Arts & Culture Events in Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Downtown Fridays

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - September 27 @ 8:30 pm
Town Center West, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 27th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, local beer tastings, and new and expanded attractions. New this year: • More local entertainment, including Mayor Alice Patino honoring country singer, Orcutt native and…

Great American Melodrama – Pappa Pia

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - September 21 @ 11:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of your favorite pop songs, this is a toe-tapping hit you won’t want to miss. Starting July 20th, Pappa Pia and How The West Was Really…

Great American Melodrama – How The West Was Really Won

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

July 18 – September 22 The history of the wild west is filled with outrageous stories, but few are as wacky as this! Our California frontier includes pillow fights, card games, duels, a dirty saloon and modern pop songs. It pairs witty wordplay and physical comedy with musical parodies and great dance numbers. Gather up yer posse to boo and cheer at this rip roarin’ good time.  Starting July 20th, this and Pappa Pia will be playing on alternating nights.…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents August: Osage County

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

SANTA MARIA CIVIC THEATRE will be presenting “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” by Tracy Letts as the opening show for its 61st season. The 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner – a vanished father; a pill-popping, scathingly acidic mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Balancing powerful drama and dark comedy, Letts’ play is “Fiercely funny…

PCPA: The Importance of Being Earnest

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - August 24 @ 11:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Oscar Wilde’s delectable wordplay is at the forefront of his sublime “trivial comedy for serious people.” It does seem unthinkable but both Jack Worthing and Algernon Montcrief must assume the name “Earnest” in order to win their loves’ hearts. For the ladies are certain they could never be happy married to a man who was named something other the Earnest. But the lads’ matrimonial plans may be thwarted by Jack’s questionable lineage and the formidable Lady Bracknell, who is the…

Family Day In the Park 2019

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waller Park, Orcutt, CA, 93455

Join us for the 2019 Family Day in the Park/Healthy Kids Day Free Transportation provided by SMOOTH (from K-Mart parking lot) D.J.  Jay Turner from Sunny Country 102.5 Zumba Demo by Santa Maria YMCA  (Main Stage 11:00 am – 11:30 am) Zoo To You Presentation (Main Stage 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) Steppin’ Out Band  (Main Stage 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) Music and entertainment by Mega 97.1 Huck Finn Fishing Derby sponsored by Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary & Santa Maria Valley Sportsman’s Association

Rancho Sisquoc: Sisquoc Sunday

August 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rancho Sisquoc, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Mark your calendars -Sisquoc Sunday is back on August 18th! This event is a favorite for locals and travelers alike. Join us for a relaxing day on the lawn with live music by Kevin Graybill, food for purchase by Whiskey Bent BBQ, and plenty of award winning wines to taste! No reservations needed, we hope to see you there, cheers!

MadFest at Presqu’ile Winery

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

MadFest- A Celebration of Southern Music Doors at 4 pm $15 club members / $17 non club $20 Day Of Tickets may be purchased HERE Presqu’ile’s owner, Madison “Mad Dog” Murphy, has a deep passion for music and supporting artists (you may have seen him on guitar in our house band, The Tepusquet Tornadoes). As we were putting together our lineup for this year’s concert season, Madison kept returning to several artists he’s come across in his travels through the…

Blast 825 Brewery: Comedy Night With Carlos Rodriguez

August 23 @ 9:30 pm - August 24 @ 12:30 am
Blast 825 Brewery, Orcutt, CA, 93455

Carlos was thrown into comedy, being brought up in a large family of characters he quickly became a fast talking entertainer which eventually led him to comedy. Taking the stage you see the inner child come out with all the passion, excitement and energy of a new performer with the grace and comfort of a seasoned pro. Carlos brings a clever, silly and approachable voice to comedy. In a fun and relatable way his observational humor touches beyond daily occurrences…

Martian Ranch & Vineyard: Vineyard Walk

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martian Ranch & Vineyard, Los Alamos, CA, 93440

Join us in the Vineyard for a walk through the vines. As harvest approaches, there is much to see and and learn! Taste grapes, talk about biodynamics, and enjoy the serene morning among the vines.

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