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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

Butterfly Boutique Quince and Prom Fashion Show

Butterfly Boutique

Butterfly Boutique presents a QuinceaƱera and Prom Fashion Show. Experience our new collection from our new location on Alvarado Street! We'll have raffles, food, drinks, and music by DJ Beto of 101.7FM.

Customer Appreciation Day Sale at Luminata Books and Gifts

Luminata Books & Gifts

Luminata Books and Gifts is celebrating our 13th year in business with a Customer Appreciation Day Sale. At 2pm-4pm, we'll offer 20% off everything in the store! Refreshments will be served.

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Come to Sovino to play Wine Bingo! Really, it's everything you like about Bingo, with wine and Sovino vocabulary ;associated with the numbers. Come and learn a little, play a little, drink a little. There shall be prizes!

Novelist Peter Nathaniel Malae at Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books welcomes award-winning novelist Peter Nathaniel Malae, who will be doing a reading and launching his fourth book, Son of Amity . A former John Steinbeck Fellow, Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellow, and MacDowell Colony Fellow, Malae lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Reception for Youth Arts Collective's Holiday Art Show 2018

Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective invites you to join us for the opening reception of our annual Holiday Art Show featuring artwork by YAC artists and their mentors. The show will run through February 2019.