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January 2020

January 1 - December 31

Monterey 250

MONTEREY 250 CELEBRATIONS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD. 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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June 2020

June 7 - August 30

Brunch In The Garden

CAMBRIA - Enjoy the sun with a delicious meal accompanied by live music in a garden gazebo every Sunday this summer! Adult flat rate includes one entree, the choice of a homemade muffin or biscuit with jam, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Cocktails will be available for purchase with an order of food for $8. Kid's menu too! Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited to ensure proper social distancing.  Adults: $19. Children: $9.

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June 12 - November 20

All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Pizza

CAMBRIA - Enjoy an evening outdoors filled with gourmet pizza and live music every Friday! Dig into your own personal wood-fired pizza, garden or pasta salad, and a non-alcoholic beverage for a flat rate or just order a personal pizza on the side. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with an order of food. Personal Pizza: $10. Pizza, Salad & Drink: $15. Call 805-927-4200 to RSVP.

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August 2020

August 14 - August 15

50th Annual North/South Run

SANTA MARIA - Ford F-100 Elite of Northern California & Pickups Limited oOf 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!

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August 15 - August 29

Concerts In Your Car

VENTURA - Experience California’s first socially distant concert series from the parking lot of Ventura County Fairgrounds. Comfort, safety and summer fun are ahead! Enjoy hit music with this epic lineup...the top-notch talent is sure to impress all crowds.

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August 27 - August 30

38th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival

PASO ROBLES - A 4-day celebration of Paso Wine where small town charm meets world-class wine, kicks-off with a selection of Winemaker Dinners at area restaurants and continues through the weekend. NEW this year, Park Dinner Under The Oaks + Wine Country Auction. Dine under the historic oaks and enjoy a curated wine-dinner prepared by local chefs. Live auction follows dinner with incredible auction lots that will include rare wines, exciting trips, and unique experiences.

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August 29

Winemakers’ Celebration

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - The charming seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea transforms the iconic Dolores Street into a European village street festival for the 27th Winemakers’ Celebration on August 29. The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association hosts the county's signature wine event, offering guests the rare chance to sample and purchase from more than 100 wines, as well as the opportunity to interact with local winemakers and wine grape growers themselves.

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September 2020

September 1 - September 30

California Wine Month

PASO ROBLES - California Wine Month celebrates the hard-working individuals and wineries behind the bottle as they take to the colorful vineyards for another year of harvest. Join in on the fun by scheduling an outdoor wine tasting experience at the hundreds of wineries that make up Paso Robles Wine Country or purchase a bottle to enjoy from home. Grab your mask and enjoy Paso wine!

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September 3

Rebelution

AVILA BEACH - Good Vibes Summer Tour 2020: Rebelution + Special Guests hits Avila Beach, CA on September 3rd! Special Guests, Steel Pulse, The Green, Keznamdi and DJ Mackle will open the show! Fifteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back.

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September 4 @ 8:00 pm - September 5 @ 10:00 pm

Boardwalk Drive-In Movie Night: ALADDIN (2019)

SANTA CRUZ - Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! $25 per vehicle. Pre-packaged food and beverage will be available for purchase. When outside vehicles guests must wear a mask, face coverings are also required for drivers while at the ticket booth upon entrance. Please read the entire list of "Drive-In Details and Safety Guidelines" on the Boardwalk website.

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September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bridal Showcase

CAMBRIA - Attend annual Bridal Showcase at Cambria Pines Lodge for your opportunity to meet venue specialists, speak with amazing local vendors, tour our bridal suites and view our beautiful wedding setup. Enjoy appetizers and specialty drinks as you learn about what Cambria Pines Lodge has to offer for your special day. There will even be a raffle with fun prizes!

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September 11 @ 8:00 pm - September 12 @ 10:30 pm

Boardwalk Drive-In Movie Night: GOONIES

SANTA CRUZ - Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! $25 per vehicle. Pre-packaged food and beverage will be available for purchase. When outside vehicles guests must wear a mask, face coverings are also required for drivers while at the ticket booth upon entrance. Please read the entire list of "Drive-In Details and Safety Guidelines" on the Boardwalk website.

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September 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Native Plants Hike with PVRPD

CAMARILLO - Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks District is proud to offer immersive and educational fall activities in Camarillo. Explore safely and outdoors with this guided tour of native plants that grow in Camarillo Grove Park during the fall season.

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September 18 - September 20

Annual Carmel Art Festival

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - 27th Annual Carmel Art Festival celebrates all areas of art through creativity and community. Plein air paintings, live sculpting, exhibits, art sales, and live music over this three-day takeover in Devendorf Park. Artists from all over create their unique exhibition paintings throughout the Monterey Peninsula on Wednesday and Thursday, sending them to Devendorf Park on Friday for final judging. Available for purchase on Sunday.

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September 18 @ 8:00 pm - September 19 @ 10:30 pm

Boardwalk Drive-In Movie Night: 50 FIRST DATES

SANTA CRUZ - Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! $25 per vehicle. Pre-packaged food and beverage will be available for purchase. When outside vehicles guests must wear a mask, face coverings are also required for drivers while at the ticket booth upon entrance. Please read the entire list of "Drive-In Details and Safety Guidelines" on the Boardwalk website.

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September 24 - September 27

77th Annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo & Parade

SANTA MARIA - The Santa Maria Elks present four days of Dynamic Rodeo Action at the Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center as the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo ignites the summer season with live professional bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and the ever popular Stick Horse races. And whatever you do, don’t miss Elks Rodeo Parade on June 1st, where more than 200 entries will strut their stuff along South Broadway.

