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Upcoming Events
Free Admission: Maritime & History Museum of Monterey
June 1-30
Monterey, 831-372-2608, www.montereyhistory.org

95th California State Amateur Golf Championship
June 19-24
Pebble Beach, 831-624-4653, www.pebblebeach.com

California Mission Art of Jo Mora
June 23-December 31
Carmel Mission, 831-624-1271 ext 214, www.carmelmission.org

8th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour
June 24
Big Sur, 831-667-1530, www.bigsurarts.org

Big Sur Bird Bash
June 24
Big Sur, 831-624-1202, www.ventanaws.org

PDQ Bach: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour
June 30
Monterey, 831-372-4555, www.goldenstatetheatre.com

Star-Spangled Independence Day Events
July 1-4
Countywide, MCCVB July calendar

The Sound of Music
July 6-August 27
Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, 831-372-1373

Old Monterey Plein Air Art Festival
July 8-9
Monterey, 831-655-8070, www.oldmonterey.org

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




Welcome to Monterey!


Welcome To MontereySince the 1880s, visitors have been enjoying the spectacular beauty of California's Central Coast. Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Monterey County's dramatic ocean scenery, pristine pine forests, and historic communities continue to beckon adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers. And no other California county can boast 99 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline.

Whether you come for our world renowned attractions, our array of recreational activities, our special events, fine dining, arts and culture, wine tasting or just for a getaway to one of our many lodging properties, Monterey County welcomes you. Families or couples, singles and groups of friends, we have something for everyone, all year-round.



Reasons to Come Soon


21st MONTEREY BAY BLUES FESTIVAL
Dozens of top artists, including Isaac Hayes, Delbert McClinton and Buckwheat Zydeco, fill three stages over three days during the Monterey Bay Blues Festival... Learn more>>


ALL AUTOS, ALL WEEK
August and the Concours d'Elegance are approaching, bringing thousands of classic, vintage and prize-worthy vehicles to Monterey County. To browse our on-line calendar of Car Week events for 2006, click here>>


TOP FREE ACTIVITIES IN MONTEREY COUNTY
Good Morning America featured Monterey County as a top destination for fun, free activities. Now you can get a free list of affordable area adventures!

From tours of historical sites and a working chocolate factory, to wine tasting rooms and mountain bike trails, travelers on a budget can tap into Monterey County's "A" list activities without breaking the bank. Check out the region's Top 25 picks for an affordable, exciting getaway along Monterey Bay.

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