Fave Five | May 5 – May 15

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 Downtown Fridays 2022

May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Town Center West
Corner of Main St. & Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

Downtown Fridays are Back! This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday beginning on April 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 30th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, kids’ activities, rows of food vendors and food trucks, and new and expanded attractions.

Learn more

Los Flores Ranch: Explorers Extravaganza

May 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Los Flores Ranch Park
6271 Dominion Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

Hey kids, bring your parents out for an outdoor extravaganza! Learn about nature, wildlife & Forest Fire prevention during this 3-hour program. See live birds of prey, local reptiles, and amphibians. Also you get to meet and learn about Smokey Bear! Upon completing the program, 7-12 year old can earn a Junior Park Ranger badge and National Forest Explorer certificate. The entire family is welcome!

Learn More

Cottonwood Canyon: Live Music with Aaron Russell

May 7th @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cottonwood Canyon
3940 Dominion Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

Come out and enjoy a wonderful Saturday at Cottonwood Canyon! There will be live music with Aaron Russell and food from Big Jaykes Food Truck!

Learn more

Naughty Oak: Live Music by Resination And Maya Food Truck

May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Naughty Oak Brewing Company
165 S. Broadway Ste. 102
Orcutt, CA 93455 United States

Live Music this Saturday!! Come out early to grab a spot! Reggae band, Resination will be out on the Naughty Pal patio bringing the Roots + Rock + Reggae. Maya’s Food Truck will also be out front while you jam with the live music from Resination! Snag a spot on the patio early, and enjoy some Naughty Nachos from the truck!

Learn More

Santa Maria BBQ Festival

Santa Maria BBQ Festival 2022

May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pioneer Park
1150 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455 United States

Witness a barbecue competition reminiscent of an Old West “quick draw” as barbecue professionals compete for the “Branding Iron” award while amateurs square off for the “Best Backyard Cook” at the fourth annual Santa Maria BBQ Festival event on May 14th at Pioneer Park from noon to 4 p.m. Sample the barbecue fare and vote for your favorite “cuers,” while you enjoy live music, games and a variety of beers from local brewery, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company.

Learn more

* indicates required