The 25th Annual Taste of Carmel
The Central Coast's Premier Food & Wine Event
6:00 - 9 pm
The Carmel Chamber of Commerce hosts this annual fundraiser that features culinary creations from dozens of the finest local restaurants and wines produced by notable Central Coast vintners — many of which release just a few thousand cases annually. Each year, the event has a different theme, with entertainment and guests in costume to match, and it always includes an extensive silent auction. For the past several years, Taste of Carmel has been held in the scenic fountain courtyard of the historic Carmel Mission, the perfect setting for a sunset soiree. Visit the web site for more information.
Poodle Day 2013
Locations around Carmel
Poodle Day is an annual event in Carmel, California, that unites poodle owners and lovers — and their furry companions — for a fun-filled day. In addition to being one of California’s premier vacation destinations, Carmel consistently ranks as one of Dog Fancy’s top ten most dog-friendly cities in America. Proceeds from Poodle Day benefit NorCal Poodle Rescue, which has been a haven for poodles and poodle mixes in need in Northern California and Southern Oregon for 27 years. NorCal’s philosophy is to help poodles while also enriching the lives of the people who adopt them. Poodle Day kicks off with a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions followed by other activities at The Crossroads. Afternoon events include off-leash beach play — organized by the Poodle Day Team — a scenic stroll, a hike, or other dog-friendly activities around Carmel. Later that evening, cocktail parties allow the dogs to lounge in style as their human companions gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation.
5th Annual Carmel Art & Film Festival
October 9 - 13
Film and art lovers gather for an incredible weekend along California’s majestic Central Coast for the Carmel Art and Film Festival. From an opening night concert, screenings of independent award-winning films, art shows, wine tastings and gallery crawls, to parties with filmmakers, composers and artists, locals and visitors will enjoy a total immersion in the arts. Visit the web site for more information.
Fiesta del Mar
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Free with Aquarium admission
Celebrate ocean conservation and Latin American cultural traditions. The day includes live music, cultural dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more. Children 12 and under admitted free all day.
97th City Birthday Party & Parade
Start Time: 11 am
11am Parade on Ocean Avenue and 12 noon Lunch at Sunset Center
Visit web site for more information.
The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916, so it celebrates its birthday and the country’s favorite costume-and-candy holiday with a Halloween Parade through downtown in which all are welcome to participate or spectate. Following the parade at Sunset Center is a $5.00 hot-dog lunch with all the fixin's—plus chili, chips, drink, ice cream, and birthday cake! Tickets available at city hall or the day of the event on a first-come-first-serve basis. City dignitaries, VIPs, costumed dogs and kids, and residents and visitors alike gather for this upbeat annual affair!
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