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The Best Events of the Year in Monterey

11 Jan 2023

It's a brand new year, and Monterey's full calendar of events is sure to get your mind racing with vacation plans! As you map out your year ahead, make sure to factor in these can't-miss events for your very own Monterey Bay getaway.


AT&T Pebble Beach Pro- Am: Jan 30 – Feb 5

The AT&T Pro-Am is when the world turns its attention to our captivating coastline golf courses. Celebrities like actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman are set to play alongside top golfers in a week of competitive play, with all funds raised for charity. With Portola Hotel & Spa just 10 minutes from the gates of Pebble Beach, we're only a short drive from all the action.

Cali Roots Music Festival: May 25-28

Monterey has its place in music history, and that history continues until today with this 3 day extravaganza of top and emerging artists in reggae rock, island reggae, roots reggae, folk, and conscious hip hop. Thousands descend on the Monterey Fairgrounds to jam out. For tickets and info, see their website.

Monterey Car Week: Aug 13-20

Auto enthusiasts are likely to already have heard of this world-renowned car week, with major events dotting the Monterey Peninsula. At the top of many a bucket list is the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance and the RM Sotheby's auction floor, located at the Portola Hotel & Spa. No matter which way you turn, you're sure to see coveted vintage models, classics, supercars, hypercars, and yet to be unveiled prototypes ripped from tomorrow's headlines. Book as soon as possible, as this week is sure to fill up fast.

A featured car at a previous RM Sotheby's auction - Photo courtesy of RM Sotheby's
A featured car at a previous RM Sotheby's auction - Photo courtesy of RM Sotheby's


Monterey County Fair: Aug 31-Sep 4

Looking for the perfect way to wrap up your family's summer vacation? Plan your stay around the county fair, where the kids can go for a ride on the twisters and coasters while the parents explore a world of culinary delights and guilty-pleasure fair food.


Monterey Jazz Festival: Sep 22-24

Speaking of music history, this is the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world, held annually here in Monterey. The 66th Jazz Festival will feature big names, up-and-comers, and breakout acts from across the country, ensuring that the jazz tradition continues strong. For tickets and info, visit their website here.

Portola Hotel & Spa NYE Party: Dec 31

Cap off the year with good food, bottomless drinks, and live entertainment. The Portola Hotel & Spa's NYE celebration is always a crowd-pleaser, with many making it their annual new year's tradition. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see when our tickets go live.


Make Your Plans Today

No matter your age, interests, or activity levels, Monterey's year ahead has something for everyone, and these highlights barely scratch the surface. To make your reservation with us, visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.

featured image courtesy of RM Sotheby's

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