Monterey Bay is home to numerous annual festivals, events, and celebrations. The county holds an annual Winemakers' Celebration, a parade of lights at Christmastime, and a Car Week. Other Festivals in Monterey include the Caramel Art Festival, which features a youth art show and a kids' art day. Monterey events such as Pacific Grove's Good Old Days and the county fair are held in local communities.
Monterey music festivals are a special feature of the area and celebrate a wide variety of musical styles. Festival goers can enjoy classical music at the the Carmel Bach Festival. They can experience a uniquely American musical form at one of the world's longest running jazz festivals, which is held annually in September. The California Roots Music and Arts Festival combines reggae, rock, folk, and hip hop musical acts with live, on-stage painting. The Monterey area also boasts a Blues Festival and vibrant Reggaefest.