The Monterey Peninsula is famous for many exciting events, the majority of which benefit charity. The following are only some highlights.

Food and Wine


Big Sur Food and Wine Festival is a great way to enjoy the beautiful coastline and with a signature event called “Hiking With Stemware©” – it promises to be an unforgettable experience

Pebble Beach Food and Wine is a premier event gathering renowned chefs and vineyards for a four-day tasting extravaganza

Cooking for Solutions is the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s tribute to sustainable cooking done right, treating guests to the creations of more than a hundred top chefs and wineries

Monterey Wine Festival is great for wine enthusiasts as well as those who would just like to learn more…or sample some of the area’s finest




The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am pairs top professionals and sports and entertainment celebrities in one of the PGA TOUR’s most popular tournaments on three of the world’s most celebrated golf courses

Concours d’Elegance is an annual celebration of the automobile enticing visitors and cars from all over

The Red Bull Grand Prix sees the world’s best motorcycle riders challenge one of the most technically-demanding race tracks on the international 18-race MotoGP schedule

Big Sur International Marathon, featuring rolling hills and live entertainment, is the largest rural marathon in the world and covers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world

The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, the only event of its kind, pairs the legends of golf with select juniors from across the country