Mar
25
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Mar 25 @ 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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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
1
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Apr 1 @ 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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Apr
8
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Apr 8 @ 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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Apr
13
Sat
Carmel Art Walk @ Carmel-by-the-Sea
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit ARTIST-OWNED galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy – support the arts and help preserve Carmel’s artistic heritage!

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Pick up a map at any of the participating galleries and be sure to follow the blue lanterns during the walk (each participating gallery will have one displayed). View our online map at www.CarmelArtWalk.com.

Apr
15
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Apr 15 @ 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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Apr
22
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Apr 22 @ 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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Apr
29
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Apr 29 @ 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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May
6
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
May 6 @ 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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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
11
Sat
Carmel Art Walk @ Carmel-by-the-Sea
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit ARTIST-OWNED galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy – support the arts and help preserve Carmel’s artistic heritage!

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Pick up a map at any of the participating galleries and be sure to follow the blue lanterns during the walk (each participating gallery will have one displayed). View our online map at www.CarmelArtWalk.com.

May
13
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
May 13 @ 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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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
20
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
May 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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May
27
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
May 27 @ 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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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
3
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Jun 3 @ 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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Jun
8
Sat
Carmel Art Walk @ Carmel-by-the-Sea
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit ARTIST-OWNED galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy – support the arts and help preserve Carmel’s artistic heritage!

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Pick up a map at any of the participating galleries and be sure to follow the blue lanterns during the walk (each participating gallery will have one displayed). View our online map at www.CarmelArtWalk.com.