Community Calendar Monterey

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September 21st, 2018

28th Annual Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour at Avery Gallery

City of Seaside

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Walter Lee Avery Gallery, 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside

See art where it starts during the 28th Annual Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour at the Walter Lee Avery Gallery. The public is invited to the Tour Gala Kick-off on Friday, September 21 from 6-8 PM, at the Walter Lee Avery Gallery of Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside. Meet participating Tour artists and view an exhibition of their works, enjoy food, beverage, and music. This event is free and open to the public. The gallery exhibits will be on display from September 10 through October 25 at the Avery Gallery and is open to public viewing Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. For more information about the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour, view a tour catalog online at, and view an interactive digital map online at

For more information about the Avery Gallery, please call (831) 899-6811 or visit

September 21st – 23rd, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world, began in 1958 with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons as its founder. 38,000+ fans are expected to attend the 60th edition of the two-day and three-night celebration. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

For more information, please visit


September 22nd – 23rd, 2018

5th Annual Monterey Beach Sportsfest

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Location: Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA 93940

Join us for the 5th Annual Monterey Beach SportsFest on Del Monte Beach with activities, food, and fun for all ages. Athletic events including open water swimming, paddle boarding, strength events, beach volleyball and more. Outrigger racing and free recreation paddle for the public to participate.

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September 29th, 2018


The New Monterey Business Association (NMBA)

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Scholze Park Center, 280 Dickman Avenue, Monterey, CA

The New Monterey Business Association (NMBA) will be having their annual Sidewalk Sale and Movie in the Park. The Sidewalk Sale will begin at 11:00 AM and continue until 5:00 PM along Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey. It will be a great day to shop and meet many of the businesses along Lighthouse Avenue. Following the Sidewalk Sale NMBA invites you to join them on the lawn at the Scholze Park Center, (280 Dickman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940) for our FREE outdoor Movie in the Park, a presentation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960). Bring the whole family and enjoy a cinematic evening under the stars. The film will begin at 7:30 PM, but you are welcome to come early and bring a picnic. Remember to dress warmly and bring blankets and/or chairs. Please do not bring pets or alcohol. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. This movie is brought you by the New Monterey Business Association. The New Monterey Business Association is a collective organization of small business owners located on Lighthouse Avenue united to achieve the common goals of creating economic vitality, building community, and reaffirming the spirit of the New Monterey neighborhood.

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October 6th, 2018

78th Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Downtown Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Local elementary school children welcome the Monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade (10:30am), followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School.

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October 17th, 2018

Ask the Experts- Take A Deep Breath: Avoiding, Detecting and Beating Lung Cancer (FREE event)

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System 

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Ryan Ranch Center For Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, 5 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey CA

You don’t have to be a smoker to get lung cancer. Find out your risk, learn about advanced technology for early lung cancer detection and how to avoid this deadly disease. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 831-759-1890. Spanish translation available.

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October 27th, 2018

2018 Harvest Festival at Pacchetti Dog Park

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm (Judging starts at 12:30pm)

Location: Noche Buena St & Kimball Ave, Seaside, California 93955

The Harvest festival will include an all-you-can-eat lunch, dog costume contest, vendors and more! Pacchetti Dog Park is a community dog park run by volunteers. Our park has 1.7 acres that run along Kimball Ave ending at Noche Buena St. where dogs can get “up to speed” and get it “out of their system.” A separate area for small dogs and a path swept daily by volunteers, our park has trees, sun, sometimes a cool wind, and a bit of ocean view.

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