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September 2016

September 3, 2016 - September 4, 2016

Aloha Beach Festival

Part surf contest, Frisbee competition and music festival, the event is the brainchild of Chipper "Bro" Bell, a 12-time world Frisbee champion, surf instructor and customer service representative for the Patagonia clothing company. Mixed into the surf and Frisbee competition was some Hawaiian aloha spirit, meaning, according to Bell, kindness, unity, modesty and patience.

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September 3, 2016 - September 4, 2016

California Street Longboard Classic

For the past 20 years, Thom Theys and Frank Sentes have been announcing the annual surf contest at California Street. Their combined surfing commentary and hilarous antics keep everyone entertained the entire weekend!

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September 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

34th Santa Cruz Triathlon

Santa Cruz, CA

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October 2016

October 1, 2016

Pier Under the Stars

Pier Under the Stars is Ventura's Premier wine/beer/food event to benefit the historic Ventura Pier.  Guests are treated to incredible food and beverage tastings, while enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Ocean in this beautiful outdoor setting. Dance under the Stars to the upbeat sounds of Caliente, bid on items in a grea silent auction, and eat and drink the evening away under the stars.

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November 2016

November 3, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Ojai Film Festival

The Ojai Film Festival is annually dedicated to presenting a wide array of distinguished motion pictures of filmmakers throughout the world. Come join the fun for this multi-day festival!

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December 2016

December 31, 2016

First Night Monterey

First Night Monterey celebrates the lively arts scene in Monterey County with its family-friendly celebration of the arts on New Years Eve. Over thirty venues hold concurrent performances and activities for both children and adults, culminating in a convergence on Custom House Plaza to ring in the New Year.

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January 2017

January 13, 2017 - January 15, 2017

43rd Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair

Come to Santa Cruz and explore the world of Wild Mushroom Foraging! Visit the Fungus Fair and learn about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of mushrooms found in the Santa Cruz area.

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February 2017

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Western Monarch Day

Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach. Western Monarch Day is a celebration with talks, booths and art for everyone.

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March 2017

March 4, 2017

Salamander Saturday

Join us as the “Ranch of the Bear” becomes “Ranch of the Newt,” celebrating our amphibian friends that make their way from beneath rocks and under logs to the creeks, wetlands and puddles of the park. Participate in our annual celebration honoring the often overlooked, but heroically well adapted amphibian native.

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March 4, 2017

Hummingbird Day at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

A celebration of hummingbirds and the plants they love, with children's activities, tours, food and art. Adults $10. Students and ages 17 & under free admission.

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March 14, 2017 - March 19, 2017

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

The SLOIFF is proud to offer everything from cutting edge documentaries to tried and true cinema classics, the SLOIFF celebrates film on the ‘big screen’ by offering something for everyone. Experience HOLLYWOOD & VINES EVENTS that pair excellent local wines with film classics. Or the RED CARPET EVENTS, where we welcome celebrities from Hollywood filmmakers to action sports legends.

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April 2017

April 23, 2017

Earth Day/Day of the Child

A celebration of Earth Day for families! Enjoy a free day of bilingual arts and crafts, live entertainment, relay races, interactive booths and more.

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May 2017

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

33rd Annual Santa Cruz Longboard Invitational

West Coast's oldest, longest-running competitive longboard surfing event, featuring amateur + pro surfers. Enter a chance to win a local-shared custom surfboard, browse local vendor booths and take in the view from Steamer Lane.

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May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

40th Annual Art in the Park

Presented by the Ojai Art Center, the oldest non-profit art center in California, this festival attracts artists from all over! Art in the Park takes place in Libbey Park and features live music, food, and a student exhibition area!

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June 2017

June 11, 2017

31st Annual Ojai Wine Festival

The Ojai Wine Festival has been named by Sunset Magazine as one of the top five “Food and Wine Havens in the West.” This festival has become a favorite affair for attending wineries with their numbers doubling to event capacity every year at the beautiful Lake Casitas Recreation Area.

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June 24, 2017

14th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

Don't miss the season to pick your own fragrant lavender! Frog Creek Farm offers a bounty of pick-your-own lavender. The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival offers scholarships to residents of the Ojai Valley who are, or will be, actively engaged in an educational program that focuses on agriculture practices or the beneficial uses of lavender. Free parking and admission with over 100 vendors!

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August 2017

August 4, 2017 - September 8, 2017

Concerts in the Plaza

Come experience San Luis Obispo’s annual Concerts in the Plaza every Friday night from 5 – 8pm in Mission Plaza. Each concert consists of different musical genres, ranging from reggae, blues and rock.

