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September 2018

September 1 - November 30

Boogie & Groove Into 2019

MONTEREY - Boogie and Groove into 2019 at Portola Hotel & Spa's 70’s themed New Year's Eve Party! Enjoy live music, dancing, a buffet dinner, and an open bar as you ring in 2019 at a far-out New Year’s Eve event in downtown Monterey. The party kicks off at 7:30pm on Monday, December 31, 2018 for 21+ and older. Pre-Sale tickets end on November, 30 2018.

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September 9 - December 30

Sunday Football & Breakfast at Peter B’s

MONTEREY - Starting Sunday, September 9 - December 30, 2018, Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub is THE PLACE to catch all the NFL action this season. 18 HDTVs, Sunday football breakfast specials for $8, the BEST Happy Hour in Monterey + $5 Pints ALL SUNDAY LONG. Cheer on your favorite teams, this season at Peter B’s! SUNDAY BREAKFAST SPECIALS served from 9:30am - 11:00am.

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November 2018

November 8 - December 23

PCPA Presents: Peter Pan

SANTA MARIA - The season opens with an innovative new production of the high flying musical, Peter Pan, based on the J.M. Barrie classic tale. Audiences will find themselves surrounded by magic as Peter whisks the Darling children away to swashbuckling adventures in Neverland in this beloved family favorite.

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November 15 - December 31

The Holiday Extravaganza

SANTA MARIA - This three part evening opens with a heartwarming one-act version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Laugh until your sides ache in a hilarious fractured fairy tale opera and celebrate the season with our Holiday Vaudeville Revue. A Central Coast family tradition designed to bring a year's worth of smiles to you and your loved ones in one magical evening.

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November 21, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Ice Skating by the Bay

MONTEREY - Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. The ice rink is open daily Monday-Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-8pm.

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November 22

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

SANTA BARBARA - Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch as the elephants, gorillas, and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins. Early Closure: Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m.

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November 23 - December 23

Holiday Lights Train

SANTA CRUZ - Ride a holiday train through Victorian Santa Cruz as you sip hot spiced cider, listen to carolers, and meet Santa & Mrs. Claus. Nov 23-24, Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16-23.

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November 23 - December 30

Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight Tours

SAN SIMEON - Experience Hearst Castle in all its yuletide splendor. Spend an evening in the nostalgia of a bygone era. The Holiday Feast banquet recreates the glamour of those heady times when the movers and shakers of the day gathered in William Randolph Hearst's hilltop home of a taste of the truly good life: fabulous food and wine, good company, spirited conversation and great entertainment.

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November 23 - December 23

Cambria Christmas Market

CAMBRIA - From lights to live entertainment and more, you and your family won’t want to miss this holiday favorite. Shop in the vendor market, take photos with Santa, enjoy live music, taste traditional German foods, and sip warm glühwein at this charming outdoor festival.

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November 24

Surfing Santa

CAPITOLA - Capitola Main Beach Surfing Santa arrives with his outrigger canoe and surfboard on the shores of Capitola Main Beach at 12 noon. Be sure to bring your Christmas list and a camera to capture Santa's wave-riding arrival. Once Santa has toweled off, he'll settle in his beach chair to hear holiday wishes and have a nice long visit with all of the children.

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November 27 - November 28

Christmas at the Inns

PACIFIC GROVE - It's Pacific Grove at its most picturesque, as ten of the town's bed and breakfasts and inns deck their halls and open their doors so you can share their holiday cheer in Victorian-era splendor.

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November 28 - December 18

Tall Ship Lady Washington

MORRO BAY - Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State will visit Morro Bay and offer walk-on tours and family-oriented Adventure Sails featuring demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime amusements. After your tour of the Tall Ship, walk across the street to the new Morro Bay Maritime Museum. The Museum is open every Saturday from 10am – 4pm.

