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May 2019

May 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio

PASO ROBLES - Internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro will premier his largest artwork to date—an enormous multi-acre walk-through installation—at Sensorio in Paso Robles, California beginning May 19, 2019. Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio will use an array of over 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics, gently illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color that describe the undulating landscape.

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June 2019

June 6 - August 29

Rock The Collection Summer Concerts

OXNARD - June-August on Thursdays. Get ready to rock at The Collection at RiverPark for a free summer concert series.  The concerts are offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. with music ranging from reggae to classic rock to country and Motown.

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June 15 - September 2

Underwater Explorers

MONTEREY - Children eight to 13 are introduced to the underwater world through surface scuba diving. During the 90-minute program, they’ll meet amazing animals while getting a fish’s-eye view of the bay. No experience is necessary, only a sense of adventure!

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June 15 - September 14

Summer Concerts at Atascadero Lake Park

ATASCADERO - Bring your blankets, chairs, friends and family out to listen to live music by the lake. This summer concert series rotates through genres like county, classic rock, blues and more! Whether it’s the perfect end to a long day or the beginning of a fun summer night, make it a genuine weekend when you spend it in Atascadero.

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June 21 - August 31

Downtown Summer Concerts in Oxnard

OXNARD - A favorite summertime tradition in Oxnard, the Downtown Summer Concerts take place select Friday evenings from June 21 through August 31.  Held at historic Heritage Square, the summer concerts suit every musical preference with styles ranging from reggae to swing and from country to rock ‘n roll.  The concerts run from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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June 27 - July 25

#TBT Food Truck Festival

CAMARILLO - There’s no better way to spend a #throwbackthursday than at the historic Camarillo Ranch for #TBT Food Truck Fest! Enjoy food trucks, local beer, live entertainment and more! Admission is FREE and money spent at the event helps support the Camarillo Ranch Foundation.

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June 29 - September 21

Summer Concert Series

CAMARILLO - 2019 Summer Concert Series includes: Upstream on June 29 (Reggae/Calypso), Mighty Cash Cats on July 27 (Country/Bluegrass), Bleeding Harp on Aug 24 (Rhythym & Blues), L.A. Vation on September 21 (Rock & Roll).  Food trucks will be on site.

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June 29 @ 6:00 pm - August 31 @ 8:00 pm

Evenings by the Bay

MONTEREY - Saturdays from June 29 through August 31, see the Aquarium in a whole new light at Evenings by the Bay! Enjoy extended hours, a glass of wine, delicious small bites and live musical performances. Event included with Aquarium admission. Food and beverage selections will be available for purchase. Please note that not all exhibits are available for viewing during these extended hours.

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June 30 @ 1:00 pm - September 1 @ 4:00 pm

Summer Seaside Music Vibe Sunday Concerts

VENTURA HARBOR - Soak up the sun while listening to an array of music ranging from Jazz & Soul to Pop & Rock to a blend of Caribbean and Reggae during the Sounds of Summer Concert Series every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Promenade Stage.

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July 2019

July 1 - August 31

Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

OXNARD - See live professional football when the Dallas Cowboys train for their upcoming season during the summer.  The sessions are held at the River Ridge Playing Fields and are free of charge with a minimal parking fee.  Besides watching the practice sessions, visitors can also take advantage of the Dallas Cowboys Experience featuring a Kids Zone, ‘Cowboys on Tour Truck’ with team merchandise and Hall of Fame trailers.  Special performances include the mascot, Rowdy and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

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July 3 - August 28

Wednesdays on the Waterfront

VENTURA HARBOR - July and August (every Wednesday), 2019. All Day Special seaside offers, happenings from harbor-side businesses, live steel drums. Noon – 3pm every Wednesday, and delicious Happy Hours.

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July 6 - August 31

Concerts by the Sea

OXNARD - Concerts by the Sea is set against a summer sky with the sparkling water as the backdrop.  Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of musical entertainment including Rock, R&B, Rockabilly/50’s Surf Music and more!  Held at Peninsula Park.  Free.

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July 11 - August 8

Seaside Kids Club

VENTURA HARBOR - The coolest Club seaside for ages 3 - 10 years old!  Crafts, entertainment and seaside fun. Memberships available. Walk ups OK.

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July 13 - July 27

Carmel Bach Festival

CARMEL - America's most important Bach festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 82nd season with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events.  Musicians from the around the world perform an amazing array of multiple concerts and more than 40 events in Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach.

