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4th of July

4th of July at the Ranch

Celebrate Independence Day, Ranch-style! We’re cookin’ up a long weekend of fun and festivities for the young and the young-at-heart. Come enjoy summer in the Valley, and let the flag flying begin!

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Featured Activities

ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY BARBEQUE - TUESDAY, 7/4, 2017

1:30P – 7:00P | RIVER RANCH | BBQ PLATE $30 PER PERSON|COMPLIMENTARY ACTIVITIES

It wouldn’t be the Fourth without firing up the grill! Family Games begin at 1:30p with a pie-eating contest, water-balloon toss, and much more. We’ll also have face painting, lawn games, and live music out on the lawn. From 4:00p to 7:00p, enjoy a choice of tri-tip, ribs, brats, and chicken, plus corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, cornbread, and berry pie. No reservations required. For more information, please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577. 

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PONY CAMP – SATURDAY 7/1 & SUNDAY 7/2

9:30A–12:00P & 1:30p–4:00p | hilltop corral | $125 PER CHILD

Sign your Junior Wrangler up for an unforgettable equestrian experience! Children ages 4–12 (120 lb. limit) are invited to the Corral for a 2+ hour session of crafts, games, and pony riding lessons. Please meet at the Activities Desk in the Lobby. Reservations recommended; call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or x679, or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com.

PIZZA & TEAM JEOPARDY – SATURDAY 7/1 & WEDNESDAY 7/5

5:00P – 7:00P | RIVER RANCH | PIZZA $25 PER PERSON | GAMES COMPLIMENTARY

Join us for an evening of family fun. We’ll be playing Team Jeopardy with silly categories and great prizes, and serving up a buffet of wood-fired pizza, salad, and desserts. Purchase your buffet tickets through the River Ranch Café, and redeem at the patio buffet. Reservations recommended; please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com.

MOVIE NIGHT ON THE RIVER LAWN – MONDAY 7/3

7:30P – 9:30P | RIVER RANCH | COMPLIMENTARY

Come on down to the River Ranch for movie magic by the light of the moon! We’ll be featuring the ground breaking stop-motion animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings. We’ll have campfires and blankets, the Carmel Valley Ranch Ice Cream Trike, popcorn, concessions, and the works!

For a complete calendar of activities during the week of July 1 - 8, click here.

JULY IS RED, WHITE & LAVENDER MONTH!

Join us throughout July as we celebrate the abundance of the 7,500 Grosso and English Lavender plants blooming at The Ranch. We’ll have lavender cooking classes, essential oil workshops, and our inaugural Lavender Festival in the Organic Garden! For more information or to book an activity, please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com.

LAVENDER HARVEST FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 7/22

1:00P – 4:00P | ORGANIC GARDEN

A not-to-be-missed celebration featuring lavender harvesting and distillation demos, lavender cocktails and herbal teas, garden tours, kids’ crafts, live music from the Monterey Jazz Festival Student Alumni All-Star Band, and our newest “Artisans”—the Nanny Goats of Carmel Valley Ranch! Presale tickets: $50/person, $35 ages 12 & under; day-of purchase: $75/person, $50 ages 12 & under. Buy your tickets today https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/carmel-valley-ranch-lavender-festival-tickets-35737289194

FEATURED FLAVORS AT VALLEY KITCHEN

Stop by Valley Kitchen throughout the month of July and try one of our featured dishes, made from locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

  • Home-made Ice Cream of the Month: Peach Raspberry Swirl
  • Wood-Fired Pizza of the Month: Red, White, and Bleu – Tomato, Crème Fraiche, and lavender-infused bleu cheese
  • Cocktail of the Month: “Lavender Collins” – Vodka, lavender syrup, lemon juice, and club soda, garnished with violet blossoms