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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

Youth Arts Collective 24 Hour Artathon 2018

6/23 - 6/24
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective (YAC) is throwing the fun back into fundraising with our annual Artathon, taking place from 10am on June 23 until 10am on June 24. We stay awake for 24 hours of wild and wacky art making, and friends and families like you send donations, cheer us on, and follow us on Facebook as we post crazy hourly photos throughout the night.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Jun 24, 2018

Volunteer Recruitment Workshop for Monterey State Historic Park

Custom House

Monterey State Historic Park is hosting a Volunteer Workshop. Come and learn how to become be a Gift Shop Clerk in our non-profit store, a Museum Monitor, a Walking Tour Guide, or School Program Assistant. We desperately need help right now - please consider joining our community of great volunteers! Call 831-649-7172 to register.

Movie in the Park: "Moana"

Colton Hall Lawn

Monterey firefighters present a screening of Disney's Moana on the lawn of Colton Hall. Pre-show festivities include free popcorn and cotton candy (while supplies last), face painting, fire engines, the MY Museum Wheelie Mobilee, and more!

Harpin and Clark at Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste and Kiki Wow present Harpin and Clark on Friday, June 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

After playing together in various bands along the central coast over the last 25 years, Harpin' Jonny and Peter Clark have joined together to form...