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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

My Father Cigars Tasting Event at Hellam's

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a My Father Cigars Tasting Event including special pricing and raffles. Participation fee is $30 for non-members.

Jackie Bristow and Mark Punch at East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge hosts Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow and Mark Punch. At once heartfelt and sophisticated, Bristow combines subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that stick around with the backbone of a real friend. Cover charge $10.

Fire Safety Friday at MY Museum 2019

Monterey County Youth Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum celebrates Fire Safety Friday, hosting our favorite firefighters from the Monterey Fire Department for an hour of fire safety demonstrations, activities, and a real fire engine.

Nicque Marina at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Nicque Marina . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this great musician from North Dakota.

Dali's Alley at The Dali Expo

The Dali Expo

The Dali Expo presents Dali's Alley. Discover over a dozen different vendors selling a variety of crafts - everything from fine art, jewelry, and books, to clothing, soaps, and more.