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1st Fridays Art Walk

Date: 1st Friday every month

★ 100-300 Blocks Main Street. Salinas & Monterey Streets & Central Avenue

Join us for this family friendly community event  in downtown Salinas, featuring live music in 20 venues, art openings, kid’s art projects, book readings and signings, dance performances, and much more. 1st Friday of every month, year-round, rain or shine, admission is free.

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National Train Day

Date: 05.09.2015

★ 26 Station Place, Salinas CA 93901

Discover the rail way at National Train Day in Salinas! Free annual event celebrates everything about trains, featuring live music, food, wine tasting, games, contests, historic tours of the Amtrak Station, 1st Mayor’s House, and of course the Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Museum.  A fun day for kids and ‘Trainiacs’ of all ages!

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Saladpalooza!

Date: 05.30.2015

★ Downtown Salinas

May is National Salad Month and the first annual Salad Festival in downtown Salinas promises to be a historic event celebrating the fabulous produce of Salad Bowl of the World.  Organizers will attempt to break the world record for the longest salad bar, games, live music, with wine and salad pairings rounding out the event.

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California Rodeo Salinas

Date: 07.16-19.2015

★ 1034 N Main Street, Salinas CA 93906

For over 100 years, Salinas has celebrated her western heritage with cowboys and horses at the Salinas Rodeo. One of the top 3 Rodeos in the country, it’s also one of the biggest, held on the 3rd weekend in July.  The nighttime  Colmo del Rodeo parade kicks off the event the week before in Oldtown…

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California International Airshow

Date: 09.27-28.2015

★ 37 Mortensen, Salinas CA 93901

Fly into fun at the California International Airshow – held every year at the Salinas Airport.

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Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival

Date: 10.10.2015

☎ 831.758.0725

Annual event in Oldtown Salinas featuring local wines and great food.  Live music and vendors round out the day.

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Steinbeck Festival

Date: May 2016

☎ 831.775.4721

★ One Main Street, Salinas CA 93901

Canceled for 2015, it may be back in May of 2016

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Valentine’s Wine Passport

☎ 831.620.6541

★ 1645 River Road, Salinas CA 93908

Mark your calendar for this fabulous wine and food event on the River Road Wine Trail on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day.  A ticket will give you a souvenir glass, a chocolate treat, and great wine tasting paired with delicious food at most of the wineries along River Road.  Share the love with live music…

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Dia de los Muertos

☎ 831.435.3646

★ Building J, Alisal @ San Vincente Street, Salinas CA 93901

Bailando con la Muerte is an annual community event celebrating the diverse cultures in Salinas California.  Now in it’s 18th year, this free event features a community art exhibition, live music, dance, poetry and more.  One of the most popular components is the Night of Fridas, a Frida Kahlo look alike contest with great prizes…

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Uno-One Salinas Arts Fest

☎ 831.435.4636

★ Downtown Salinas, Salinas CA 93901

Last Saturday in March 11am-4pm

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