Welcome to the July edition of the Santa Maria Valley Fresh Take, the monthly newsletter of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, upcoming events to hot deals, the following tips and tidbits will help you plan your next visit to California’s land of wine, barbecue and more.
July Travel Deals
Discounted Lodging for Cyclists in Wine Country
Participants and spectators at the Windmill Century bicycle race on July 15 are invited to inquire about discounted lodging rates being offered at three local hotels. Read More
Santa Barbara County Fair Kicks Off on July 12
Now in its 126th year, this family friendly fair showcases community talents and traditions, as well as music concerts and an expansive variety of food favorites. Read More
Santa Maria’s Obon Festival Happens on July 23
All are invited to enjoy and celebrate Japanese culture at this free annual event featuring martial arts, drumming, dancing, traditional foods and a children’s fun zone. Read More
Adventures & Experiences
Don’t Miss “Movies & Concerts in the Park”
Bring a lawn chair and picnic and enjoy free entertainment at parks across Santa Maria all summer long. Read More
More Exciting Events
The Bent Axles Car Show will provide a bustling dose of Americana on July 15 Read More
The Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley runs every weekend through Labor Day. Read More
Win a two-night, $2,000 getaway for four.
Taste wine, pick berries, play outdoors and chow down on all the Santa Maria Style Barbecue you can handle. We’ll build a trip just for you.