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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

Caffe Trieste Presents Dan Frechette

Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste and Kiki Wow present Dan Frechette on Saturday, May 26, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Dan Frechette is an eclectic and exceptionally prolific multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter inspired by jazz, blues, and folk music from the...

New Wine Tasting Room at Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop is proud to announce that we now have a fully operating wine tasting room. Come and visit us anytime Monday through Saturday, 10am-10pm, at 423 Alvarado St. We can't wait to show you our beautiful new tasting room.

The Million Dollar Ticket Duo at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar presents an evening of live music featuring The Million Dollar Ticket on Saturday, May 26, 8pm-10. This is the duo that does it all, from original songs to popular hits! Come and join us that night and...

Bakai Wine & Tapas Presents Hannah Cooper

Bakai Wine + Tapas

Bakai Wine + Tapas presents singer-songwriter Hannah Cooper , who won Best Folk Song in the 2017 American Songwriting Awards. In seeing her perform live, you'll experience her years of jazz guitar training, her classical choral background, and fine folk storytelling.

Rosé Patio Party at Montrio Bistro

Montrio Bistro

Montrio Bistro and our wine director, Christian Adams, invite you to join us for a Rosé Patio Party. Come and enjoy tastes of rosé from producers from around the world. Some surprise winemakers will be joining us. Fee is $10 per person.

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. All materials and a glass of wine are included in the $50 fee.