Monterey EventsPlan 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
Big Sur International Half Marathon on Monterey BayNovember 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.
Jazz FestivalSeptember 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.