Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 100th Year Birthday Parade

Carmel Parade and 100 year birthday celebrationOn Saturday, October 29, Carmel-by-the-Sea turns 100 years old.  As with every birthday, a parade will take place along Ocean Avenue, but this year, along with the usual local groups, dog and kids in costume and firetrucks, there will be Rose-Parade-quality floats, the Navy Marching Band and circa 1916 automobiles. None other than former Carmel-by-the-sea Mayor Clint Eastwood will be atop one of the original Wells Fargo stage coaches to lead the parade down Ocean Avenue as Grand Marshall.

A grand celebration luncheon with an enormous birthday cake, silent auction and band will take place following the parade on Carmel’s Cultural Center, Sunset Center’s outdoor area. (the luncheon is sold out at present)  Floats will be available for up close viewing and photo opportunities.  A street dance is also planned in the evening on Dolores Street with wine tasting, small plates from Little Napoli, Le Bicyclette & Luca restaurants.

Join us for the festivities at our charming Carmel inn – you’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast so you can enjoy the day filled with celebration.

Carmel International Film Festival

Carmel International Film FestivalThis just in:  The Carmel International Film Festival, October 19-23 is premiering the film The Space Between, by Amy Jo Johnson on opening night, October 20.The entire cast of the film will be here, but that’s just the start,  The Festival,  dedicated to the development and celebration of independent filmmakers, features a special Women in Film lecture, talks, parties and new this year,  the Music Café featuring young singer/songwriters performing live throughout the weekend.

There is something for everyone to enjoy beginning with the Filmmakers Reception, VIP Cocktail Parties, and everything in between.  Not to be missed, Filmmakers’ Beach Dinner where filmmakers and guests enjoy Carmel beach and sunset with amazing food and beverage from local restaurants and wineries.

There are 3 ways to enjoy the festival.

The Essential Credential gets you into all films at all times, and the Filmmakers’ Welcome shindig with 15 Monterey County wineries pouring.

The Producers Package gets you into very cool parties. You will also have access to our filmmakers’ lounge located adjacent to music café. Listen to some music and enjoy a glass of wine on us!

For the exclusive, five star experience – go for the Patrons Package. It comes with concierge service, exclusive entrance, reserved seating, filmmakers lounge, all parties and dinners including the exclusive VIP party, swag bag, framed print and more!

The coolest part of the whole weekend?  Amy Jo Johnson is staying at Carmel Country Inn where Amy M Johnson is the Innkeeper!

Concour on the Avenue Car Event

pebble beach concours d eleganceCalling all car nuts –  If you can’t get tickets or find a hotel room for the Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance this August,  come to Carmel earlier in the week and enjoy this FREE event.    All along Ocean Avenue from Junipero Street to Monte Verde Ave. and 2 blocks in each direction to the north and south,  over 200 spectacular, diverse Marques of collector vehicles, American and foreign, from 1940 – 1973, with Ferrari’s and Porsche’s up to 1989 line the streets for anyone to gawk at, take photos of and even sit inside a few.  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The brainstorm of Dave Freeman, this 8th annual event supports the local Carmel Foundation, a 65 year old non profit organization assisting seniors on the Monterey Peninsula.   The vehicles on display at the Concour on the Avenue are different than those that will be seen throughout the week at the different vehicle events that surround the Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance taking place on Sunday, August 21.

Join us at Carmel Country Inn and check out these exciting events!

Pebble Beach Golf Course Tournaments

pebble beach golf course

Nearby, you can see the #9 and #10 from Carmel Beach, the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course is the site of the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament as well as the upcoming 2019 US Open Golf Tournament.

Each February, pros and celebrities alike gather for a week of fun and golf, benefiting local Carmel and Monterey area charities.  The tournament began with Bing Crosby hosting a few Hollywood friends to play along with the PGA tournament back in the Crosby Clambake days.

These days, you’re likely to see Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Clint Eastwood, and Alice Cooper, Kenny G and many actors and musicians throughout the week.  Even the San Francisco Giant and San Francisco 49ers current players and alumni play a tournament for a charity one day during the week.  The tournament began with Bing Crosby hosting a few Hollywood friends to play along with the PGA tournament back in the Crosby Classic days which was nicknamed the Crosby Clambake.

Hint:  AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament practice rounds begin the Monday prior and are not crowded.  Players and Celebrities are laid back and congenial to the galleries. Cameras and parking are allowed thru Wednesdays of the tournament week.

The golf course is breathtaking any time of year, join us at our Carmel bed and breakfast and get a glimpse of this gorgeous hot spot!

Carmel Country Inn Has Cats…The Monterey Bay Aquarium Has A Great White Shark

Pet Friendly Carmel InnNo joke folks, this ????4 foot 7 inch boy shark is from Malibu, but seems to be liking the California Central Coast too (well, in a tank at the Aquarium that is). Here at Carmel Country Inn we have a Monterey Bay Aquarium Ticket Package offering tickets to the aquarium for the same price as you would from them, but our tickets are good for 2 consecutive days admission, and you don’t have to stand in line! So call the gals at our Pet Friendly Carmel Inn today, and get your room and tickets before “Mr. Malibu