Arts & Culture Events in Santa Maria Valley

NOTICE: In light of rapid developments related to COVID-19, please contact individual event organizers to confirm the current status of a particular event.

Vino et Amicis: Improv & Stand-Up Comedy

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vino et Amicis, Orcutt, CA, 93455

This will be the first of our monthly Comedy Nights! Central Coast Comedy Theater will have 4 of their comedians here to meet all of you humorous needs! 21 and over only.

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society: Soaring Masterpieces – Fate and Destiny

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grace Baptist Church, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society presents ‘SOARING MASTERPIECES: Fate and Destiny’ Feel the Music and continue the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday! The Santa Maria Philharmonic will perform an extraordinary concert for the Santa Maria community, with music by Verdi, Beethoven, and Copland, with violin soloist Roger Wilke. Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino – Overture” is regarded as the finest of all Verdi’s symphonic introductions. Translated as “The Power of Fate”, the overture creates an ominous and dramatic atmosphere of the…

2020 Santa Maria Strawberry Festival

April 24 - April 26
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

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. We showcase local talent, and offer a wide variety of interesting things to do and see. With your paid admission enjoy a variety of FREE attractions, everything from cooking demonstrations to educational and wildlife exhibits, FREE. Naturally, we also feature FREE* strawberry tasting and desert eating contests.…

Great American Melodrama – The Emperor’s New Clothes

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 11:30 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Step into the kingdom of Halfwitania, a faraway land filled with zany characters and big surprises. The Emperor runs the country, but he is so obsessed with clothes that the important affairs of the kingdom are neglected. When he orders a new garment, something goes wrong and the problems with the kingdom are… revealed. The whole family will love this musical re-telling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic. April 30th – June 14th For show dates, times, and tickets, please visit HERE

Buellton Brew Fest 2020

May 2 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
River View Park, Buellton, CA, 93427

A sell out every year, the Buellton Brew Fest take place Saturday, May 2nd at River View Park. Over 50+ breweries, wineries, ciders and spirit companies will join us, along with live entertainment! Plenty of food trucks, mega size beer pong, cornhole and tons of restrooms! Bring your beach chair and blankets and plan to enjoy a beautiful day at River View Park in Buellton.

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum: 11th Annual Free Family Kite Festival

May 3 @ 12:30 pm
Rotary Centennial Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Join us for a day of family fun at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Free Family Kite Festival on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 12 – 4 p.m. This annual event, now in its 11th year, will be held at Rotary Centennial Park in Santa Maria, CA. Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of kite flying, live music by the family-friendly band “Birdie”, and amazing eats provided by local food trucks! We will also have a kite…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Full Monty

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some…

West Coast Kustoms 39th Annual Cruisin’ Nationals

May 22 - May 24
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Don’t Miss The West Coast Kustoms 39th Annual Cruisin’ Nationals May 22, 23 & 24, 2020 • 2020 Santa Maria City Cruise – Friday Night *for registered participants only • “Show-n-Shine” Saturday & Sunday • “Swap Meet” on the grounds on Sunday • Event open to pre-1961 American made vehicles only, others by invitation only • Tons of vendors • Model Car Show • Live Music • Meet many of the great “Legends of Kustomizing” • “Hall of Fame” ceremony…

9th Annual Avila Beach Tequila Festival

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Avila Beach Resort, Avila Beach, CA, 93424

Come kick off summer in Avila Beach with the 9th Annual Tequila Festival at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. This takes place on Memorial Weekend (Saturday, May 23rd). Live bands soon to be announced! Event is strictly 21+. Please note: – Tequila Tastings will be from 12 – 3 pm ONLY. Arrive early! – There are a limited amount of VIP Tickets available!

Avila Beach Blues Festival 2020

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Avila Beach Resort, Avila Beach, CA, 93424

This year continues the tradition of the biggest and longest running blues festival on the Central Coast, with top name entertainment against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. This is the party that kicks off the outdoor concert season! Artists soon to be announced!

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