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Monterey Festivals & Events

Santa Cruz, California Annual Events and Festivals

Looking for that once in a year experience? We got you covered!

Here is our mini-bucket list of some of the top events and festivals in Monterey! So let the good times roll and find your next BIG experience from our list of some of the most popular annual events and festivals in Monterey.

Monterey is much more than just a summer vacation destination.  With its year-round events, indoor and outdoor activities, and tourist destinations there are many ways to keep yourself entertained throughout the year.

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What’s on Tap

Events

Monterey Festivals & Events:

 

Whale Watching – Dec. through May

 

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Monterey.

 

Attractions

Top Attractions:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Aquarium is your window to marine life in the Monterey Bay!

Cannery Row

Historic Cannery Row is great destination for hotels, shopping, dining, and, oh, yes, the Aquarium!

Monterey Fishing

Fall is fishing and crabbing season!

Kayaking and SCUBA Diving

The rocky bottom around Monterey make it perfect for ocean adventures!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May

Golfing

Pebble Beach…need I say more.

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.

 

 

Advisories

Monterey’s Summer Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially on Highway 1 between Seaside and Monterey. Also, 68 between Highway 1 and 101 can be extremely slow. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.

Carmel Valley and Big Sur have major wildfires. Authorities expect them to burn through the end of August! Google for the latest news.