Celebrate the 4th, Sleep at the Aquarium and Have a Reel Good Time!

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Mark your calendars, Monterey, because the first week of July will be busy.  Between 4th of July celebrations, a sleepover at the Aquarium and the Scottish Games & Celtic Festival, we at Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge are wondering how to fit everything in!

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A. 4th of July events
Celebrate the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by:

  • Watching a parade at 10 a.m. through downtown Monterey.
  • Enjoying a BBQ in Caledonia Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Pay just $5 for kids and $10 for adults.
  • Tucking into a BBQ beginning at 11 a.m. at City Hall on Pacific Street.  Free admission.
  • Partaking of free food and games at Devendorf Park from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Celebrating the blues and enjoying BBQ, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel.
  • Oohing and aahing at the free Patriotic Concert and Laser Light Show at Jacks Ballpark, from 8 p.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m.

B. Summer Night Sleepover, Monterey Bay Aquarium, July 7

The ever popular Summer Nights Sleepovers are back!  Starting at 6 p.m., you can enjoy live music and wine tasting.  The doors close at 8 p.m., allowing you to explore the Aquarium without daytime crowds.  See the new Jellies Experience, visit the updated Ocean Travelers exhibit, and enjoy special programs and a bedtime snack. The evening ends with a late-night nature movie before you go to sleep in front of your favorite exhibit.  Wake up with the fishes and enjoy a continental breakfast.

C. 45th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival, July 7 & 8

For two glorious days, everyone’s Scottish and Irish in Monterey!  Events at the Monterey County Fairground include athletics, children’s activities, and gatherings of clans, highland dancing and traditional music, whiskey tastings, historical re-enactments and sheep dog demonstrations.  And, of course, there will be plenty of food and vendors on hand.
Remember to double check dates and times for all events and please book in advance to avoid disappointments and tantrums.  And if you have friends visiting Monterey for the summer, Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge are great places for them to stay.   Call us on 831-373-3252 or 1-888-551-4455 and we’ll be happy to make reservations.

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