Fave Five | May 25 – June 4

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 Wine Trolley

Every Saturday and Sunday
May 27 – September 4

The Santa Maria Valley wine trolley begins service Memorial Day weekend and we can’t wait to have you aboard! Tickets available at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.e.

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West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals

May 26 – 28
Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria

This 35th annual hot rod extravaganza brings “American Grafitti” culture to life. Now well established as the home to the beloved West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals event, Santa Maria is gearing up for the 2017 festivities. Featuring hundreds of American pre-1961 hot rods, displays, live music, an auction and many other activities, this ever-growing event is happening at the Santa Maria Fairpark at 937 South Thornburg. Attendees will have the chance to meet the great legends in the world of custom cars; enjoy “Cruise Night”; a pin-striping party; swap meet; vendors and much more.

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JD Hardy @ Blacklake

May 28, 5 – 7:30 pm
Blacklake Golf Resort

1490 Golf Course Lane, Nipomo

A night of country music to honor all of our Veterans! Country music recording artist JD Hardy!

Outdoors on the grass, featuring Chef Andy’s outdoor BBQ, and our outdoor full-service Bar!

Bring your lawn chairs, your appetite, & your thirst & help us support “Welcome Home Military Heroes” who honor all our brave men & women who served to defend our freedom.

We will have reserved seating for all of our Veterans

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 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo

Santa Maria Elks Rodeo & Parade

June 1 – June 4
Unocal Event Center
4040 US-101, Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo kicks off on Thursday, June 1 with live professional bull riding and other rodeo events beginning at 7 p.m. at the Elks Unocal Event Center at 4040 Highway 101 in Santa Maria. Tickets are $20 and $12 for children and seniors. Then, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Rodeo features the ever popular Wild Horse Race, barrel racing, bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and more, all emceed by top professional rodeo announcers.

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Libation – a Summertime Soiree

June 3, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Dunes Center
1065 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe

The Dunes Center cordially invites you to enjoy a gran ol’ evening at Libation: A Summertime Soiree & Fundraiser.

  • Festive Period Attire Encouraged
  • Music by the Tipsy Gypsies
  • No-Host bar featuring local wines, beers, and 1920’s-themed cocktails
  • Hors d’oeuvres by the Far Western Tavern
  • Live Auction
  • Museum Activities

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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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