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July 13 - August 31

Sleepovers

MONTEREY - July 13, July 27, August 3, August 24 and August 31. Ever wonder what fish do at night? Find out for yourself on an overnight stay at the Aquarium! You'll enjoy fun activities throughout the evening, including a bedtime snack and special late-night programming for you night owls, before snuggling up to fall asleep in front of world-class exhibits. In the morning, greet the day with ocean animals and then enjoy a continental breakfast in the Cafe.

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July 17 - July 28

California Mid-State Fair

PASO ROBLES - The Fair opened in 1946 and was first known as the San Luis Obispo County Fair. The California Mid-State Fair is held annually at the Paso Robles Event Center and runs for 12 days. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry. Artists such as Garth Brooks, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Journey, Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney have all performed on the Main Grandstand Arena stage.

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July 18 - July 21

Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair

CAMARILLO - Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair is held each year to honor Don Adolfo Camarillo’s birthday and the city's founding. This year’s Fiesta & Street fair will feature a variety of musical entertainment acts, a classic car show, kids’ fun zone, petting zoo, carnival, local food vendors and a beer and wine garden.

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July 18 - July 21

California Rodeo Salinas

SALINAS - Each July, the West comes alive in Salinas with the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex. Though the California Rodeo Salinas itself takes place for only four days, surrounding events such as the Rodeo Carnival, the Kiddie Kapers Parade and Cowboy Poetry provide a two-week long warm-up to the main event.

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July 18 - July 27

PCPA Presents: The Addams Family

SANTA MARIA - This new musical, based on the classic Addams' characters and inspired by the new vintage television series, is an original story of the madcap and macabre Addams family in a satirical comedy about every parent's nightmare.

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July 19 - July 28

Feast of Lanterns

PACIFIC GROVE - A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration. This event in Pacific Grove includes a lantern pageant, children's activities, and a pet parade.

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July 19

Gold Medal Tasting at California Mid-State Fair

PASO ROBLES - If you want to taste award-winning wines, here's your chance. Over 800 wines were entered in the 17th annual Central Coast Wine Competition - a blind tasting event - held in June at the Paso Robles Event Center. There will be a Gold Medal Tasting held during the California Mid-State Fair's Wine Industry Awards ceremony on July 19. The fair runs July 17-28. This year's theme is "Let's Have S'More Fun!"

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July 20 - July 21

Bent Axels 39th Annual July Car Show

SANTA MARIA - The Bent Axles 39th 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! Oldies music, vendors, restaurants, merchants walk, 50/50 raffle, giveaways, and much more!

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July 20 - July 21

Tequila & Taco

VENTURA - The Tequila And Taco Music Festival is coming back to the beautiful beachside town of Ventura. Come enjoy a two-day celebration of tequila, tacos, award-winning margaritas and great live music!

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July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Children’s Mission Life Day at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Experience California Mission life as it was back in the 1820s with special hands-on, kid friendly activities for all ages. Event hours: 11am to 2pm. $6 parking fee. La Purisima Mission State Historical Park, 2295 Purisima Rd., Lompoc CA 93436.

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July 25

Movies in the Garden: Space Jam

CAMBRIA - Cambria Pines Lodge presents Movies in the Garden every Thursday from June 20 to August 15 (except for July 4). Come out on July 25 at 8 pm for a screening of Space Jam. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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July 26 - July 28

Gilroy Garlic Festival

GILROY - Come to the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 26, 27, and 28 to enjoy great garlicky food, live music, cooking competitions, and family fun at the world’s greatest summer food festival. Don’t miss headline entertainers Colbie Caillat featuring Gone West as well as culinary superstars like Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio and MasterChef winner Gerron Hurt.

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July 26 - August 4

A Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine!

FELTON - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™ for the Friendship Tour 2019 through the Big Trees. Your ticket includes a fun-filled day of activities: a train ride with Thomas™, picture taking with Sir Topham Hatt,™ temporary tattoos, face painting, bounce houses, storytelling, bubble making, live entertainment, train play tables, and more! So bring the family, come early, and enjoy the day. July 26-28 and July 31-Aug 4.

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July 27 - July 28

Oxnard Salsa Festival

OXNARD - Celebrating food, music and dance, the Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates 26 years in 2019 with concerts on the main stage, Oxnard Salsa Tasting Tent, dance performances, children’s fun area and arts & crafts.  $5 for main stage seating and Salsa Tent.

