July Events


Where to go.  What to do.  What to see.  Everything you need to know while in The Monterey Peninsula for the month of June


    Annual 4th of July Celebration   July 4, 2018 12:00pm-4:00pm Devendorf Park Carmel    4th of July Pancake Breakfast   July 4, 2018 7:00am Fire Station #1 Monterey    4th of July Parade   July 4, 2018 10:00am Old Monterey District Monterey    July 4th Living History Day   July 4, 2018 11:00am-3:00pm Memory Garden Monterey    Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que & Entertainment Extravaganza   July 4, 2018 11:00am-4:30pm Colton Hall Lawn Monterey    Monterey County Pops!   July 4, 2018 10:00am, 7:00pm Sprekels Park Golden State Theater   Lunch with a Side of Social Media  July 3, 2018 12:00pm-2:00pm Carmel Plaza, Suite #304 (3rd Floor) Carmel-by-the-Sea   Morgan Winery Summer Music Series  July 5, 12, 2018 4:00pm-6:00pm Taste Morgan Carmel   WINDY OAKS WINE & CHEESE PAIRING PARTY!  July 6, 2018 4:00pm-7:00pm WINDY OAKS Carmel Tasting Room   Summer Live Music  July 6, 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea   Monterey Beer Festival  July 7, 2018 12:30pm-5:00pm Monterey County Fair & Event Center   Art Walk  July 7, 2018 4:00pm-7:00pm The Barnyard Shopping Village Carmel   Carmel Bach Festival 2018  July 14-28, 2018 Various times & locations Carmel   California Rodeo Salinas  July 19-22, 2018 6:00pm, 1:15pm Salinas Sports Complex Salinas   Feast of Lanterns  July 20-28, 2018 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 6:00pm Chautauqua Hall Pacific Grove   PhotoWalk  July 21, 2018 5:00pm-8:00pm CPA Gallery at Sunset Center Carmel   48th Annual Antique Street Fair  July 29, 2018 8:00am-5:00pm Moss Landing

Annual 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm
Devendorf Park
Carmel

4th of July Pancake Breakfast
July 4, 2018
7:00am
Fire Station #1
Monterey

4th of July Parade
July 4, 2018
10:00am
Old Monterey District
Monterey

July 4th Living History Day
July 4, 2018
11:00am-3:00pm
Memory Garden
Monterey

Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que & Entertainment Extravaganza
July 4, 2018
11:00am-4:30pm
Colton Hall Lawn
Monterey

Monterey County Pops!
July 4, 2018
10:00am, 7:00pm
Sprekels Park
Golden State Theater

Lunch with a Side of Social Media
July 3, 2018
12:00pm-2:00pm
Carmel Plaza, Suite #304 (3rd Floor)
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Morgan Winery Summer Music Series
July 5, 12, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
Taste Morgan
Carmel

WINDY OAKS WINE & CHEESE PAIRING PARTY!
July 6, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm
WINDY OAKS Carmel Tasting Room

Summer Live Music
July 6, 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea

Monterey Beer Festival
July 7, 2018
12:30pm-5:00pm
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Art Walk
July 7, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm
The Barnyard Shopping Village
Carmel

Carmel Bach Festival 2018
July 14-28, 2018
Various times & locations
Carmel

California Rodeo Salinas
July 19-22, 2018
6:00pm, 1:15pm
Salinas Sports Complex
Salinas

Feast of Lanterns
July 20-28, 2018
12:00pm, 2:30pm, 6:00pm
Chautauqua Hall
Pacific Grove

PhotoWalk
July 21, 2018
5:00pm-8:00pm
CPA Gallery at Sunset Center
Carmel

48th Annual Antique Street Fair
July 29, 2018
8:00am-5:00pm
Moss Landing

    Monday      Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market  3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter) Grand Avenue and Central Avenue    Tuesday    Old Monterey Marketplace  4pm - 8pm (summer), 4pm - 7pm (winter) Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street    Thursday    Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm 6th Street and Mission Street  Soledad Farmers' Market  4pm - 8pm (May - December) Encinal Street    Friday    Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm Monterey Peninsula College 930 Fremont St.  Carmel Valley Community Center  2:30-6:00pm    Saturday    Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market  9am - 2pm Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets    Sunday    Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm 215 Reservation Road

Monday
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter)
Grand Avenue and Central Avenue

Tuesday
Old Monterey Marketplace
4pm - 8pm (summer),
4pm - 7pm (winter)
Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street

Thursday
Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
6th Street and Mission Street
Soledad Farmers' Market
4pm - 8pm (May - December)
Encinal Street

Friday
Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
Monterey Peninsula College
930 Fremont St.
Carmel Valley Community Center
2:30-6:00pm

Saturday
Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market
9am - 2pm
Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets

Sunday
Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
215 Reservation Road

  Hosting a cookout this Fourth of July? Follow these summer grilling recipes and enjoy the most delicious BBQ you've ever tasted.   1.   BBQ Baked Chicken  This simple homemade BBQ sauce makes a sweet and tangy sauce for baked chicken.   2.   Glazed Chicken Breasts with Coffee BBQ Sauce  Frank Mendoza, the executive chef at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah, home to Valhalla, adds coffee to his barbecue sauce for smokiness and depth. The sauce is wonderful with pork and lamb, as well as with chicken.   3.   B  BQ Planked Salmon  Elizabeth Karmel grew up eating pulled pork in North Carolina. Now the creator of the consulting company Girls at the Grill and a competitor on the Swine and Dine BBQ circuit team, she has just published her first book, Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ. In it, she explains the benefits of grilling fish on a wood plank (this method prevents scorching and sticking) and shares her recipe for salmon in a fragrant blend of juniper berries and pink peppercorns.   4.   BBQ Shredded Pork and Quinoa Tacos  Tart avocado salsa and crunchy red onions accompany these full-of-flavor BBQ pulled pork tacos; quinoa adds a healthy twist.   5.   R  ed Chile BBQ Sauce  Add this BBQ sauce to any of your meats and rejuvenate your tasting buds.   6.   Easy BBQ Chicken Enchiladas  These enchiladas take only 10 minutes to prepare and are surprisingly addictive. They'll be a huge hit with both kids and adults.   7.   Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Walnuts  "In my hometown of Orosei, bitter greens like arugula and dandelion grow alongside watermelons, so this salad is a natural combination for me," says chef Efisio Farris. The recipe is a fabulous blend of juicy (watermelon) and crunchy (red onions and walnuts). For anyone who thinks raspberry vinegar went out with the '90s, this fruity vinaigrette will be a revelation.   8.   BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade  These "BLT" hot dogs are topped with crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes and crunchy lettuce dressed with a creamy caraway-pickle mayonnaise.   9.   Grilled Watermelon with Yogurt  This is Michael Psilakis's modern take on the traditional Greek combination of watermelon and feta cheese. It features the creamy yogurt he grew up eating in New York's Long Island: "My mom made it at home all the time, and we'd snack on it with honey after school."   10.   Rib Eye Steaks with Pete's Barbecue Sauce  Pete Evans on grilling outside: "It's just more fun than cooking indoors—and it gets my kids off Facebook."   11.   Swiss Chard and Hominy BBQ Pizza  Swiss chard is an incredibly versatile cooking green. Here, it teams up with hominy, a tomato-based barbecue sauce and mozzarella for a delicious, quick and easy weeknight pizza.   12.   M  ango BBQ Chicken  Sweeten up your BBQ marinade with fresh mango - guaranteed to please guests at any cookout.   13.   Barbecue Roasted Chickpeas  Barbecue rub isn't just for ribs and chops. Try this simple recipe on roasted chickpeas for a tailgating snack you won't want to share.   14.   Hot Dogs with Cheddar and Sauteéd Apples  Matt Neal's sister, Madeline, is a big hot dog fan who constantly comes up with ideas for toppings. She suggested this terrific, if unlikely, combination of cinnamony sautéed apples with slices of sharp cheddar cheese, served on top of hot dogs tucked into pretzel rolls.   15.   Potato Salad with Bacon and Barbecue Sauce  The mayonnaise dressing for this potato salad gets pungency from mustard oil (store-bought spicy mustard works fine, too) and a hit of smoky-sweet flavor from bacon and bottled barbecue sauce.

