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Local Event: Monterey Beer Festival

Monterey Beer Festival 4th of July Weekend

Visitors and locals can celebrate the 4th of July during the 17th Annual Monterey Beer Festival. It is located on the pristine lawns of the Monterey County Fair and Event Center sponsored by Canna+Botanicals. Attendees can sample hundreds of beers from all over the world and are given a souvenir tasting pilsner included with admission. The event will also feature delicious food, live bands, giveaways and more. The festivities will benefit the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation which is a non-profit that raises money for scholarships. You can enjoy live rock and roll music on Daze on the Green, or hear the Spazmatics perform 80’s classics throughout the afternoon.

Where to Book Tickets for Festival

If you choose to purchase VIP tickets, you will have access to a private area. You can also beat the lines getting into the festival, and have private access to restroom facilities. The general price of admission is $45-$55, VIP tickets are $70-$80, and designated driver tickets are only $20. Each ticket holder must be 21 years of age or older. While you’re in Monterey, there are several fabulous eateries you must experience along Fisherman’s Wharf after enjoying your refreshing beer.

Nearby Restaurants in Monterey

The Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California is one of the best places to experience fresh seafood. The fisherman from around the world settled here to catch sardines, squid, tuna, and many others. The first ever Italian seafood restaurant opened in 1989 is called Cafe Fina. The owner’s named the restaurant after their mother Josephina. The family is dedicated to providing passed down family recipes with an authentic Italian seafood experience. Local fisherman dine at Cafe Fina because they expect to eat only the freshest fish.

Cafe Fina Farm

Their fresh vegetables come from their owned and operated 25-acre land located in Los Banos, California. The farm produces organic produce that allows Cafe Fina to give their customers a farm-to-table experience. They use only sustainable and environmentally-friendly methods when it comes to caring for their crops. The family also co-operates Domenico’s On the Wharf that also serves fresh seafood and Italian food since 1981. Customers at both restaurants can expect to dine on authentic Italian cuisine overlooking beautiful views of the Monterey Bay. NFL alum John Madden used them as his sole caterer in 2006 for his induction ceremony into the Football Hall of Fame. The owner still goes on tour with him each year on the Madden Cruiser to Canton, Ohio. Celebrity chef Rachel Ray and other television stars have patronized the restaurants.

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