History Events in Santa Maria Valley

2019 Central Coast AirFest

October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

The Santa Maria Airport has a rich history of air shows, and this tradition was reinvigorated in 2018 with our first ever Central Coast AirFest. In 2019, we are bringing the show back for its second year, and we are so excited for you to join us for the excitement on October 12 and 13, 2019. Come enjoy local food and beer vendors, live performances and—of course—aircraft galore! There will be flight demonstrations from many and pilots, including Eric Tucker,…

4th Annual Roaring for Sight Car Show

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elks Lodge #1538, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Santa Maria Sunrisers Lions will be hosting the 4th Annual Roaring for Sight Car Show on Saturday, October 19, 2019. There will be food, prizes, raffle items, and music. Registration will be 8:00am-9:00am, Show begins at 10:00am, Awards at 1:00pm. Entrants will receive a free t-shirt if registered prior to 10/07/19.

2019 Dia de los Muertos Festival

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Veterans’ Memorial Community Center, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Celebrate the lives of passed loved ones at the Dia de Los Muertos Festival on Sunday, October 27th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Park (313 West Tunnell Street). This family friendly event is free and will offer live entertainment, altar displays, activities for youth, food and crafts vendors for families to enjoy. Be part of the celebration by creating a colorful altar to honor a passed loved one, family member, or friend in the Dia de…

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center: Hike to Mussel Rock

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, Guadalupe, CA, 93434

Just south of Guadalupe lies an extraordinary and unique nature preserve. Featuring towering 550 foot high dunes-the tallest on the west coast-and the Santa Maria River Estuary, not only is this park beautiful but it is also ecologically significant. We will be offering a docent led hike on November 17th at 9:00 a.m. Come out and enjoy a nice 2 mile hike on the beach towards Mussel Rock with Ray Segovia, our hike leader. This is a moderate four mile…

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