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November 30

Orcutt Christmas Tree Lighting And Stroll

ORCUTT - Join in and watch the Christmas Tree in Old Town Orcutt light up. Stroll activities start at 5 p.m. and the Christmas Tree Lighting is at 7 p.m. at The Orcutt Lions Club.

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November 30

Lighted Boat Parade Preview

MORRO BAY - While you dine in one of the many waterfront restaurants or stroll the Embarcadero, view large vessels and commercial boats as they cruise up and down the Embarcadero waterway. They will be layered in lights and festive holiday spirit for your enjoyment. Some of the vessels in the parade preview include a U.S. Coast Guard Vessel, Tall Ship Lady Washington, the Papagallo, the Chablis and several boats from Morro Bay's fishing fleet. This event is brought to…

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November 30

Citywide Holiday Crab Pot Tree Lighting

MORRO BAY - Stop by for a simultaneous lighting of nearly 30 Crab Pot Holiday Trees around the City of Morro Bay. The citywide celebration begins at 5 pm. Locations are City Park, Downtown, T-Pier, Anchor Park and other various locations around town.

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November 30 - December 15

Santa’s House at the Embarcadero

MORRO BAY - Santa will be on the Embarcadero every night from 6 - 8 p.m. with presents and treats for the children. Pictures are free with an option to purchase a frame. Come visit Jolly ol’ Saint Nick in Morro Bay at the Chess Board on the Embarcadero. Santa’s House is sponsored by Morro Bay Rotary.

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November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

68th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration in Oxnard

OXNARD - Visitors can watch in awe as Ventura County’s tallest Christmas tree is illuminated! The evening includes the debut of the Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show taking place throughout the month of December plus a visit from Santa Claus! The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Free.

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December 2018

December 1

Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas

LOS OLIVOS - Start your holiday season by experiencing the warm and friendly small-town fun of an Olde Fashioned Christmas! A fun-filled day of exciting and enjoyable activities has been planned to celebrate Christmas. Created for the entire family, there will be a variety of crafts and activities for the kids and an abundance of Christmas shopping opportunities for the adults. Many folks will also want to visit the Open Houses at our shops, restaurants and tasting rooms.

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December 1

57th Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade

OXNARD - An annual tradition for the whole family. The Oxnard Christmas Parade features colorful marching bands performing favorite holiday tunes, spirited floats, equestrian units and more! Held in Downtown Oxnard at 10 a.m. Free.

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December 1

11th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival

OXNARD - Held in conjunction with the Oxnard Christmas Parade, the Oxnard Tamale Festival offers more reasons to visit Downtown Oxnard during the holiday season! Visitors can munch on a favorite holiday tradition – tasty, handmade tamales while also enjoying live music, arts & crafts, dance competitions and community booths. Held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free.

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December 1

Lighted Boat Parade in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ - Featuring decorated boats parading throughout Santa Cruz Harbor, rain or shine. This festival is family friendly and perfect for all ages!

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December 1 - December 16

Gingerbread Houses/Tours at Heritage Square

OXNARD - The holidays wouldn’t be complete without sweet smelling gingerbread. Follow the scent to Heritage Square in Downtown Oxnard which displays elaborate Gingerbread Houses on display. While there, visitors can also tour through the Victorian houses, all dressed up for the holidays.

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December 1

Olde Fashioned Christmas

LOS OLIVOS - You're invited to start the holiday season by experiencing the warm and friendly small-town fun of an Olde Fashioned Christmas! Created for the entire family, there will be a variety of crafts and activities for the kids and an abundance of Christmas shopping opportunities for the adults including a new Holiday Market, a visit from Elsa, a train ride, Gingerbread Wonderland, Santa Clause, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

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December 1 - December 18

Tall Ship Hawaiian Chieftain

MORRO BAY - The Hawaiian Chieftain was influenced by the early colonial passenger and coastal ships that traded among Atlantic coastal cities and towns in the 19th century. In 1993, Lady Washington joined Hawaiian Chieftain for their first mock sea battle on San Francisco Bay and will replicate that adventure in Morro Bay. Get your mock sea battle tickets now!

