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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 3-9, 2014
    The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the 72-hole PGA Tour championship tournament played on Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Poppy Hills golf courses.
  • Big Sur International Marathon

    April 27, 2014
    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 16, 2014
    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

    March 28-30, 2014
    The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra features the best and brightest high school jazz musicians in the country.
  • Carmel Bach Festival

    July 19-August 2, 2014
    The Carmel Bach Festival is a 15-day 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 19-21, 2014
    The 55th 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

    April 10-13, 2014
   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. 
  • Cooking for Solutions

    May 16-18, 2014
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium's culinary masterpiece weekend includes three delicious days with something for everyone. this year's event features more than 70 celebrity chefs and 60 wineries with many new events and old favorites.

Motorsports Events

  • TUDOR United Sports Car Championship
    May 2-4, 2014
    An entirely sports car new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series retains the very popular format of races within a race, providing plenty of on-track action and constant passing.
  • Ferrari Racing Days

    May 16-18, 2014
    Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of racing with the Ferrari 458 Challenge along with historic Formula 1 cars and Corse Clienti programs. The Ferrari Challenge series allows Ferrari owners the opportunity to compete wheel-to-wheel while providing Ferrari enthusiasts the chance to watch these vehicles in their natural environment - the race track.
  • FIM Superbike World Championship

    July 11-13, 2014
    The sounds of motorcycles will again roar through the central California hillsides as the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Monterey July 11-13, 2014 for its only U.S. appearance.
  • Monterey Peninsula Auto Week Featuring Concours d' elegance and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    August 10-17, 2014
    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.
  • SCCA National Championship Runoffs

    October 10-12, 2014 
    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will become the seventh track to host the National Championship event in the Runoffs' 50-year history, and marks the return of the Runoffs to the West Coast
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