Fave Five | April 12-22

From local theater and museum exhibits to outdoor concerts and wine tasting, there is so much to see, do, taste and experience in Santa Maria Valley. Every week, we’ll continue to provide you with 5 great events happening in the Santa Maria Valley.

7th Annual Painted Chair Raffle

March 24 @ 10:30 am – April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Town Center Mall
142 Town Center East
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library. The raffle features book-themed items decorated by Local Artists. Proceeds provide books and materials for the Santa Maria Public Library. Drawing will take place April 13, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Winner need not be present! Town Center Mall East – 2nd Floor

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Free Family Kite Festival

April 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rotary Centennial Park
2625 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

Kite flying stunts, lessons, contests, games and vendors will all be a part of the Discovery Museum’s Free Family Kite Festival on April 15 at Santa Maria’s Rotary Centennial Park from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s 9th annual event will be held Sunday, April 15th, from noon to 4 p.m. at Santa Maria’s Rotary Centennial Park, and we hope you will join us again in making this highly anticipated FREE community festival possible!

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Earth Day Weekend at the Natural History Museum of Santa Maria

April 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Natural History Museum
412 S. McClelland St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

Earth Day Weekend will be extra special at the Natural History Museum of Santa Maria as the museum is unveiling a fresh look with a grand re-opening on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum’s Earth Day Celebration & Spring Boutique will feature a visit from the live wolves, Cael, Damu, Tracer and Renegade, who are related to the wolves in the hit television series Game of Thrones. The wolves are helping promote Project Wildsong, a wildlife preservation program.

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Santa Maria BBQ Festival

April 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pioneer Park
1150 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455 United States

Hailing from Hollywood California via Juarez Mexico, Metalachi is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. Now considered to be one of the fastest growing shows in the US, Metalachi has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery. Metalachi has quickly amassed a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime) and Billy Idol along the way.

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36th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

April 21 @ 1:00 pm
River Park
CA-246 & Sweeney Rd
Lompoc, CA 93436 United States

Please mark your calendars for the 36th Anniversary of Santa Barbara Wine Country’s Vintners Festival to be held on Saturday, April 21, from 1-4pm in the bucolic River Park in Lompoc, CA. Guests can taste wines from over 100 wineries, meet winemakers and winery owners, savor gourmet food from 30 regional restaurants and chefs, hear live music, drink sparkling wine in the Bubble Lounge, sample organic foods from the best local farmers and foragers, and watch live cooking demonstrations.

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