September Events

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


  Monterey County Fair  September 1-3, 2018 7:30pm Monterey Fairgrounds   Monterey Bay Greek Festival  September 1-3, 2018 11:00am Custom House Plaza Monterey   Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix  September 6-9, 2018 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Salinas   Festa Italia  September 7-9, 2018 3:00pm, 10:00am Custom House Plaza Monterey   58th Annual Sandcastle Contest  September 8, 2018 8:00am Carmel Beach   Monterey Jazz Festival  September 21-23, 2018 Monterey County Fair and Event Center Monterey   Monterey Beach SportsFest  September 22-23, 2018 Del Monte Beach Monterey   PURE Insurance Championship  September 25-30, 2018 Pebble Beach Golf Links Poppy Hills Golf Course    California International Airshow  September 29-30, 2018 9:00am Salinas Municipal Airport

Monterey County Fair
September 1-3, 2018
7:30pm
Monterey Fairgrounds

Monterey Bay Greek Festival
September 1-3, 2018
11:00am
Custom House Plaza
Monterey

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
September 6-9, 2018
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Salinas

Festa Italia
September 7-9, 2018
3:00pm, 10:00am
Custom House Plaza
Monterey

58th Annual Sandcastle Contest
September 8, 2018
8:00am
Carmel Beach

Monterey Jazz Festival
September 21-23, 2018
Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Monterey

Monterey Beach SportsFest
September 22-23, 2018
Del Monte Beach
Monterey

PURE Insurance Championship
September 25-30, 2018
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Poppy Hills Golf Course

California International Airshow
September 29-30, 2018
9:00am
Salinas Municipal Airport

   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

 Spend Labor Day weekend cooking up these delicious salmon and cherry tomato skewers with rosemary vinaigrette, washing them down with a refreshing hard cider sangria and topping it all off with a sweet chocolate-crusted plum galette.  1)  Salmon Skewers with Almond Charmoula   Simply grilling fish is TV chef Andrew Zimmern’s favorite way to eat what comes out of the ocean. For these skewers, he pairs rich salmon with North African charmoula, a brightly acidic herb paste tempered with sweet fruit and—his personal twist—crunchy nuts.  2)  Arugula Salad With Potatoes and Green Beans   Use fingerling, Yellow Finn or Yukon Gold potatoes in this salad and toss them gently with the vinaigrette so they keep their shape.  3)  Kaiserschmarrn with Peaches   Kaiserschmarrn is a popular Austrian  dessert  that can also be eaten for breakfast.  4)  Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime   This supremely simple fruit salad is the perfect side dish for grilled foods.  5)  Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Pancetta   Peak-season tomatoes make all the difference in this simple bruschetta from author Susan Spungen.  6)  Bacon-Wrapped Vegetable Skewers with Dill Pickle Relish   Dill pickle-herb oil—used as both a marinade and a dipping sauce—gives smoky oyster mushrooms and cherry tomatoes a double hit of brightness.  7)  Mixed Citrus and Arugula Salad   This salad calls for a trio of citrus, including navel oranges, which are meaty and slightly acidic. Feel free to try other varieties such as Cara Caras, which have a lovely pink flesh and delicate flavor. No matter what kind you choose, you'll get a big dose of vitamin C.  8)  Swordfish Skewers with Salsa Verde   Chef Chad Colby uses fresh bay leaves on these fresh swordfish skewers, which imparts a lovely fragrance to the dish.  9)  Creamless Creamed Corn with Mushrooms and Lemon   "My granny taught me that when corn is very fresh, the juices are naturally creamy," Kevin Gillespie says. "I took that as the gospel." He grates half of the corn here to make a luxurious puree that thickens without cream.  10)  Mashed Potato Casserole with Pulled Chicken and Crispy Bacon   This recipe featuring mashed potatoes, pulled chicken and crispy bacon yields comfort food at its best.

Spend Labor Day weekend cooking up these delicious salmon and cherry tomato skewers with rosemary vinaigrette, washing them down with a refreshing hard cider sangria and topping it all off with a sweet chocolate-crusted plum galette.

1) Salmon Skewers with Almond Charmoula

Simply grilling fish is TV chef Andrew Zimmern’s favorite way to eat what comes out of the ocean. For these skewers, he pairs rich salmon with North African charmoula, a brightly acidic herb paste tempered with sweet fruit and—his personal twist—crunchy nuts.

2) Arugula Salad With Potatoes and Green Beans

Use fingerling, Yellow Finn or Yukon Gold potatoes in this salad and toss them gently with the vinaigrette so they keep their shape.

3) Kaiserschmarrn with Peaches

Kaiserschmarrn is a popular Austrian dessert that can also be eaten for breakfast.

4) Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime

This supremely simple fruit salad is the perfect side dish for grilled foods.

5) Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Pancetta

Peak-season tomatoes make all the difference in this simple bruschetta from author Susan Spungen.

6) Bacon-Wrapped Vegetable Skewers with Dill Pickle Relish

Dill pickle-herb oil—used as both a marinade and a dipping sauce—gives smoky oyster mushrooms and cherry tomatoes a double hit of brightness.

7) Mixed Citrus and Arugula Salad

This salad calls for a trio of citrus, including navel oranges, which are meaty and slightly acidic. Feel free to try other varieties such as Cara Caras, which have a lovely pink flesh and delicate flavor. No matter what kind you choose, you'll get a big dose of vitamin C.

8) Swordfish Skewers with Salsa Verde

Chef Chad Colby uses fresh bay leaves on these fresh swordfish skewers, which imparts a lovely fragrance to the dish.

9) Creamless Creamed Corn with Mushrooms and Lemon

"My granny taught me that when corn is very fresh, the juices are naturally creamy," Kevin Gillespie says. "I took that as the gospel." He grates half of the corn here to make a luxurious puree that thickens without cream.

10) Mashed Potato Casserole with Pulled Chicken and Crispy Bacon

This recipe featuring mashed potatoes, pulled chicken and crispy bacon yields comfort food at its best.

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