Seaside is home to the Monterey Bay Blues Festival each year, which has been around since 1986. The Annual Monterey Peninsula Obon Festival is another yearly event, celebrating Japan with cuisine, martial arts performances, dance, drumming, exhibits, and more. In Monterey, the California Roots Music & Arts Festival is a three day event that features live music by big-name bands like Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Rebelution, and many more. The Monterey Scottish Games are a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture with dancing, music, animals, contests, drumming lessons, and many vendors. Another festival option is the Monterey Wine Festival, which is in its 37th year, with gourmet food, wine tasting, eating competitions, and other food and drink-related activities. There are buses, including an Amtrak bus, that stop in Seaside. The bus system has various routes for student convenience. The Otter Trolley Campus Shuttle is another option for students looking to get around.
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