.

“The Little Car Show” in Pacific Grove
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Little Car Show, put on by Marina Motorsports, brings dozens of small and miniature cars to line up on Lighthouse Avenue and Fountain Avenue in Pacific Grove. The event is sure to bring out exotic car enthusiasts and provide ample opportunities for exploration and enjoyment as Auto Week marches on.

Marina Motorsports was first formed in 1995 with the partnership of five automotive enthusiasts. Over the years board members have come and gone, but three of the original founding members remain, Robert McCaffrey, John Moulton and David Murphy. Our fourth long standing board member is Ronald Cowen. Marina Motorsports became registered as a non-profit 501 (c) (4) corporation in 1996.

Marina Motorsports, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Our primary goal is to provide family oriented automotive related activities while benefiting local service clubs, other non-profit organizations and the City of Marina.

We patterned our by-laws and our operation after Sports Car Racing Association Monterey Peninsula. SCRAMP hosts major automotive and motorcycle events at Monterey county’s Laguna Seca. We have hosted smaller events such as go-kart racing, autocrossing, driving schools and automotive swap meets at Marina Municipal Airport, the former Fort Ord’s Fritsche Field. Our goals are the same in that we provide a motorsport venue to allow other service groups such the Boy and Girl Scouts, Kiwanis, Rotary, etc. to benefit. Our slogan says it all: “Wheels in Motion for Community Benefit”.

Aug
23
Thu
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.”

Mecum Muscle Cars & More Auction @ Del Monte Golf Course One
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Hyatt Regency Monterey hosts muscle cars, motorcycles and more during the Mecum Auction. The general public is invited to view items up for sale August 23-25. Admission is $30 per person.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion @ WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm

Where else can you see and hear historic race cars at full speed doing what they were originally intended to do … and that’s race. The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a celebration of motorsport history that brings approximately 550 race cars together in one open paddock for everyone to enjoy. Each accepted car, from more than 1,000 entry applications received, is scrutinized and accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.

The event relives motorsport history at the iconic circuit, which has been the scene of America’s golden years of sports car racing since its inception in 1957. In addition to the entertaining on-track action, there are always engaging autograph opportunities with legendary drivers, Q&A sessions, and fine wine and cheese tastings among the myriad activities.

When: August 23-26, 2018

Featured Marque: Nissan and its illustrious racing history that dates back to its Datsun heritage.

Provisional Schedule: Please click HERE for the most up-to-date schedule.

Run Groups: This year will feature some of the most popular and competitive groups, such as Formula One, Trans-Am and Can-Am.

  • Pre-1940 Sports Racing, Touring and Race cars and 1927-1951 Racing Cars
  • 1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT cars
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing over 2000cc
  • 1967-1984 Formula One
  • 1973-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, GTU, AAGT
  • 1966-1972 Trans-Am
  • FIA Manufacturers Championship
  • 1955-1962 GT
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing under 2000cc
  • 1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
  • 1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
  • 1958-1963 Formula Junior
  • 1968-1976 Formula 5000
  • 1966-1974 Can-Am
  • 1981-1991 IMSA GTO/GTP Trans-Am

Tickets: Camping and ticket packages are on sale and may be previewed HERE.

Get Social: #RolexReunion

Featured Marque History: Click HERE for historic car racing history.

Aspire Health Plan Presents: Movies in the Afternoon @ Montage Wellness Center
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aspire Health Plan Presents: Movies in the Afternoon, a Community Connections Class. Join us for an afternoon of romance and adventure as we screen the award winning film “Out of Africa”, Isak Dinesen’s memoir of her years in Africa. Starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.