History Events in Santa Maria Valley

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Santa Maria Philharmonic Society: Soaring Masterpieces – Fate and Destiny

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grace Baptist Church, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society presents ‘SOARING MASTERPIECES: Fate and Destiny’ Feel the Music and continue the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday! The Santa Maria Philharmonic will perform an extraordinary concert for the Santa Maria community, with music by Verdi, Beethoven, and Copland, with violin soloist Roger Wilke. Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino – Overture” is regarded as the finest of all Verdi’s symphonic introductions. Translated as “The Power of Fate”, the overture creates an ominous and dramatic atmosphere of the…

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…

The 35th Annual Classic Car Show at Pismo Beach

May 29 - May 31
Pismo Beach Pier, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449

Each year, The Classic at Pismo Beach attracts people and cars from all over the United States, with some coming from as far away as Alaska and even Australia. Big 18-wheelers show up from companies like CarQuest Auto Parts, Mother’s Polish, GM Performance, Ford Motor Co., Budweiser, and many more. The show began in the early 80’s and continues to attract the hottest classic cars each year to this tiny, serene central coast city. Every summer, cars line the streets of this little beach town where spectators enjoy…

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Car Show

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Louis de Montfort Church, Orcutt , CA, 93455

Rain or shine! Features cars, trucks, and motorcycles from all years, makes, & models. There will also be live music, as well as vendor booths and public safety displays! Come have a blast on your St. Patrick’s day!

50th Annual North/South Run

August 14 - August 15
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Ford F-100 Elite of Northern California & Pickups Limited Of Southern California once again present the oldest running event in the world that highlights 1953 through 1956 Ford-100 pickups and panels. This edition marks 50 continuous years for this popular run. Admission is FREE to the public! The club is dedicated to enthusiasts of the 1948 to 1956 Ford Trucks, and to bringing families together who share the love for classic trucks and cars. Join the fun as they share…

16th Annual Wheels ‘N Windmills Car Show

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Solvang, Solvang, CA, 93463

The 16th annual Wheels ‘N Windmills Car Show takes over Copenhagen Drive in Solvang from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22nd! Over 300 cars will be on display for a weekend of camaraderie and charitable activities that is expected to draw 10,000 to 15,000 car enthusiasts. From classics to hot rods and special interest vehicles, the show brings the best of the best. There are also vendor booths, live music and giveaways.

84th Annual Solvang Danish Days

September 18 - September 20
Downtown Solvang, Solvang, CA, 93463

“Solvang Danish Days,” celebrates its 84th anniversary in 202- with a 3-day event weekend line-up, Friday through Sunday, September 18 through 20. Solvang Danish Days 2020 will once again provide attendees with a total Danish immersion experience while helping to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage Solvang Danish Days continues to expand upon its varied activities melding more modern Danish practices with traditional ways, yet still exemplifying everything Danish. The weekend’s numerous offerings, encompassing activities for all ages, range from fan-favorite…

Los Alamos Old Days 2020

September 25 - September 27
Downtown Los Alamos, Los Alamos, CA

The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration honors and preserves the town’s authentic Western heritage. Highlights of the weekend celebration include free entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, and Sunday morning’s Greatest Little Small Town Parade! Schedule of events to be announced!

2020 Central Coast AirFest

October 17 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 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 2020, we are bringing the show back for its third year, and we are so excited for you to join us for the excitement on October 17 and 18, 2020. Come enjoy local food and beer vendors, live performances and—of course—aircraft galore! There will be flight demonstrations from many and pilots, including: The F-35…

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