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The Marina Certified Farmers' Market is open year round, every Sunday morning. The farmers' market offers fresh fruits and vegetables from small and local farm growers.
Location: 215 Reservation Rd. in the Marina Village Shopping Center, which is just 13 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Free parking.
The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market is open year round, every Monday evening. The farmers' market offers fresh fruits and vegetables from small and local farm growers.
Location: Corner of Central Ave. and Grand Ave. (in front of Jewell Park), which is just 9 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Winter Hours: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
The Old Monterey Farmers Market began in 1991 and this tradition continues to this day every Tuesday, rain or shine. Taking over more than 3 city blocks, you'll find fresh produce, handmade jewelry, flowers, prepared food and more. Expand your horizons and sample flavors from international food vendors including Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican and Mediterranean delicacies. All produce vendors are Certified or Organic Certified ensuring the best quality is available to you.
Location: Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl, less than 1 mile from the Vagabond Inn Monterey Hotel. Every Tuesday, rain or shine. Winter Hours: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Summer Hours: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
The Paper Wing Theatre Company presents Dr. Bruce, Do Your Swear?, an original play by Rob Foster. Starring Jody Gilmore and LJ Brewer, portraying the story of stand-up comedian defending his life on the witness stand.
Location: 320 Hoffman Ave., which is just 7 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Tickets are $20 for generall admission and $17 for seniors, students, and miltary.
The 4th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival is a three day long event with live music from around the world, delicious food, creative artwork, unique craft vendors, and much more. The music lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Forunate Youth, Josh Heinrichs, Kings & Comrades, The Expendables, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Pacific Dub, Three Legged Fox, Black Salt Tone, Matisyahu, Katchafire, Indubious, Naia Kete, Matt Masih and The Messengers, Wasted Noise, and more.
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, which is just 6 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prices range from $55 - $150. On Friday, gates opens at 12:00 PM, music starts at 12:30 PM, and music ends at 11:00 PM. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 11:00 AM, music starts at 11:30 PM, and music ends at 11:00 PM.
The Great Monterey Clam Chowder & Calamari Festival - Saturday, May 25, 2013 to Monday, May 27, 2013
The Great Monterey Clam Chowder Calamari Festival is back for its second year with seafood, alcohol, live music, and entertainment for the whole family during this Memorial Day weekend.
Location: Custom House Plaza next to the Old Fisherman's Wharf, which is just 5 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Admission is free. Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM - 7 PM and Monday from 11 AM - 6 PM.
The 37th Annual Monterey Wine Festival is California longest-running wine festival with seafood, wine, beer, spirits, cheeses, music, and mingling with fellow wine enthusiasts. Be sure to sample or buy a cup pf chowder by professional chefs from the West Coast Chowder Competition on Saturday (from 12 PM - 3PM) \ then vote for your favorites.
Location: The Custom House Plaza, which is just 5 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prices range from $35 - $120. Hours: Friday from 4 PM - 8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM - 4 PM.
The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 9th Annual Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration features local artists presenting their original works, wine tastings from Monterey County wineries, live entertainment, and food from award-winning restaurants. Participating wineries include Chateau Julien Wine Estate, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards, Parsonage Village Tasting Room, Silvestri Tasting Room, Galante Vineyard, Twisted Root, and many more.
Location: Carmel Valley Village, which is just 15 miles from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM. Admission to the event is free. Wine tasting tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of.
The Monterey Beer Festival will have over 80 breweries to offer attendees a chance to taste beverages from major and unknown beer companies. The festival will also have food from local vendors and live music. Participating breweries include Grand Teton Brewing Company, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Peter B's Brewpub, Sierra Nevada, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, St. Killian Importing, and much more.
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, which is just 6 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Advance general admission is $45 and $50 at the door. Advance VIP is $65 and $70 at the door. Parking is $20.
The Red Bull United States Grand Prix returns to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the MotoGP World Championship for the ninth consecutive year. Famous racers Colin Edwards, Ben Spies, Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi, and Jorge Lorenzo will be present. The event will also support races AMA SuperSport and Daytona SportBike and National Guard Superbike.
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which is just 10 miles from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Advance tickets are $25 or $75 for a three-day pass. Admission is free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Parking prices range from $10 - $30.
The Feast of Lanterns is an annual Pacific Grove community event for more than a century with a opening ceremony, food from local restaurants in their "Feast of Flavors", pet parade, dance party, children's activities, sand castle contest, Royal Court pageant, academic scholarships awarded to local high school students, and closing ceremony.
Location: Pacific Grove, which is just 10 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
The Moss Landing Antique Street Faire is an annal event on the last Sunday in the month of July, with more than 200 vendors selling antique and vintage items from art, glassware, furniture, books, and much more that can't be found anywhere else. The event is a charitable event for the Moss Landing Community and Chamber of Commerce.