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December 1

33rd Annual Lighted Boat Parade

MORRO BAY - The Annual Lighted Boat Parade continues in its 33rd year as the motorized fishing, leisure and yachting community take to the water after decorating their boats with amazing lights and holiday cheer. Take a seat anywhere along the waterfront for your front row view. This visual event will include music by the Home Town Band, cocoa and treats for sale, and a winter wonderland.

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December 1

Ventura Winter Wine Walk and Holiday Street Fair

VENTURA - The world’s largest wine walk paired with a special holiday occasion! Enjoy this magical event with world-class wineries and breweries. Stroll Downtown Ventura and enjoy amazing wines and brews. Kick off the season walking through snowfall on Main Street as vendors line the street for an evening of food, fun, art and entertainment.

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December 1 @ 4:00 pm - December 30 @ 9:00 pm

Gardens@Night Holiday

GILROY - Celebrate the wonder of the season at Gilroy Gardens during Gardens@Night Holiday, open weekend nights in December from 4-9 p.m. Go ice skating under the stars, visit with Santa, enjoy your favorite rides, and indulge in a holiday feast with all the trimmings. You can also sing and dance with the Peanuts Gang during the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” live show.

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December 2

Snow Leopard Festival

SANTA BARBARA - A rare blizzard hits the Zoo with 80 tons of snow for sledding and snow play for this frosty fun family festival. Snow leopards bask in their element while Santa poses for holiday photos. Early 9 a.m. entry for SB Zoo Members only! Festival is free with Zoo admission; sledding $3/child.

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December 2

Lighted Boat Parade

MONTEREY - Watch decked out boats cruise along Monterey Bay's scenic coastline during the Monterey Yacht Club's lighted boat parade. The boats will start at Old Fisherman's Wharf and turn around at Hopkins Point, just after the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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December 2

Paddle Parade

MORRO BAY - On Sunday afternoon, the harbor will feature holiday decorated kayaks, SUPs, small sailboats, surfboards and anything that floats in this Non-Motorized Lighted Boat Parade. Along with fun family activities on shore, prizes will be given for the best decorated will be $1000 in cash and gifts. 

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December 2 @ 5:30 pm

Santa Maria Christmas Parade of Lights 2018

SANTA MARIA - A holiday tradition continues as the 24th Annual Santa Maria Christmas Parade of Lights launches on the corner of Broadway Street and Stowell Road on Saturday, December 2. Parade entries are extremely creative and spectators are always wowed. Come sing along with the many floats and bands participating in this parade! Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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December 5 - December 19

Christmas at The Ranch with Santa

CAMARILLO - Enjoy a unique Christmas experience at Camarillo’s historic landmark on Dec 5, 12, and 19. Transformed for the season, the ranch is filled with holiday day cheer and festivities including a tour of Adolfo Camarillo’s 1892 Queen Anne Victorian Mansion plus the 1905 Red Barn transformed into Santa’s Workshop, holiday market, Victorian carolers and more!

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December 7 - December 8

Christmas in the Adobes

MONTEREY - Step back into Monterey's past during Christmas in the Adobes. See the adobes by candlelight and enjoy refreshments and live performances as volunteers in period attire welcome you into historic homes decorated in historical style.

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December 7

Holiday Tree Lighting

CARMEL - The towering tree at the major crossroads of Junipero St. and Ocean Ave comes to life at the Carmel Holiday Tree Lighting, which features choirs from local schools, special singing guests, and an appearance by Santa, among other festivities.

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December 7 - December 31

California Sleigh Rides

VENTURA - Sleighs aren’t just for snow! Take a California Sleigh Ride! Twinkling holiday lights reflect upon the water from boats in the Ventura Harbor, Ventura Harbor Village, and the decked out homes in the Ventura Keys neighborhood. It’s a feast for the eyes! A bar is available onboard for guests 21+ including the famous Reindeer Milk. December 7-13 and December 16-31. Reservations required. Call (805) 642-7753.

