Family Activities

Monterey Bay Greek Festival 2022

 
9/23/22
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

All are welcome to the Monterey Bay Greek Festival, a weekend of family fun featuring Greek cuisine, live Greek music, and shopping, September 23-25 at Custom House Plaza. Hours are 5pm-9pm on Friday, 11am-7pm on Saturday, and 11am-4pm on Sunday. Admission is free.

Kick-Off Race Car Show: Monterey Classic Car Week 2022

 
8/12/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey

Once called the "Monterey Car Week Kick-Off," this annual event is now called the "Kick-Off Race Car Show," but, as always, Monterey Classic Car Week is beginning with a remarkable display of historic race cars on Alvarado Street!

Come meet the drivers of these beautiful examples of racing history while enjoying great music, a raffle, and drink specials from Cibo at this family-friendly event, 5pm-7pm.

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.

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.

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.

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Red Engine Rides at MY Museum

 
6/25/22
 
$25
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites you and your children ages 3+ to join us on Saturday, June 25, 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-12:30pm. Advance reservations required.

Monterey Museum of Art - Free Admission with Your SNAP EBT Card

Monterey, CA

The Monterey Museum of Art is proud to announce our participation in Museums for All , a national initiative to expand access to museums. At Monterey Museum of Art, individuals and families who present a CalFresh / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card will receive free admission for up to four people! We invite you to visit us at 559 Pacific Street.

Kids' Summer Reading Program Kick-Off with Monterey Public Library

 
6/4/22
 
free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

Own Saturday, June 4, 11am-1pm, on Colton Hall Lawn, Monterey Public Library invites you to bring a blanket and a snack and join us for our free Summer Reading "Camp-Out" to kick-off our Summer Reading Program. Details for the event remain mysterious, but we know it'll involve family fun, music, and...tents!

Used Book Sale at Monterey Public Library

 
6/11/22
 
 
Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale on Saturday, June 11, 10am-3pm, on the patio of Monterey Public Library. All funds raised will be used to support the library. Expect to find great deals and great prices!

Monterey County Pops! Free Memorial Day Concert

 
5/30/22
 
free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Monterey County Pops! has announced the triumphant return of the annual Monterey County Pops! Memorial Day Concert on the lawn in front of Colton Hall and Monterey City Hall.

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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.

Candle and Bath Bomb Party for Kids at Locally Lit

 
5/14/22
 
$48
 
Locally Lit Candle Bar

Locally Lit Candle Bar presents a Candle and Bath Bomb Party for Kids ages 7 and up. Fee is $48 per child, 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 we'll each make a bath bomb with Eclipse Creations.

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