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July 27 - July 28

Family Camp & Movie Night at Gilroy Gardens

GILROY - Enjoy a fun family camp night at Gilroy Gardens! Set up your tent and spend the night on Saturday, then play all day Sunday in the park. Each camp night package includes overnight parking, camping in South County Picnic Grove, dinner, movie, and free popcorn on Saturday night, plus breakfast, admission to the theme park, and a garlicky BBQ lunch on Sunday.

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July 27 - August 11

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

SANTA CRUZ - America’s foremost festival dedicated to new music for orchestra offers two full weeks of free open rehearsals, discussion panels with renowned composers and guest artists, and a free family concert! Led by Meastro Cristian Macelaru, the award-winning Cabrillo Festival Orchestra performs world-class music each August in Downtown Santa Cruz.

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July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm

Lompoc Valley Kennel Association Dog Show

LOMPOC - Delight in one of the top dog shows in the region.  Scores of breeders, trainers, handlers and canines from across the nation come to Lompoc for this national dog show that is approved by the American Kennel Club. The Western Sighthound Combined Specialty competition is planned in addition to its all-breed dog show’s Conformation Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials and two special events:  “Pee Wee” competition and a “Meet the Breeds” exhibition.

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July 28

Taste of Camarillo Wine, Food & Brew Festival

CAMARILLO - California Dreamin’ fun theme. Longest running wine, brew and food festival in Ventura County. Sample from over 100 fine wines and 50 of the area’s finest restaurants. Enjoy the 100-year old tree-covered historic grounds of the Camarillo Ranch. California Dreamin’ style music and dancing. VIP Tickets offer exclusive wines and restaurants in the VIP Surf Shack and early entrance.

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July 28

47th Annual Wharf to Wharf Race

SANTA CRUZ - This 6-mile, scenic, seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea is widely acclaimed “The best little road race in California”. Wharf to Wharf is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast. It is highlighted in running publications as one of the top races in America, is broadcast live on radio and aired on local cable tv. The route is lined with fans, bands and all kinds of fun. Come and cheer them on!

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July 31 - August 11

Ventura County Fair

VENTURA - Twelve days of fun, excitement, education and entertainment. Make lasting memories with your friends and your family. The Ventura County Fair is the granddaddy of carnival fun. Rides, corn dogs, 4H competitions, professional rodeo, hundreds of exhibits from art, to photos, to floriculture, plus Big Name bands (free with paid admission). This year’s performers include Styx, Melissa Etheridge, Collective Soul and the X Ambassadors. All beside the sea.

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August 2019

August 1

Movies in the Garden: The Avengers

CAMBRIA - Cambria Pines Lodge presents Movies in the Garden every Thursday from June 20 to August 15 (except for July 4). Come out on August 1 at 8 pm for a screening of Marvel Studio’s The Avengers. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunset Dinner: Tribute to The Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival

SIMI VALLEY - A night of entertainment and tribute to the Eagles and Creedence! This band became known as the premier act to celebrate the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and vocals of John Fogerty. Enjoy appetizers, gourmet buffet dinner and exquisite desserts. Tour the amazing Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and the spectacular Air Force One. This all-inclusive offer is only $80.95 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Reservations required and must be made by July 31 at 8:00 a.m.

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August 3 - August 4

Watsonville Strawberry Festival

WATSONVILLE - This multi-faceted celebration will serve up a menu of strawberry delights, non-stop entertainment, gooey contests, and more.

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August 3 - August 31

Movies in the Gardens, at Sunken Gardens

ATASCADERO - Bring your family and friends out to the perfect end to a warm summer day with a classic movie at the Sunken Gardens. Bring low back chairs, blankets and enjoy the warm summer nights. The Sunken Gardens is central to downtown Atascadero, so grab a snack or dinner before the premiere. This event takes place most Saturdays throughout August.

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August 3

Get Into Your Sanctuary

MONTEREY - Join Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for "Get Into Your Sanctuary" at Monterey Bay Kayaks (MBK) in Monterey. A variety of local ocean and environmental organizations will be on hand to teach how to interact with wildlife responsibly, how to reduce use of plastics and ways you can help to protect Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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August 3

Harmony Wine & Beer Festival

HARMONY - Enjoy unlimited wine and beer tasting as well as snacks for purchase from local food trucks at the 2nd Annual Harmony Wine & Beer Festival on Saturday, August 3! Patrons can also pop into Harmony Glassworks or Harmony Pottery for keepsakes. Grab a glass and stroll through this little town.

