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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

Monterey 4th of July Parade 2019

Old Monterey District

Monterey's annual 4th of July Parade is a must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people to line the streets in and around Old Monterey. Come revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands!

Pixar Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is hosting a Pixar themed Trivia Night, everything from Toystory to Up ! There will be prizes. Team size is limited to 6 people.

Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Come out and celebrate Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill! On the last Wednesday of every month, show your server your Monterey library card or a Brews for Books bookmark (available at the library), and we'll donate 10% of your check to the Monterey Public Library.

Khalid Hussein, Artist and Graphic Novelist, at Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books is thrilled to have Los Angeles-based artist and graphic novelist Khalid Hussein come to the bookstore to talk about his art and his experiences in political illustration. His work has been featured in a number of publications and his paintings hang in public and private collections around the world.

Care for Caregivers Therapy Group at ISGC

Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey

The Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Center (ISGC) presents a Care for Caregivers Therapy Group for all caregivers. Meet others like you and share your story with those who can offer support, comfort, and shared common experience. Led by Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST, and Wanda Braveman. Fee is $30 per session per person. Please phone to register, 831-375-7553.

Music Lessons at The Monterey Music Store

Sign up your children for music lessons for the summer at The Monterey Music Store! We offer lessons in guitar (electric, acoustic, and classical), ukulele, bass, piano, drums, violin, and voice. We're located at 425 Alvarado St. Call us for more info, 831-372-5893.