Monterey 250

Monterey 250 is a yearlong celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Monterey on June 3, 1770. Throughout the year 2020, the city of Monterey is celebrating our unique history through ongoing cultural activities, events, and festivities.

2020 4th of July Parade Sponsor Application

Everyone loves a parade! Please consider a sponsorship at any level as we celebrate Monterey's 250th birthday on Independence Day with a grand parade. The Old Monterey Foundation and the Old Monterey Business Association are teaming up to bring the color and excitement of creative floats, marching bands, dance and drill teams, and special guests and dignitaries to the 4th of July Parade in Downtown Old Monterey .

Monterey 4th of July Parade 2020

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. This year, as we celebrate Monterey's 250th birthday, it will be spectacular! Come revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands.

Mini Golf Fundraiser at Monterey Conference Center for Monterey 250

2/6 - 2/9
Monterey Conference Center

Come to the Monterey Conference Center, February 6-9, 10am-6pm, and play a pop-up mini golf course featuring 18 holes created by local businesses and organizations. It's fun for all ages! Fee is $10 per adult, $5 per child.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Feb 09, 2020

2020 4th of July Parade - Now accepting applications!

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 4th of July Parade in Monterey, part of the city's 250th birthday celebrations! This is going to be a spectacular parade, and we're calling for entries early this year with an emphasis on marching bands, specialty units, community groups, and floats. Apply today. Limited unit spaces are available and all applications will be juried. Please visit this link and fill out the application.