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August 17, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do…race.

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September 2017

September 2, 2017 - September 4, 2017

Monterey Greek Festival

Every Labor Day weekend, Monterey becomes a part of the Mediterranean as the Monterey Bay Greek Festival takes over Custom House Plaza. While you're munching on dolmades, you can watch traditional dance, listen to music, and even learn a little at a cultural lecture. Festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm and Monday from 11am to 4pm. General admission is free.

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September 8, 2017

Concerts in the Plaza

Come experience San Luis Obispo’s annual Concerts in the Plaza every Friday night from 5 – 8pm in Mission Plaza. Each concert consists of different musical genres, ranging from reggae, blues and rock.

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September 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

Monterey County is home to the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This premier road racing series features non-stop action with at least 10 different car manufacturers vying for the title with both professional and pro-am drivers behind the wheels. This new series is created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series.

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September 23, 2017

Avila Apple Festival

Avila's See Canyon has a long history of apple growing and is home to more than 75 varieties of apples. The Avila Apple Festival, organized by the Avila Beach Civic Association, celebrates this long farming heritage with a celebration honoring our beautiful and delicious apples. This year, the Gala Dinner is back on Saturday from 5 to 9pm.

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September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Still Frothy Surf Festival

Presented by Billabong, this unique two-day event includes the only Tow-At (jet-ski assist) Air Division on the Central Coast, Youth Divisions, JR Guard Challenge, and Pro-Am Contest.

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September 30, 2017

Vertigo Day

Experience Hitcock's famous film at one of the filming locations. The Plaza History Association is hosting a Vertigo Day event with a tour, lecture, and free showing of the famous movie. Tickets are required for the tour and lecture.

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September 30, 2017

Banana Festival at the Port

Great Food! Live Bands! Port Tours! Celebrate the world’s funnest fruit at the Port of Hueneme. From boats & barges to rockin’ boats and yummy treats, bring you friends & family beachside for some banana fun!

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October 2017

October 7, 2017

Lompoc Concert Association Performance

Andy Hackbarth, award-winning classical/Spanish, fingerstyle guitarist, pays tribute to the "Father of the Classical Guitar," Andres Segovia.

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October 7, 2017

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park Candlelight Tours

On an escorted walking tour by candlelight, guests travel back in time to the 1820s, moving from scene to scene enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the evening at La Purisima Mission. The scenes are sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous and always entertaining.

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October 8, 2017

Surfing For Hope

The Surfing for Hope Annual Longboard Contest is designed to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing. Surfing is the ideal format to help people in this situation by showing how positive and healthful this sport is, and it gives the surfing community the opportunity to give back to people in need by sharing what we love.

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October 14, 2017

Lompoc Hospital Foundation 5K Colorthon

A new course awaits runners this year at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, with color stations sprinkled throughout a rural running trail. Runners and walkers, families and teams will enjoy this festive and active event in a historic and wide-open location.

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October 14, 2017

Concerts on the Bay: Jungle Fire and Orgōne

Jungle Fire digs deep into afro/latin funk music with a highly explosive psychedelic and uniquely Angeleno flavor! Serving up a healthy dose of originals and deep latin/afro funk covers all cooked up together in a live mixtape style set ensuring an energy that is nothing short of fire. Orgōne delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart; music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet and shoves you wantingly onto the dance floor.

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October 21, 2017

Flow West Daytreat

Venture away for the day, on a journey of holistic wellness stimulating the mind, body and soul. Some of the most insightful individuals in Ventura County will gather to share their passions and knowledge. Dive into Wellness Principles, explore through Yoga and crack open the surface of Ayurvedic practices.

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October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Halloween Harvest Costume Ball

The Headless Horseman will greet guests as they arrive at the gate to this Halloween Harvest Costume Ball, with Zombies roaming the grounds covered in eerie fog. The castle will be decorated like never before with projection mapping technologies employed that will transform the castle into a dilapidated, crumbling building covered in vines. Get your costumes ready and don’t miss this event!

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October 28, 2017

Pumpkins in the Park

Pismo Beach Dinosaur Caves Park.

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November 2017

November 4, 2017

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park Village Day

At California’s most fully-restored Mission, visitors experience the blending of traditional Chumash Indian and Colonial Spanish culture. Costumed docents lead visitors in activities such as acorn grinding, basket weaving, making soapstone beads and tule dolls, and playing Chumash games. 11 am – 2 pm.

