Fave Five | August 9-19

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.

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Legally Blonde

August 10 @ 7:00 pm – August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre
1660 North McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93456

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Fridays and Saturdays: Show starts at 7:00pm
Sundays: Show starts at 1:30pm

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Friday Night Star Gazing Party

August 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Los Flores Ranch Park
6271 Dominion Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Join us for a tour through our night sky! Enjoy amazing views of star clusters, planets and more through telescopes provided by one or all Central Coast Astronomy Society, Vandenberg Amateur Astronomy Society, Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit and Juno our resident telescope. Feel free to bring your own telescope. Follow event parking signs. Gate will be open for parking at 7:30.

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Martian Ranch Star Party

August 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Martian Ranch & Vineyard
9110 Alisos Canyon Road
Los Alamos, CA 93440

1st Annual Star Party: Meet Ricky Hart from UCLA Space Physics for wine, snacks, and stargazing. Jupiter, Saturn, and, of course Mars, should all be visible. As an extra perk, The Perseid Meteor Shower will be peaking as well! Michelle will also have on hand, meteorite samples and a piece of the moon.

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FOXEN Second Sundays – Live Music and Food Truck

August 12 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
7600 Foxen Canyon Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Every second Sunday of every month, we will have live music and a food truck on property from 12:30pm-3:30pm. This Second Sunday will feature live music by Russ Douglas, and Joy by the Spoonful will be serving up some delicious food available for purchase.

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48th Annual North/South Run

August 17 – August 19
Historic Santa Maria Inn
801 S Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454

The North/South Run is an annual classic truck show which unites all the clubs from Northern California and Southern California in addition to many out of staters who love the event. Admission is FREE to the public!

Join the fun as they share their excitement with you at the Historic Santa Maria Inn this year!

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Vote for Santa Barbara County

USA Today Best Wine Region
Readers’ Choice Travel Awards

Santa Barbara County has been nominated in USA Today’s latest 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Their expert panel selected Santa Barbara County as a contender for Best Wine Region, which just launched. The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. ​

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