Location: Moss Landing, which is just 19 miles from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Starts at 7:30 AM. Admission is $5, children under 12 years old get in for free. Parking is free.
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon will begin at the Soledad Mission and finish at the Passagno Winery, while runners can enjoy the beautiful wine country scenery the entire course. The course will have 5 aid stations every 2.5 miles of the route. Be sure to attend the Health & Fitness Expo on August 2nd to pick up your bib and goodie bag, before exploring the vendor and sponsor booths, healthy food and beverage sampling, shop running merchandise, and health and fitness demonistrations. After the race, there will be an awards ceremony and Finish Festival BBQ.
Locations: Soledad Mission and Pessagno Winery, which are both located conveniently near the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Registration fees range from $65 - $110.
The 18th Annual Monterey Bay Reegaefest is one of the largest reggae events in Northern California, with an attendance of over 15,000 fans appreciating international and local reggae artists. The event will have alcoholic beverage tastings. activities for children, and muc more. Artists that will be performing include Barrington Levy, Fiji, Anthony B, The Meditations, Mystic Man, Pure Roots, Jr. Toots, Something Collective, and many other talented musicians.
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, which is just 6 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Tickets are $30 - $115. Tasting tickets are $30 - $75.
The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association is hosting the 21st Annual Winemakers' Celebration for an afternoon of food, music, silent auction, and wine from over 30 Monterey County wineries.
Location: Barnyard Shopping Village Event Center, which is just 9 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 1 PM - 4 PM. Advance tickets are $35, day of event tickets are $45, and designated driver tickets are $15.
The Quail Rally is a three-day drive along the Monterey County and Pacific Ocean coastline, with 30 vintage automobiles raising money for local and national charitable organizations. Participation is by invitation only.
Location: Quail Lodge & Golf Club, which is just 12 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
11th Annual Automobilia Monterey International Expo - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 to Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The 11th Annual Automobila Monterey International Expo will have about 45 of the top international dealers in a single location selling orginal vintage posters, photographs, rally plates, badges, pins, mascots and hood ornaments, scale models, literature, signed items, post cards, unique scarves and ties, and much more. Participating vendors include Classic & Sports Car Magazine, Ferrari Literature, Motor Sports Club, Racemaker Press, VintageAutoCollectibles.com, Wooden Steering Wheel Restoration, and many other businesses. Be sure to participate in the silent auction while exploring for automobilia treasures.
Location: The Ballroom of the Embassy Suites, which is just 8 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Tuesday from 10 AM - 6PM and Wednesday from 10 AM - 7 PM. Admission is $15 for one day or $20 for two days.
The Little Car Show will feature French vehicles for their fourth annual show and the automobiles will be limited to the first 100 fossil fuel powered micro, mini, and arcane vehicles under 1,601 cc and all electric vehicles. All entrants will receive a free tote bag with dash plaque and coupons and goodies from local businesses. Trophies will be awarded for the longest distance travled to show, most smiles per mile vehicle, Pacific Grove Library's choice, Pacific Grove Youth Center's choice, Pacific Grove City Council's choice, mayor's choice, and awards from local merchants.
Location: Lighthouse Ave. between 16th St. and Fountain Ave., which is just 10 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Setup starts at 11 AM, showtimes are from 12 PM - 5PM, and a tour/parade of Pacific Grove afterwards. Entry fees are free.
The Pebble Beach Auction is a highly-attended collector car event during Pebble Beach Automative Week. The view days are from August 14-18, with the actual auction days on August 17-18.
Location: Pebble Beach Golf Links, which is just 11 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Bidder registration is $200, which includes a catalogue and admission for two for viewing and the actual auction.
Pebble Beach is hosting Tour d'Elegance, an annual driving event journeys along 17 miles of the scenic view of nearby mountains, valleys, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. The tour is open to all entrants of the Pebble Beach's Concours d'Elegance.
Location: Pebble Beach Golf Links, which is just 11 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
The 19th Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally raises thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations in the Monterey Peninsula. The event will have a showcase of cars, a drive along the Monterey Bay coastline, barbeque dinner, awards dinner, silent auction, raffle drawings, and much more.
Location: Pacific Grove, which is just 10 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Registration fees are $75 to drive only or $90 which includes the driver's dinner.
The Concorso Italiano will have 800-1,000 vehicles of Italian origin on display, along with Italian fashion, food, music, and art.
Location: Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, which is just 14 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Admission tickets are $125.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is an exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy rare collections of the automobiles and motorcycles. This year's featured themes are retrospect of autombili Lamborghini celebrating 50 years, 100 years of Aston Martin, tribute to the California Mile in honor or Martin Swig, Peter Brock Designs, pre-war sports and racing, post-war sports and racing, super cars, the great Ferraris, and sports and racing motorcycles.
