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

Christmas in the Adobes 2019

12/13 - 12/14
Custom House Store

Christmas in the Adobes on December 13 & 14 is Monterey's signature holiday event! Stroll the streets of Monterey and stop in at any one of 23 decorated adobes with soft holiday lights, entertainment, and Christmas refreshments. The event supports Monterey State Historic Park children's educational programs.

Tickets are $25 per night for adults, $2 for children ages 6-17 when accompanied by a paying adult, and free for children age 5 and under.

Multi-day event ending on Sat Dec 14, 2019

TubaChristmas! 2019 at Monterey Conference Center

Monterey Conference Center

The tubas are back for TubaChristmas! This free holiday concert features the spectacular resonance of over 50 tubas in one fabulous setting. It's a toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and soul-stirring sing-along concert of your favorite holiday carols.

Salsa Cycles Demo at Work Horse Bicycles

Work Horse Bicycles

Come demo some Salsa bikes at Work Horse Bicycles on Friday, December 13, 10am-4pm. Available models will include the all-new 2020 Cutthroat along with Spearfish, Horsethief, and Rustler full-suspension bikes. For more information, please phone 831-375-2144

Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Class at Cha-ya

Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things

Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things presents a class in the art of furoshiki gift wrapping on Saturday, December 14. There will be two one-hour sessions from which to choose: one at 11am and one at 1pm. Fee is $5. Workshop...

Two Hours Free Parking for the Holidays 2019

The City of Monterey is offering two hours of free holiday parking, November 29 - December 26 in the Downtown West Public Parking Garage located at 340 Tyler Street between Franklin Street and Del Monte Avenue.

Shop and dine without worrying about the time!

Sensory TRiBE at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Sensory TRiBE , a fascinating blend of good vibes reggae, soulful rhythms, and joyful music collaboration. Enjoy wine tasting or wines by the glass/bottle while you listen.