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December 7

Children’s Christmas Season Parade

LOMPOC - It’s small town life at its best! Grab your chairs and blankets and come to Old Town Lompoc for the annual Children’s Christmas Season Parade themed “Miracle on H Street” starting at 6pm. Stay afterwards for a tree lighting at Centennial Park, where you can meet Santa and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. Presented by the City of Lompoc Recreation Division. For more information, call 805-875-8100.

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December 7

Santa’s Crawl

MORRO BAY - Enjoy this 21-and-over scavenger hunt featuring Central Coast beers and wines during the 2nd Annual Santa’s Crawl. Businesses along the waterfront will showcase local winemakers and brew masters, each offering a taste of their exceptional product. A completely filled out Yule-Tide Passport will enter you to win the Grand Prize Weekend Package where you wine and dine throughout Morro Bay!

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December 8

53rd Annual Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor

OXNARD - Holiday lights dance across the water during the Parade of Lights boat parade in picturesque Channel Islands Harbor. Pre-parade activities include ‘snowplay’ for the kids, arts and crafts fair and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The lighted boat parade follows at 7 p.m. circling the Harbor starting at Peninsula Park. Free.

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December 8

Carmel Art Walk

CARMEL - Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy!

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December 8

The Santa Paddle

VENTURA - Kids eyes are guaranteed to light up when they spot Santa cruising by on a paddle board! Old Saint Nick is temporarily trading in his sleigh for a paddle - come SEA! The Santa Paddle is a family fun event that’s free to join in. The starting point is Ventura Harbor Village bay, then on to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center and back (approx. 1 hour). Arrive early to secure your rental needs. Information (805) 477-0470.

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December 8 - December 23

Caroling Cruises

VENTURA - A burst of yuletide song captures the essence of the holidays aboard Island Packers Holiday Caroling Cruises. With a breeze in your hair and song on your lips, you’re sure to feel festive on the water viewing all the decorated homes along the water aboard a 64’ catamaran. Serenade families in Ventura Harbor and Ventura Keys neighborhood with joyful holiday tunes (singing not required). Advance reservations recommended and bring a scarf! For tickets, call 805-642-1393.

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December 8

Founding Day Remembrance at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Founding Day recognizes the day La Purisima Mission was established on December 8, 1787 on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Events for this observation include a mass at noon. No reservations required. Later in the evening, lanterns lead the way to a candlelight and music remembrance at the historic church. Attendance is limited to 6 years or older. The church is not heated so layers are recommended. Information 805 733-3713.

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December 8

Holly Jolly Jubilee

LOMPOC - Make your season jolly. Festivities include carolers, vendors selling unique stocking stuffers and gifts, an Ugly Sweater Competition for all ages, delicious food, Letters to Santa and more! The third annual Holly Jolly Jubilee is slated from noon to dusk at the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce parking lot located on the corner of I Street and Ocean Avenue in Old Town Lompoc. For more information call (805) 736-4567 ext. 223

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December 8 - December 9

Christmas on the Trail 2018 Wine Passport

SANTA MARIA - Your Passport is your ticket to 20, one-ounce pours of wine you can "spend" at 13 participating wineries all weekend. Each winery will serve passport holders snacks like chocolates, holiday cookies, and cheese on Saturday. Return Sunday for live music, food trucks, barrel tastings and more. Exclusive wine discounts, a handmade event keepsake and logo wine glass are also included.

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December 8

Gingerbread House Competition

MORRO BAY - Anyone can participate in this fun activity! Bakers love to build Gingerbread Houses for the holidays, and what better way to showcase those talents? Build a complete Gingerbread House and bring it to the Inn at Morro Bay and enter into this fun contest!