Location: Quail Lodge & Golf Club, which is just 12 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the cornerstone of the Monterey Peninsula's Classic Car Week. The motor event will have about 550 vehicles competing and judged on the car's authenticity, race provenance, and period correctness. The 2013 featured marque is the Chevrolet Corvette.
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which is just 10 miles from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prices range from $50 - $130. Free parking is available. Gates open at 7 AM.
Pebble Beach is hosting RetroAuto with a pavilion showcasing rare collectibles and memorabilia from automotive history, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance the modern day's driving experience. The categories of exhibitors include retailing, manufacturing, historic automobilia, auto parts, original poster art, literature, fine art, photography, and much more all related to motoring.
Location: Pebble Beach Golf Links, which is just 11 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
Pebble Beach is hosting Concours d'Elegance on the legendary 18th fairway to showcase the 200 most prized collector cars and motorcycles. The automobiles wills be judged on their historical accuracy, technical merit, and style and be awarded with top recognition. The 2013 event will be featuring the folliwng marques and special classes of the Lincoln Custom Coachwork, Vanvooren Coachwork, Simplex, Aston Martin Centennial, Lamborghini, Porsche 911, BMW 507, and French Motorcycles.
Location: Pebble Beach Golf Links, which is just 11 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Advance general admission tickets are $225 and $275 on the day of.
The 12th Annual West End Celebration will have local food, wine, art, vendors, and live music to celebrate Sand City's funky and artistic lifestyle.
Location: Ortiz Ave. and Hickory St. in Sand City, which is just 8 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
The 77th Annual Monterey County Fair's theme for 2013 is "At the Heart of it All" and is a family-friendly event. The fair will have carnival rides, games, family entertainment, fair foods, art exhibits, music, and much more.
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, which is just 6 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prices range from $3 - $25.
The Continental Tire Sports Car Festival will have stars from the Grand-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and will feature competition in the Daytona Prototype class and Grand Touring (GT) category. The weekend will have autograph and meet-and-greet sessions with the drivers, including the Grey's Anatomy actor and race driver Patrick Dempsey.
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which is just 10 miles from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
The Cherry's Jubilee MotorSports Festival is an annual event for classic cars, hot rods, and motorcycles enthusiasts that will go towards benefitting the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. The event will have a pancake breakfast, Otis Auto Sales Car Show, poker run, awards, and more.
Location: Cannery Row, Waterfront Parking Lot, Pacific Grove, which are all conveniently located near the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
Art in the Abodes is an annual event featuring the historic adobes and art of the Monterey region. The 2013 theme is Rediscovery Monterey Peninsula Artists at Home & Abroad, with spotlighted artists Abel Warshawsky, Lockwood de Forest, and Henry A. Alderton. The festival will also have an opening reception, lectures, student tours, exhibitions, chalk art painting, art demonstrations, and much more.
Location: Downtown Monterey, which is just 3 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prices range from $20 - $95.
The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest running annual jazz event in the world since its start on October 3 of 1958. The festival will have 8 stages with over 500 artists performing over the span of 2 days and 3 nights. The event will also have films, chances to speak with the festival's stars, food and beverages, exhibitions, an international shopping bazaar, Taste Tent, Jazz Legends Gala, and much more. The list of performing artists include Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin, Omara Portuondo, George Benson, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Bob James, David Sanborn, Dave Douglas, George Porter, Ravi Coltrane, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Orrin Evans, Cedar Walton, Mary Stallings, Craig Taborn, Anthony Wilson, Carmen Lundy, and Lou Donaldson.
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, which is just 6 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prices range from $20 - $225.
The California International Airshow returns to Salinas for hts 32nd year with gravity-defying aeronautical acrobatics, military demos, military fly-bys and monster trucks. The perfomers include The Patriots Jet Team, Mile Goulian, John Collver, Chuck Hall, Robosaurus, Metal Mulisha, and many more,
Location: Salinas Municipal Airport, which is just 21 miles from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Gates open at 9:00 AM and flying starts at 12:00 PM. Advance general admission tickets are $15 and $20 at the gate. Children's tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Art of the Sea Monterey Festival is a marine art event with local, talented professional and amateur artists display and sell their artwork. Other festival events include fishing net mending, face painting, pottery, magic, chalk art, caricatures, live music, dancing, beach clean up, and much more.
Location: Custom House Plaza and Old Fisherman's Wharf, which are just 5 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM.
