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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

Ikebana Demonstration at Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things

Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things

Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things cordially invites you to join us for a demonstration of the art of Ikebana by local artist Beverly Corbett on Thursday, February 26 at 11am. Beverly has been studying Sogetsu Ikebana since 1998, and has...

Lillie Lemon CD Release Party

Monterey Church

Local musician Lillie Lemon is throwing a CD Release Party hosted by Maddox on Saturday, February 28 at 8pm at Monterey Church. Tonight, she'll be performing along with openers Valley Soul. All ages are welcome!

Tickets are general admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.  VIP tickets are $25, and include special merchandise at the door. Purchase tickets online now.

Private Collection at Cha-Ya Japanese Tea and Things for Limited Time

Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things is pleased to announce that we have acquired a gorgeous private collection of ceramics, Ikebana vases, baskets, scrolls, and much more. These unique pieces will be available for viewing and purchase for five days only, February 26 - March...

Cibo Restaurant presents The Chicano All Stars Band

Cibo Restaurant

Cibo Restaurant invites you to join us for a night of live music featuring the legendary Chicano All Stars Band, dedicated to performing Latin rock, rhythm and blues, and danceable reggae, 10pm-1:30am.

One of Monterey's favorite dance bands, they've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such names as Maria Muldaur, Sista Monica, Brenton Wood, Ron Ellison, The Turtles, Eddie Money, and Tower of Power.

Bay Bikes: Sunday Women's Bike Ride

Bay Bikes

Bay Bikes invites you to join us for a Sunday Women's Bike Ride! We'll meet in front of Bay Bikes on Washington Street, leaving promptly at 8am, rain or shine. The ride will be about 25 miles long, going in a...