A perfect spot for bird watching, the rustic setting of this 15-acre park offers a very large private picnic area that can accommodate groups up to 900 with shade from native oaks. A large barbecue area, pavilion, softball field, children’s playground, and horseshoe pits are also available.
About a 40-minute drive from Santa Maria is the charming town of Solvang, featuring unique European-style architecture, wineries, shopping, authentic Danish pastries, and delightful shops and restaurants.
Clark Center for the Performing Arts
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 […]
Kentucky Fried Chicken
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook who created a soon-to-be world-famous recipe more than 70 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of […]
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Featuring two gorgeous tasting rooms, Andrew Murray Vineyards focuses on Rhône varieties and has consistently crafted highly acclaimed red and white wines in the Santa Ynez Valley for 20 years. The Viogniers, single-vineyard Syrahs, and blends led Robert Parker, Jr. to refer to Andrew Murray Vineyards as, “…one of the shining stars in the Santa […]
The Melodrama favorite returns! Young Jack and Jill Peabody live in Victorian London with their widowed father, a nutty inventor with little time to pay attention to his children. But when the children write to their favorite Super Nanny, they get more than they bargained for — instead of Mary Poppins they end up with […]
PCPA: An Iliad
An Iliad is a modern rendering of Homer’s classic story, adapted for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare. In a virtuoso performance, Tarah Flanagan inhabits over fifty characters. With the addition of live music (Eva Scholz-Carlson on the cello), and language that ranges from contemporary realism to epic poetry, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s […]
Muthaland, written and performed by Minita Gandhi, takes us on the epic coming-of-age journey of a first-generation Indian-American woman. The life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India during which she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, is the victim of an assault, and ultimately discovers her voice within a […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world […]