Poppys in Monterey

A Springtime Bucket List of Fun

With wildflowers in full bloom and rolling hills bursting with the greenest grass you’ve ever laid eyes on, Springtime in Monterey is not a season to be missed. Though there is a slight chill in the crisp coastal air, this time of year on the Monterey Peninsula is refreshing and invigorating. There is much fun to be had with an endless array of outdoor activities and festivals – here are some of our top recommendations when planning your next visit.

Family Festivals
1st Annual Carmel Valley Ranch Kite Festival
April 1, 2017, 12pm-6pm

Pacific Grove Good Old Days Festival & Celebration
April 8th & 9th
Downtown Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Wildflower Show

Guided Hikes by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Various days in March at a variety of parks

Easter Fun
Eggstravaganza with Jo Jo Lopez from 101.7 The Beach
Last Years Eggstravaganza with Jo Jo Lopez from 101.7 The Beach

Eggstravaganza Adult Easter Egg Hunt Presented by 101.7 The Beach & Peter B’s Brewpub
Thursday, April 13, 5pm-7pm/Must be 21 years of age or older.
Peter B’s Brewpub

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at the Portola Hotel
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 (reservations required)

Food, Wine & Beer
Noland & Justin having fun brewing Green Beer
Noland & Justin having fun brewing Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day at Peter B’s Brewpub
March 17, 2017

Pebble Beach Food & Wine
April 20-23, 2017
Pebble Beach, California

25th Anniversary Winemakers’ Celebration
May 5-7, 2017
Downtown Carmel by the Sea

Cycling & Running
Sea Otter Classic
Photo Credit: Julie Braunstein

Sea Otter Classic
April 20-23, 2017
Laguna Seca Recreation Area

Starting Line at the Big Sur Marathon
Starting Line at the Big Sur Marathon

Big Sur International Marathon
Sunday, April 30 2017

Music Festivals
Next Generation Jazz Festival
March 31-April2, 2017
Portola Hotel & Spa

Monterey International Blues Festival
May 13, 2017
Monterey County Fair & Events Center

California Roots Music & Arts Festival
May 26-28, 2017
Monterey County Fair & Events Center

Art & History
24th Annual Carmel Art Festival
May 19-21, 2017
Devendorf Park, Carmel by the Sea

86th Annual La Merienda
June 3, 2017
Custom House Plaza

Car Races
Ferrari Challenge
May 12-14, 2017
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The Spring Classic at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
May 19-21, 2017

Make sure to add a visit to Monterey to your bucket list of Springtime fun!

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