Events in Santa Maria Valley

Presqu’ile: An Afternoon With the Shorty Foundation Performers

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

We are pleased to be featuring students from New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty Foundation live in the Presqu’ile tasting room! The Trombone Shorty Foundation’s mission is to inspire the next generation of talented, yet underserved musicians through music education, instruction, mentorship, and performance. By honoring the New Orleans tradition of “playing it forward” from the earliest jazz legends onward, the foundation seeks to preserve and perpetuate the musical heritage of a city where music is everything.

Riverbench Vineyard Easter Egg Hunt

April 19 @ 11:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Our Easter Egg Hunt has become very popular since we started hosting the annual event in 2008. Over 2,000 eggs are hidden in the garden surrounding our vineyard tasting room in the Santa Maria Valley. The eggs are filled with candy for the kids and some special prizes for their parents, including coupons for Riverbench hats, shirts and hoodies. Bring your little ones and take in the festivities while sipping on your favorite Riverbench wines and enjoy a picnic lunch from local food…

Presqu’ile 3rd Fridays Live – Billy Manzik

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Join us as we welcome back Billy Manzik! Billy’s stomping, driving , one-man-band blues make for an incredible live experience. In honor of Billy’s Canadian roots, we’ll also be offering Chef Lisabeth’s Poutine for sale all night long!

Naughty Oak: Levi from the Rising Son and The Greasy Weiner

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Naughty Oak Brewing Company, Orcutt, CA, 93455

Rising Son is a roots rock reggae group from California. Levi, from Rising Son is joining us from 7 to 10. If you didn’t try Chef Adam’s food when they were here in February, then do not miss them this time around. These guys are real serious about their greasy weiners…they serve from 5:30 to 8:30.

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center: Community Talk on the Dunites

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center, Guadalupe, CA, 93434

The Dunites were society dropouts living in the Oceano dunes in the 1930s and 1940s.  Hike Leader Jim Avila will talk and show some pictures of their life in the dunes.  Hear some stories and learn what makes them unusual and memorable.

Natural History Musuem: 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Natural History Museum, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Come join us! This year’s event features: • Earth Day Conservation Award (11:00 a.m.) • Live music • Creative experiences for kids —Sand dig for Earth’s treasures (rocks, shells) —“Easter” animals, chickens, goats —Pine Cone Bird Feeders —“ What I Will Do for a Better Earth” labels for trees • Penny Project — Bring your pennies to help us maintain our Native Garden • Fabulous food —Veggie Burger Barbecue by the Kiwanis —Blackberry Pie • Historic walking tour of downtown…

Santa Maria BBQ Festival “Brews & Cues” 2019

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pioneer Park, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

The 3rd annual Santa Maria BBQ Festival “Brews & Cues” is back with more BBQ and more fun! Join us and enjoy plenty of Santa Maria Style BBQ, beer, wine, and activities plus live music from Rock Odyessy! We will have wine tasting, plenty of vendors, kids activities, plus much more!

PCPA: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - May 12 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The knock-’em-dead musical is the hysterical story of low-born Monty Navarro, who finds out that he’s eight-in-line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family. He presumes his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and he sets off down a ridiculously ghastly path to the inheritance. The most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season, the show won Best Musical awards from Tony-Awards, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Drama League Awards. Show Advisory This musical comedy is…

2019 Santa Maria Strawberry Festival

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - April 28 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA, 93458

Annual event highlights the beginning of the Strawberry Season as well as the importance of the strawberry industry to the local economy. Also showcases variations of berries. Strives to provide a wholesome fun family event for everyone.

Naughty Oak: Kenny Taylor Duo and BBQ in the Stix

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Naughty Oak Brewing Company, Orcutt, CA, 93455

Kenny is back and he’s brought friends. They play from 7 to 10, so come on down! BBQ in the Stix is our tried and true food truck. We love them, you love them, and they are back!

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