Good Vibes for Everyone – Monterey Bay Reggaefest, July 27-29

Alright, Monterey, the 17th annual Monterey Bay Reggaefest is almost here!  We at Carmel Hill Lodge can’t wait for the fun!  Held at Monterey Fairgrounds and Exposition Park, this is one of the largest reggae festivals in Northern California and features over 25 performances from star reggae performers, dancehall acts, and cultural dancers throughout the three-day celebration. There will also be vendors offering unique arts, crafts and food, ensuring that you never have to leave the festival gates or miss an act.

Monterey Bay Reggaefest, monterey raggaefest, raggaefest monterey, Since 1995, Reggaefest has been enthralling audiences on the Monterey Peninsula.  It is the third largest festival on the Monterey Peninsula, as well as a world renowned festival featuring artists from around the world. This year’s line-up of stellar artists includes, among others, Josh Wawa White, Judy Mowatt, Mystic Man and Tribal Theory.

In addition to music, food, and arts and crafts, there are plenty of activities for children.  The kids’ play area features giant slides, bounce houses, face painting, and arts and crafts.

In addition to having a ticket, each ticket holder must present two canned goods for entry.  All canned goods will be donated to local food pantries.  Children aged 8 and under have free admission, while children aged 9-14 must show school ID to purchase tickets.  For ticket options, including 3-day passes and all-access passes, visit the Monterey Bay Reggaefest website.   But don’t delay – this festival is so popular that you don’t want to run the risk of not being able to get tickets!

We’ll look forward to meeting you at the fun in the sun of Reggaefest!  In the meantime, remember that Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge are the perfect choices for your guests visiting from out of town.  Call us on 831-373-3252 or 1-888-551-4455 and we’ll be happy to make reservations.

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California Rodeo Salinas, July 19-22, and Red Bull United States Grand Prix, July 27-29

A rodeo! And a U.S. Grand Prix! At Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge, we can’t wait to attend these midsummer outdoor spectator events.

California Rodeo Salinas, Red Bull Grand Prix, Red Bull United States Grand Prix, The California Rodeo Salinas takes place Thursday through Sunday, July 19 – 22, at the Salinas Sports Complex. Organized by the California Rodeo Association, a non-profit organization that preserves and promotes the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West, the California Rodeo “Big Week” is the largest community event held in Salinas. With parades, barbecues, cowboy poetry, fireworks, concerts, a carnival and much more, Big Week offers something for every member of the family. For four action-packed days, you’ll see the country’s top professional rodeo athletes compete. So don’t delay, book your tickets:

  • online at
  • by calling 800-549-4989
  • in person at Salinas Sports Complex Box Office, 1034 N. Main Street, Salinas. Cash, VISA and Mastercard accepted.

Once you’ve been dazzled by the skill and break-neck speed of the rodeo performers, you’ll be more than ready to watch motorcycle races! The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix will be held on July 27-29 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Boasting the largest spectator attendance of any race held in Monterey, the Red Bull United States Grand Prix, featuring the MotoGP World Championship, returns to the race schedule for its seventh consecutive year. MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycling championship, with a season of 18 Grand Prix race weekends in 15 countries bringing together the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers – Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Ducati – along with an elite list of riders from across the world. For various ticket packages and options, visit the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website.

We’ll be sure to look for you at both events! In the meantime, if you have visitors in town for the summer, Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge are the ideal 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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St. Mary’s Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale, July 13 –15

Who can resist shopping, especially when it’s for a good cause?  At Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge, we always look forward to the St. Mary’s Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale.  This year, the sale runs from July 13th through the 15th (Friday through Sunday).  The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission for all three days is $8.

St. Mary's nntiques and collectibles, antiques show, antiques sale, St. Mary's church, 55th Annual St. Mary’s Antiques & Collectibles ShowWhat will you find there?

  • Collectibles and antiques from a select group of West Coast antiques dealers: fine silver, hollowware, flatware, jewelry, collectible books, fine art, glassware, vintage clothing, toys and small furniture.  There will also be a silent auction.
  • All that shopping is bound to work up an appetite!  Good thing that a home cooked luncheon for $10 will be served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  In addition, there will be a snack bar with beverages and mid-afternoon sandwiches and desserts.
  • If shopping and eating don’t interest you, there are also tours of the 1887 Gothic Revival church and organ concerts.

What does St. Mary’s church do?

  • Provides food, clothing and referrals to all in need through their Outreach program
  • Gives Christmas gifts to children whose families are receiving help from local Mental Health Services
  • Works for social justice in the Monterey Bay region by giving parishioners a chance to participate in public life
  • Offers immediate assistance to victims of natural disasters and civil strife throughout the world
  • Partners with 25 other churches to provide a hot meal and overnight shelter for homeless men

So come to St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, at the corner of 12th and Central Ave. in Pacific Grove, and support the wonderful work they do!  Meanwhile, turn to Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge if you need places for friends and family 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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