Events in Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley 2019

May 11 @ 10:30 am - October 13 @ 6:30 pm
Costa De Oro Winery, Santa maria, CA, 93454

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 Mother’s Day weekend, explore our amazing local wineries and tasting rooms on the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley. Kicking off May 11, the Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will run its loop and visit a handful…

Great American Melodrama – Drac In The Saddle Again

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - November 17 @ 10:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

September 26 – November 17 A vampire in the desert? Sure?! One of horror’s favorite villains, the un-dead Dracula of Transylvania, hops on the stagecoach to Tombstone, Arizona where he meets a cast of crazy characters, including the innocent Fannie Farmer. Can he win her heart and take over the town? Find out when the Old West meets the Old Eastern Count. Show dates, times, and tickets may be found HERE

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Lucky Stiff

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity,…

2019 Central Coast AirFest

October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

The Santa Maria Airport has a rich history of air shows, and this tradition was reinvigorated in 2018 with our first ever Central Coast AirFest. In 2019, we are bringing the show back for its second year, and we are so excited for you to join us for the excitement on October 12 and 13, 2019. Come enjoy local food and beer vendors, live performances and—of course—aircraft galore! There will be flight demonstrations from many and pilots, including Eric Tucker,…

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center Dunite Hike: History, Art, and Poetry

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oso Flaco Lake, Arroyo Grande, CA, 93434

Join Dunite historians Diane Tortolano and James Papp as they take you to rarely accessible Dunite haunts and conjure up the counter-culture community that flourished in the Oceano Dunes between World Wars I and II. Local writers will perform poems and prose of the Dunites at stops along the way, with displays of Dunite art and images of the Dunites themselves. Parking is free courtesy of California State Parks. We gratefully encourage a $5 suggested donation.

FOXEN Second Sundays – Live Music and Food Truck

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
FOXEN, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Every second Sunday of every month, we will have live music and a food truck on property from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. This Second Sunday will feature live music by Sean Wiggins, and Brook Stockwell will be serving up some delicious food available for purchase. This month George Rose will also be doing book signings of his new large format photography coffee table book featuring Foxen “WINE COUNTRY Santa Barbara County”.

BBQ In The Stix At CORE

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CORE Winery, Old Town Orcutt, CA, 93455

Come out for the last Friday night at the bank building! Our big move is Saturday, Oct. 19th and we’re going across the street. You can see the building behind the food truck!

4th Annual Roaring for Sight Car Show

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elks Lodge #1538, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Santa Maria Sunrisers Lions will be hosting the 4th Annual Roaring for Sight Car Show on Saturday, October 19, 2019. There will be food, prizes, raffle items, and music. Registration will be 8:00am-9:00am, Show begins at 10:00am, Awards at 1:00pm. Entrants will receive a free t-shirt if registered prior to 10/07/19.

Los Flores Ranch: Intro to Geocaching

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Intro to Geocaching 8 years and older. Meet at Los Flores Ranch Park, 6271 Dominion Rd. Visitors Center This outdoor treasure hunting game uses GPS or your SMARTPHONE to locate hidden containers called geocaches. Learn how to find them in a fun setting. This is an introduction to geocaching. Anyone is welcome but don’t tell if you already located these caches. We have limited GPS’s and recommend downloading the free app at There will be some off trail hiking…

Cottonwood Canyon: Fall Harvest Party

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cottonwood Canyon Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

New Wine Releases, Food Pairing, Music, and Bingo! Tickets Include: -Catering by Cubanissimo + a glass of wine of your choice OR a tasting flight! -Access to the wine caves -Free tasting of our new wine releases! 2012 Dijon Clones Pinot Noir (Estate Grown) 2017 Estate Syrah Bingo from 2 PM-3 PM (A chance to win a bottle of wine!) Tickets may be bought HERE.

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