Monterey Festivals & Shows

Monterey Festivals & ShowsExplore Monterey´s culture and people when you meet your friends at one of the city´s world-renowned festivals. Get ready to mark your calendar with festival fun under the sun that knows how to drink beer, drink wine, run the distance, jazz it up, and sing the blues. We know our list makes it hard to pick just one!

Monterey Beer Festival
Find out what´s on tap at the Monterey Beer Festival. Join thousands of festival goers and pour onto the Monterey Fairgrounds for one thirsty day to taste the greatest assortment of beer around. Eighty-plus breweries are on tap to serve the best of beer from around the world. Enjoy great beer, good food, and live music.

Address: 2004 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 373-2843
Web: www.montereybeerfestival.com

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival
Mark your calendar for the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival. More than 5,000 national and international festival goers attend the glitziest culinary event in Monterey to mingle with 100 world class chefs, 80 accomplished wine professionals, and sample the work of 200 acclaimed wineries each year. Cheers!

Phone: (866) 907-3663
Web: www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com

Big Sur International Marathon
Go the distance at the Big Sur International Marathon. The annual marathon attracts more than 4,000 participants annually that run 26.2 miles along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. If you participate, make sure you take plenty of care while setting out on your journey; it takes great discipline to conquer the hills along the way to the finish line.

Address: 3618 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923 - MAP
Phone: (831) 625-6226
Web: www.bsim.org

Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the world´s oldest running jazz festival. The two-day and three-night celebration brings together 43,000 fans to listen to over 500 world-renowned jazz artists perform on eight stages across the Monterey Fairgrounds. Slide on over for a soulful time.

Address: 9699 Blue Larkspur Ln., Ste. 204, Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 373-3366
Web: www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Monterey Blues Festival
B. B. King, The Neville Brothers, James Brown, Al Green and other blues greats have graced center stage at the Monterey Blues Festival. The annual three-day event is one of the top blues festivals in the nation and has grown from 2,000 attendees to over 15,000. Go ahead and sing the blues.

Address: 1201 Echo Ave., Seaside, CA 93955 - MAP
Phone: (831) 394-2652
Web: www.montereyblues.com

Carmel Bach Festival
Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, and more make beautiful music at the Carmel Bach Festival. The 15-day symphonic festival is under the direction of conductor Paul Goodwin, leading nightly concerts that end on the perfect high note. Enjoy a spectacular seaside gala event.

Address: Mission St. & 10th Ave., Carmel, CA 93923 - MAP
Phone: (831) 624-1521
Web: www.bachfestival.org