Located in Arroyo Grande, the Clark Center is the hub for cultural events for locals and visitors alike. Offering a diverse world of creative arts, The Clark Center for the Performing Arts consists of two state-of-the art theatres, the 617 seat Forbes Hall, and the approximately 120-seat Studio Theatre. Both theatres are used by various professional and community productions and are available to rent. The Grand Lobby is also a gallery for local artists, and the new Annex addition is home to a beautiful green room and scene shop.
Olde Port Beach
Olde Port Beach is located just west of downtown Avila Beach and Avila City Beach. Olde Port Beach is dog-friendly as long as dogs are well-behaved and respond to their owner’s voice commands. Olde Port Beach is typically less busy than the surrounding beaches, but offers less amenities.
Portabella Bar & Grill
A culinary tradition rooted in the Santa Maria Valley, Santa Maria-style barbecue centers around a beef tri-tip and is a mainstay of California’s culinary heritage. Featuring local produce and locally sourced beef, Portabella Bar & Grill honors our area’s roots with a menu that celebrates the Santa Maria-style BBQ. The flagship item on our menu […]
Cielito Lindo Mexican Grill
Delicious, authentic Mexican food right in the heart of Santa Maria, featuring a salsa bar.
The Hitching Post
Located just moments from the heart of Santa Maria is Casmalia, a picturesque western town, and one of the most authentic Santa Maria-style barbecue restaurants you will encounter, The Hitching Post. This is where California-style barbecue was brought to perfection by the pioneers, bringing choice, aged beef to the ultimate of gourmet flavor and tenderness. […]
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 27th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, […]
Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley 2019
This is weekend wine tasting #SantaMariaStyle The Wine Trolley has returned! Hit the road and explore all you can do in and around Santa Maria Valley. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less. Starting Mother’s Day weekend, explore our amazing local wineries and tasting rooms […]
PCPA: Million Dollar Quartet
The Tony Award Winning musical is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought young Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with […]
Great American Melodrama - Pappa Pia
June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of […]