Fave Five | July 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.

Santa Barbara County Fair 2018

July 11 @ 11:00 am – July 15 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S. Thornburg St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458

Come join the 127th Annual Santa Barbara County Fair for a new and exciting year of “Cowboys and Carousels.” The Fair showcases the community’s interests and talents, offering a unique assortment of activities to do and see. This year’s free attractions also include many “big-name” musical artists such as: Smash Mouth, Trace Adkins, and Kool and the Gang.

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Kathleen Goddard Jones Memorial Hike at Black Lake Ecological Area

July 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Blacklake Ecological Area
1158 Cabrillo Way
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Join us on July 14th for our Annual Kathleen Goddard Jones Memorial Hike at the stunning Black Lake Ecological Area off Highway 1. Just a short trek from the parking area to the lake and back, the trail spans 1.5 miles round-trip and goes through moderately steep hills and dunes and some uneven ground.

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Nataly Lola & Jaxon Camaero – Live Music at Cambria Winery

July 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cambria Estate Winery
5475 Chardonnay Lane
Santa Maria, 93454

Join us at the estate every Sunday for live music, bring out a picnic and enjoy a glass of wine. We’ll be featuring local artists from 1pm to 4pm every Sunday in July. It’s a perfect way for you and your friends to complete your summer weekends. The wonderful Nataly Lola & Jaxon Camaero takes the stage this weekend!

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Dunes Center Sphinx & Drinks: Gala, Auction, and Artifact Debut

July 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dunes Center
1065 Guadalupe Street
Guadalupe, CA 93434

The Dunes Center invites you to an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experience to commemorate the unveiling of the most recent artifacts excavated from Cecil B. DeMille’s movie set site. Festivities include a live auction, 1920’s themed cocktails, and more!

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Orcutt Community Theater Presents: Murder At Cafe Noir

July 21 @ 6:00 pm – July 29 @ 10:00 pm
Moxie Cafe
1317 W. McCoy Ln.
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Orcutt Community Theater presents a unique and atmospheric interactive Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraiser directed by Meredith Brough, “Murder at Café Noir,” a comic tribute to the Humphrey Bogart Movies of the 1940’s. To be performed at Moxie Café, 1317 W. McCoy Lane, Santa Maria, where a catered gourmet dinner evoking the French Caribbean island setting and a no-host bar (wine and beer only) will be served as a piano and mysterious sultry chanteuse provide period musical accompaniment.

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