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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

Monterey 4th of July Parade 2017

Old Monterey District

Monterey's annual 4th of July Parade is a must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people to line the streets in and around Old Monterey. Come revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands.

4th of July 2017 - Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #1

Fire Station #1

It's time for the Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast benefiting MY Museum ! Beginning at 7am there will be arts and crafts for the kids, a chance to meet your local firefighters, and a hearty breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice.

City of Monterey's Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que & Entertainment Extravaganza 2017

Colton Hall Lawn

The free Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que and Entertainment Extravaganza will be held on the historic grounds of Colton Hall on Tuesday, July 4, 11am-4:30pm. Featuring live music, carnival booths and games for children, and food for sale by non-profit vendors, this is all-ages fun.

Featured bands: Operation Rock at 11am, Mustache Harbor at 12pm, Undercover at 1:30pm, and Foreverland at 3pm.

July 4th Living History Day 2017 - Monterey State Historic Park

Memory Garden at Pacific House

Monterey State Historic Park Association presents July 4th Living History Day in the Memory Garden, located behind Pacific House Museum at Custom House Plaza. Volunteers dressed in historic costume will lead you back in time, demonstrating 19th century crafts and games for the whole family, 11am-3pm.

Golden State Theatre: Monterey County Pops Celebrates Freedom Concert 2017

Golden State Theatre

Monterey County Pops!, a 40-piece professional orchestra, presents a free Independence Day concert at Golden State Theatre featuring favorite American popular and patriotic tunes. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, with doors opening at 6pm.

Picnic in the Park: A Fundraiser for Lower Presidio Historic Park

Presidio of Monterey Museum

The Old Monterey Foundation invites you to join us for a Picnic in Lower Presidio Historic Park. Kick off the 4th of July weekend at this free, family-friendly event featuring live entertainment, a scavenger hunt, and more! Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day. This event is a fundraiser for Lower Presidio Historic Park.