Events Calendar: 2022-07-01

Independence Day Weekend Sale at BookBuyers

 
7/1/22
 
 
Lighthouse Books

July 1-4, Lighthouse Books is holding a sale in honor of Independence Day! Buy 2 books, get 1 book free. Buy 1 movie, get 1 movie free (DVD and Blu-Ray). We're open Sun-Thu, 11am-7pm, and Fri & Sat, 11am-8pm.

First Friday Monterey

 
7/1/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey

Experience the culture and flavors of Downtown Old Monterey at First Friday Monterey! Join us on the first Friday of every month, 5pm-8pm, on Alvarado Mall (Alvarado and Del Monte) and Custom House Plaza for a family-friendly event for all ages. Enjoy art, live music, food and drink specials, and outdoor games and activities. View a list of activities here.

First Friday Street Entertainment

 
7/1/22
 
Free
 
Downtown Campbell

First Fridays is Downtown Campbell's monthly street entertainment event. Each month on the first Friday of the month, we schedule bands or musicians to play along the sidewalk.

Pro-Roe Stitch and Bitch Online with Slowfiber

 
7/1/22
 
free
 
Slowfiber

On Friday, 6pm-8pm, broadcasting on Zoom from the Slowfiber classroom, the shop owner will be hosting a free online Pro-Roe Stitch & Bitch. She'll give how-to demos and share applique patterns so everyone gathered online can make cloth patches featuring...

Sam Cauthorn at Puma Road

 
7/1/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Sam Cauthorn. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Back Lot Poetry: A Monthly Open Mic at Old Capitol Books

 
7/1/22
 
 
Old Capitol Books

We know that some of you have been fantasizing about gathering in dark parking lots. With strangers. To read poetry. Let Old Capitol Books help you with that.

We hold monthly Poetry Open Mic Nights on the first Friday of every month at 9pm in the parking lot behind our building (at 499 Calle Principal). Hosted by Brian Sheffield.

Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey

 
7/2/22
 
Free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Everyone is welcome to join Fleet Feet Monterey on our Saturday Morning Fun Runs. Every Saturday we meet at the shop at 8am and take 15 minutes to socialize before we get moving. This free program is for people of all ages and abilities. All are welcome - the more, the merrier! Run or walk as you wish.

Free Family Fun Day: Art Remix

 
7/2/22
 
Free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Montery Museum of Art on Pacific Street invites kids and their adults to join us for an afternoon of free art making with a museum educator on Saturday, July 2, 11am-1pm. No registration is required.

Inspired by our exhibition...

Sej Miles at Puma Road

 
7/2/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Sej Miles, whose musical influences draw from gospel, blues, and folk. Join us for wine tasting and wines by the glass or bottle while you enjoy this up and coming talent.

DJ Sick James at Pearl Hour

 
7/2/22
 
$5
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents DJ Sick James on Saturday, July 2 at 9pm. $5 cover charge.

Sick James has opened for such acts as Ice-T, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Sir Mix-A-Lot, KRS-One and many more at various venues such as the House of Blues, Viper Room, The Independent, The Roxy, Key Club and many more.

Bamboo Reef Fun Dive: Boat Dive in Monterey Bay

 
7/3/22
 
$120
 
Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Join Bamboo Reef Dive Shop for a boat dive in Monterey Bay aboard the Beachhopper II . Fee is $120. All fun dives are two tank dives. Divers must provide their own equipment (available for rent), c-card, and a sense of adventure. Space is limited so register online to reserve your spot.

Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market

 
7/3/22
 
 
Downtown Campbell

The Campbell Farmers' Market held on Sundays in Downtown Campbell is consistently rated as one of the best if not the best year-round Farmers' Markets in the South Bay. Come and enjoy the festive and vibrant community oriented atmosphere that attracts fans of the Campbell Farmers' Market from all around.

Peter Martin with Ben Herod at Puma Road

 
7/3/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Peter Martin with jazz saxophonist Ben Herod. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
7/3/22
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

On the first Sunday of every month, 6pm-8pm, Old Capitol Books and Boukra Press host a poetry writing workshop. All levels are welcome. This is two hours of facilitated and structured poetry writing for only $10. Feedback given by trained and published poets.

Sunday Jazz Nights at Pearl Hour

 
7/3/22
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Every Sunday, Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents an evening of live jazz music featuring the Zach Westfall Group beginning at 8pm. $10 cover. Ages 21 and over only.

Monterey 4th of July Parade 2022

 
7/4/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

Monterey's annual 4th of July Parade is returning to Downtown Old Monterey this year after a long pandemic haitus! A must-attend celebration that draws approximately 15,000 people to line the streets in and around Old Monterey, we invite you to join us and revel in the festive floats, patriotic displays, entertaining costumes, and musical bands. The parade begins at 10am sharp!

