Fave Five | March 14 – 24

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.

Presqu’ile 3rd Fridays Live – Tepusquet Tornadoes

March 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Presqu’ile Winery
5391 Presquile Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Presqu’ile’s house band, the Tepusquet Tornadoes, turn into the Tepusquet Shamrocks for one night only, as they kick off St. Paddy’s weekend! Expect a set list full of hits from the likes of U2, Van Morrison, The Cranberries, Thin Lizzy, and more Irish favorites. Our featured pairing is Chef Lisabeth’s take on corned beef and cabbage.

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CORE Food Truck Friday featuring AR Catering

March 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CORE Winery
105 W. Clark Ave.
Old Town Orcutt, CA 93455

It’s Friday! Come join us for a evening of food and wine! Chef Alex Reyes will be bringing his food truck and creating a menu to compliment our wines and give you a great experience. Our tasting room turns into a dining room for the evening and guests enjoy an easy, delicious meal in less than an hour.

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Blast 825 Brewery: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

March 17 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Blast 825 Brewery
241 S Broadway St # 101
Orcutt, CA 93455

Honoring Rooney’s Irish Pub with a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Join our celebration honoring Rooney’s Irish Pub and saying a final goodbye to the Rooney’s legacy. Open at 6:00am with a limited menu all day. Live entertainment by: The Gillie Wheesels Band, DJ Sparx, and DJ Ikonix.

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Naughty Oak: St.Patricks Day Bash-featuring Ghost/Monster and Scratch Cart

March 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Naughty Oak Brewing Company
165 S. Broadway, Ste. 102
Orcutt, CA 93455

$5 Salty Dog Dry Irish Stouts all weekend long! Ghost/Monster is back. We think Nataly and Jaxon are what indie rock dreams are made of. And if you missed Scratch Carts amazing Irish themed menu last year, don’t worry they are doing it again this year!

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Gudalupe-Nipmo Dunes Center: Annual Coreopsis Hill Hike

March 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Oso Flaco Lake
3006 Oso Flaco Lake Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93434

Join botanists Lauren Brown, Dirk Walters and other botanists of the California Native Plant Society of San Luis Obispo as they lead hikers to Coreopsis Hill. This is a moderate hike, about 3 hours round-trip. Dress in layers, bring water and sun screen, and have your “Dune Mother’s Wildflower Guide” by Dr. Malcolm McLeod for the trip. Heavy rain cancels this trip (light rain, bring appropriate clothing).

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