Fave Five | May 31 – June 10

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.

75th Santa Maria Elks Rodeo And Parade

May 31 @ 10:00 am – June 3 @ 11:00 pm
Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center
4040 South Highway 101
Santa Maria, CA 93455

The Santa Maria Elks present four days of bone-crushing, action-packed thrills as the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo ignites the summer season with live professional bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and the ever popular Stick Horse races. It all takes place at the Elks Unocal Event Center at 4040 Highway 101 in Santa Maria from Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3.

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Santa Maria Downtown Fridays

March 30 @ 5:30 pm – September 28 @ 8:30 pm
Town Center West
Corner of Main St. & Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93458

Downtown Fridays is the place to be for families, fun, and community camaraderie. The weekly event features a certified farmer’s market, live music, food booths, food trucks, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine tent. Every Friday starting on March 30th until September 28th, Santa Maria will be having Downtown Fridays! Each week will feature a different band as well as plenty of food and fun for everyone.

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Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley

May 26 @ 8:00 am – October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
3455 Airpark Dr,
Santa Maria, CA 93455

This is weekend wine tasting #SantaMariaStyle

The Wine Trolley has returned! Hit the road and explore all you can do in and around Santa Maria Valley. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less. Starting Memorial Day weekend, explore six wineries and tasting rooms on the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley. Kicking off May 26, the Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will run its loop through the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail every Saturday and Sunday through October 14, 2018.

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Live from the CORE Poetry Series

June 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Core Winery
105 W. Clark Ave.
Old Town Orcutt, CA 93455

Join us for our poetry series. always in the evening on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This month CORE is hosting poet Dan Gerber of Santa Ynez and our second featured poet is to be announced. Enjoy some wine while listening to these wonderful poets.

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FOXEN Second Sundays – Live Music and Food Truck

June 10 @ 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 About Time Duo, and All Purpose Flower will be serving up some delicious food available for purchase.

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