Fave Five | April 27 – May 7

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 Valley Strawberry Festival

April 28 – 30
Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks off the valley’s Strawberry Season, supports our local agriculture and encourages the healthy indulgence of strawberries, all in a fun-filled, three-day weekend community event.

The Strawberry Festival also features pony rides, a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival., commercial displays and a FREE petting zoo!

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Yoga in the Vineyard

April 29, 10 – 11 am
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria

Start your morning with a yoga practice in our peaceful garden surrounded by the Riverbench Vineyard. A 60-minute class taught by yoga instructor, Lori Anderson is suitable for all levels and ages. The session will be followed by a glass of sparkling wine. Must be 21 or over to wine taste.

Yoga mats will be provided if requested and we ask that you arrive 10 minutes early. Class will start promptly at 10am.

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PCPA Presents: Lend Me A Tenor

April 20 – May 14
PCPA’s Marian Theater
870 S. Bradley, Santa Maria

This riotous tale of mistaken identities and unexpected romance explodes with delight in this brand new musical comedy based on the Tony Award nominated play. Itʼs 1934 and opera virtuoso Tito Merelli is about to revive one of his great triumphs for the ten-year anniversary of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. When Tito becomes unexpectedly incapacitated, a suitable replacement must be found. Who is cavalier enough to replace him?

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SMCT Presents: Steel Magnolias

May 5 – May 21
Santa Maria Civic Theatre

1660 N. McClelland, Santa Maria

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin Claire, local curmudgeon Ouiser, intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby.

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First Friday in Old Orcutt

May 5, 12 – 5 – 8 pm
Old Town Orcutt
Clark Avenue, Old Orcutt

Come to Old Orcutt and enjoy First Friday!

Many of the merchants will be staying open late and offering activities, sales, and specials.

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Win a two-night, $2,500 getaway for four.

Grab some good friends or bring the family together and head to Santa Maria Valley for a weekend of unscripted fun. We like to keep things authentic, so your trip will be built just for you.

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