CRA Social Activities

Our Members Beach Parties were held on a Sunday in June 2021 & Sept 2022 & June 2023. Here is a quick batch of photos.  A great time had by all, both 2 and 4 legged ones! 

Throughout the year CRA members get together socially at fun events that give them a chance to meet new friends and reconnect with those you haven't seen in a while. It also gives part-time residents a chance to get better engaged with the community. Our events include:

  • No-Host Gatherings a favorite local hangouts - restarting in April 2022!  And periodically a CRA Beach Gathering.
  • Annual Meeting - Large gathering to update our membership and gather your feedback (May of each year) - Details Here
  • Feast in the Forest - Outside gathering with bar and buffet meal (Late Summer Semi-Annually) Details & Pictures Here
  • Float in Annual Anniversary/Halloween Parade (usually last Saturday in October each year)  Details & Pictures Here
  • Holiday Gala at La Playa Hotel - Festive celebration dinner at the La Playa Carmel (early December each year) Details Here.
  • Educational Programs - Lectures by a single presenter of panel on a subject of general interest (4-7 each year)
  • Candidate Forums - Bi-Annual Panel discussion that includes all candidates running for Village public office (Fall every 2 even # years) Our 2022 Forum page is available here. Our prior 2020 Forum page is available here.
  • Citizen of the Year Award  A large Semi-Annual gathering honoring a worthy citizen that includes food and drinks after presentation 

While the CRA is not generally considered to be a social organization per se, you can see that have many options for getting out and meeting new people, having discussions about topics of interest and making lifelong friends. The options have expanded based on member interest and the ability of volunteers to put on the events. So, it is really up to you as a member to get involved and make things happen for YOUR Carmel Residents Association!