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September 25 @ 8:00 pm - September 26 @ 10:30 pm

Boardwalk Drive-In Movie Night: SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

SANTA CRUZ - Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! $25 per vehicle. Pre-packaged food and beverage will be available for purchase. When outside vehicles guests must wear a mask, face coverings are also required for drivers while at the ticket booth upon entrance. Please read the entire list of "Drive-In Details and Safety Guidelines" on the Boardwalk website.

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September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Birds of Fall Hike with PVRPD

CAMARILLO - Have you ever wanted to learn more about birds in the area? Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks District offers participants the chance to view the fall bird migration in full swing with this interactive fall hike.

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October 2020

October 1 - October 31

Scarecrow Festival

CAMBRIA & SAN SIMEON - Cambria is one of the most artistic towns on the Central Coast, and nothing is a better example of this than the annual Scarecrow Festival. Each October, hundreds of imaginative and lively scarecrows are placed throughout Cambria’s East and West Villages, Moonstone Beach, and San Simeon. Strolling through town and spotting scarecrows is the perfect socially distant activity in Autumn.

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October 1

RIO THEATER – Lunafest

SANTA CRUZ - Lunafest, the fundraising film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through seven short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. All proceeds from Lunafest benefit WomenCARE and Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.

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October 2 - October 4

West Coast Kustoms 39th Annual Cruisin’ Nationals

SANTA MARIA - Don't Miss The West Coast Kustoms 39th Annual Cruisin' Nationals on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th! Festivities include: 2020 Santa Maria City Cruise - Friday Night, "Show-n-Shine" Saturday & Sunday, "Swap Meet" on the grounds on Sunday, Tons of vendors, Model Car Show, Live Music, and much more!

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October 9 - October 11

California Roots & Music Arts Festival

MONTEREY - The California Roots Music and Arts Festival is a three-day event packed with live music, fantastic food, refreshing beverages, creative artwork and sustainable practices. Reggae acts from around the globe culminate at the Monterey County Fairgrounds for good vibes during the Memorial Day weekend.

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October 9 - October 10

Nature Track Film Festival

LOS OLIVOS - NatureTrack Film Festival is the only nature-focused film festival between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Located in the town of Los Olivos, known for its world-renowned wineries and restaurants, the festival attracts entries from around the world. Each has been thoughtfully curated and selected to “ignite passion for nature through film.” Photo Credit: Paul Zizka

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October 10

2020 Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

SANTA MARIA - In its 38th year, the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival takes place at Rancho Sisquoc Winery in the Santa Maria Valley. The highlight of the weekend is the Festival Grand Tasting on May 2, 2020. Enjoy new release wines from over 70 participating member wineries, tastings from more than 30 food purveyors – including regional restaurants, caterers, food artisans and farmers, live music, wine and culinary demonstrations, and local artisans.

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October 16

Brett Young

AVILA BEACH - Brett Young: The Chapters Tour hits Avila Beach, CA on May.1!  Special guest, Matt Ferranti, will open the show. Brett Young’s sophomore album TICKET TO L.A. hit #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its December 2018 release. The album follows his colossal 2017 self-titled debut, which dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and quickly reached RIAA PLATINUM certification.

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October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Virtual: Seymour Marine Discovery Center: Science Sunday

SANTA CRUZ - Science Sunday lectures are designed to make science interesting and “user-friendly”. A marine scientist presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with photos, video, and discussion. Lecture passes available at admissions counter at 12:30 pm. Doors open to lecture hall at 1:00 pm. Seating is limited on first-come, first-served; no late seating. Science Sunday is free with membership or admission. UCSC undergrads free with valid student ID. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

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December 2020

December 18 - December 19

44th Annual Parade of Lights and Fireworks

VENTURA - Ventura Harbor celebrates the holiday season with its 44th annual Parade of Lights! The 2020 theme, "Kaleidoscope Holidays" pays homage to all things colorful. Now more than ever we need joyful reminders of how sweet life is, so we look forward to sharing this burst of color and holiday cheer on-the-water with the community and visitors this December.

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May 2021

May 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fiesta in a Bottle

AVILA BEACH - Come kick off summer in Avila Beach at Fiesta In A Bottle - 9th Annual Tequila Festival at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. This takes place on Memorial Weekend (Saturday, May 23rd) and will feature live music by Ozomatli and La Marcha! Doors open at 12pm. Tequila Tastings 12-3pm; La Marcha 1-2:30pm; Ozomatlj: 3:15-5pm. Events ends at 5pm. 21+ to enter.

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May 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival

AVILA BEACH - A landmark Central Coast event highlighting top name entertainment. This is the party that kicks off the outdoor concert season! With VIP, Beach Club Balcony, reserved theater-style and table seating and General Admission Lawn tickets available for sale. Gates open at noon and the show will start at 2PM and continue until sunset! Approximate show times are: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram 2pm-3pm; WAR 3:30-4:45pm; George Thorogood & The Destroyers 5:15-6:45pm.

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June 2021

June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Seven Sisters Quilt Show

SAN LUIS OBISPO - The Seven Sisters Quilt Show features a display of hundreds of quilts and garments showcased by members of six Central Coast quilt guilds. The show provides educational judging for the participants and sponsored monetary awards. Attendees can vote for their favorite quilt, challenge quilt and garment.

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