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August 4

5th Annual Chowderfest

OXNARD - Local restaurants compete for “Best Chowder” during the annual Chowderfest in Channel Islands Harbor.  The event features chowder tastings, wine samplings and live music.  The event is a collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and local yacht clubs.  Admission is $25 per person.

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August 6

The Gipsy Kings Live In Concert At The Vina Robles Amphitheatre

PASO ROBLES - Grammy-Award winning The Gipsy Kings return to Vina Robles Amphitheatre featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Joining The Gipsy Kings is the bands next generation of sons invigorating their classic flamenco sound and exuberant vocals. Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind 'Bamboléo' continue to celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition.

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August 8

Movies in the Garden: Wonder Park

CAMBRIA - Cambria Pines Lodge presents Movies in the Garden every Thursday from June 20 to August 15 (except for July 4). Come out on August 8 at 8 pm for a screening of Wonder Park. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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August 9 - August 18

Monterey Car Week & Concours d’Elegance

MONTEREY COUNTY - Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Car Week and Concours d'Elegance. All over Monterey County, classic cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear.

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August 9 - August 25

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents August: Osage County

SANTA MARIA - Santa Maria Civic Theatre will be presenting “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” by Tracy Letts as the opening show for its 61st season. A vanished father; a pill-popping, scathingly acidic mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets.

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August 10

Salinas Valley Food & Wine

SALINAS - Charming Oldtown Salinas turns into a food and wine lovers dream with an incredible lineup of award winning wines, craft brews, live entertainment and culinary delights straight from “The Salad Bowl of the World.”

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August 10

Central Coast Cider Festival

ATASCADERO - Spend the day tasting craft ciders from the Central Coast, dancing to live music and enjoy local bites. Bring your friends to sip through ciders with and enjoy the views of the lake. Interested in the craft? Purchase the cider brunch the next day for a lecture from ETS Laboratories. All food and cider is included with your ticket along with a commemorative glass.

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August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

21st Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff with Brews!

PASO ROBLES - Don't miss Paso Robles Wine Country's most popular local event, now celebrating its 21st Anniversary. Enjoy outstanding tastings from over 30+ wineries and breweries as they pair gourmet food straight off the grill. All proceeds benefit the Harlow Ford Scholarship Fund for local high school seniors. Over $575,000 in scholarships have been awarded to local high school students over the last twenty years!

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August 11

Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

CAMARILLO - 9th annual running of the Camarillo Marathon, and the ONLY full marathon in Camarillo. A portion of the proceeds are donated to local youth groups.

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August 13

12th Annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue

CARMEL - The latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area's internationally known ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea's world-famous Ocean Avenue will be filled with a fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries.

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August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Movies in the Garden: Shrek

CAMBRIA - Cambria Pines Lodge presents Movies in the Garden every Thursday from June 20 to August 15 (except for July 4). Come out on August 15 at 8 pm for the last screening of the season. We will be showing Wonder Park. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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August 16 - August 17

49th Annual North/South Run

SANTA MARIA - 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 49 continuous years for this popular run. Admission is FREE to the public! Saturday's Show-N-Shine will be at the Historic Santa Maria Inn.

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August 16 - August 17

Cruisin’ Weekend in Atascadero

ATASCADERO - End your summer in style by coming out to watch classic cars cruise through downtown. Friday night starts off with over 400 local classic cruisers from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Saturday continues the show with the Mid-State Cruisers Car Show with classic cars from all over California. The festivities continue through town and to Atascadero Lake Park.

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August 16 - August 18

Sta. Rita Hills Wine and Fire Weekend

LOMPOC - Toast Lompoc's popular weekend celebration of wines from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA growing region. Festivities include a Friday night Barn Party, and the Grand Tasting at La Purisima Mission where more than two dozen member wineries, joined by neighborhood restaurants, pair world-class wines with grilled local specialties. Enjoy a Tasting Passport with specials at participating wineries, and explore the many vineyards and tasting rooms in Lompoc and the Sta. Rita Hills.

