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    The Old Monterey Business Association (OMBA), Union Bank and the City of Monterey are proud to sponsor the Monterey 4th of July Parade! On Monday, July 4, thousands of people will watch the star-spangled excitement of creative floats, specialty units, musical units and guest celebrities! This patriotic Independence Day parade will start at 10 a.m. and is expected to take approximately one hour to pass along a route through downtown Monterey. For details visit:

  • Seaside Parade of Champions

    Photo of the Seaside Parade of Champions.

    Come out and watch the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Color Guard and Marching Units at the parade on Sunday, July 3 @ Noon in Downtown Seaside as they participate in this 69-year-old tradition.

    For more information visit www.sspoc.org

  • Other 4th of July Celebrations



    CARMELFEST 2016 – Carmel’s traditional Independence Day celebration organized by the Rotary Club of Carmel – promises to be a grand spectacle with a free two-day outdoor festival, entertainment on three stages, an array of tasty foods, a crafts marketplace, an interactive KidZone, a patriotic parade sponsored by Centier Bank on July 4th and spectacular fireworks display. For details visit:

    Pacific Grove

    PG CITY FOURTH OF JULY BBQ - 11am to 3pm on July 4. Join the Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the 4th with an old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office). Great food, live entertainment, and a chance to enjoy a patriotic celebration. For details visit:

  • Get to know your community!

    The new PoM "InBrief" features news, information and stories about the Presidio of Monterey and greater-Monterey military community

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    Click here for the latest issue.

  • Blue Star Museums offers free admission
    to all active duty military personnel
    and their families from
    Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Here are a few of the 2,000+ participating museums:

    • Monterey: Monterey Museum of Art
    • Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History; Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
    • San Jose: San Jose Museum of Art, History San Jose, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
    • San Francisco: Children's Creativity Museum, de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, Walt Disney Family Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Asian Art Museum; Museum of the African Diaspora; The Octagon House

    For more information and the
    complete list of participating
    museums visit:


  • MST Presidio of Monterey
    Free Shuttle Bus Service Program

    The MST Presidio of Monterey free shuttle bus service program is open to all Presidio of Monterey and Ord Military Community service members as well as DoD civilians, at no charge whatsoever. Whether you’re headed to work, school, shopping or meeting friends, MST will take you there. MST provides bus service to the greater Monterey and Salinas areas as far south as Paso Robles and Big Sur and as far north as Santa Cruz and San Jose. Enrollment takes 5 minutes. Individuals may visit building 614, room 119 for immediate sign up, while-you-wait.

    Flyer for MST Presidio of Monterey Free Shuttle Bus Service Program. Click to view larger.
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    Language Day 2016

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center held its annual Language Day at the Presidio of Monterey, California, May 13 to promote and encourage cultural understanding and customs from around the world.


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