Events

Fun things to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea

There’s always something exciting happening in Carmel-by-the-Sea. From concerts and festivals to golf tournaments and culinary events, the city’s calendar is full of year-round activities – and many are just minutes from our doorstep. We’ve listed some of the more popular area events below for your reference.

  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

    This tournament experience is unlike any other. Nowhere else can you watch the likes of Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh playing side by side with celebrities like Kevin Costner and Jerry Rice. This is…
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  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine

    For four days, foodies and wine connoisseurs from around the world descend upon the Pebble Beach area to celebrate the fine art of eating and drinking. Events include wine tastings, cooking demonstrations,…
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  • Big Sur International Marathon

    Since 1986, runners of all skill and experience levels have flocked to this marathon to challenge themselves and to enjoy the amazing views. If you’d rather participate as a spectator and not a competitor,…
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  • Forest Theater

    During the summer, this historic venue features “Films in the Forest”, with a full schedule of new-release and classic movies, screened on the outdoor stage. It’s a wonderful event for families!
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  • Carmel Bach Festival

    Since 1935, the Carmel Bach Festival has captivated guests with a wide range of concerts and educational offerings, honoring the life, work, and legacy of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Festival…
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  • Superbike World Championships

    Fulfill your need for speed at this exciting annual event, which features the world’s very best superbike riders and is held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 10 miles away from our hotel.

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  • Monterey Car Week

    Car displays, auctions, and races – it’s all here at this famed event, held every August in and around Monterey, Carmel, and the surrounding area. Be sure to check out the lively Monterey Car Week Rally!…
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  • Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

    Held in the late summer/early fall, this tournament is part of the PGA Tour Champions (formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour) and is typically played at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Courses.…
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  • Monterey Jazz Festival

    Monterey is one of the world’s most famous and longest-running jazz festivals, entertaining visitors since 1958. It’s traditionally held the third weekend in September, and has hosted storied performers…
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  • Carmel International Film Festival

    Buzzworthy parties, interesting lectures, a new Music Café, and, of course, films – CIFF packs all of this into a four-day period every October. Filmmakers, actors, and movie enthusiasts travel to Carmel…
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13
Feb

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

This tournament experience is unlike any other. Nowhere else can you watch the likes of Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh playing side by side with celebrities like Kevin Costner and Jerry Rice. This is truly the most entertaining tournament on the PGA Tour dating back to 1947 when Bing Crosby and his friends first brought the “Crosby Clambake” to the Monterey Peninsula. The courses included Monterey Peninsula C.C. Shore Course, the exclusive Cypress Point, and the mainstay Pebble Beach.

14
Aug

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

This tournament experience is unlike any other. Nowhere else can you watch the likes of Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh playing side by side with celebrities like Kevin Costner and Jerry Rice. This is truly the most entertaining tournament on the PGA Tour dating back to 1947 when Bing Crosby and his friends first brought the “Crosby Clambake” to the Monterey Peninsula. The courses included Monterey Peninsula C.C. Shore Course, the exclusive Cypress Point, and the mainstay Pebble Beach.

01
Feb

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

This tournament experience is unlike any other. Nowhere else can you watch the likes of Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh playing side by side with celebrities like Kevin Costner and Jerry Rice. This is truly the most entertaining tournament on the PGA Tour dating back to 1947 when Bing Crosby and his friends first brought the “Crosby Clambake” to the Monterey Peninsula. The courses included Monterey Peninsula C.C. Shore Course, the exclusive Cypress Point, and the mainstay Pebble Beach.

01
Mar

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

For four days, foodies and wine connoisseurs from around the world descend upon the Pebble Beach area to celebrate the fine art of eating and drinking. Events include wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, special lunch and dinner events, and much more.

01
Apr

Big Sur International Marathon

Since 1986, runners of all skill and experience levels have flocked to this marathon to challenge themselves and to enjoy the amazing views. If you’d rather participate as a spectator and not a competitor, the Pine Inn is just a mile away from the finish line.

01
Jul

Carmel Bach Festival

Since 1935, the Carmel Bach Festival has captivated guests with a wide range of concerts and educational offerings, honoring the life, work, and legacy of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Festival venues include the Sunset Center, Carmel Mission, and the Monterey Museum of Art.

01
Jul

Superbike World Championships

Fulfill your need for speed at this exciting annual event, which features the world’s very best superbike riders and is held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 10 miles away from our hotel.

02
Jul

Forest Theater

During the summer, this historic venue features “Films in the Forest”, with a full schedule of new-release and classic movies, screened on the outdoor stage. It’s a wonderful event for families!

15
Aug

Monterey Car Week

Car displays, auctions, and races – it’s all here at this famed event, held every August in and around Monterey, Carmel, and the surrounding area. Be sure to check out the lively Monterey Car Week Rally!

01
Sep

Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

Held in the late summer/early fall, this tournament is part of the PGA Tour Champions (formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour) and is typically played at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Courses. Catch some of golf’s legends in action!

01
Sep

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey is one of the world’s most famous and longest-running jazz festivals, entertaining visitors since 1958. It’s traditionally held the third weekend in September, and has hosted storied performers including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Bonnie Raitt.

01
Oct

Carmel International Film Festival

Buzzworthy parties, interesting lectures, a new Music Café, and, of course, films – CIFF packs all of this into a four-day period every October. Filmmakers, actors, and movie enthusiasts travel to Carmel to celebrate the art of independent film.