Outdoor events 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…

Los Flores Ranch: Spring Flowers and Edibles

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Guided walk to identify and discover our native flowers, plants and a few edibles. Be prepared to walk off trail. No dogs please.

Los Flores Ranch: Twilight Hike

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Join us for a Twilight 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! Please arrive early to sign in. The hike starts at 5:30pm sharp. 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 good walking/Hiking…

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center: Ballet Folklórico de Los Angeles

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guadalupe City Hall, Guadalupe, CA, 93434

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! welcomes Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles in spectacular performances featuring regional traditions from Veracruz, Oaxaca and Jalisco, with updated medleys by Juan Gabriel and mariachi renditions of Disney songs including Un Poco Loco and A Tale as Old as Time. Members of Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar perform live music for dance and traditional favorites. Founded in 2011 by Karli Montoya, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles has distinguished itself with creative collaborations and performances…

Natural History Musuem: 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Natural History Museum, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Come join us! This year’s event features: • Earth Day Conservation Award (11:00 a.m.) • Live music • Creative experiences for kids —Sand dig for Earth’s treasures (rocks, shells) —“Easter” animals, chickens, goats —Pine Cone Bird Feeders —“ What I Will Do for a Better Earth” labels for trees • Penny Project — Bring your pennies to help us maintain our Native Garden • Fabulous food —Veggie Burger Barbecue by the Kiwanis —Blackberry Pie • Historic walking tour of downtown…

Cinco De Mayo 5K Color Run

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

All ages 5K walk/run presented by Toyota of Santa Maria! Enjoy zumba warm ups, a dance after party hosted by DJ EWrek with beer garden, food trucks, giveaways, and more! **Due to extreme wet weather and safety concerns, The St. Patrick’s Day 5K Color Run has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 4th! We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see everyone there!

Zaca Mesa: Live Music featuring Different Strings

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zaca Mesa, Los Olivos, CA, 93441

Live Music featuring Different Strings Saturday, May 4th we will be featuring live music by Different Strings in the courtyard from 12-3pm, along with the Firefly Pizza Company from 11-4pm. Stop by the winery and enjoy live music, a little food, and of course – wine. We look forward to spending an exciting weekend in the valley with you!

Riverbench: AMGEN Cycling Race Cheering Party in the Vineyard

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The Amgen Tour of California is America’s premier professional cycling race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena. On May 16th, the fifth stage of the race will pass Riverbench Vineyard en route from Pismo Beach to Ventura. Bring a chair and join us in the vineyard for front row seats as the cyclists race down Foxen…

Presqu’ile Summer Concerts: The Molly Ringwald Project

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Saturday, May 25, 2019 The Molly Ringwald Project Doors at 6 pm No outside food or drink allowed.   No RVs allowed. Food and wine available for purchase Advance Tickets: $20 club / $22 non-club Day of Tickets: $25 Club members may purchase directly from Presqu’ile.  Visit our tasting room, or call 805-937-8110 Non-club tickets through Ticketfly: PURCHASE HERE All Ages.  Kids 10 and Under Are Free. No Dogs Allowed

76th Annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo And Parade

May 30 - June 2
Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Four Days of Dynamic Rodeo Action at the Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center The Santa Maria Elks present four days of bone-crushing, action-packed thrills as the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo ignites the summer season with live professional bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and the ever popular Stick Horse races. It all takes place at the Elks Unocal Event Center at 4040 Highway 101 in Santa Maria from Thursday, May 30 through Sunday,…

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