Welcome to the National Steinbeck Center!

The National Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California, the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. In addition to hosting a premier collection of artifacts, books, and film clips, we strive to share John Steinbeck’s values, build community, and celebrate creativity in communities across the nation.

What’s New
and Upcoming Events

2016 Steinbeck Festival

May 06 - May 08 —

The 2016 Steinbeck Festival will be held the first weekend of May and is titled "From Salinas to the Sea of Cortez: Steinbeck on Land and Sea." 

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“My John Steinbeck, My Steinbeck Festival” writing Contest

May 06 - May 15 —

The National Steinbeck Center is proud to announce free admission to the Steinbeck Festival for high school and undergraduate...

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Steinbeck’s Home Brew Fest sponsored by the Steinbeck Rotary Club

May 07 —

Three beer gardens! Purchase tickets before May 6 for discounted rate.

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Steinbeck Night at Tarpy’s Roadhouse

May 26 —

As part of Tarpy's dinner series, Chef Todd Fisher, De Tierra Vineyards, & NSC Director Susan Shillinglaw team up for a dinner/presentation featuring Steinbeck Country food and lore.

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Steve Webster, ""What would Steinbeck and Ricketts Say about Climate Change?"

June 05 —

Steve Webster, one of the founders of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, will give lecture at the National Steinbeck Center on June 5th. 

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