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Things to Do in Monterey For the July 4th Weekend

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Things to Do in Monterey For the July 4th Weekend
Looking for fun things to do for the 4th of July weekend in Monterey County? Celebrate Independence Day in beautiful Monterey – the jewel of the Central California coast and one of the most historic cities on the West Coast. Enjoy a colorful parade through Old Monterey, live music, activities, and a weekend celebrating with family and friends.
Embrace your independent spirit and the freedom to travel this July 4th weekend with exciting events throughout Monterey County. Here are some ideas to get you inspired.

Top 4th of July Events in Monterey County

Old Monterey 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2022, 10 am

See Monterey's annual 4th of July parade down Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. The free July 4th celebration fills the historic streets of Old Monterey with festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands.

Living History 4th of July Celebration at Monterey State Historic Park
July 4, 2022, 10 am – 10 pm

Enjoy an old-fashioned Independence Day at the Memory Garden at Pacific House in the Monterey State Historic Park. Step back in time to participate in early California activities such as rope making, cooking, crafting leather, and playing 19th-century games. The park will offer guided history tours, the perfect way to experience the heritage of the California coast.

4th of July on Old Fisherman's Wharf
July 4, 2022, 10 am – 10 pm

Head over to Old Fisherman's Wharf for the 4th of July celebration with live classical music and festive decorations. Situated near downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman's Wharf offers oceanfront restaurants, shopping, whale watching, fishing, and glass-bottom boat trips throughout the summer. The Wharf is located along the Monterey Bay Recreation Trail and has plenty of parking.

Carmel-by-the-Sea 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2022, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Celebrate with live performances by the Monterey County Pops on July 4. This fun community event is held at Devendorf Park in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. You can bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and food for a relaxing afternoon of live music on the lawn.

Pacific Grove Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2022, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pacific Grove celebrates Independence Day with a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by the Monterey Peninsula Voices choir singing the National Anthem and a medley of the Armed Forces anthems. Enjoy a family fun day with live music and kid's activities in Jewell Park. Be sure to get a free t-shirt.

More Monterey Events in July

California Rodeo Salinas - July 21-24, 2022

Celebrate California's Spanish ranchero heritage and a 112-year-old tradition in Monterey County. Held at the Salinas Sports Complex, California Rodeo Salinas features team roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, and barrel racing events. The largest professional rodeo in California also presents entertainment, western performers, a kid's corral, freestyle bullfights, and delicious food. Try the churros.

Races at WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca

Experience a summer of high-octane events at the WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca, from superbikes to vintage motorcycle racing.
  • GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey - July 8-10, 2022
  • AHRMA Classic MotoFest of Monterey - July 15-17

Discover Your Freedom to Travel With Inns of Monterey

Discover our collection of five independent boutique hotels in Monterey, California. Whether you want to shop on Cannery Row, celebrate in the historic district, or kayak on Monterey Bay, our hotels put you near the Old Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, and fun July 4th events.
Inns of Monterey offers curated hotel packages that make planning your getaways easier. Relax, explore, dine, and celebrate in the heart of Monterey – the jewel of the California coast.

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