Monterey Jazz Festiva
Monterey locals can dance the night away at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The festival has been going on for more than 50 years, happening every third weekend in September and bringing some of the best jazz musicians to Monterey for days on end of excellent music. The festival also sponsors jazz education programs that last the whole year with participants taking part in the Next Generation Jazz Festival in the spring. In the past, the festival has attracted such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday, with hot new artists continuing their tradition of great jazz.