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Sea Otter Classic Cycling: Exciting Cycling Experience

Set to happen on Thursday, October 7 – Sunday, October 10, 2021, the Sea Otter Classic Cycling Event is a must-do if you’re a bike fanatic!

A faithful supporter of the sport, the event showcases the latest in bikes and gear and hosts exciting cycling competitions that include road biking, mountain biking, and more.

This is a three-day event in which participants can enjoy various rides along the Pacific Ocean, from flat paths to steep climbs. You’ll also get to ride from downtown Monterey to Salinas and back again!

It’s not all..

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California Rodeo Salinas: Days of Endless Fun

The California Rodeo Salinas is an annual event held in Salinas, California. The rodeo typically takes place during September and lasts for about four days each year. This year, it will happen from 23rd to the 26th of September 2021.

There is a lot to do this time of year with steer roping, bull riding, barrel racing, and many more exciting events.

Among the main attractions at the California Rodeo Salinas is a parade that starts it all.

The parade usually begins on Monday morning and goes through downtown Salinas ending at..

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IndyCar Grand Prix of Monterey: A Race Like No Other, Featuring The Best

Do you love racing events? The IndyCar Grand Prix of Monterey Race is precisely for you. 

This event is a part of the Verizon IndyCar Series and a race on the IndyCar Series calendar. The first time the event happened was in 1958 as a sports car racing competition. 

Monterey County is a prime location for such events, having hosted many prestigious events throughout the history of racing in the USA and worldwide.

The race takes part in the most complex street circuit in all of IndyCar racing. Drivers race hard to earn points and..

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Big Sur Food & Wine Festival: A Taste of Sweet Wine and Fantastic Food!

This November, the scenic Big Sur coast (just south of Carmel) will be home to the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival. Join chefs from all over America and learn what it takes to be a professional chef!

The event will showcase live demonstrations from cooking experts including chefs from big restaurants like Rio Grill, Tarpy’s and Montrio, among many others. 

You can also attend presentations on food safety for restaurants and farmers markets.

The festival includes a walking tour of the Big Sur coast and a special “Big Sur Grand Tasting”..

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Butterfly Bazaar & Parade: A Commemoration of The Monarch Butterflies

Are you looking for a fun family event to attend this October? Butterfly Bazaar & Parade is happening on the 1st and 2nd of October, and as usual, it never disappoints.

This is usually a super fun and chill event with games and activities for everyone, kids and adults alike.

A little history about the event: it is done in commemoration of what made the Pacific Grove, California, also known as the Butterfly Town, famous. The town is known for sheltering overwintering monarch butterflies.

This is how it got the name. So, whenever it..

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Artichoke Festival: All Things Artichoke and More!

Too many people miss out on one of the most unique and fascinating events in Monterey, California. 

If you’re looking to be treated to an exclusive annual event, but don’t have time for a flight or a long drive, check out Artichoke Festival this July on the 24th.

Artichoke Festival is an annual food and drink festival in commemoration of artichoke as the region’s main agricultural crop. 

The crop is showcased in every possible way, through art, cooking demos, wines, and even artichoke farms. 

But that’s not to say the event is only..

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Spartan Race: The Challenge of a Lifetime

If you love a good challenge, are looking for the thrill of adventure, and have the guts to rise to any occasion – then you should enter the Spartan Race! It takes more than just physical strength and stamina to complete this race…it also requires mental toughness.

What is the Spartan Race? 

The Spartan Race is an obstacle course race that takes runners through a variety of challenging terrain while testing their resilience. Three races are available: The Sprint (3 miles), The Super (8 miles), and The Beast (13 miles). All races..

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Carmel Bach Festival: Music in Its Diverse Forms

Are you a music lover? Then The Carmel Bach Festival could be just what you need.

Started in 1935, this festival is held annually to celebrate music in its diverse forms and to commemorate the contribution and inspiration of J.S Bach in the evolution of music.

This is a great event to attend, not just to witness the assorted genres of music and the electrifying live performances, but also to get some educational content and inspiration as well. The event usually includes recitals, master classes, lectures, talks, live performances..

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West End Celebration: Celebrating The Healing Power of Art

West End Celebration: Celebrating The Healing Power of Art

Sand City is popularly known for being very artistic and funky. To own this reputation, the residents gather every year in the month of August for the West End Celebration.

This 2-day festival is usually held to solely celebrate the beauty and healing power of art. It is also aimed at celebrating the unique lifestyle of Sand city, including its foods, dances, music, and much more. Turning 20 this year, the event always hosts several people, not just from Sand City or Monterey, but from the whole of California and..

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Looking for Something to do With the Family? Check Out Monterey’s Pop-Up Movie Theatre Event

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family or friends on the weekend, check out the Monterey County Fair & Event Center’s Drive-In Movie Theatre Event. The event is also a fun and safe activity, as it enforces social distancing and follows covid-19 regulations. 

The Movie Theatre Event is also a cost-effective alternative to going to a traditional movie theater. Each car only costs around $20-$30 for entry, so you can take advantage of the price and treat your whole family to a movie night while on a budget.


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