Community Calendar Monterey

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July 14th – 28th, 2018

Carmel Bach Festival

Time: Recurring daily

Location: Various event venues, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

The Carmel Bach Festival has a 80-year history of artistic excellence and community service. Musicians from the around the world will perform in venues including the Sunset Center, Carmel Mission Basilica, Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach, and All Saints Church.

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July 21st, 2018

MBARI Open House

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA

During this free event, our staff, scientists, and engineers will share their knowledge and enthusiasm about oceanographic research at this special event. Highlights include science exhibits, technology demonstrations, deep-sea videos, presentations about our research, robotic submarines, and children’s activities. This free event is fun for the whole family!

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July 29th, 2018

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Moss Landing Chamber of Commerce

Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Moss Landing, Moss Landing, CA

Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world the last Sunday of July. Hundreds of antique booths set up on the streets of Moss Landing for the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair, selling antique furniture and every kind of vintage item imaginable.

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August 4th & 5th, 2018

51st Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA

This very popular Celtic celebration brings the music, dance, food and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands on parade, including many award-winning California-based pipe bands, plus talented Highland and Irish dancers, special entertainers, athletes, clans, kids games, whisky tasting, delicious food, great crafts, sheepdog herding and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and athletic competitions, the Games is a celebration full of demonstrations, performance and musical entertainment related to many aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Dozens of kilted athletes, bagpipers and dancers will be back in Monterey entertaining Festival-goers who will enjoy experiencing and learning more about the fascinating Celtic culture.

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August 4th & 5th, 2018

21st Annual Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

Turkish American Association of California (TAAC)

Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location: Monterey Custom House Plaza, 1 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA

Turkish American Association of California (TAAC) holds annual Turkish Arts and Culture Festival in beautiful Monterey Bay for more than two decades. We are happy to contribute to our community by offering free live entertainment. Enjoy Folk Dancing, Belly Dancing & Art Exhibits, Doner Kebap, Adana Kebap, Borek, Baklava, Turkish Coffee & more! Plus many activities for children including puppet making, face painting, coloring, folk dancing & games.

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