Events in Santa Maria Valley

Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance TRI-TIP Barbecue

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Veterans’ Memorial Community Center, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

The Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance will host a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 25 at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Santa Maria to raise money to support local veterans. The public, especially area veterans, are invited to the event that will feature barbecue, raffles and special guest speakers. Tri-tip barbecue meals will be available with a $10 donation. The Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance works to help veterans and their families in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo…

Santa Maria BBQ Festival

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pioneer Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

This event is a fundraising festival on April 22nd at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria and will benefit our local Kiwanis for Kids program. There will be a professional competition with local celebrity judges that will vote on the “Best BBQ” in our area as local businesses and professionals compete for bragging rights, and our #1 Branding Iron award. There will also be a separate competition for “best backyard cook” and will have beer tasting available from 12 different Local…

Free Family Kite Festival

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centennial Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Join us Sunday, April 23, from 12 to 4 p.m. for the 8th Annual Free Family Kite Festival at Rotary Centennial Park in Santa Maria! Presented by the Santa Maria Public Airport, this free community event will feature live music by Birdie, food, kite contests, and family fun! Our Free Family Kite Festival is an awesome opportunity for Central Coast families to spend a fun day out in the sunshine flying kites, eating good food and spending quality time together.…

Strawberry Festival

April 28 @ 11:00 am - April 30 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks of 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.…

22nd Annual Elks Car Show

June 24
Elks Lodge #1538, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The 22nd Annual Elks Car Show will be held on the lawn at the Elks Lodge on June 24, 2017. We expect about 135 cars, trucks and motorcycles. This show is unique in that it is open to all years and types of vehicles. Proceeds from the show benefit Elks and local charities. For information feel free to call Bob Oathout (805) 598-7407.

2Man PokerSort — Hosted by The Poker Rodeo Association

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Branquinho Ranch, Los Alamos, CA, 93440

Come join the Poker Rodeo Association at the fabulous Branquinho Ranch in Los Alamos, CA for a day of 2Man PokerSorting.  This is a sanctioned qualifier for Poker Rodeo’s World Finals where over $50,000 in added money and prizes will be awarded.  Similar to ranch sorting or team penning, 2Man PokerSort is perfect for riders of all skill levels. Spectators welcome. Contact Casey Branquinho today to reserve your rides at 805-680-6781 or rafterc_casey@yahoo.com.  

2Man PokerSort — Hosted by The Poker Rodeo Association

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Branquinho Ranch, Los Alamos, CA, 93440

Come join the Poker Rodeo Association at the fabulous Branquinho Ranch in Los Alamos, CA for a day of 2Man PokerSorting.  This is a sanctioned qualifier for Poker Rodeo’s World Finals where over $50,000 in added money and prizes will be awarded.  Similar to ranch sorting or team penning, 2Man PokerSort is perfect for riders of all skill levels. Spectators welcome. Contact Casey Branquinho today to reserve your rides at 805-680-6781 or rafterc_casey@yahoo.com.  

Santa Barbara County Fair (Santa Maria)

July 12 - July 16
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Bringing in the Fun since 1891! 2017 will celebrate 126 years of the Santa Barbara County Fair, sure to make it, “A Fair to Remember”. Each year, thousands of visitors attend the Santa Barbara County Fair. Our Fair showcases the community’s interests and talents, offering a unique assortment of activities to do, and see. From jams and jellies, to pies, photography, homemade quilts and floriculture, the Santa Barbara County Fair provides visitors with an abundant, interesting mix of both community…

John Michael Montgomery to kick it up at the Fairpark

July 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

He’s enjoyed phenomenal success with 15 No. 1 singles and a slew of music accolades, and on Friday, July 14th, John Michael Montgomery will bring his country charm to the Santa Barbara County Fair. The hit “Life’s a Dance,” propelled the Kentucky-born artist into national stardom but strong, romantic ballads like “I Love the Way You Love Me,” and foot-stomping, playful songs like “Be My Baby,” have endeared him to audiences everywhere. Santa Maria Fairpark CEO Richard Persons said that…

Leann Rimes to light up the stage at the Santa Maria Fairpark!

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

SANTA MARIA—With a mesmerizing voice and an evocative set list of hit songs, two-time Grammy-winning country vocalist Leann Rimes will perform her hits at the 2017 Santa Barbara County Fair, Saturday, July 15. Rimes’ vocal stylings grabbed the attention of country music audiences when she was just a young girl, and not long after she would become a powerhouse in country music. She first earned worldwide acclaim at just 13 years old with “Blue,” a Patsy Cline-inspired song that showed…

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