Events in Carmel-by-the-Sea


We made it through 2020 and even though there is a glimmer of sunshine with the vaccine, COVID-19 restrictions still prohibit large-scale gatherings.  Current State and Monterey County restrictions limit gatherings to outdoors and people from no more than three (3) separate households, including the host(s) and their family members.

The Community Activities Department continues to monitor changes to large-scale gathering restrictions and will update this list as changes to events occur.

We all look forward to getting back together soon!




April 2021

Carmel Host Lions Club Annual Breakfast with the Bunny - Cancelled for 2021

May 2021

Monterey County Vintners & Growers Annual Winemakers’ Celebration – Cancelled for 2021

Carmel Art Festival – Cancelled for 2021

Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday, May 31

June 2021

Annual Carmel Surfabout – Cancelled for 2021

Annual Run in the Name of Love – Cancelled for 2021

July 2021  

Annual Independence Day Celebration – Cancelled for 2021

August 2021

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 3

Annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue – Tuesday, August 10

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Vintage Car Parade and Display - Cancelled for 2021

September 2021

Annual selection of vendors for Homecrafters’ Marketplace – TBD

Annual Sandcastle Contest – TBD

October 2021

Annual Pumpkin roll – TBD

Carmel High Homecoming Parade – TBD

105th Birthday/Halloween Parade and Luncheon – Saturday, October 30

November 2021

Veteran’s Day Ceremony – Wednesday, November 11

Annual Homecrafters’ Marketplace – Saturday, November 20

December 2021

Annual Holiday Celebration of Events in the City of Carmel - Friday, December 3