Events in Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Downtown Fridays

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - September 28 @ 8:30 pm
Town Center West, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Downtown Fridays is the place to be for families, fun, and community camaraderie. The weekly event features a certified farmer’s market, live music, food booths, food trucks, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine tent. Every Friday starting on March 30th until September 28th, Santa Maria will be having Downtown Fridays! Each week will feature a different band as well as plenty of food and fun for everyone. When: Every Friday from  March 20th – September 28th @5:30pm – 8:30pm…

The Mixtape

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Get ready to party like it’s 1999 in this brand new musical comedy! It’s the late 90’s, pop music rules the airwaves, and reality TV is bringing singing competitions to the masses. Molly is headed off to college and not sure if she’ll fit in. When she arrives she finds all sorts of kooky characters, and a bunch of new friends in her all girls singing group. Can she navigate her freshman year and find fame as a pop idol?…

Santa Barbara County Fair 2018

July 11 @ 11:00 am - July 15 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Come join the 127th Annual Santa Barbara County Fair for a new and exciting year of “Cowboys and Carousels.” The Fair showcases the community’s interests and talents, offering a unique assortment of activities to do and see. This year’s free attractions also include many “big-name” musical artists such as: Smash Mouth, Trace Adkins, and Kool and the Gang. Hours: 11 am – 10 pm (carnival may stay open ’til midnight) Wholesome Fun for the Family! Enjoy a traditional carnival, livestock…

Gold Fever At The Rough And Ready

July 12 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 6:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

This Melodrama original is a blend of comedy and melodrama inspired by characters from the stories of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. This action packed show brings a mining camp roaring to life filled with love, betrayal, deceit and villainy. Set in the Sierras, this sensational show offers loads of opportunities  to boo the villain, cheer the hero, and laugh yourself silly at the colorful characters that inhabit the rough and tumble world of the California Gold Rush. July 12 –…

Mamma Mia!

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - July 21 @ 7:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

When: July 18th – 21st Show Dates and Times Vary (see below) Where: Santa Maria Marian Theatre Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. Writer, Catherine Johnson’s, sunny and funny tale spins and sparkles into the ultimate feel-good show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. On the eve of her wedding, a Sophie has secretly invited three men from her mother Donna’s past back…

Presqu’ile Customer Appreciation Night – Conner Cherland

July 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Welcome the return of incredible young singer-songwriter Conner Cherland!  Conner’s music recalls great modern troubadours such as Sufjan Stevens, Ed Sheeran, and Hozier.  Conner made a big impression with his looping pedals and distinctive live performance style during his Presqu’ile debut, and this is sure to be another great show.  Don’t miss it! Please note, we do not offer tasting flights after 4:00pm.  After 4:00pm wine is available by the glass or bottle only.

Bent Axles 38th Annual July Car Show & BBQ

July 21 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 1:00 pm
Old Town Orcutt, Orcutt, CA

The Bent Axles 34th annual car show is this weekend. Admission is free and there will be many cars to enjoy so go out and support the Bent Axles! Saturday 21st: Old Town Orcutt Show and Shine 9:00am – 4:00pm Includes Oldies music, vendors, 50/50 raffle, giveaways, and much more! Sunday 22nd: Poker Run 9:00am at Radisson BBQ  Pioneer Park Picnic 11:00am – 1:00pm Santa Maria Style Tri-tip, Giveaways, and more!

Dunes Center Sphinx & Drinks: Gala, Auction, and Artifact Debut

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dunes Center, Guadalupe, CA, 93434

The Dunes Center invites you to an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experience to commemorate the unveiling of the most recent artifacts excavated from Cecil B. DeMille’s movie set site. Festive 1920s Period Attire Music by the Tipsy Gypsies Cash bar featuring 1920s-themed craft cocktails, local wine, and beer  Hors d’oeuvres by the Far Western Tavern Live Auction Entertaining Museum Activities Purchase Tickets 

Orcutt Community Theater Presents: Murder At Cafe Noir

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - July 29 @ 10:00 pm
Moxie Cafe, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

A body has been found on the beach of Tobago Cay, and Rich Archer, a P.I. in a trench coat looking for a rich man’s runaway daughter, must solve the case to save her. To do that he must investigate the sleazy regulars at Café Noir, the island’s only nightclub, to find the truth before he’s caught in the murderer’s crosshairs. July 21 & 22, 28 & 29 at 6pm Orcutt Community Theater presents a unique and atmospheric interactive Mystery…

Los Flores Ranch Park Moonlight Hike

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Join us for a Twilight/Moonlight Hike! Take a Docent led hike into the sunset, then let the moonlight reveal your path and discover the magic of nature at night at Los Flores Ranch Park! Plan to hike out 7:30 sharp. Please arrive a little early to sign in. 2 Guided Hikes Offered: Moderate (Family Friendly with some incline)-2 miles roundtrip Advanced/Moderate (Inclines w/Steep Incline)-4 miles roundtrip Meet at Los Flores Ranch Park, 6271 Dominion Rd. FOLLOW SIGNS FOR PARKING. Wear…