July 4th Living History Day 2022 - Monterey State Historic Park

 
7/4/22
 
free
 
Memory Garden at Pacific House

Monterey State Historic Park Association presents July 4th Living History Day in the Memory Garden, located behind Pacific House Museum at Custom House Plaza. The whole family can enjoy historic demonstrations and participate in 19th century games, rope-making, leather craft, and cooking, 11am-3pm.

Pub Run with Fleet Feet and Fieldwork Brewing

 
7/4/22
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fleet Feet Monterey hosts a Pub Run every Monday at 6:30pm. We'll begin and end at Fieldwork Brewing Company. All paces, levels, distances, and abilities are welcome. Post-run, we can grab a beer together!

Veterans Transition Center Benefit at Savvy

 
7/4/22
 
$15
 
Savvy Bar

Savvy Bar invites you to join us for our first Fun with Purpose Fundraiser on Monday, July 4, 8pm-1am. Tonight, our $15 cover charge will go to the Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County. There will be additional opportunities to donate during the evening.

Stickley Furniture Independence Day Sale at Poppleton's

 
7/6/22
 
 
Poppleton's Interiors

Poppleton's Fine Furniture & Interior Design announces our Stickley Independence Day Sale through July 17. Receive 35% off Stickley Furniture's Arts & Crafts and 7000 Series. (Some exclusions may apply.)

Poppleton's is open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, and Sun, 12pm-5pm.

WineDown Wednesday at Hula's

 
7/6/22
 
 
Hula's Island Grill

Celebrate WineDown Wednesdays at Hula's Island Grill! Every Wednesday, 12pm-9:30pm, all bottles of wine and sake are offered at half off. You're welcome.

Bingo Night

 
7/7/22
 
Free
 
Lvl Up

Play Bingo for Prizes Every Thursday at 7pm. Great Prizes Every Round! No Cost to Play.

Open Mic Night at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
7/7/22
 
free
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Come to Bon Ton L'Roy's every Thursday, 7pm-10pm, and share some music at our Open Mic Night. Join this friendly, supportive group of people for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers and make some new friends.

Doll Making Workshop at Slowfiber: Create Your Alter Ego

 
7/8/22
 
$60
 
Slowfiber

Have you ever googled doll making or self-portrait dolls? An endless menagerie of possibilities is what you will find! In this workshop at Slowfiber on July 8, 9am-3pm, we'll explore the ideas around a possible alternative "you" in the form...

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
7/8/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Linda Arceo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Linda Arceo is an...

Summer Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Campbell

 
7/9/22
 
 
Downtown Campbell

Hey, it's our annual Summer Sidewalk Sale! Come check out what our merchants have pushed out to the curb for your bargain hunting pleasure on Saturday July 9th and Sunday, July 10th.

Knitters' Tool Box at Slowfiber

 
7/9/22
 
$10
 
Slowfiber

Become a better knitter! Join Slowfiber for Knitters' Tool Box, a 1-hour knitting lesson on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 12pm. In each lesson, you'll work on a single concept, creating a swatch you can finish in class. Register on the Slowfiber website. $10

Second Saturdays Street Entertainment + Pop-up Shopping

 
7/9/22
 
Free
 
Downtown Campbell

Every Second Saturday of the month, Downtown Campbell books street musicians to entertain you and many of our shops invite pop-up vendors to add some extra adventure to the shopping hunt.

Bronwyn Koryn at Puma Road

 
7/9/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents vocalist Bronwyn Koryn. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite musical acts.

Alligator at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
7/9/22
 
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

On the second Saturday of every month at 7pm, Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Alligator , a legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player. Advance reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
7/10/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Adam Astrup and vocalist Miranda Perl. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Stitching, the Histories, the Common Threads We Share: Monthly Meet-Up at Slowfiber

 
7/13/22
 
free
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber hosts Stitching, the Histories, the Common Threads We Share , a free meet-up on the second Wednesday of every month, 11:30am-2:30pm. Please register on our website.

Join us while we stitch side-by-side and discuss our relationship to, our history with, and our practice in textiles. Whether you are a collector or just an appreciator, as long as you stitch you are welcome - slow stitch, cross stitch, embroider, quilt, whatever.

Arena (band) at 2022 Campbell Summer Concert Series

 
7/14/22
 
free
 
Orchard City Green

Arena performs Arena rock classics and and R&B dance music from the 70’s to today’s latest hits – older songs that are already classics and new ones that will be – all presented with extremely strong vocals, excellent instrumental skills, and dynamic stage presence.