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December 8

56th Camarillo Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

CAMARILLO - This year's parade theme is A Fairytale Christmas. Enjoy watching hundreds of entries like bands, floats, autos, horses and Santa himself riding in his sleigh. Featuring Grand Marshal Anthony Davis, the parade starts at 10 a.m., travels along Las Posas Rd., starting at Temple Ave., turns onto Carmen Dr. and ends at the Community Center. Don't forget Santa's Village at Community Center Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with holiday shopping, food, live music, and more!

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December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade

ORCUTT - Come and enjoy a small town Christmas Parade including bands, kids, horses, and Santa of course! Parade is held rain or shine.

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December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

32nd Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase

PASO ROBLES - Bring the whole family to Vine Street for this annual community Christmas party tradition. Ebenezer Scrooge, the Snow Queen, Mr. & Mrs. Clause and the whole crew will be on-hand. Community caroling, illuminated floats, entertainers, community open houses, live music, cotton candy, free cookies and hot chocolate— it’s fun, friends and festivities! Don’t miss this sure-to-please holiday mainstay in Paso Robles.

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December 9

11th Annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon

OXNARD - The annual Santa to the Sea is a great way to stay in shape while giving back to the community. Participants can choose from a half-marathon race to a 5k run/walk, or a 1k kids run and even a ‘Diaper Dash’ for the younger sect. Registration fees vary and all proceeds benefit local charities.

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December 9

Annual Inns of Distinction Tour

CARMEL - Tour charming inns and enjoy food and wine along the way as you explore Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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December 9

Real Snow Event

MORRO BAY - Play like no one is watching at Morro Bay’s real snow event! Three areas of snow for different ages of children to play on include a sledding hill, snow ball alley and under five area for the little elves. An Elf on the Shelf competition will take place and is fun for the whole family. Create elf dioramas and win fabulous prizes - elves provided!

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December 11 - December 13

12th Annual Holly Trolley Holiday Light Tour

OXNARD - Get a top-side view of holiday lights in Downtown Oxnard by hopping aboard a grand double-decker during the 12th Annual Holly Trolley Holiday Light Tour. The bus departs from Centennial Plaza and includes a drive through Oxnard’s National Historic District filled with spectacular displays of holiday lights and décor. The tour includes a stop at historic Heritage Square for hot cocoa and cookies.

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December 14 - December 15

Ventura Harbor 42nd Annual Parade of Lights and Fireworks

VENTURA - The 42nd Annual Parade of Lights and Fireworks sets the perfect mood for the holidays with brilliant displays of boat decorations and colorful lights sparkling at the seaside. This year’s 2018 theme is “Rocking on the DOCK Side of the Moon,” is a nautical play on words paying homage to the timeless '70s Pink Floyd album, “Dark Side of the Moon.” For information, call 805-477-0470.

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December 15 - December 16

The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra

SANTA CRUZ - A Santa Cruz tradition! Enjoy the 17th production with full professional orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Over 70 local dancers perform choreography by Robert Kelley with sumptuous costumes and scenery. Guest starring SCBT alumna Melody Mennite, principal dancer with Houston Ballet. The 52 piece Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Music Director Pamela Martin.

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December 15

Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace 2018

VENTURA - This festive seaside event harks back to traditional celebrations with complimentary Santa and Mrs. Claus photos, live reindeer, and faux snow fall! Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace at Ventura Harbor Village offers the perfect setting this holiday season. Every 15 minutes take a wintery selfie under the faux snowfall, listen to Dickensian Carolers, and more. The Annual Parade of Lights & Fireworks follows at 6:30 pm.  Free entrance & parking.

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December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Costumed docents lead the Las Posadas procession through the mission grounds with songs in Spanish and English. The tradition dates back over 400 years in Mexico and reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem.