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August 17 - August 18

Scotts Valley Annual Art, Wine & Beer Festival

SCOTTS VALLEY - This two-day festival features local art, prestigious wineries, live music, micro breweries and a family midway. On Saturday enjoy the Cops and Robbers Car Show, which is put on by the Scotts Valley Police Department. For one day only (Saturday) over 150 vintage cars will be on display, as well as a K-9 demonstration. Bring your dog on Sunday.

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August 17 - August 20

Garlic City Car Show in downtown Gilroy

GILROY - Cruise through historic downtown Gilroy to see amazing some cars and enjoy food, drink and live music.

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August 17 - August 18

Wings Over Camarillo Airshow

CAMARILLO - The Wings Over Camarillo Air is a 39-year-old tradition drawing over 24,000 attendees for the two-day weekend.  With the feeling of an old-time barnstorming air show crossed with a big party, the Wings Over Camarillo has something for everyone from ages 2 to 92. Adding pyrotechnics to this year’s show for the first time.

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August 17

4th Annual Dancing in the Streets

ATASCADERO - Dancing in the streets brings out local bands throughout downtown area for a night of music and fun! There will be food trucks, local beer, wine, cider and distillery vendors to enjoy throughout the night. Come out to this small town celebration and explore Atascadero’s downtown.

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August 18

27th Annual Polynesian Festival & Aloha Outrigger Races

SANTA CRUZ - 27th Anniversary of the Aloha Polynesian Festival and Outrigger Races! A fun day to cheer on friends in the Outrigger Races, delight in island-style music and Polynesian dancing and enjoy a taste of the tropics with shave ice and festive drinks. Vendors line the Wharf with unique items perfectly catered to the Polynesian theme.

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August 19 - August 25

Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival

VENTURA HARBOR - Laughter and hilarity will resound through Ventura Harbor Village, when the Ventura Comedy Festival marks its 9th annual year delighting audiences.

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August 23 - August 25

Sand City West End Celebration

SAND CITY - Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from artists throughout Monterey County.

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August 23

Art and Wine Tour

ATASCADERO - Spend the evening strolling through the beautiful downtown of Atascadero and take in the rolling hills of the Central Coast. Pair this night with a complimentary glass of wine, take a tour of the historic City Hall and experience the simply genuine character of this small town.

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August 23 - August 25

The Throw Down Cornhole Tournament

VENTURA - Experience the world's biggest Cornhole Tournament, "The Throw Down". This 3-day cornhole tournament is the largest cash cornhole tournament in the world, and is held in the beautiful beach town of Ventura. Come enjoy the tournament as a cornhole player or spectator. There will be plenty of food, drinks, cold beer and wonderful beach weather. All players who play will be competing for over $62,000 in guaranteed cash payouts.

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August 23 - August 25

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival

SANTA CRUZ - Three-day music festival. Beer and wine garden, food and merchandise booths.

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August 23 @ 10:00 am - August 24 @ 4:00 pm

Mountain Men Encampment at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC -Mingle with members of the American Mountain Men, clad in buckskin, as they share mountain men history and skills such as cooking, hide preparation and tanning, leather working, rope making, and blacksmithing. 10 am to 4 pm. $6 parking fee.

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August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunset Dinner: Rock N’ Roll Tribute To Fleetwood Mac and Journey

SIMI VALLEY - Close out the Sunset Dinner Series with an evening of a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Don’t Stop Believin’ delivers a performance true to Journey’s legacy. Enjoy an array of appetizers and a gourmet buffet dinner with exquisite desserts. Between dining and dancing, tour the amazing Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and spectacular Air Force One. This all-inclusive offer is only $80.95 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Reservations required and must be made by August 21 at 8:00 a.m.

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August 24 - August 25

Stone Soup Music Festival Food & Street Fair

ARROYO GRANDE - Celebrate the diversity on the coast through music, food, arts and crafts. Furry friends are welcomed and encouraged to dress up for this festive event and may even win prizes! Enjoy local food and craft vendors that will showcase everything fresh on the Central Coast.

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August 24 - August 29

Tequila & Taco

SANTA CRUZ - Two days of fun in the sun! Saturday showcases top-shelf Tequilas sampling, while you indulge on gourmet tacos! Enjoy live music, Margaritas, craft beer and art vendors in a picturesque park setting. Sunday Funday is Mas Margaritas! Enjoy a sunny summer afternoon, sipping on an assortment of Margaritas, eating delicious tacos, all while enjoying a great music lineup! No Tequila sampling Sunday. All ticket holders will have access to food, craft beer, Margarita booths, and live music.

