Monterey Arts & Entertainment

Monterey is an incredibly diverse city in the state of California. The city always has events encompassing music, arts, and various other forms of entertainment. It is nearly impossible to be bored while living or visiting the area.

 

Monterey Peninsula has such a gorgeous outdoor area as well, though, so don’t spend all of your times indoors. At the Monterey
Fairgrounds, or the Monterey County Fair and Event Center, there are always events incorporating music and art. Each year, the Fairgrounds host the famous Monterey County Fair, the Monterey Bay Reggaefest, and the Monterey Jazz Festival–just to name a few. If outdoor music, food, and art are interesting to you, definitely check it out.

 

The Monterey Jazz Festival is also one of the most important aspects of the entertainment scene in the city. The annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, which is a high school jazz competition, takes place every April in Monterey. The music is offered as a warm up for the much bigger festival that typically takes place in September. The events are always free, and the winner of the Next Generation gets to perform at the festival in September.

 

The Jazz Bash by the Bay, which typically takes place in March, is also one of Monterey’s most exciting events of the year. The event was founded in 1980, yet it still celebrates the roots of classic jazz, swing music, and ragtime. The festival also works to promotes youth education for those interested in jazz performances. The event is extremely popular, and certainly not limited to residents of Monterey. People from all over the world come to partake!

 

For more artistic endeavors, check the list below.

Park Gallery
Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Blue Dog Gallery
6th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Gallery by the Sea Carmel
San Carlos Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Blue Dog Ltd Galleria
Dolores Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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Gallerie Amsterdam
Dolores Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Winfield Gallery
Dolores between Ocean & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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Center For Photographic Art
San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 29 / 30
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The Art of Dr. Seuss
San Carlos St between 5th and 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 27 / 30
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Ex-Tempore
4035 Costado Road, Pebble Beach
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EXPOSED
7th San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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Fretted Instruments of Provenance
Ocean, Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
Average Rating: 28 / 30
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Its Cactus
22748 Portola Dr, Salinas
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Z Folio Gallery
750 Cannery Row Suite 112, Monterey
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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Cherry Foundation Inc
Guadalupe & 4th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 18 / 30
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Images of Pebble Beach
1700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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Orientations
700 Camino El Estero, Monterey
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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Gallery 21
Dolores Street & 6th st,Between Dolores and Lincoln Streets,Carmel,CA,93923, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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Nancy Dodds Gallery
San Carlos Street & 7th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 27 / 30
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Classic Art Gallery
San Carlos Street (between 5th & 6th), Carmel-by-the-Sea
Average Rating: 30 / 30
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