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Monterey Events You Don't Want to Miss in 2024

05 Jan 2024

Happy New Year! With 2024 here, it's time to get excited for new experiences. Let's take a look at some of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year in Monterey. From competitions to family-friendly events to famous festivals and concerts, Monterey promises a year filled with unforgettable adventure.


AT&T Pro-Am (January 31 – February 4, 2024)

Witness golfing excellence against a stunning coastal backdrop at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Celebrities and professional golfers unite for a week of world-class golf and entertainment. Portola Hotel & Spa, just a short drive from the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Links, offers a luxurious retreat where you can unwind after a day of excitement on the fairways.


Whalefest Monterey (April 13-14)

Dive into the world of marine wonders at Whalefest Monterey, you can celebrate the wonders of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy an experience with a wide array of ocean themed activities for the whole family. Portola Hotel & Spa is located just steps away from the festival, making it easy for the whole family to get there.


Big Sur International Marathon (April 28)

For those seeking an active adventure, the Big Sur International Marathon offers a breathtaking course along the rugged coastline. As you conquer the scenic route, let the natural beauty of Big Sur inspire and motivate you. After the marathon, return to our hotel to rejuvenate and relish the accomplishment of completing one of the most picturesque races in California.

Photo Courtesy of Big Sur International Marathon


CaliRoots (May 24-26)

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats of reggae, hip-hop, rock, and folk at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival. This unique music festival brings together top-tier artists in a celebration of music, art, and community. After a day of dancing and good vibes, retreat back to our hotel, only a 10-minute drive from the venue.

Photo Courtesy of CaliRoots


California Rodeo Salinas (July 18-21)

Experience the thrill of the California Rodeo Salinas, where the best rodeo athletes compete in heart-pounding events. Enjoy the festivities of this famous and historic rodeo, then head back to Monterey for for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Photo Courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas


Monterey Car Week (August 11-18)

Monterey Car Week is, without a doubt, the biggest event of the year in Monterey County. Car aficionados and enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate automotive excellence. Our hotel offers a prime location for those attending the RM Sotheby's auction, with the event being held on property and the adjacent Monterey Conference Center. The week is culminated by the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Even if you do not attend any of the automotive events, being in the area is fun and lively, and you're guaranteed to see several beautiful cars as you venture through the peninsula.

Photo Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
Photo Courtesy of RM Sotheby's


Monterey Jazz Festival (Sep 27-29)

For lovers of jazz and seaside serenity, the Monterey Jazz Festival is a must-attend event. As the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world, it brings together iconic performers and emerging talents. After the festival, feel free to explore the vibrant local nightlife of downtown Monterey near the Portola Hotel & Spa.

Photo Courtesy of Monterey Jazz Festival

Big Sur Food & Wine (November 1-3)

Indulge your palate at the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival, where renowned chefs and food enthusiasts converge for a gastronomic celebration. Experience the fusion of culinary excellence and coastal charm. Stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa and extend your culinary adventure by discovering local eateries in Monterey.

Experience Monterey in 2024

Monterey has a wonderful blend of cultural events, culinary delights, and fun experiences. As your gateway to the beautiful coast, we invite you to immerse yourself in this stunning destination. Check out our local event calendar here for more Monterey happenings. To book your stay, visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.

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