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Plan a visit to Monterey, California and discover a myriad of exciting events held throughout the year. You won't want to miss entertaining concerts, arts and music festivals, sports entertainment and more. There are dozens of educational programs, holiday celebrations and events taking place at the Monterey Bay Aquarium throughout the year. Mark your calendars for Monterey Bay's most popular annual events and festivals, including Monterey's Concours d'Elegance and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Golf & Sporting Events 

  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament

    February 8-14, 2016
    The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the 72-hole PGA Tour championship tournament played on Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore courses.
  • Big Sur International Marathon

    April 24, 2016
    The Big Sur International Marathon, a spectacular road race set along one of the most breath-taking courses in the world. Runner's World magazine named Big Sur as one of the country's top three marathons behind Boston and New York.  It was also designated as the "best destination marathon" and most scenic marathon.
  • Big Sur International Half Marathon on Monterey Bay

    November 13, 2016
    Half Marathon course begins and ends in historic downtown Monterey and travels down Cannery Row and along the Pacific Grove shoreline, with a jog into downtown Pacific Grove.

Music Festivals

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    Jazz Festival Next Generation Festival

    April 8-10, 2016
    The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra features the best and brightest high school jazz musicians in the country.
  • Carmel Bach Festival


    July 16 - 30, 2016
    The Carmel Bach Festival is world class celebration of music and ideas inspired by the historical and ongoing influence of Johann Sebastian Bach in the world. The Festival offers a compelling array of rich musical experiences featuring national and international artists in a variety of settings enjoyed by 22,000 attendees each year coming from local, regional, national, and international locales.
  • Jazz Festival

    September 16-18, 2016
    The 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world's best jazz. Consistently voted "World's Best Jazz Festival" by the readers of JazzTimes Magazine, the Monterey Jazz Festival offers 20 acres of magnificent oak-studded grounds for fans to enjoy, featuring films, conversations with the Festival's stars, exhibitions, food and beverages, an international shopping bazaar, and 8 stages of live jazz entertainment spread throughout the grounds.

Food & Wine Events


  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine


    March 31 - April 3, 2016                                                                                                               The Pebble Beach Food and Wine event brings together 75 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries to   create the culinary event of a lifetime. Cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, lunches and dinners will please any food lover. 

Motorsports Events


  • Continental  Monterey Grand Prix
    April 29 - May 1, 2016
    The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is America's premier road racing series and is entering with ferocity and international driving stars. For fans, the racing is non-stop as there are two styles of cars competing: Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). 
  • Motul FIM Superbike World Championship


    July 8 - 10, 2016
    The sounds of motorcycles will again roar through the central California hillsides as the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Monterey for its only U.S. appearance.
  • Monterey Peninsula Auto Week Featuring Concours d'elegance and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion


    August 10-16, 2016
    A series of events for the automotive enthusiast. Auto week highlights include the prestigious Concours d'elegance held at the Pebble Beach Golf Course. Additional exhibitions and races are held throughout Monterey County including the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
  • Pirelli World Challenge
    October 7-9, 2016
    One of North America's finest, longest running auto racing series, the Pirelli World Challenge, will crown their 2016 champions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, at its season finale.
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