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November 4, 2017

Marching Band Review

Marching Bands from around across California come to Pismo Beach to compete in several divisions in this annual qualifying event. Bands compete on Dolliver between Hinds and Main Streets from approximately 9am-12pm. Awards will be presented on the Promenade near the base of the Pismo Pier.

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November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Pismo Beach Open

The Pismo Beach Open presented by Dignity Health is a World Surf League - Qualifying Series 1,000 Contest that is putting Pismo Beach on the map as one of the top California surf destinations.

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November 24, 2017

Sip Lompoc

This event includes free tastings at over a dozen wine tasting rooms all around Lompoc, from the "Wine Ghetto" to Midtown to the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Center.

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December 2017

December 1, 2017

42nd Annual Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo

Join in the holiday fun at the Downtown Associations 42nd Annual Holiday parade!

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December 2, 2017

Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival

Pack those chaps and spurs for a wranglin' good time with some of the nation's top balladeers and cowboy/girl poets featured during the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. The three-day event hosts several great shows, open mic sessions, a western art and gear sale, silent auction and "cowboy" church service among other festivities.

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December 31, 2017

First Night Monterey

First Night Monterey celebrates the lively arts scene in Monterey County with its family-friendly celebration of the arts on New Years Eve. Over thirty venues hold concurrent performances and activities for both children and adults, culminating in a convergence on Custom House Plaza to ring in the New Year.

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January 2018

January 14, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Gilroy Restaurant Week “Taste of Garlic”

As part of the California Restaurant Month celebration, 15 different restaurants in Gilroy are featuring special garlic-themed dishes during Gilroy Restaurant Week (January 14-28). Spice up your winter road trip and stay a night or two in Gilroy so you can sample these delicious offerings. If you try at least five, you can enter to win a $500 prize!

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February 2018

February 6, 2018 - February 13, 2018

Tall Ships in Oxnard

Channel Islands Harbor welcomes Lady Washington, a faithful replica of the first American ship to round Cape Horn and land in the Pacific Northwest, and the Hawaiian Chieftain, an authentic replica of an 18th century square rigged ship. Dockside tours and adventure sails are offered to the public.

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February 13, 2018 - March 5, 2018

Tall Ships in Ventura Harbor

Tall Ships, Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, commence their annual voyage along the California coast and sail into Ventura Harbor at noon on Feb 13, and remain through March 5. Ships depart for Battle and Adventure Sales weekly, and a Valentine’s Day sail has been added on Feb 14 aboard Lady Washington.

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February 24, 2018

Chinese New Year

The Camarillo Public Library and Ventura County Chinese American Association welcomes the community in celebrating the Year of the Dog! Families can bring blankets or lawn chairs to watch performances and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. The event includes dance and music performances, food trucks, and family activities.

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March 2018

March 1, 2018 - March 4, 2018

PuppetPalooza

Puppets of every kind will take over Santa Barbara at the inaugural “Santa Barbara International PuppetPalooza” from March 1 to 4. The four-day family-focused festival will feature over 20 performances and events at venues throughout the city, more than 30 puppeteers and artists, and showcase an extraordinary range of puppetry styles and practices.

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March 15, 2018 - March 19, 2018

Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival

The Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, running from March 15 to 19 at the New Vic Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara, will feature films focused on themes of Jewish culture and identity. Organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, the festival will showcase documentaries, dramas, comedies and shorts by American, European and Israeli filmmakers.

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March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Lompoc Renaissance Faire presented by Old Tyme Productions

Learn about life back in the Elizabethan Era, and enjoy lively entertainment, encampments of many Guilds, lives performances, and battle re-enactments. Watch a variety of live shows, have a drink at the pub, taste savory festival food, browse through specialty vendor faire, play in the family-friendly Kids Zone, watch the revelry of costumed participants as they take festival goes through portal to the past.

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March 31, 2018

Easter Eggstravaganza

The 29th annual Easter Eggstravaganza returns Saturday, March 31 at 10am at River View Park in Buellton! Presented by Buellton Recreation and Solvang Parks & Recreation, this fun-filled day features over 10,000 eggs, egg hunts for children 12 and under, games, activities, and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Stay until the end for the 4th annual adult egg hunt with treats and prizes.

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March 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Champagne on Main

The Champagne on Main street fair begins at 11:00 AM with vendors and live entertainment which is free for the public. At 3:00 PM the Champagne on Main Wine Walk begins (21+ and tickets needed) which showcase 40 tasting locations of your favorite champagne, sparkling wine, wine, and craft beer.

