** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge **
Monterey Jazz Festival Presents: Next Generation Jazz Festival
Monterey Conference Center
One Portola Plaza, Monterey
Over 1,300 of the nation’s top student musicians to play their hearts out at the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF). One of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, this “Super Bowl of jazz education” welcomes performances by middle, high school and collegiate groups of every kind: big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, as well as conglomerate bands. Over 130 groups apply each year, and from these the very best duke it out for the glory of performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September. This event is free to the public. for more information.
Pacific Grove Good Old Days
Come to "America's Last Hometown" for an old-fashioned celebration with Pacific Grove's Good Old Days Festival. This small town shows off its big heart with the largest event of its kind in Monterey County. There's a parade, live entertainment on five separate stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, pony rides, a dance showcase and more! And best of all, it's free