Events in Santa Maria Valley

Cycle into the Sunset at Los Flores Ranch

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

The natural beauty of the oak woodlands and nature trails at Los Flores Ranch Park is the backdrop for docent-led Twilight Bike Rides on March 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Two rides will be offered including a five-mile round trip ride for beginners and intermediate cyclists. The route will cover mostly flat terrain with moderate incline. An advanced-level eight-mile ride with steeper inclines will also be offered. Both hikes begin at sunset and finish beneath the moonlight. Attendees…

Free Outside in Nature Play Days

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

On the third Saturday of the month between March and November, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, you and your family will enjoy outdoor education about wild and domestic animals and unique plant species in an interactive learning environment. Activities include interpretive nature walks, hands-on projects, guest speakers, orienteering, geocaching and more. Free transportation is available from Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center located at 600 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria. Shuttle reservations are required.

FOXEN Second Sundays – Live Music and Food Truck

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Foxen, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Every second Sunday of every month, we will have live music and a food truck on property from 12:30pm-3:30pm. This “FOXEN Second Sunday” will feature live music by About Time Duo, and Sass’ Catering will have delicious food available for purchase. For more information contact our Events Coordinator, Micaela Buchanan at events@foxenvineyard.com

Oso Flaco Bird Walk

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Oso Flaco Lake, Arroyo Grande, CA, 93434

Venue: Oso Flaco Lake Start: March 24, 2018 8:00 am End: March 24, 2018 10:00 am Address: 3006 Oso Flaco Lake Rd Arroyo Grande, California, 93420 Late winter/early spring is a great time to observe birds at Oso Flaco.  Our winter migrants should still be here.  However, they will be brightening up to their breeding colors and many will be practicing their songs for when they reach their breeding grounds.  Also, early spring migrants will be arriving in their breeding…

Coreopsis Hill Hike

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oso Flaco Lake, Arroyo Grande, CA, 93434

Venue: Guadalupe- Nipomo Dunes U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reserve Start: March 25, 2018 9:00 am End: March 25, 2018 12:00 pm Address: 3006 Oso Flaco Lake Road Arroyo Grande, CA , 93420 Cost: Free The Annual Hike to Coreopsis Hill (in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes), is scheduled! It will be a casual walk through the dunes to the top of Coreopsis Hill. This is a moderate hike, about 3 hours round-trip. Dress in layers, bring water and snacks, and have your “Dune…

Free Outside in Nature Play Days

April 14 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

On the third Saturday of the month between March and November, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, you and your family will enjoy outdoor education about wild and domestic animals and unique plant species in an interactive learning environment. Activities include interpretive nature walks, hands-on projects, guest speakers, orienteering, geocaching and more. Free transportation is available from Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center located at 600 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria. Shuttle reservations are required.

FOXEN Second Sundays – Live Music and Food Truck

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Foxen, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Every second Sunday of every month, we will have live music and a food truck on property from 12:30pm-3:30pm. This “FOXEN Second Sunday” will feature live music by Clark Street Boys, and Fire and Wine will have delicious wood fired pizzas available for purchase. For more information contact our Events Coordinator, Micaela Buchanan at events@foxenvineyard.com

Free Family Kite Festival

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centennial Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Last year, thanks to your our sponsors, the DISCOVERY MUSEUM FREE FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL brought over 2,000 young people and their families from all over the Central Coast together for an unforgettable quality outdoor family experience.  This year’s 9th annual event will be held Sunday, April 15th, from noon to 4 p.m. at Santa Maria’s Rotary Centennial Park, and we hope you will join us again in making this highly anticipated FREE community festival possible!

Santa Maria BBQ Festival

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pioneer Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

It’s back and it’s bigger than last year with more BBQ, more beers and more activities. For your enjoyment the 2nd Annual Santa Maria BBQ Festival will be held on Saturday April 21st.This event is a fundraising festival held at Pioneer Park located in Santa Maria, and will benefit our local Kiwanis for Kids Scholarship program. It will be an event for all ages and will allow us to showcase our flavorful and unique style of Santa Maria BBQ. Children…

31st Annual Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival

April 27 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

The 31st Annual Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival runs April 27-29, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day the festival will open at 11 A.M. and close at 10 P.M. The carnival may stay open as late as midnight.