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August 23, 2002

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The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to discover exciting new events, attractions and more, every time you log on. It's easy to plan your visit with usbe it a romantic getaway, a family outing, or a tour of our dramatic coastal scenery.

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Enjoy your virtual tour through Monterey County.

Auto Fest with a Cherry on Top
Island Beats Rock Steady at Reggaefest

Cherry's Jubilee is to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as Champagne is to Original Coke. It's a little less focused on elegance, a lot more focused on fun, and an all-around blast for car enthusiasts.

Not just any old car, of course. Cherry's Jubilee requires that the car in question be at least 25 years old; the emphasis is on vehicles produced for the American market between 1945 and 1965. Picture the cars in films like "American Graffiti" or "Peggy Sue Got Married" and you have the right era.

The event runs from September 6-8, and includes 'show and shine' displays, scenic drive tours, a lively night on Cannery Row, and a merchants fair at Laguna Seca Raceway. For more information, call 831-759-1836.
The stables and lawns of the Fairgrounds resound to mellow beats at the Monterey Bay Reggaefest, one of the region's most popular Labor Day weekend events.

This year sees some old favorites return to the line-up, including Eek-A-Mouse and Della Grant. On Saturday's bill, look for Soul Majestic, The Reggae Revolution, Sugar Minott and Mutubaruka and The SKOOL Band. On Sunday, support shows include Sister I-Live, Earl Zero, and Wadi Gad. As always, there'll be great island food to sample and lots of craft booths.

The music starts at 10:00am both days, and runs till 11:00pm. For tickets and information, call 831-394-6534.

News & Events
Upcoming Events

"Royal Blood" Henry IV, Parts One and TwoAugust 16-October 13, Carmel, 831-622-0100.
"Oliver" at Pacific RepAugust 22-Sept 22, Carmel, 831-622-0100.
Jewish Food FestivalAugust 25, Carmel Valley, 831-625-5460.
Paul Taylor Dance CompanyAugust 27, CalStateUniv Monterey Bay, 831-582-4580.
15th Annual Greek FestivalAugust 31-Sept 1, Monterey, 831-424-4434.
Monterey Bay Reggae FestAugust 31-Sept 2, Monterey, 831-394-8047.
Nanci Griffith at Galante VineyardsAugust 31, Carmel Valley, 800-GALANTE.
Otter Days at the AquariumSept 7-8, Monterey, 831-648-4800.

For a further description of these and other upcoming events, click here.

Steinbeck Centennial
A major retrospective and program of events celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Steinbeck's birth. Look for films, lectures and exhibitions at the National Steinbeck Center, and special offers at Monterey County hotels and attractions. Start by visiting our Calendar of Historical Festivals and Events.

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