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August 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Village Days at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Go back in time and see a Tule Village come to life with the blending of traditional Chumash Indian and Colonial Spanish culture. Visitors can engage in activities such as acorn grinding, basket weaving, making soapstone beads and Tule dolls, and playing Chumash games.

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August 25

End of Summer Block Party

CAMARILLO - Free event held in Old Town Camarillo outside at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center! Featuring live music and vintage cars! Come for the cars and stay for dinner and take a stroll around this lovely area.

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August 25

Music at Skypark

SCOTTS VALLEY - The free community-wide Music at Skypark concert series benefiting the music programs in local public schools returns for its 10th summer season on the last Sundays of July, August and September. Two bands will perform at each concert, and local businesses will offer food and other concessions for sale and entertainment for kids.

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August 29 - September 2

Monterey County Fair

MONTEREY COUNTY - The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food.

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August 31 - September 2

Pinedorado Days in Cambria

CAMBRIA - Enjoy the 2019 Cambria Pinedorado Days at the Pinedorado grounds and the Veterans Hall on Main Street. Pinedorado Days are three days of fun for children and adults with food, raffles, and so much more, starting with a parade and fun run on Saturday and ending with a wonderful car show on Sunday.

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August 31

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Live In Concert At The Vina Robles Amphitheatre

PASO ROBLES - Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alum Hamish Stuart will make a stop at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles. 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of Ringo and His All Starr Band whose first concert tour began in 1989.

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August 31

Santa Cruz Starlight Evening Train

SANTA CRUZ - Evening train and dinner excursion from the beach to the redwoods. Upon arrival, a delicious chicken and steak dinner and live music awaits you.

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August 31 - September 2

Great Train Robberies

SANTA CRUZ - Witness shootouts between famed lawmen and notorious outlaws from the 1880’s aboard the Redwood Forest Train to Bear Mountain. See why the West was wild!

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September 2019

September 28

Gathering in the Grove

SANTA CRUZ - Don’t miss this unique Culinary Journey! Be transported by the magic of steam to a dining experience amongst the trees. Prepare to savor a delightful three course dinner engineered by Roaring Camp’s Chef, Alessio Casagrande, direct from Italy.

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October 2019

October 5

Brewgrass Festival

SANTA CRUZ - Featuring local breweries, music from favorite bluegrass artists and food from, popular local food trucks VIP Brewgrass Tasting Train roundtrip from Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp.

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October 5 - October 6

Steam & Harvest Festival

SANTA CRUZ - Step into the incredible world of steam power at the Harvest Faire & Steam Festival presented by Kinetic Steam Works and Roaring Camp Railroad.

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October 12 - October 27

Thomas & Percy’s Halloween Party

SANTA CRUZ - Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas and Percy at Roaring Camp Railroad, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities for the entire family. Oct 12-13, 19-20, 26-27.

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November 2019

November 29 - December 8

Holiday Tree Walk

SANTA CRUZ - Get in the holiday spirit by bringing family and friends to ride Roaring Camp’s daytime steam train to Bear Mountain. At the summit, you may sip hot cider and delight in viewing a tree-lined walk of beautifully decorated holiday trees. Trees are provided by Patchen California Christmas Tree Farm, Los Gatos. For each donated toy, Roaring Camp will deduct $2 per train ticket, purchased in person only. November 29-30, December 1, 7-8.

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November 29 - December 31

Holiday Lights Train

SANTA CRUZ - A seasonal tradition returns to Santa Cruz with the Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train. Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through city streets past homes of Santa Cruz. Nov 29-30; Dec 1, 7-8, 14-23. New Years Train Dec 26-31.

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January 2020

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Monterey 250

MONTEREY - Monterey 250 is a yearlong celebration in coordination with the 250th anniversary of the founding of Monterey on June 3, 1770. Throughout the year 2020, Monterey’s unique history will be honored through ongoing cultural activities, events, and festivities to commemorate this historic occasion, including an Art Gala and new public art unveiling, a Fandango, Block Party, and the main day birthday celebration on June 3, 2020.

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January 4, 2020 - March 28, 2020

Rainforest Weekends

SANTA CRUZ - Learn about California’s own Coastal Redwood Forest, aboard a 100 year old steam train. Along the journey, hear fascinating information about the coastal redwoods and their ecosystems from docent specialists.

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