The Nature Valley First Tee Open is a Pebble Beach golf tournament with 54 holes featuring 81 Champions Tour players, 81 junior golfers ages 15-18, and 162 amateur golfers.The defending champions are Kirk Triplett (professional), Mark McNulty and Tyler Borach (pro-junior team), and Tim Hansen and Glenn Weckerlin (amateur team). The golf tournament format will be that the professionals will play all rounds, junior/pro teams will play "gross best ball", and amateur teams will play "net best ball" of foursome. The benefitting charity of this golf event is The First Tee, a charity to give disadvantaged children the opportunity to play golf. The chairman is Clint Eastwood and honorary co-chair is Arnold Palmer. The Champions Tour purse for the tournament is $1,700,000.00
Location: Pebble Beach Golf Club and Del Monte Golf Course, which is just 10 and 6 minutes,respectively, from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Tickets are $35 for one day or for the entire week.
FIM Superbike World Championship, Monterey Round - Friday, September 27, 2013 to Sunday, September 29, 2013
The FIM Superbike World Championship features riders, teams, and manufactureres racing high-performance bikes in the Monterey Round of the championship. Participating manufacturers include Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki.
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which is just 10 miles from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prices range from $20 - $70.
24th Annual Monterey County Artists Studio Tour - Saturday, September 28, 2013 to Sunday, September 29, 2013
The 24th Annual Monterey County Artists Studio Tour offer the opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts to see completed artworks, works in progess, and the environments in which artists create their art. Some of the 50+ participating artists include Vanessa Martin, Brian Blood, Lyn Burghall, Sheila Delimont, Dr. B. Ghaffary, Jerry Masten-Hansen, Tom Ocampo, Ken Doo, Maria Boisvert, Arlene Stigum, and much more. Be sure to attend the grand opening party on Saturday at the Pacific Grove Art Center.
Admission is free and the tours are self-guided. Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM.
The Carmel Art & Film Festival is a five-day long contemporary art and independent film event in the form of music, fine art, photography, and film. The event will be screening over a 100 films in the four categories of narrative feature, documentary, short, and student with a Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award to the filmmaker that exemplifies Clint's commitment to filmmaking. The featured artist of the festival is George Rodriguez. Expect special appearances such as 2012's guests Clint Eastwood, Cheryl Tiegs, Cloris Leachman, Beverly Johnson, and much more.
Location: Sunset Cultural Arts Center, which is just 8 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Ticket prixes range from $53.75 - $25,000.00.
The Big Sur Food & Wine Festival has local California restaurants, resorts, and wineries showcasing their food and wines, with the proceeds benefit health, safety, and educational programs in the area. The festival will also have hikes, an auction, tours, tastings, winemaker dinner, and after party. Some the participating wineries in 2012 included August West, Birichino, Cargasacchi, Chateau de Cedre, Duckhorn, Flying Goat Cellars, Hearst Ranch, Jaffurs, Kunin, Martinelli Vineyards, Otter Cove, Pisoni, Qupe, Skipstone, Taestarossa, and many others.
The Big Sur Half Marathon is a 13 mile long marathon along the Monterey Bay coastline, and also offers the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K for a easier run/walk and the Just Run 3K for children to participate. The half marathon course will start at Del Monte Ave. by Lake Estero, then go along the coastline of the Monterey Bay and loop back to the finish linke at Custom House Plaza. The 5K and children's race starts in downtown Pacific Grove, goes along the coastline and finishes at Jewell Park. Prize money will be awarded to the top half marathon finishers, based on gun time. All children participants will receive a aquatic themed t-shirt and finisher's medallion. Be sure to attend the Health and Fitness Expo on November 165-16 to pick up the race day stuff, shop merchandise on sale from over 35 vendors, see demonistrations, and learn information on health.
Location: Shores of Monterey Bay and Pacific Grove, which is just minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Registration fees range from $5 - $130.
4nd Annual Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 to Sunday, November 24, 2013
The 42nd Annual Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational has golf players from the PGA, LPGA, Champions, and Web.com competing for the tournament purse with a team of four amateur golfers.
Location: Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Del Monte, which is just 10, 15, and 6 minutes, respectively, from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. Admission for the public is free.
The Gem Faire is the largest gem, jewelry, and bead show in the United States with almost 50 shows every year. Be sure to attend this three day long event with over 40 exhibitors and vendors selling gems, beads, fine jewelry, silver, gold, crystals, fossils, minerals, lapidary equipment, imported items, and much more.
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, which is just 6 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel. $7 for a weekend pass and free for children under the age of 12. Hours: Friday from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM - 5 PM.
15th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival - Friday, December 13, 2013 to Sunday, December 15, 2013
The 15th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival is three days filled with music, storytelling, poetry, live auction, bbq, art, and cowboy gear on sale. With guests such as Juni Fisher, Dave Stamey, Paul Zarzyski, Belinda Gail, Ed Peekeekoot, Gary Allegretto, Sons of the San Joaquin, and Yvonne Hollenbeck in 2012, you can expect just as talented appearances for the 2013 festival.
Location: Monterey Conference Center, which is just 4 minutes from the Vagabond Inn Monterey hotel.
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