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The Best Monterey Events of Summer

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The Best Monterey Events of Summer
Monterey County heats up this summer with exciting events, festivals, and activities. From the 10-day Monterey Car Week to the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival, the California coast is buzzing with music, food, wine, cars, and entertainment. See Porsches race at Laguna Seca, sip California wines, taste local craft beer, dance in the streets with live music, and soak up the culture of Monterey County.

Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival

Salinas Valley, August 6
Experience a taste of Monterey County at the annual Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival in Old Town Salinas. Celebrate the food and wine culture of the Salinas Valley on August 6th, 11:30 am - 3:30pm. Stroll down Main Street and stop for wine tasting, food sampling, live music, and artist and artisan vendors. Experience world-class wines, craft beers, and gourmet foods from local chefs, caterers, and restaurants.
The Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival showcases exceptional wines produced in the Salinas Valley or with wine grapes grown in the unique micro-climate of the Salinas Valley Viticultural region. Pick up Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival tickets for wine and beer tastings for $65 in advance and $75 at the door.

Monterey Car Week

Monterey County, August 12-21, 2022
Whether you're a classic car enthusiast or sports car fanatic, Monterey Car Week is one of the most exciting automobile events in California. The ten-day Monterey Car Week is packed with events, auto shows, auctions, Laguna Seca races, rallies, parties, and new car reveals from luxury manufacturers, including Porsche and Ferrari.
The celebration kicks off on August 12th with a classic car show on Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey. Experience all the action and high-speed revelry at our favorite Monterey Car Week events, including:
  • Porsche Monterey Classic at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca - August 15
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca - August 17
  • Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Presented by Rolex - August 18
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion - August 18 - 20
  • Mecum Monterey 2022 Auction - August 18 - 20
  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum - August 19 -20
  • Exotics on Broadway - August 20
  • Concours d'LeMons - August 20
  • Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - August 21

West End Celebration,

Sand City, August 27-28, 2022

Celebrating the arts in Sand City, California, since 1990, the West End Celebration features a lineup of musicians and live bands over four stages and two days. As music fills the streets, six blocks are transformed into galleries and sidewalk theater for visual and performing artists.

Enjoy a mix of local and regional acts, open art galleries, and 150 vendors and artists, while sipping your favorite wine, beer, or nitro margarita. Experience this free art and music event in Monterey County during the last weekend in August.

Labor Day Weekend in Monterey

September 3-5, 2022
Celebrate the end of summer with a Labor Day weekend getaway to Monterey. The jewel of California's central coast offers amazing attractions, events, and activities, from beautiful beaches to legendary golf courses.
Enjoy a whale watching adventure on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Bike the 18-mile Monterey Coastal Recreation Trail. Explore fascinating exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Go snorkeling and scuba diving in the blue waters at Lover's Point Beach. Try paddle boarding and kayaking on Monterey Bay. Enjoy wine tasting and waterfront dining on historic Cannery Row. Be wowed by the Salvador Dali Exhibition at the Monterey History & Art Association over the weekend.

Experience the Action with Inns of Monterey

Discover the food, wine, music, and car culture of Monterey this summer with Inns of Monterey. Experience a collection of five charming boutique hotels in downtown Monterey and on Cannery Row, minutes from Monterey's best events, festivals, and car shows. Whether you love merlot, music, or motorsports, our hotels put you near the best Monterey events and festivals this August.

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