Mar
26
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Mar
27
Wed
Twilight Cycling Ride at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca
Mar 27 all-day

What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track?

Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides run from 5:30-7:30 p.m (5-7 p.m. from November through March). and are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required and the cost is only $10 per rider.

Each month is hosted by a different local bicycle club, organization or business, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways.

Apr
2
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Apr
9
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Apr
16
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Apr
23
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Apr
30
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

May
7
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

May
8
Wed
Twilight Cycling Ride at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca
May 8 all-day

What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track?

Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides run from 5:30-7:30 p.m (5-7 p.m. from November through March). and are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required and the cost is only $10 per rider.

Each month is hosted by a different local bicycle club, organization or business, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways.

May
14
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

May
17
Fri
Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Devendorf Park
May 17 all-day

Combining plein aire painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for four days of artistic creativity and consumption. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

May
18
Sat
Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Devendorf Park
May 18 all-day

Combining plein aire painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for four days of artistic creativity and consumption. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

May
19
Sun
Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Devendorf Park
May 19 all-day

Combining plein aire painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for four days of artistic creativity and consumption. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

May
21
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

May
28
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Jun
1
Sat
88th Annual La Merienda @ Memory Garden
Jun 1 @ 11:15 am – 3:00 pm

What: 88th Annual La Merienda Celebration – City of Monterey’s 248th birthday party features a BARBECUE BUFFET EXTRAVAGANZA by Old Fisherman’s Grotto Chefs and the VIP Merienda Barbecue Committee who will create a five-star culinary experience featuring Certified Angus Beef New York steak, BBQ chicken breast, mild Italian sausage, salmon, sauteed scampi shrimp, Paella, complemented by 3 salad choices: mixed greens, pasta, and fruit salad, fire roasted sweet corn, fresh-made chili beans, fresh grilled garlic bread, fresh-made salsa and more. Like last year, there will also be a NEW special culinary surprise! Included with the meal are complimentary wine, beer, coffee, tea and soft drinks. The mouth-watering feast is followed by the traditional outstanding dessert, a beautiful multi-layered birthday cake from Layers Bakery donated by Tina Del Piero and Lynn Tomlinson and decorated with fresh roses by Jackie Craghead.

This festive event includes Master of Ceremony David Marzetti, entertainment by musicians including Accordion player extraordinaire Mike Marotta, Jr. & special guests, mariachis, and folklorico dancers, gallant dons and donas, and lovely senoritas. The Barbecue Committee headed by Chris Shake is composed of local elected officials and well-known community members that prepare and serve the food at this event. There will also be a Silent Auction. All guests are also welcome to dress in 18th century costume (optional).

Congratulations to Marc Del Piero, the winner of the 2018 Laura Bride Powers Award, Monterey History & Art Association’s most prestigious award who will be honored at this year’s La Merienda. This award is named after the woman who is credited with conceiving both the idea of the Association and the Merienda celebration, which antedated MHAA’s founding. Mrs. Powers was the Curator of the Custom House and First Theater and an ardent student of California history. The 2017 Laura Bride Powers Award recipient was Joan Keyser

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Memory Garden, 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 (Enter La Merienda at the Memory Garden Gate near the entrance to Peter B’s.)

Parking: With the purchase of a ticket, FREE PARKING will be available in the City of Monterey’s WEST GARAGE parking lot on Franklin Street behind the Wells Fargo Bank. Your free parking pass will be given to you upon check in at the Memory Garden Gate as you enterLa Merienda. Additional paid parking is available in the Waterfront parking lot adjacent to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf or in the parking lot on Scott Street above Pacific Street.

Tickets:

Tickets will go on sale on February 1, 2019 for MHAA members only; general public April 1st.

The cost is $55 per ticket for MHAA members before April 1st and it will be $65 on or after April 1st

MHAA members table of 10 for $550 before April 1st or $650 on or after April 1st.

Non-MHAA members may only purchase tickets on or after April 1st at $75 per ticket or $750 for a table of 10.

Jun
4
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Jun
10
Mon
2019 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP @ The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Jun 10 all-day

Pebble Beach Golf Links and the USGA celebrate a Centennial together, when the prestigious U.S. Open Championship returns for a sixth time in 2019.

Jun
11
Tue
2019 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP @ The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Jun 11 all-day

Pebble Beach Golf Links and the USGA celebrate a Centennial together, when the prestigious U.S. Open Championship returns for a sixth time in 2019.

The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl