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 Car Week / Concours Schedule of events  |  Aug. 18-26

Car Week / Concours Schedule of events  |  Aug. 18-26

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


   Yoga + Beer Summer Series  August 2-16, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm Peter B's Brewpub Monterey   Summer Live Music Series  August 3, 10, 17, 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm Lower Level Courtyard Carmel   The Barnyard Art Walk and Speaker Series  August 3, 2018 4:00pm-7:00pm The Barnyard Shopping Village Carmel   Salinas Valley Half Marathon  August 4, 2018 7:30am Salinas Valley   51st Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival  August 4-5, 2018 9:00am-6:00pm Monterey County Fair & Event Center Monterey   21st Annual Turkish Arts & Culture Festival  August 4-5, 2018 11:00am-6:00pm Monterey Custom House Plaza   Sunday Summer Music Series  August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 12:00pm-4:00pm Hahn Family Wines Soledad   Sunset Music Series  August 10, 17, 24, 2018 6:30pm-9:00pm Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove   Carmel Art Walk  August 11, 2018 5:00pm-8:00pm Carmel-by-the-Sea   Monterey BaconFest  August 11-12, 2018 11:00am-5:00pm Monterey County Fair & Event Center Monterey   U.S. Amateur Championship  August 13-19, 2018 Pebble Beach Resorts Pebble Beach   Disney's The Little Mermaid  August 16-September 22, 2018 7:30pm Outdoor Forest Theater Carmel by the Sea   17th Annual West End Celebration  August 17-19, 2018 Various times Sand City   Monterey Car Week  August 18-26, 2018 Various times & locations Monterey   Concours On The Avenue  August 21, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm Ocean Avenue Carmel-by-the-Sea   21st Annual Ferrari Event  August 25, 2018 4:00pm-7:00pm The Barnyard Shopping Village Carmel   Monterey County Fair  August 30-September 3, 2018 Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Yoga + Beer Summer Series
August 2-16, 2018
5:30pm-6:30pm
Peter B's Brewpub
Monterey

Summer Live Music Series
August 3, 10, 17, 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard
Carmel

The Barnyard Art Walk and Speaker Series
August 3, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm
The Barnyard Shopping Village
Carmel

Salinas Valley Half Marathon
August 4, 2018
7:30am
Salinas Valley

51st Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
August 4-5, 2018
9:00am-6:00pm
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Monterey

21st Annual Turkish Arts & Culture Festival
August 4-5, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm
Monterey Custom House Plaza

Sunday Summer Music Series
August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm
Hahn Family Wines
Soledad

Sunset Music Series
August 10, 17, 24, 2018
6:30pm-9:00pm
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove

Carmel Art Walk
August 11, 2018
5:00pm-8:00pm
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Monterey BaconFest
August 11-12, 2018
11:00am-5:00pm
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Monterey

U.S. Amateur Championship
August 13-19, 2018
Pebble Beach Resorts
Pebble Beach

Disney's The Little Mermaid
August 16-September 22, 2018
7:30pm
Outdoor Forest Theater
Carmel by the Sea

17th Annual West End Celebration
August 17-19, 2018
Various times
Sand City

Monterey Car Week
August 18-26, 2018
Various times & locations
Monterey

Concours On The Avenue
August 21, 2018
10:00am-5:00pm
Ocean Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea

21st Annual Ferrari Event
August 25, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm
The Barnyard Shopping Village
Carmel

Monterey County Fair
August 30-September 3, 2018
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

    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

  Summer is here! Schools and colleges are out, the weather is warm, the pools are open, and the fruity drinks are flying. A lot of people love summer but ultimately end up doing the same old stuff. Why not make this summer a little different? Here are some awesome things you should definitely do before the end of this summer!     1. Go for a picnic.        It seems a little old-fashioned, but a picnic can still be a lot of fun. Put some food in a basket or a cooler, go find a grassy spot somewhere, plop down, and have a meal. Take your friends or your family along and make an experience that you’ll remember. Just be sure to avoid the ant hills!     2. Go find your nearest body of water.        Water is an amazing thing and you can do a lot with it. Go visit a body of water this summer, be it a lake, an ocean, a river, or something else. Go fishing and swimming. Lie on the beach or go for a boat ride. There are a hundred things you can do once you hit water. Visit one and enjoy yourself!     3. Walk somewhere.        We have legs that we are using less and less these days. Do your body, your cardiovascular system, and your health a favor and pound some pavement this summer. Find a park or a trail and walk around. If you live close enough, hoof it to your local shopping center. Whatever it is, just get off your behind and walk around outside for a while. Did we mention that the sun gives away free vitamin D?     4. Try something you’ve never tried before.        When we were kids, summer was the time of exploration. We took the time off of school to try a lot of new things and begin to compile the experiences that would eventually become treasured memories. Why does it have to stop now that we’re grown up? There are a lot of things left to experience and you have three whole months to do them! Go skydiving or water skiing. Take a road trip to a place you’ve never been before. The possibilities are endless and they’ll be your treasured memories years from now.     5. Start a garden.        There is almost a primal satisfaction in making things grow out of the ground. A lot of people plant gardens and you should too. You can grow flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even herbs and spices. Finding what to grow can be fun and weeding your garden can be oddly calming and therapeutic. Plus at the end of the season, you can pick what you grow and use it for indoor decoration, as food, or to spice food. That’s a win-win!     6. Go on a vacation.        This one is self explanatory but nevertheless it’s important. The routine of day-to-day life can be stressful. Going on vacation allows you to get away from all the stress of your every day life. You can decompress, recharge, and give yourself a mental and emotional makeover. It also doesn’t hurt that vacations are fun.     7. Have a BBQ.        Fire up the grill and the smoker because it’s summer! There is no better time to have a BBQ and invite your friends, neighbors, and family over. It’s a fun time and it’s a great way to bond with the people you care about. BBQ is also delicious and with all of the other activities you’ll be doing, it’ll be easy to keep the weight off too.     8. Attend a parade.        Parades are a celebration. It’s people celebrating ideals and holidays. The feeling of going to one is generally uplifting and joyful. You get to see the artistic talents of the community through floats and presentations and you’re shoulder to shoulder with people who feel the same way. It’s a good time and worth checking out.     9. Go see some fireworks.        In the United States, we have a special day specifically for this event every year. Granted it’s our Independence Day, but until kids learn the value of the holiday in school, it’s known as the day where tens of millions of people across this country get together and fire things into the sky. A good fireworks display can be beautiful and breathtaking. It’s an experience you can’t miss.     10. Go hiking and camping.        Enjoying the great outdoors is always a good suggestion. Grabbing the old tent and sleeping bag, trekking out to the middle of nowhere, and sleeping there can be a liberating and refreshing experience. You’ll be away from civilization, away from the Internet, and bonding with nature. It’s great exercise too!     11. Have a garage sale.        During the winter, we’ve no doubt that you stocked up on stuff during the holiday season. That means it’s time to climb into the attic, venture into the garage, and dive into the basement to find all the old junk you don’t need anymore. You could throw it away, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Drop it out on the lawn, put some for sale signs on it, and make yourself a few bucks while you remove some clutter from your house.     12. Visit the zoo.        Going to the zoo can be a fun activity, even if you’re an adult. You can visit the animals and learn a little bit about wildlife. If you have kids then this is practically a mandatory event. There is practically an entire day’s worth of activities to take part in and going to the zoo isn’t all that expensive either.     13. Find a movie drive in.        This can be difficult one to accomplish because so many drive in movie theaters have closed down. If you’re up for it and you can find one relatively nearby, it’s totally worth driving out a couple of hours. There is something that is just fun about lying on your car or the bed of your truck while you watch a movie on a gigantic screen. It’s an experience that won’t be around for much longer, so it’s recommended you try it at least once.     14. Take a nap in a hammock.        Homer Simpson makes taking a nap in a hammock look fun because it is fun. It can be a challenge to find a hammock and find a place to put it up. It’s worth the effort because it’s the next best thing to going camping. You’re sleeping outside with nature and hammocks can be pretty comfortable if you set them up right.     15. Go to an outdoor concert.        Summer is a great time to go see an outdoor show. A lot of artists tour during the summer and most large cities have an outdoor venue. There are even a boat load of festivals available where you can go see acts from multiple genres. Outdoor shows have more freedom than indoor shows and there is nothing that isn’t enjoyable about sitting in the grass with a beer and listening to music you enjoy.    

Summer is here! Schools and colleges are out, the weather is warm, the pools are open, and the fruity drinks are flying. A lot of people love summer but ultimately end up doing the same old stuff. Why not make this summer a little different? Here are some awesome things you should definitely do before the end of this summer!

1. Go for a picnic.

It seems a little old-fashioned, but a picnic can still be a lot of fun. Put some food in a basket or a cooler, go find a grassy spot somewhere, plop down, and have a meal. Take your friends or your family along and make an experience that you’ll remember. Just be sure to avoid the ant hills!

2. Go find your nearest body of water.

Water is an amazing thing and you can do a lot with it. Go visit a body of water this summer, be it a lake, an ocean, a river, or something else. Go fishing and swimming. Lie on the beach or go for a boat ride. There are a hundred things you can do once you hit water. Visit one and enjoy yourself!

3. Walk somewhere.

We have legs that we are using less and less these days. Do your body, your cardiovascular system, and your health a favor and pound some pavement this summer. Find a park or a trail and walk around. If you live close enough, hoof it to your local shopping center. Whatever it is, just get off your behind and walk around outside for a while. Did we mention that the sun gives away free vitamin D?

4. Try something you’ve never tried before.

When we were kids, summer was the time of exploration. We took the time off of school to try a lot of new things and begin to compile the experiences that would eventually become treasured memories. Why does it have to stop now that we’re grown up? There are a lot of things left to experience and you have three whole months to do them! Go skydiving or water skiing. Take a road trip to a place you’ve never been before. The possibilities are endless and they’ll be your treasured memories years from now.

5. Start a garden.

There is almost a primal satisfaction in making things grow out of the ground. A lot of people plant gardens and you should too. You can grow flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even herbs and spices. Finding what to grow can be fun and weeding your garden can be oddly calming and therapeutic. Plus at the end of the season, you can pick what you grow and use it for indoor decoration, as food, or to spice food. That’s a win-win!

6. Go on a vacation.

This one is self explanatory but nevertheless it’s important. The routine of day-to-day life can be stressful. Going on vacation allows you to get away from all the stress of your every day life. You can decompress, recharge, and give yourself a mental and emotional makeover. It also doesn’t hurt that vacations are fun.

7. Have a BBQ.

Fire up the grill and the smoker because it’s summer! There is no better time to have a BBQ and invite your friends, neighbors, and family over. It’s a fun time and it’s a great way to bond with the people you care about. BBQ is also delicious and with all of the other activities you’ll be doing, it’ll be easy to keep the weight off too.

8. Attend a parade.

Parades are a celebration. It’s people celebrating ideals and holidays. The feeling of going to one is generally uplifting and joyful. You get to see the artistic talents of the community through floats and presentations and you’re shoulder to shoulder with people who feel the same way. It’s a good time and worth checking out.

9. Go see some fireworks.

In the United States, we have a special day specifically for this event every year. Granted it’s our Independence Day, but until kids learn the value of the holiday in school, it’s known as the day where tens of millions of people across this country get together and fire things into the sky. A good fireworks display can be beautiful and breathtaking. It’s an experience you can’t miss.

10. Go hiking and camping.

Enjoying the great outdoors is always a good suggestion. Grabbing the old tent and sleeping bag, trekking out to the middle of nowhere, and sleeping there can be a liberating and refreshing experience. You’ll be away from civilization, away from the Internet, and bonding with nature. It’s great exercise too!

11. Have a garage sale.

During the winter, we’ve no doubt that you stocked up on stuff during the holiday season. That means it’s time to climb into the attic, venture into the garage, and dive into the basement to find all the old junk you don’t need anymore. You could throw it away, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Drop it out on the lawn, put some for sale signs on it, and make yourself a few bucks while you remove some clutter from your house.

12. Visit the zoo.

Going to the zoo can be a fun activity, even if you’re an adult. You can visit the animals and learn a little bit about wildlife. If you have kids then this is practically a mandatory event. There is practically an entire day’s worth of activities to take part in and going to the zoo isn’t all that expensive either.

13. Find a movie drive in.

This can be difficult one to accomplish because so many drive in movie theaters have closed down. If you’re up for it and you can find one relatively nearby, it’s totally worth driving out a couple of hours. There is something that is just fun about lying on your car or the bed of your truck while you watch a movie on a gigantic screen. It’s an experience that won’t be around for much longer, so it’s recommended you try it at least once.

14. Take a nap in a hammock.

Homer Simpson makes taking a nap in a hammock look fun because it is fun. It can be a challenge to find a hammock and find a place to put it up. It’s worth the effort because it’s the next best thing to going camping. You’re sleeping outside with nature and hammocks can be pretty comfortable if you set them up right.

15. Go to an outdoor concert.

Summer is a great time to go see an outdoor show. A lot of artists tour during the summer and most large cities have an outdoor venue. There are even a boat load of festivals available where you can go see acts from multiple genres. Outdoor shows have more freedom than indoor shows and there is nothing that isn’t enjoyable about sitting in the grass with a beer and listening to music you enjoy.

 

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