Bingo Night

 
7/14/22
 
Free
 
Lvl Up
Repeating weekly event

New Canon Theatre Benefit at Savvy

 
7/15/22
 
$20
 
Savvy Bar

Savvy Bar is hosting a Fun with Purpose Fundraiser on Friday, July 15, 7pm-1am to raise money for New Canon's upcoming production of Macbeth . Tonight we'll have music, dancing, and a live auction. $20 cover charge will go to the theatre.

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
7/15/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Kris Angelis. Enjoy wine tastings and wines by the glass or bottle while listening to her great music.

Relay For Life of Campbell 2022

 
7/16 - 7/17
 
 
Campbell Community Center

Relay for Life of Campbell returns to the Campbell Community Center track for its annual weekend festivities to celebrate the survivors, remember the loved ones we've lost, and raise money to end cancer.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Jul 17, 2022

Mend Bar at Slowfiber

 
7/16/22
 
$10
 
Slowfiber

Join Slowfiber at our Mend Bar on the third Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm. Fee is $10. Please register in advance.

We all have a mending pile. Maybe we either don't have the right colored thread or we lost the button or needles, or maybe our skills are rusty or non-existent. Hope is here! Slowfiber has it all and it's included in the price. We'll talk and work together - doing a chore has never been sew fun.

An Evening of Poetry at Monterey Museum of Art

 
7/16/22
 
$20/$10
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Join Monterey Museum of Art on Saturday, July 16, 5:30pm-7:30pm, to celebrate poetry. Poets Juan Felipe Herrera, Daniel B. Summerhill, Anthony Cody, and Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts will engage in shared dialogue about the creative process and deliver individual readings.

Tickets are $10 for students and MMA members, $20 for all others. Please purchase your tickets here.

Leche Malo at Puma Road

 
7/16/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents a performance by local favorite Vincent Randazzo, known as Leche Malo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this fantastic musician.

The Joint Chiefs Perform at Pearl Hour

 
7/16/22
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents a night of infectious grooves with The Joint Chiefs on Saturday, July 16 at 9pm. $10 cover. Ages 21 and over only.

The Joint Chiefs are one of the most versatile and exciting dance...

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
7/17/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents jazz guitarist Peter Martin and bassist Zach Westfall. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Epicenter Cycling Anniversary Sale

 
7/19/22
 
 
Epicenter Cycling

Now through July 30, Epicenter Cycling is holding an Anniversary Sale featuring discounts on all bikes in stock as well as select apparel and accessories. Visit us and check it all the great deals! We're open daily, 10am-6pm.

VinoPaint: California Crows – Barrel Stave Painting

 
7/19/22
 
$48/$60
 
Tessora's Barra di Vino

You will receive all of the supplies necessary to create your own glass painted masterpiece, one 16″ long authentic barrel stave, assorted color paints, paper template, paint brushes for the fine details and everything to make your own personal masterpiece!

Yarn Junkies: Knit, Crochet, Spin at Slowfiber

 
7/20/22
 
free
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber invites all of you yarn junkies to join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 5pm for this free get-together. Register on our website as space is limited.

Let's eat, crochet, knit and spin together! We can enjoy a snack potluck while we work - bring something to share. Ages 16 and older only.

Bingo Night

 
7/21/22
 
Free
 
Lvl Up
Repeating weekly event

AJ Fernandez Cigar Tasting Event at Hellam's

 
7/21/22
 
$40
 
Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents a cigar tasting event featuring AJ Fernandez's Bellas Artes, New World, and San Lotano cigars on Thursday, July 21, 7pm-10pm. Participation fee is $40 for non-members.

Zhjon at Puma Road

 
7/22/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local musician Zhjon . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Friends Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

 
7/22/22
 
$5
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Friends Trivia Night on July 22 at 8pm. Test your knowledge against other fans of the long-running TV show Friends and enjoy wine and beer.

Fee is $5 per team. Team size is limited to 6 people or fewer. Space is limited and reservations are required - please call 831-641-9463 or e-mail Sovino .

NAUI Freediver Certification Course at Bamboo Reef

 
7/23 - 7/24
 
 
Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop presents a NAUI Freediver Certification Course, July 23-24. Spend Saturday learning theory in the classroom and practicing in the pool, then spend Sunday in the ocean testing out your new-found skills.

We'll equip you with valuable foundational knowledge on equalization, finning techniques, safety procedures, and more. Register online.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Jul 24, 2022

Dried Floral Arrangement Workshop

 
7/23/22
 
$85
 
Petite Petal Co.

Join Petite Petal for a hands on workshop where we make a forever arrangement with dried flowers.

