Events in Carmel-by-the-Sea


February 2020  

No special events planned in Carmel-by-the-Sea this month.  City offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 12 for Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, February 17 for Presidents Day.  Remember your special someone on Valentines Day, February 14.   

The Annual Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-am Golf Tournament will take place from February 3rd to the 9th.  Information can be found at  

March 2020

Remember to change your clocks – Daylight Savings Time is Sunday, March 8.

Gourmet Festival – this event has been cancelled - contact for information

April 2020  

Join the Carmel Host Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny - This event has been cancelled this year.   For information please contact or call 831-620-2020

May 2020

Monterey County Vintners & Growers 28th Annual Winemakers’ Celebration: This event has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 29, 2020.  Information is available at: 

27th Annual Carmel Art Festival in Devendorf Park, located at Junipero and Ocean Avenues: Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17.  This outdoor festival is centered around the visual arts, and features sculptures, a plein air painting competition, live musical performances and more.  For information call 831-646-4000 or

Memorial Day Ceremony: Monday May 25, held in Devendorf Park, located at Junipero and Ocean Avenues from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Join the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the American Legion, Post 512 in honoring our Veterans.   For information contact call 831-620-2020 

June 2020 

Annual Surfabout Competition, Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14 starting at 7:00 a.m. on Carmel Beach at 11th Street .  Join our Monterey Peninsula ocean lovers by coming out and cheering on your favorite surfer and meet our local surf riders.    For information contact

10th Annual Run in the Name of Love – 2K/5K walk-fun run, Sunday June 21 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Sunset Center, located on San Carlos and 9th Avenues.   This highly acclaimed event will give y ou the opportunity to enjoy our area, the magnificent course, and a morning of fitness, family and fun.  So bring the whole family  - run or walk in “the name of someone you love”.  Dogs are allowed to walk during the event on a leash.  For information contact  

July 2020  

Annual Independence Day Celebration, Saturday, July 4 starting at 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. in Devendorf Park located at Junipero and Ocean Avenues.  This is a hometown community event features live music and food served by our local service clubs and organizations.   The Carmel Youth Center will be running the kids area again this year!   For information call 831-620-2020 or email

August 2020

National Night Out, Tuesday, August 4 at the Carmel Police Station, located at Junipero and 4th Streets.  The event is an annual community-building campaign that promotes  strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  For more information contact the Carmel Police Department at 831-624-6403

Carmel by the Sea Concours on the Avenue, Tuesday, August 11.  This automobile show feature a wide variety of approximately 175 vehicles that are displayed on Ocean Avenue between Junipero and Monte Verde Streets starting at 11:00 am to 5:00 p.m.   For information contact

Prancing Ponies Car Show, Wednesday, August 12.  This lively car show is an all female-owned/operated car show located on Dolores Street between Ocean and 5th and on 6th between Lincoln and San Carlos Streets starting at 11:00 to 3:30 p.m.     For information contact:

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Vintage Car Parade and Display, Thursday, August 13.  View the elegance vintage vehicles line up on Ocean Avenue before they end their tour in Pebble Beach.  Vehicles arrive sometime between 11 am and 12:00 noon and depart for Pebble Beach at 2:00 p.m.  For information contact:

SHUTTLES are available  for the Tuesday and Thursday and will located at Larson Baseball Field, located on Rio Road by the Mission.  They will pick up on Rio Road and the drop off will be at 9th and San Carlos, near the Sunset Center.   For information contact: or call 831-620-2020 

Monterey County Winemakers Celebration is set for Saturday, August 29, 2020 for information and ticket sales:

September 2020 

Labor Day, Monday September 7, – all City offices are closed. 

Selection of Vendors for the 50th Annual Homecrafters’ Marketplace, Wednesday, September 9 at the Vista Lobos Community Center, located on Torres Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues.   A jury panel will view all new and returning vendors crafts from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  At the end of the day the jury panel will select vendors for the 2020 craft show.  For information or an application call: 831-620-2020 or email 

The Great Sandcastle Contest, Saturday, September 26 on Carmel Beach between 10th and 12th Avenues.   Judging starts at 12:00 noon.   Awards will be given for Best Traditional, Best Theme, Best Kids, Best Bribe, Sour Grapes and the famous Golden Shovel Award.   Bring your sunscreen, your picnic lunch and join in this fun day for the whole family.  As always the “theme” will be announced a few weeks prior to the event.  Dogs will be required to be on a leash inside of the event area.  For more information call 831-620-2020 or email 

October 2020 

Annual Birthday/Halloween/Parade/Pumpkin Roll and Luncheon 

Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!   Stay tuned we may have the Parade/Lunch and Pumpkin Roll on the same day – check back we will update the website.   

For information call: 831-620-2020 or email: 

   November 2020    

Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Devendorf Park, located on Ocean Avenue and Junipero Streets.   Join the City of Carmel and the American Legion, Post 512 in recognizing and honoring our Veterans.  For more information call 831-620-2020 or email 

50th Annual Homecrafters’ Marketplace, November 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located at the Sunset Center north parking lot, located on 8th Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Streets.   The event will feature approximately 100 vendors who were selected to participate in this exclusive craft show.   For information contact: 831-620-2020 or

Carmel Woman’s Club Sweet Seconds Rummage Sale, November 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located at San Carlos and 9th Avenues. For information email:  

All Saints Episcopal Church Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located on 9th and Dolores Streets.  For information email:

Carmel Foundation Holiday Craft Show, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located on 8th and Dolores Streets.  For information email: 

December 2020

Annual Holiday Celebration of Events in the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea 

2:00 p.m. The Sunset Cultural Center located on San Carlos between 9th and 10th Street will start with a short music program and pictures by the Holiday Tree located in the lobby at Sunset Cultural Center. 

3:00 p.m. Santa Claus arrives at Devendorf Park on Junipero and Ocean Avenues to greet children and take pictures. 

4:00 p.m. there is a short ceremony and the Menorah is lit inside Devendorf Park

4:30 p.m. the music program begins on the stage at Ocean and Junipero and features local schools and community talent.   The program ends at 6:00 p.m. when the Holiday tree it lit.  

5:30 p.m. The Carmel Plaza, located at Junipero and Ocean Avenues will welcome everyone to the Plaza for small bites and music.   Santa will also make an appearance to visit the children and adults.  The event continues until 7:00 p.m.