The weather in Monterey can change throughout the day from the blazing sun to frigid fog to cool evenings. Dress in layers and bring a jacket or blanket, sunscreen, and sunglasses. On second thought, bring both a jacket and blanket.
The festival may be known for the music, but the food here is worth some serious focus. The offerings run from barbecue ribs, peach cobbler, and bratwurst to Thai, Indian, and Jamaican cuisine.