Festivals Coming to Monterey

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Food, music, art, you name it- in Monterey, there’s a festival for it. Throughout the entire month of May, festivals and fairs will take over the Monterey area, and you don’t want to miss them! Check out the details below.


Winemakers’ Celebration   

On Saturday, May 5, join renowned winemakers and wine-lovers for the annual Winemakers’ Celebration. At this event, guests will celebrate over 100 different wines from Monterey County while enjoying the views of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tastings will take place from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. and will include the rare opportunity to discuss the wines with the winemakers themselves. Regular tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $125. To purchase, visit the Monterey County Vinters and Growers Association website.


Carmel Art Festival

The 25th annual Carmel Art Festival will return to Monterey County this year May 18 – May 20. The event includes all things arts, including sculptures, painting competitions, art activities for children, live music and more. On Thursday and Friday, sixty plein art painters will converge from around the nation to compete in a painting competition. Afterwards, guests will have the chance to purchase the art during a live auction on Saturday! For more info, visit the festival’s website.


California Roots Music & Arts Festival

The California Roots Music & Arts Festival will return for its 8th year this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27. Located at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center, this three-day event is packed with plenty of live music performances, great local food, artwork and sustainable practices. Over 45 bands and musicians will perform across three stages, featuring plenty of reggae. Three-day passes are $220 and one-day passes are $100. For tickets, as well as parking passes, visit the California Roots Music & Arts festival website.


Stay at DeAnza Inn

With so many upcoming festivals in Monterey, why not stay awhile? The DeAnza Inn is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Monterey, great for any festival-goer. Not only is DeAnza Inn eco-friendly certified, but it is also located just minutes from nearly all local, major attractions!


This May, take advantage of the fantastic festivals that Monterey has to offer! And whether you visit one or all, don’t forget to book a stay at DeAnza Inn.



DeAnza Inn
An ideal couples retreat, with spacious bedrooms and a convenient location near all Monterey Peninsula’s major attractions. 2141 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 993940. 800.858.8775