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.
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center
The Dunes Center is a natural history museum in the heart of Guadalupe, CA that works to conserve the unique ecosystem of the local dunes through education, research, and cooperative stewardship. Well known for its display of artifacts from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 The Ten Commandments, the Dunes Center also offers a variety of guided […]
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. […]
Historic Santa Maria Inn Garden Room
Within the 1917 Historic Santa Maria Inn sits the Garden Room, an elegant and charming restaurant serving fresh and imaginative California cuisine. Featuring an elegant patio overlooking the Inn’s fountain court, this beautiful restaurant was voted the Most Romantic Restaurant by The Santa Maria Sun. This is a great spot to catch lunch, or the […]
Santa Maria Brewing Company
No matter what your favorite brew is, Santa Maria Brewing Company promises to have something that will make you happy! With two taprooms currently open, one in Nipomo and the other in Santa Maria, and two more on the way, Santa Maria Brewing Company is serving up locally brewed premiere craft beers to their many […]
PCPA Presents: The Whipping Man
Plunge into the heart-wrenching chaos of war-torn Richmond. The Civil War is over and throughout the south slaves are being freed, soldiers are going home, and in Jewish homes the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Young Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon arrives home, severely wounded, to find it in ruins and abandoned, save for […]
Melodrama Presents: "When Butter Churns To Gold"
A villain (boo!), a hero (yay!), a heroine (aww!), and trusty sidekicks run amok in this musical romp. An orphaned farm girl, Constance Goodwin, attempts to save the family farm from the villainous Friedrich von Fouler. Can our strapping hero, Jack Strongfellow, stop the villain in time? Can he save Constance from her ironic fate […]
CENTRAL COAST CRAFT BEER WEEK
CENTRAL COAST CRAFT BEER WEEK Hosted By LOCAL BREWERS GUILD Central Coast Craft Beer Week is March 24-April 2, 2017 Buellton, California— What is often referred to as wine country, the central coast of California is quickly gaining recognition for its craft beer. In the past decade, small breweries have been popping up throughout the area with a […]
Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance TRI-TIP Barbecue
The Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance will host a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 25 at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Santa Maria to raise money to support local veterans. The public, especially area veterans, are invited to the event that will feature barbecue, raffles and special guest speakers. Tri-tip barbecue meals […]
Hello Santa Maria Valley Friend!
Can you help us? We are interested in your feedback on planning a trip to Santa Maria Valley. Please take a brief, 5-question survey by clicking the link below. By completing the survey, you can enter to win a $200 American Express gift card!Take the Survey no thanks, not now