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…

Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley

May 26 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

This is weekend wine tasting #SantaMariaStyle The Wine Trolley has returned! Hit the road and explore all you can do in and around Santa Maria Valley. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less. Starting Memorial Day weekend, explore six wineries and tasting rooms on the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley. Kicking off May 26, the Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will run its loop through the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail…

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…

Sun Dragons – Live Music At Cambria Winery

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambria Estate Winery, Santa Maria, 93454

Join us at the estate every Sunday for live music, bring out a picnic and enjoy a glass of wine. We’ll be featuring local artists from 1pm to 4pm every Sunday in July. It’s a perfect way for you and your friends to complete your summer weekends. The amazingly talented Sun Dragons are up this weekend! No reservations necessary. Wine is available for purchase and feel free to bring your own picnic. This is a rain or shine event.

Presqu’ile Friday Live Music – About Time

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Join us in welcoming the return of local favorites About Time!  This great duo plays excellent originals and covers inspired by classic folk, blues, and country. 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.

The Beatles vs Elvis at Cottonwood

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cottonwood Canyon Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

A Rock and Roll night with The Beatles and Elvis a tribute to the best band of all times and the “King of Rock and Roll” A night to remember, come out to our second summer concert and enjoy this show listening to your favorite songs. July 27th This is an exclusive performance presented by Cottonwood Canyon Winery Doors open at 5:30 PM —— Limited Tickets Available: General Admission $20 Tickets at the door $25 Wine Club Members – Special…

Vintners 5 Miler

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sanford Winery, Lompoc, CA, 93436

The 4th Annual Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is a unique trail run through the Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict Vineyards in the beautiful Santa Rita Hills. Runners and walkers will be treated to one of the most unique experiences on the Central Coast! The race is followed by the Finish Line Festival with wine tasting, gourmet food served up by our favorite local restaurants, awards presentation, and live music.