Calendar of Events


April 3: Democracy in the Fields Panel Discussion with Luis Valdez and Website Launch 

April 14: The Grapes of Wrath at 77 by Susan Shillinglaw 

April 28: Salinas Poet Laureate James B. Golden 

May 6-8: 2016 Steinbeck Festival

May 26: Steinbeck Night at Tarpy's Roadhouse 


May 06

2016 Steinbeck Festival
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
@ National Steinbeck Center

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
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
@ National Steinbeck Center

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

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May 07

Steinbeck’s Home Brew Fest sponsored by the Steinbeck Rotary Club
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
@ 100 Block of Main Street. Old Town Salinas.

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

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May 26

Steinbeck Night at Tarpy’s Roadhouse
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
@ Tarpy's (2999 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940)

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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June 05

Steve Webster, ""What would Steinbeck and Ricketts Say about Climate Change?"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
@ National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901

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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