Food & Drink Events in Santa Maria Valley

NOTICE: In light of rapid developments related to COVID-19, please contact individual event organizers to confirm the current status of a particular event.

Old Orcutt’s First Friday: April

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Town Orcutt, Orcutt, CA

Come out and enjoy an evening in Old Orcutt. Merchants stay open late on the first Friday of the month. Drink, food, and shopping specials.

Vino et Amicis: Improv & Stand-Up Comedy

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vino et Amicis, Orcutt, CA, 93455

This will be the first of our monthly Comedy Nights! Central Coast Comedy Theater will have 4 of their comedians here to meet all of you humorous needs! 21 and over only.

Santa Maria BBQ Festival 2020

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pioneer Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

The Fourth Annual Santa Maria BBQ Festival returns to the Santa Maria Valley on Saturday, April 18 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. This local-favorite fundraising event celebrates #SantaMariaStyle barbecue, a California classic, while benefitting the local Kiwanis for Kids program. This year, there will be more food, more beer and more fun. 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…

2020 Santa Maria Strawberry Festival

April 24 - April 26
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks off 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.…

Old Orcutt’s First Friday: May

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Town Orcutt, Orcutt, CA

Come out and enjoy an evening in Old Orcutt. Merchants stay open late on the first Friday of the month. Drink, food, and shopping specials.

Buellton Brew Fest 2020

May 2 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
River View Park, Buellton, CA, 93427

A sell out every year, the Buellton Brew Fest take place Saturday, May 2nd at River View Park. Over 50+ breweries, wineries, ciders and spirit companies will join us, along with live entertainment! Plenty of food trucks, mega size beer pong, cornhole and tons of restrooms! Bring your beach chair and blankets and plan to enjoy a beautiful day at River View Park in Buellton.

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum: 11th Annual Free Family Kite Festival

May 3 @ 12:30 pm
Rotary Centennial Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Join us for a day of family fun at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Free Family Kite Festival on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 12 – 4 p.m. This annual event, now in its 11th year, will be held at Rotary Centennial Park in Santa Maria, CA. Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of kite flying, live music by the family-friendly band “Birdie”, and amazing eats provided by local food trucks! We will also have a kite…

West Coast Kustoms 39th Annual Cruisin’ Nationals

May 22 - May 24
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Don’t Miss The West Coast Kustoms 39th Annual Cruisin’ Nationals May 22, 23 & 24, 2020 • 2020 Santa Maria City Cruise – Friday Night *for registered participants only • “Show-n-Shine” Saturday & Sunday • “Swap Meet” on the grounds on Sunday • Event open to pre-1961 American made vehicles only, others by invitation only • Tons of vendors • Model Car Show • Live Music • Meet many of the great “Legends of Kustomizing” • “Hall of Fame” ceremony…

9th Annual Avila Beach Tequila Festival

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Avila Beach Resort, Avila Beach, CA, 93424

Come kick off summer in Avila Beach with the 9th Annual Tequila Festival at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. This takes place on Memorial Weekend (Saturday, May 23rd). Live bands soon to be announced! Event is strictly 21+. Please note: – Tequila Tastings will be from 12 – 3 pm ONLY. Arrive early! – There are a limited amount of VIP Tickets available!

77th Annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo And Parade

May 28 - May 31
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, bronco 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 28 through Sunday,…

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