1. Art
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  3. Entertainment
  4. Events (Annual)
  5. Indoor
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Outdoor
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Alisal Center for Fine Arts, Salinas

Mentors and teachers provide classes and workshops in fine arts, theater, and dance, with an emphasis on cultural knowledge and traditions.

Carmel Art Association

The Carmel Art Association displays a wide variety of styles and media and changes its exhibitions every month. Events include: film series, lectures, concerts, art demonstrations and special fund-raising events.

Michaels Arts & Crafts Classes, Marina

Embrace creativity with Michaels. With their exciting array of classes offered, there’s always something new to learn and do! Have fun, be creative, and sign up online for a class today.

Petroglyph, Santa Cruz

Petroglyph is the original paint-your-own pottery studio. They have generously offered a 50% off discount for CASA advocates and their kiddos to use at your leisure!

Youth Arts Collective (YAC), Monterey

YAC provides supplies, studio space, art training, exhibition, individual mentoring, and a community unlike any other. They’re open 4 hours a day, 6 days a week, year round.

Agricultural History Project Center & Museum, Watsonville

Preserving the history of agriculture in California’s Central Coast, the AG History Project at the Fairgrounds in Watsonville provides discovery and learning for everyone in the family.

The Andy Ausonio Library, Castroville

This is an Art Literacy Program designed to assist in developing an art and literacy connection.

Hartnell Planetarium, Salinas

For over 40 years the planetarium at Hartnell College has opened its doors to the public for regular evening shows. In continuing this tradition please check out either our Children’s show or our Evening show.

*Click here to view upcoming showtimes

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a staple of the peninsula and an interactive way to inspire conservation of the ocean while learning about all of its living inhabitants.  Call CASA office for free pass availability.

MY Museum-Monterey County Youth Museum, Monterey

MY Museum offers interactive galleries and programming where children and their grown-ups can explore, discover, imagine and learn together.  Call CASA office for free pass availability.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove

Showcasing the birds and wildlife, plants, geology, and cultural richness of Monterey County County, Santa Cruz County, and the entire California Central Coast.

ARIEL Theater, Salinas

ARIEL is a nonprofit that allows young people the opportunity to partake in theater arts productions.  Call CASA office to check free voucher availability.

Pac Rep, Carmel

PacRep Theatre produces bold and daring interpretations of the great plays from the world stage – plays that engage, excite, educate and inspire.  Call CASA office for free voucher availability.

Dia de Los Muertos, Santa Cruz

Check website events page in the fall for Monterey County events.

Christmas on the Wharf, Monterey

This event will feature holiday musical entertainment including a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 19-foot Christmas tree, free sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet”, and much more!

Ciclovia, Salinas

In early October, we encourage you to partake in this annual youth led event as 1.6 miles of Alisal Street, from Main Street to Sanborn Street, will come alive for community members to enjoy recreational activities- such as running, biking, skating, dancing, playing and many others.

Good Old Days Celebration, Pacific Grove

This annual Pacific Grove event takes place in early April and includes live entertainment on five stages, old-fashioned games and contests, and lots of family fun.

Ice Skating By the Bay, Monterey

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at a seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa.

Monterey County Fair, Monterey

This family- fun event includes carnival rides, games, and tasty fair-food, and an opportunity to celebrate Monterey County’s unique history and heritage.

CASA Office

Our office welcomes advocates and their CASA youth to stop by at any time, just call the office ahead of time to make a reservation. Advocates and their youth can bake, play board games, work on homework, and do arts and crafts.

Highway 1 Golf, Games & Grub, Monterey

Visit this Cannery Row destination for mini-golf, mirror mazes, and more.  Contact CASA office for availability of passes.

Northridge Mall Events, Salinas

The Salinas mall offers a variety of fun events for kids on various days of the week throughout the year.

Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Santa Cruz

Visit Pacific Edge for a wonderful rock climbing experience, just be sure to fill out the waiver prior. They are generously offering 50% off daily kids passes.

El Estero Boating, Monterey

Located right next to Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey is El Estero paddle boat rental.

Everyone’s Harvest

A robust nonprofit that operates five certified farmers’ markets and is a catalyst for health-related programs across Monterey County.

Gizdich Ranch, Watsonville

Pick your own fruit farm, or stop by for coffee & pie.

Hope, Horses and Kids, Salinas

This nonprofit helps all children, especially those with special needs, build confidence and reach personal developmental milestones.

Monterey Zoo, Salinas

Visit exotic animals from around the world in a natural setting.

Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is outstanding for sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, and walking.

Return of the Natives (RON), Seaside

Community & school based environmental education program dedicated to native habitat restoration.

Tatum’s Garden, Salinas

Tatum’s Garden is a fully inclusive park created to foster abundant play.

The Farm, Salinas

Check site for fun kid- friendly activities throughout the year.