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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

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day at Parklets in Old Monterey

Old Monterey

The City of Monterey invites you to celebrate PARK(ing) Day, transforming parking spaces into temporary parks on Alvarado Street between Pearl and Franklin. These miniature "parklets" will feature green spaces, outdoor seating, and fun and educational booths.

Community Power Festival 2019

Custom House Plaza

Join Monterey Bay Community Power to learn about clean energy and enjoy live music by VYBE, local sustainable food, free electric vehicle test drives, and eBike test rides. Visit an MBCP tent at the event to enter to win a $2,000 eBike!

Reception for "Monterey - Timeless Beauty" Art Exhibit at Alvarado Gallery

Monterey Conference Center

The City of Monterey's Museums and Cultural Arts Division presents a reception for our newest art exhibition, Monterey - Timeless Beauty , featuring the work of the Central Coast Art Association, at Alvarado Gallery on Friday, September 20, 5:30pm-7pm. All...

Ferment Event 2019: Cultivate Culture at Monterey Museum of Art

$5 admission, $15/$20 for punch cards
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street invites you to Ferment Event 2019, celebrating local craft beers, wines, kraut, cider, DIY zines, videos, and interactive art, plus live music by ┬┐Qiensave? ! Tickets are $5 general admission, $15 for pre-sale punch card (to taste food and drinks), and $20 for punch cards at the door.

Rainbow Lounge: LGBTQ+ Hang Out at Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books is partnering with Monterey Peninsula Pride to host a monthly hang out for LGBTQ+ folks age 18 and up on the third Saturday of the month at 7pm. Join us and enjoy tunes and chill vibes. Admission fee is $5.