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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

Children's Author Alex Schumacher Visits Old Capitol Books

11:00am   11/22/14   free   Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books is excited to host Alex Schumacher, comic book illustrator and children’s book author, for a reading of his new kids’ book, The World’s Crummiest Umbrella, 11am-1pm. This is a kid-friendly event, so bring the family down for some mid-day giggles and...

Bay Bikes: Sunday Fun Day Ladies' Ride

9:00am   11/23/14     Bay Bikes

Autumn is here and there is no better way to enjoy the season than to go for a bike ride! This women’s ride will meet in front of Bay Bikes on Washington Street at 9am, leaving promptly at 9:30am. The...

Christmas Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn

5:00pm   12/04/14   FREE   Colton Hall Lawn

First Night Monterey and the Old Monterey Business Association, with support from the City of Monterey, announced they will once again sponsor Monterey’s traditional Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, with carols, candles, cookies, cider, music and good cheer on Thursday...