I hope you and the moms in your life got to go to the Good Old Days street festival earlier this month, but don’t worry if you didn’t. There’s more fun to come:

Carmel Arts Festival’s 30th Anniversary Celebration – MAY 19th to MAY 21st

This will be the 30th anniversary of the Carmel Art Festival, held in Carmel-by-the-Sea since 1993. The event is once again held in Devendorf Park, opening at 11 AM on Friday, May 19, and closing down on Sunday, May 21, at 3 pm.

Sixty all-star winners of the past 30 years arrive in Carmel on May 17 and will be painting all over the Monterey Peninsula for two days. Their paintings will be displayed, judged, and sold on a “buy now” basis in Devendorf Park starting Friday, May 19. Collectors come from all over the country to purchase these new paintings.

Highlight events include: Saturday, May 20, live entertainment starts at 11 am to 6 pm. There will be some youth art displayed, and children of attendees can participate in a “kids make art” day, plus other programs to be announced. Posters from this and other years can be purchased. Sunday, May 21, some artists will participate in a morning Quick Draw, where artists will paint a new painting in 2 hours and bring it back to Devendorf Park for judging and to be sold.

Cali Roots Music and Art Festival – MAY 25th to MAY 28th

Right where Jimi Hendrix first lit his guitar on fire, this is one of the largest reggae music festivals in the USA, if not the world. The California Roots Music and Art Festival is an American annual music and art festival featuring reggae, reggae rock, folk, hip hop acts, and live painting on-stage. The lineup is listed below.

Stay at The Olympia Lodge. Get more info and buy tickets here. 🙂

This is the perfect time to visit our Sanctuary by the Bay. And, when you do, don’t forget, The Olympia Lodge is the best value and friendliest lodging around–if we do say so ourselves.

Happy Mothers’ Day to you and all the mamas in your life,

Reminder: We are rapidly selling out during these warmer months, so make your summer Monterey Bay travel plans now and RSVP at The Olympia Lodge.