Monterey Peninsula LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade 2022

 
7/23/22
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

Monterey Peninsula Pride is thrilled that our annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade will return in-person on Saturday, July 23, 11am-3pm. This year's theme is Out and Proud .

The opening parade will begin at 11am on Polk Street and will move down Alvarado Street, culminating at Custom House Plaza. There, 12pm-3pm, enjoy a lineup of performers including DJ AyumiPlease, drag entertainers Rogue Roulette and Kloe Quarterpounder, and our distinguished and multi-talented Grand Marshal Ricardo Burney. Bring friends and family to explore local businesses, food trucks, and participating community organizations.

Open House at Youth Arts Collective

 
7/23/22
 
free
 
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective is holding an open house in our studio on Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, July 30, 12pm-4pm. View our Summer Art Show and purchase works by young local artists.

YAC's Summer Art Show will open online on July 22 and run through September. Visit the online show here.

Knitters' Tool Box at Slowfiber

 
7/23/22
 
$10
 
Slowfiber

Become a better knitter! Join Slowfiber for Knitters' Tool Box, a 1-hour knitting lesson on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 12pm. In each lesson, you'll work on a single concept, creating a swatch you can finish in class. Register on the Slowfiber website. $10

Monterey Peninsula Pride After Party

 
7/23/22
 
$20
 
Pearl Hour

Monterey Peninsula Pride presents an Out and Proud After Party for ages 21 and up at Pearl Hour cocktail bar on Saturday, July 23, 7pm-2am. $20 cover charge (cash only).

Tonight, we'll feature entertainment by multi-talented Pride Celebration Grand Marshall Ricardo Burney , drag performers Rogue Roulette and Chloe Quarterpounder, the Carmel Delights dance company, and DJ Luna M .

Earlier in the day, be sure to attend the Pride Parade in Downtown Old Monterey at 11am and the family-friendly Pride Celebration at Custom House Plaza 12pm-3pm!

John Vicino at Puma Road

 
7/23/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter John Vicino . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

John Vicino started his...

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
7/24/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Glenn Bell . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Local guitarist Glenn Bell...

The Whisky Club: Learn More About Glendalough Distillery

 
7/27/22
 
 
The Whisky Club Monterey

The Whisky Club hosts Glendalough's regional manger Heidi Hannah for a discussion about this great Irish distillery. We'll have specials on Glendalough's whiskies and gins for one night only.

Bingo Night

 
7/28/22
 
Free
 
Lvl Up
Repeating weekly event

Paint & Create Party for Adults at Locally Lit

 
7/29/22
 
$55
 
Locally Lit Candle Bar

Locally Lit Candle Bar presents a Paint and Create Party for Adults. Fee is $55, which includes all supplies. Please register on our website.

In this workshop, we'll each create a custom candle with Johnny Wicks Candle Company and then Jess from Progress Not Perfection Paint Parties will walk us through making an acrylic painting on canvas.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
7/29/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Linda Arceo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Linda Arceo is an...

Red Engine Rides at MY Museum

 
7/30/22
 
$25
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites you and your children ages 3+ to join us on Saturday, July 30, as we partner with Red Engine Rides for a cruise around town. We're offering 15 minute rides in an open-air fire engine for $25 per person. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Rides depart every half hour, 10am-11am. Advance reservations required.

4th Annual Taste of Campbell Fundraiser

 
7/30/22
 
$49
 
Campbell Community Center

Taste of Campbell is a once a year opportunity to sample food from a bunch of Campbell restaurants that you've been wanting to try while also getting in an afternoon of wine and beer tasting. This annual jam packed event is held as a fundraiser for Campbell CERT.

Sej Miles at Puma Road

 
7/30/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Sej Miles, whose musical influences draw from gospel, blues, and folk. Join us for wine tasting and wines by the glass or bottle while you enjoy this up and coming talent.

DJ Sick James at Pearl Hour

 
7/30/22
 
$5
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents DJ Sick James on Saturday, July 30 at 9pm. $5 cover charge.

Sick James has opened for such acts as Ice-T, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Sir Mix-A-Lot, KRS-One and many more at various venues such as the House of Blues, Viper Room, The Independent, The Roxy, Key Club and many more.

Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute Concert with Dave Holodiloff Band at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
7/31/22
 
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Join the Dave Holodiloff Band at Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse on Sunday, July 31 at 3:30pm for the 13th Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Tribute Concert. $20 cover charge. Doors open at 3pm.

Today, the Dave Holodiloff Band will perform a broad and danceable selection of songs and jams spanning Jerry Garcia's career with The Grateful Dead, Old and In The Way, and more.

Akina Miyata at Puma Road

 
7/31/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents jazz singer Akina Miyata . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.