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Old Monterey is the thriving downtown district of Monterey, CA. Home to nearly 400 shops, restaurants, and service providers and a bustling farmers' market, it's a hub of community life. Tourists from around the world come for its seaside charm and historical attractions. Old Monterey is a frequent host to conventions and meetings of all sizes. It's also a great place to locate a business.

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This Week's Highlights

Big Blue Live: The Artists' View - Opening Reception

Museum of Monterey

Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association and The Arts Council for Monterey County present Big Blue Live: The Artists' View, an exhibition of original paintings featuring the beauty of Monterey Bay and its marine animals. All are welcome to join...

Celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson

Stevenson House

The Robert Louis Stevenson Club and Monterey State Historic Park Association invite you to celebrate the 1879 arrival of Robert Louis Stevenson in Monterey! This evening, actor Keith Decker will perform Velvet Coat: The Ragged Luck of Robert Louis Stevenson,...

Italian Night: A Fundraiser at Cibo Restaurant

Cibo Restaurant

Don't miss out on "Italian Night" at Cibo Restaurant, a fundraiser for the Festa Italia Santa Rosalia Foundation. Tonight, purchase dinner at Cibo and 20% will be donated to the Foundation. Special entertainment will be provided by the Festa Italia All Stars featuring Mike Marotta Jr., Oracio Aiello, Dave Marzetti, Dave Daily, and Anthony Lane.

Bella's Studio: Notion Commotion Sewing Event and Trunk Show

Bella's Studio

September is National Sewing Month! In celebration, Bella's Studio is hosting Notion Commotion: a special, two-day sewing event and trunk show on Friday, September 4, 4pm-7pm and Saturday, September 5, 10am-3pm. Enjoy demos, hourly drawings, a big sale, and a Brewer trunk show!