Activities & Events

Monterey Bay Events Calendar

By the month


Rio Resolution Run
World Wine & Food Festival
Indian Art Show
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Masters of Food & Wine, Carmel
Cannery Row John Steinbeck Festival
Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Dixieland Monterey
Sea Otter Classic Marathon
AMA Superbike Race
Wildflower Show, Pacific Grove
Annual Wine Festival
Good Ole’ Days Celebration, Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Quilt Show
Big Sur International Marathon

Orchid Faire
Scottish-Irish Festival
Laguna Seca NASCAR Winston Cars
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Carmel Art Festival
CA Golf Association Championships
Monterey Bay Blues Festival
Art & Wine Festival
Monterey Bay Theatre Festival
World Superbike Championship
Carmel Bach Festival
Senior Amateur Golf Championships
CA Rodeo Salinas
Feast of Lanterns, Pacific Grove
Equestrian Classics I & II, Pebble Beach

Wal-Mart 1st Tee Open
Steinbeck Festival
Carmel Shakespeare Festival
Monterey County Fair
Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach
Historic Automobile Races
Monterey Sports Car Auction
Vintage Car Displays
Carmel Wine & Art Festival
Grand Prix of Monterey
Carmel Mission Fiesta
Monterey Jazz Festival
Cherry’s Jubilee
Gem & Mineral Show
California International Airshow
Triathlon, Pacific Grove
Big Sur Jade Festival
Tor House Festival & Poetry Walk
Monterey Sports Car Championship
Sand Castle Contest, Carmel
Butterfly Parade, Pacific Grove
Big Sur River Run
Carmel Performing Arts Festival
Harvest Festival
Big Sur Harvest & Craft Fair
Pebble Beach Equestrian Championships
Pebble Beach Invitational
Carmel Home Crafters Marketplace
California Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament
Carmel Tree Lighting Ceremony
Christmas in the Adobes, Monterey
Christmas at the Inns, Pacific Grove
First Night Monterey

2011 Events Calendar Monterey Bay


AT&T Pro Am Golf

Date: 2/8/10 – 2/14/10

Location: Pebble Beach

Presidents Weekend

Date: 2/12/10 – 2/14/10

Holiday Weekend

Shark Days at the Aquarium

Date: 2/20/2010

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium


Easter Holiday Weekend

Date: 4/4/10

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Date: 4/8/10 – 7/11/10

Location: Pebble Beach

Sea Otter Classic

Date: 4/15/10 – 4/18/10

Location:Laguna Seca

Dia del Nino at the Aquarium

(Latin American Music & Crafts)

Date: 4/25/10

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Big Sur Marathon

Date: 4/25/10

Location: Big Sur


Festival of the Winds

Date: 5/8/10

Location: Marina

Carmel Art Festival

Date: 5/13/10

Location: Devendorf Park, Carmel

CSUMB Graduation

Date: 5/15/2010 – 5/16/2010

Location: Monterey

Artichoke Festival

Date: 5/16/2010 – 5/17/2010

Location: Castroville

Cooking at the Aquarium Monterey

(Celebrity Chefs demonstrating)

Date: 5/20/2010 – 5/22/2010

Location: Bay Aquarium

Sports Car Championships

Date: 5/21/2010 – 5/22/2010

Location: Laguna Seca

Memorial Day Weekend

Date: 5/28/2010 – 5/30/2010

Location: Holiday Weekend


Ocean Day at the Aquarium

Date: 6/5/2010

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium

US Open Golf Tournament

Date: 6/13/10 – 6/20/2010

Location: Devendorf Park, Carmel


Spirit West Coast

Date: 7/1/10 – 7/3/2010

Location: Laguna Seca

Independence Day Weekendl

Date: 7/2/10 – 7/3/2010

Holiday Weekend

Evenings at the Aquarium

Date: 7/3/2010 – 9/5/2010

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium (stays open til 8pm Sat & Sun)

Salinas Rodeo

Date: 7/15/2010 – 7/18/2010

Location: Salinas

Carmel Bach Festival

Date: 7/16/2010 – 7/31/2010

Location: Carmel


Date: 7/23/2010 – 7/25/2010

Location: Laguna Seca

Garlic Festival

Date: 7/23/2010 – 7/25/2010

Location: Gilroy


Bronco League World Series

Date: 8/4/10 – 8/12/10

Location: Dennis the Menace Park/Monterey


Monterey County Fair

Date: 9/1-9/6/10

Location: Monterey Fairgrounds

Labor Day Weekend

Date: 9/3/10 – 9/5/10

Holiday Weekend

Equestrian Show

Date: 9/14/10 – 9/19/10

Location:Pebble Beach

Jazz Festival

Date: 9/17/2010

Location: Monterey

Otter Days at the Aquarium

Date: 9/25/2010

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium


Lemans Series (TBD)

Date: October 2010

Location:Laguna Seca

Fiesta Del Mar at the Aquarium

Date: 10/10/2010

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium


Feathered Friends at the Aquarium

Date: 11/20/2010

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tour Operators

Monterey Movie Tours 372-6278

Big Sur Tours and More 241-2625

Ag Venture Tours 761-8463

Adventures by the Sea 372-1807


Aquarium Packages


Dinner Packages

Whale Watching

Diver Facilities


  • Bikes | Adventures by the Sea
  • Kayaks | Monterey Bay Kayaks

Whale Watching

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the United States largest protected region that is as rich in marine life as it is in history. Located on California’s Central Coast, the sanctuary is a prime area for observing such exotic species such as the Blue, Gray, Humpback, Minke and Orca Whales. Sea Otters, Sea Lions, and Seals as well as a wide variety of Dolphin Porpoise and birds also grace the sanctuary with their presence. Randy’s Fishing and Whale watching trips, located on Old Fisherman’s Wharf has the distinct privilege of offering fully narrated cruises for whale watching that place the viewer in close proximity to some of the most spectacular mammals on earth as they migrate and feed throughout the Bay. Trips Departing Daily.

Contact Randy’s at 800-251-7440

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