Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

California International Airshow Oct. 7-8, 2023 Aerial acrobatic teams and modern high-tech aircraft spin and glide through the sky as the audience looks up in amazement from the ground. The spectacle is back for its 42nd year, with a show by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Military Jet Team as well as the USAF Thunderbirds. Salinas Municipal Airport, 30 Mortensen Ave., Salinas. (844) 647-7469, we. Mural Festival Oct. TBD, 2023 Sand City has long been a destination for artists looking for studio space. Since 2020 with the launch of this annual festival, it’s also become a destination for muralists. Watch them in action as they transform blank walls into a canvas. Throughout Sand City. Tor House Fall Festival October 13-15, 2023 The five-story stone tower that poet Robinson Jeffers built for his wife as a gift is normally accessible only by guided tours on Saturdays. But it opens up for an annual fall festival and is accompanied by events like beach picnics, poetry readings at sunset, live music and academic presentations on Jeffers’ work—a peek into Carmel’s bohemian past. Various venues in Carmel. (831) 624-1813, Rebels & Renegades Music Festival Oct. 6-8, 2023 Three days of left-of-center country, folk, roots—well, Rolling Stone praised the event as a “no genres allowed” spirit. This year’s lineup includes the likes of Turnpike Troubadors, Whiskey Myers, Wilco and Shakey Graves. But there are dozens of bands lined up. Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. (831) 372-5863, Greenfield Harvest Festival October 15, 2023 First Night Monterey and Greenfield Cultural Arts Center celebrate the end of the harvest season with a family-friendly outdoor event in downtown Greenfield. It starts with a small procession followed by music, dances and art activities. The event is free to attend and features dozens of food and craft vendors. (831) 373-4778, Big Sur Food and Wine Festival Nov. 2-4, 2023 Big Sur Food and Wine is a celebration of local flavor, hospitality and personalities—and it is rightfully popular. Keep an eye on the website, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 26 THE BEST OF MONTEREY BAY ® 2023-2024 WEEKENDS SEPT 16th thru OCT 22nd Children 12 & Under FREE Every Weeekend Jousting . Comedy . Music . Artisans & Crafters Food & Drink . Games & Rides