Hosting a cookout this Fourth of July? Follow these summer grilling recipes and enjoy the most delicious BBQ you've ever tasted.

1. BBQ Baked Chicken
This simple homemade BBQ sauce makes a sweet and tangy sauce for baked chicken.

2. Glazed Chicken Breasts with Coffee BBQ Sauce
Frank Mendoza, the executive chef at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah, home to Valhalla, adds coffee to his barbecue sauce for smokiness and depth. The sauce is wonderful with pork and lamb, as well as with chicken.

3. BBQ Planked Salmon
Elizabeth Karmel grew up eating pulled pork in North Carolina. Now the creator of the consulting company Girls at the Grill and a competitor on the Swine and Dine BBQ circuit team, she has just published her first book, Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ. In it, she explains the benefits of grilling fish on a wood plank (this method prevents scorching and sticking) and shares her recipe for salmon in a fragrant blend of juniper berries and pink peppercorns.

4. BBQ Shredded Pork and Quinoa Tacos
Tart avocado salsa and crunchy red onions accompany these full-of-flavor BBQ pulled pork tacos; quinoa adds a healthy twist.

5. Red Chile BBQ Sauce
Add this BBQ sauce to any of your meats and rejuvenate your tasting buds.

6. Easy BBQ Chicken Enchiladas
These enchiladas take only 10 minutes to prepare and are surprisingly addictive. They'll be a huge hit with both kids and adults.

7. Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Walnuts
"In my hometown of Orosei, bitter greens like arugula and dandelion grow alongside watermelons, so this salad is a natural combination for me," says chef Efisio Farris. The recipe is a fabulous blend of juicy (watermelon) and crunchy (red onions and walnuts). For anyone who thinks raspberry vinegar went out with the '90s, this fruity vinaigrette will be a revelation.

8. BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade
These "BLT" hot dogs are topped with crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes and crunchy lettuce dressed with a creamy caraway-pickle mayonnaise.

9. Grilled Watermelon with Yogurt
This is Michael Psilakis's modern take on the traditional Greek combination of watermelon and feta cheese. It features the creamy yogurt he grew up eating in New York's Long Island: "My mom made it at home all the time, and we'd snack on it with honey after school."

10. Rib Eye Steaks with Pete's Barbecue Sauce
Pete Evans on grilling outside: "It's just more fun than cooking indoors—and it gets my kids off Facebook."

11. Swiss Chard and Hominy BBQ Pizza
Swiss chard is an incredibly versatile cooking green. Here, it teams up with hominy, a tomato-based barbecue sauce and mozzarella for a delicious, quick and easy weeknight pizza.

12. Mango BBQ Chicken
Sweeten up your BBQ marinade with fresh mango - guaranteed to please guests at any cookout.

13. Barbecue Roasted Chickpeas
Barbecue rub isn't just for ribs and chops. Try this simple recipe on roasted chickpeas for a tailgating snack you won't want to share.

14. Hot Dogs with Cheddar and Sauteéd Apples
Matt Neal's sister, Madeline, is a big hot dog fan who constantly comes up with ideas for toppings. She suggested this terrific, if unlikely, combination of cinnamony sautéed apples with slices of sharp cheddar cheese, served on top of hot dogs tucked into pretzel rolls.

15. Potato Salad with Bacon and Barbecue Sauce
The mayonnaise dressing for this potato salad gets pungency from mustard oil (store-bought spicy mustard works fine, too) and a hit of smoky-sweet flavor from bacon and bottled barbecue sauce.

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