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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.

11am-2pm, visitors can enjoy a takeout lunch, or have coffee and donuts with a police officer. Get gardening tips from Parks staff or meet your local Fire Dept. personnel. Monterey Recreation and the Sports Center will be on hand to provide fun games and activities and share information on upcoming programs.

Monterey Bay Tequila and Mezcal Tasting at Lopez

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Enjoy high quality tequilas and mezcals with other agave enthusiasts, newcomers, and friends at this popular monthly tasting series. We usually have 3-4 brands to sip and savor. Ages 21 years and older only. Fee is $10.

Positive Discipline Class Begins at Monterey County Youth Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum

Take your parenting know-how to the next level! Back by popular demand at MY Museum , Kim Biggio will facilitate a class entitled Positive Discipline . Learn how to set limits with your family without negativity. Kim is a credentialed parent educator, former preschool teacher, and the mother of three children.