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December 26, 2018 - April 15, 2019

Whale Watching Season in Oxnard

OXNARD - Catch a glimpse of nature during Whale Watching Season taking place off the coast of Oxnard. The season begins the day after Christmas, December 26 and runs through mid-April. Both Island Packers and Channel Islands Sportfishing Center offer daily excursions to view the Pacific Gray Whales during their annual journey.

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December 31

Rock & Soul New Year’s Eve Bash

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Embassy Suites SLO featuring Unfinished Business, with special guest Roy Henry. All tickets include live entertainment, dancing, a buffet dinner with cash bar service, free parking, and special overnight hotel rates. Tickets available online (http://bit.ly/EmbassySLO-NYE), and include individual tickets, full table purchases, and a special VIP seating section up front with table-side bar service.

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December 31

New Year’s Eve Sleepover

MONTEREY - A new year is on its way! Ring in 2019 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with your family, friends and favorite fishes. With a sundae bar, sparkling cider New Year's toast, pajama dance party and more—this is a perfect way to wrap up the holiday season and celebrate the year ahead.

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December 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration in Lompoc

LOMPOC - Ring in the New Year in style at the Hilton Garden Inn Lompoc with an elegant celebration of sensational music and fine food from 7 pm to 1 am. Enjoy unforgettable Jazz, R&B and Soul. Savor a four-course meal prepared by the amazing chefs at Valle Eatery + Bar. Your choice of prime rib, salmon or vegetarian entree! Seating by 7:30 pm. Party favors and a champagne toast included in your package. No-host bar available. Black Tie. Must be 21+.    

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December 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Rava Wines Champagne & Cabaret New Years Eve Soiree

PASO ROBLES - Ring in 2019 with style at this all-inclusive New Year’s Eve extravaganza featuring the Sunset Winos all-star band, a full cabaret show and a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Will Torres of Farmhouse Corner Market. During dinner, guests will be wowed by a lively cabaret show featuring a slew of tantalizing acts. The all-inclusive tickets are $250 per person.

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January 2019

January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019

Sip & Fit

GILROY - Celebrate California Restaurant Month in Gilroy! All month long in January, Gilroy restaurants will be offering special “Sip & Fit” deals pairing a variety of healthy food options with award-winning local wines.

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January 11, 2019 - January 13, 2019

45th Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair: Mushrooms as Medicine

SANTA CRUZ - Learn the fascinating world of mushrooms during this the three-day event featuring hundreds of species of local fungi presented in a unique fashion. The Fair showcases speakers, cooking demonstrations, a special Kids' Room, and a taxonomy panel for identification of fungi. Bring the kids and stroll through a re-created woodland forest displaying hundreds of wild mushrooms.

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January 17, 2019 - January 20, 2019

Carmel-by-the-Sea Fitness & Nutrition Retreat

CARMEL - Whether you are just beginning or need motivation to re-charge your fitness and nutrition — join America’s Coach Jeff Galloway for scenic runs, hikes and running advice.

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January 18, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Oxnard Restaurant Week

OXNARD - Savor delicious cuisine, wine and beer at discounted prices during Oxnard’s Restaurant Week. This year’s theme is “Taco’s, Treats & Tastings” and participating restaurants range from American to Italian to Japanese to Mexican fare and more! Oxnard Restaurant Week is held in conjunction with California Restaurant Month designed to promote culinary travel throughout the state.

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January 18, 2019 - January 21, 2019

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

MORRO BAY - Every Martin Luther King weekend, hundreds of birders visit Morro Bay - a Globally Important Bird Area - to see, photograph, and learn more about birds. Morro Bay is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Flyway. The area offers pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, an excellent natural history museum, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and, best of all, thousands of birds. Over 200 species are usually sighted during the Festival weekend.

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January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

4th Annual Tamale Festival

ATASCADERO - The 4th Annual Tamale Festival will be held in the Sunken Gardens in downtown Atascadero. Due to the events popularity, it will be expanded to include all of Sunken Gardens and Downtown on Entrada in 2019! The variety of tamale vendors will also be expanded in order to offer more tamales available for purchase. You will be able to find everything from gourmet to traditional to sweet tamales featuring tamale vendors from across California!

