Monterey 250 - 4th of July Parade

Monterey 250 is a year-long celebration of Monterey's 250th birthday. Our annual 4th of July Parade in Old Monterey will be a focal event of the celebrations. Planning is already underway and we are taking parade applications now. Apply early. The demand for a limited number of parade spaces is very high.

» Apply online for 2020 4th of July Parade

This Week's Highlights

The Robert Cray Band at Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents The Robert Cray Band. With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 Grammy nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, Blues Hall of Famer icon Robert Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. Tickets are $33-$65.

Book Signing with Emilee Garfield at Pilates Monterey

Pilates Monterey

Pilates Monterey is hosting a book signing and wine and cheese reception with author and cancer recovery specialist Emilee Garfield on Friday, November 15, 6pm-7pm. All are welcome!

Emily Garfield is the author of Reclaim Your Strength and Hope:...

Brews for a Cause 2019

$5 Suggested Donation through MC Gives
Monterey Museum of Art

Join Monterey Museum of Art for a night of local craft beers and live music to support programming at the Museum! This is a 21+ event. Admission is a $5 suggested donation through Monterey County Gives. Tasting punch cards are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Ace de la Vergne at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar presents an evening of live music featuring vocalist, guitarist, improv pianist, and songwriter Ace de la Vergne. Her music has Southern roots with a soulful, emotionally charged sound.

Monterey Symphony Saturday at MY Museum

free with admission
Monterey County Youth Museum

Join MY Museum for a fun-filled morning of musical discovery. Learn about the science of sound, touch and play instruments at our musical playground, enjoy interactive performances by professional musicians from Monterey Symphony, and make your own musical instrument to take home.

Monterey Security Dialogue: Emerging Leaders, Looming Threats

MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

The Naval Postgraduate School and Middlebury Institute of International Studies invite you to join us for a program entitled Emerging Leaders, Looming Threats: Inhibiting the Spread and Use of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons on Saturday, November 16. 1:45pm-5pm,...

2020 4th of July Parade - Now accepting applications!

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 4th of July Parade in Monterey, part of the city's 250th birthday celebrations! This is going to be a spectacular parade, and we're calling for entries early this year with an emphasis on marching bands, specialty units, community groups, and floats. Apply today. Limited unit spaces are available and all applications will be juried. Please visit this link and fill out the application.