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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

International May Fest Monterey 2015

Custom House Plaza

This Memorial Day Weekend, come to Custom House Plaza for International May Fest Monterey! This free, family-friendly festival, held May 23-25, 11am-7pm, will feature an incredible array of international food, a variety of beers, and nonstop entertainment including music and dance. We'll also have local...

Monterey County Pops: Free Memorial Day Concert on Colton Hall Lawn

Colton Hall Lawn

On Monday, May 25 at 2pm at Colton Hall, Monterey County Pops! presents a free community Memorial Day Concert for the whole family on the Great Lawn of Monterey City Hall / Colton Hall featuring our 40-piece professional orchestra directed by Dr. Carl Christensen in a performance of patriotic and popular music.

Reclaim Your Life: Talk and Guided Imagery Journey at Luminata

Luminata Books & Gifts

Luminata Books and Gifts presents Reclaim Your Life! Overcoming Subconscious Blocks Through Self Love, a talk and guided imagery journey with Rabia Erduman on Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

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2015 Monterey 4th of July Parade Applications Now Open

Come celebrate the 4th of July in Monterey! Your group or business can join in on the festivities by participating in the annual 4th of July parade in Monterey. This annual event attracts apx. 15,000 people who line the streets in and around Old Monterey to celebrate Independence Day. Apply online or by mail; applications must be received by May 30, 2015.