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January 20, 2019

Spanish Hills Country Club Bridal Show

CAMARILLO - The Spanish Hills Country Club Bridal Show returns on January 20, 2019. Bridal parties come ready to experience the latest in the wedding fashions and trends.

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January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Cambria Art & Wine Festival

CAMBRIA - From Friday, January 25, through Sunday, January 27, the Cambria Art & Wine Festival will celebrate two of the things that make Cambria so unique. With wine tasting, art shows, auctions, wine and food pairings, and artist demonstrations, wine and art lovers from all over California will find plenty to do during this festival weekend.

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January 25, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Streetcar Named Desire

SANTA MARIA - Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. This 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama award winning play, opened on Broadway on Decebmer 3, 1947. Presented January 25 through February 10 by Santa Maria Civic Theatre.

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January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Whalefest Monterey

MONTEREY - Celebrate the return of gray whales to the Monterey Bay during Whalefest Monterey! Old Fisherman's Wharf and Custom House Plaza in historic downtown Monterey throw quite the migration party for these much loved creatures during the 2-day festival.

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February 2019

February 2, 2019

John Reischman & The Jaybirds

PASO ROBLES - Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary. Doors open 6:30pm; show starts 7:30pm. $20 tickets.

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February 4, 2019 - February 10, 2019

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

MONTEREY - Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Chris Harrison and Dierks Bentley. What does this foursome have in common? All four are among celebrities who have played at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore course. This annual golf tournament features an all-star lineup of both pros and celebrities, making it as much fun for serious duffers as it is autograph seekers and star…

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February 7, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Shakespeare in Love

SANTA MARIA - Presented by PCPA Theaterfest. This romantic comedy is a whimsical homage to playmaking and a glimpse into the kind of passion that may have inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time. Suffering from a bad case of writer's block, young Will Shakespeare falls in love with Viola. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, Will's love for her inspires him to write his masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet.

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February 9, 2019

Migration Festival

SANTA CRUZ - Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full-day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids' games, crafts, educational booths and displays, along with the now-famous free habitat-cake served at the end of the event!

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February 16, 2019

Romance in the Redwoods

SANTA CRUZ - On this easy 2-hour walk you will learn about the courtship behaviors of some of the park's most fascinating plants and animals. Join us and discover how banana slugs, redwood trees and more celebrate love in the wild! Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

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February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Big, Bad & Ugly Surf Invitational

MORRO BAY - The Estero Bay Surf Club presents the infamous 28th Annual Big, Bad and Ugly Surf Invitational. "The Ugly" is one of the most challenging surfing events in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs' schedule. The Estero Bay Surf Club will host a dinner Saturday evening.

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February 17, 2019

2019 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience

PASO ROBLES - The 45+ members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers invite you to join them for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country with some of America’s leading producers of Rhone varietals as they explore what makes Paso Robles so ideal for these great grapes and wines.

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February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off

SANTA CRUZ - Attention chowder lovers! Taste the best at the 38th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off! Sample chowder from Amateur Chefs on Saturday, followed by Professional Chefs on Sunday. Both days feature Boston and Manhattan Clam Chowder, and you can help pick a winner each day.

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February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase

CAMARILLO - Mix and mingle with sixty wedding vendors who can help plan the wedding of your dreams. Taste decadent food, dessert and beverage samples as you plan the perfect menu. Online ticket sales have closed. Purchase tickets at the entrance $25 per person. All guest 3+ will require a ticket to enter. Cash and Credit payments will be accepted.

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March 2019

March 23, 2019

Santa Cruz Warriors vs. Agua Caliente Clippers

SANTA CRUZ - Cheer on the Santa Cruz Warriors, the most advanced players in the world outside of the NBA as they compete against the Agua Caliente Clippers in a 3,200 seat facility near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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