Arts & Culture Events in Santa Maria Valley

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,…

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”.

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.

Presqu’ile: Tepusquet Tornadoes With Jineanne Coderre

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Our house band Tepusquet Tornadoes takes to the Presqu’ile stage for what is sure to be another incredible show. Sharing the stage will be co-headliner Jineanne Coderre!

Riverbench: Halloween Pumpkin Decorating

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

We’re excited to be hosting a day of pumpkin decorating at our vineyard tasting room. Bring only your creativity – we’ve grown hundreds of pumpkins for you to choose from! One pumpkin and decorating supplies included with each ticket. Choose from seating options beginning at 11 am or 2 pm. Tickets may be purchased here! Wine by the bottle or glass available throughout the day in the garden. Tastings available inside the tasting room. Tips for a great day: +…

Naughty Oak and Vino et Amicis Halloween Block Party

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - October 27 @ 12:00 am
Naughty Oak Brewing Company, Orcutt, CA, 93455

Alright Ghouls, Goblins and Ghosts, it’s time to get your costume ready for an epic Halloween block party with both Naughty Oak Brewery & Vino et Amicis! THE GORY DETAILS: They are going to have some Halloween exclusive beverages for you! Naughty Oak is serving their specialty beer cocktail, Bloody Beer, which is similar to a Michelada, but with a frightful twist. You’ll also want to try their Witches Brew. This S’mores Stout, Witches Brew, makes its taproom debut at…

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