Car Week
Learn how to navigate Car Week like a pro.


As many locals and visitors are aware, the month of August is a particularly busy month on the Peninsula, especially during Car Week. This year Car Week extends from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 18.

The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a guide and interactive map of all Car Week events, road closures, etc, useful for everyone looking to attend the events or avoid traffic impacts. 

The City will be hosting three events during this week:

Tuesday, August 13, Concours on the Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 14, Prancing Ponies Car Show, starting at 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday, August 15, Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance, starting at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Heavy traffic in and around Carmel-by-the-Sea is expected for for the entire week, but especially all day on each of the three event days. Certain streets will be closed, including Ocean Avenue and surrounding streets for the events held on Tuesday and Thursday. 

The City is encouraging the use of Carpenter Street and Rio Road to enter and exit the City. Free parking will be available in designated lots at the Carmel Mission, and shuttle service to Sunset Center at San Carlos Street & 9th Avenue that will be provided on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Locals who are scheduling appointments and conducting regular business during this week are reminded to be aware of the increased traffic levels and schedule accordingly. 

Please contact the Carmel Police Department at (831) 624-6403 (non-emergency) for further information regarding Car Week in Carmel-by-the-Sea.