Fave Five | August 15 – 25

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.

49th Annual North/South Run

August 16 – August 17
Historic Santa Maria Inn
801 S Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Ford F-100 Elite of Northern California & Pickups Limited Of Southern California once again present the oldest running event in the world that highlights 1953 through 1956 Ford-100 pickups and panels. This edition marks 49 continuous years for this popular run. Friday Morning includes the “Mystery Cruise,” followed by Saturday’s Show-N-Shine at the Historic Santa Maria Inn!

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Family Day In the Park 2019

August 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Waller Park
3107 Orcutt Road
Orcutt, CA 93455

Join us for the 2019 Family Day in the Park/Healthy Kids Day. Free Transportation will be provided by SMOOTH From The K-Mart Parking Lot. This year Family Day In The Park features: D.J. Jay Turner from Sunny Country 102.5, Zumba Demo by Santa Maria YMCA, Zoo To You Presentation, Steppin’ Out Band, Music and Entertainment by Mega 97.1, and a Huck Finn Fishing Derby.

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Rancho Sisquoc: Sisquoc Sunday

August 18 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Rancho Sisquoc
6600 Foxen Canyon Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Mark your calendars -Sisquoc Sunday is back on August 18th! This event is a favorite for locals and travelers alike. Join us for a relaxing day on the lawn with live music by Kevin Graybill, food for purchase by Whiskey Bent BBQ, and plenty of award winning wines to taste!

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MadFest at Presqu’ile Winery

August 9 @ 7:00 pm – August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre
1660 North McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93456

Presqu’ile’s owner, Madison “Mad Dog” Murphy, has a deep passion for music and supporting artists (you may have seen him on guitar in our house band, The Tepusquet Tornadoes).

As we were putting together our lineup for this year’s concert season, Madison kept returning to several artists he’s come across in his travels through the south that he wanted to bring to Presqu’ile. We thought, “let’s create a festival!” Thus, MadFest was born. Our 1st annual MADFest features an eclectic lineup of 3 excellent Southern artists: Szlachetka, Troubadour 77, and Rodney Block!

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Free Movies In The Park: Dumbo

August 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pioneer Park
1150 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455

PLAY, Inc. and The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department present the 6th annual Free Movies in the Park! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a hit movie with friends and family. Movies take place on Saturdays at dusk. This Saturday’s movie is Dumbo, and will take place at Pioneer Park (1150 W. Foster Rd.)

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