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April 2018

April 28, 2018

Ventura County Blues Festival

13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival (formerly Simi Valley Blues Festival) brings you a charity event put on by the Ventura County Blues Society. The event has blues giants like Earl Thomas, John Nemeth, Deb Ryder, Alan Wright Band, Sandy Scott, Blues to the Bone and more! There will also be a guitar giveaway, craft vendors, and delicious food!

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April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Superheroes Seaside

In celebration of National Superhero Day and in honor of all Superheroes (local and beyond!) Ventura Harbor Village hosts this family-friendly event. Snap a photo and meet with a fictional look-a-alike such as Captain America, the Black Panther, and Wonder Woman, and meet real-life local heroes who save lives and keep us safe including Ventura Port District's Harbor Patrol and Ventura County Fire Dept. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and receive SUPER deals. The event is free to the…

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May 2018

May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Ferrari Challenge

The rolling hills of Monterey will be humming with the sounds of speedy Italian race cars during the Ferrari Challenge, May 3-6. Get an adrenaline rush as Ferrari's take on the challenging 2.238 mile course at the iconic Laguna Seca Raceway. Whether you’re a Ferrari enthusiast, motorsport fan or simply fascinated by Italian thoroughbreds, the Ferrari Challenge is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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May 11, 2018

Warbirds Wings & Wheels Barn Dance

Come out Friday night May 11th and enjoy Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. $35 per person includes dinner, dancing, along with No Host Beer and Wine Bar. Table of 8: $245. Table of 10: $315. Reservations required. Call Carol 805.674.3939.

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May 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pacific Breeze Concert

The Pacific Breeze Concert Series kicks off with a special Monther's Day Concert to honor all of the Moms out there. Join us for this free concert featuring the Damon Castillo Band at Dinosaur Caves Park from 1-4pm.

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May 19, 2018

Wings of History Air Museum Open House & Fly-In

The 18th annual Open House & Fly-In at the Wings of History Air Museum at San Martin Airport (just north of Gilroy) includes free admission to the museum, free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17, model aircraft demonstrations, antique aircraft, cars and tractors on display, tethered hot air balloon rides, model building…and more!

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May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018

I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

The plaza of Old Mission Santa Barbara is the setting for i Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival where hundreds of artists produce colorful chalk paintings in squares marked off on the pavement. Named for the Italian street painters who traditionally depicted the Madonna, the festival raises funds for the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program, and includes food booths and live music.

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May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018

33rd Annual Longboard Invitational

West Coast's oldest, longest-running competitive longboard surfing event, featuring amateur and pro surfers. Enter a chance to win a local-shared custom surfboard, browse local vendor booths and take in the view from Steamer Lane.

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May 27, 2018

25th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival

The Party that kicks off the Summer! The 25th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival will feature Huey Lewis & The News, the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, and opening the show, Shemekia Copeland.

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June 2018

June 22, 2018

Downtown Live in Gilroy

Come dance the night away in Downtown Gilroy every Thursday night during the summer. Downtown Live features amazing bands right in the heart of Gilroy. So bring your dancing shoes and appetite, Downtown Gilroy is full of amazing restaurants!

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June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018

FIM Superbike World Championship

The sounds of motorcycles will roar again through the central California hillsides when the FIM Superbike World Championship returns to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The FIM Superbike World Championship features riders, teams and manufacturers racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor.

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June 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Race Night on the Row

After a day of racing at the Superbike World Championship, motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate at Monterey’s most popular after party, Race Night on the Row. Those who share an appreciation for motorcycles can view thousands of pristine race bikes on display and enjoy the flavorful cuisine of the many restaurants lining Cannery Row. This event is free.

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July 2018

July 4, 2018

The City of Seaside’s First Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

Nothing says that it's 4th of July quite like a fireworks show! The City of Seaside is hosting an incredible Fireworks Celebration at Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course. The party begins at 4:30pm with an array of family activities including pony rides, carnival games, arts and crafts, food vendors and live music. Be on the lookout for the fireworks display at 9:30pm!

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July 5, 2018 - August 9, 2018

Seaside Kids Club at Ventura Harbor Village

Ventura Harbor Village invites kids ages 4 -10 years old to immerse themselves in sea themed activities every Thursday from July 5 through August 9. Cost is $3 each. Sign-in at 10:30 AM at the Kelp Corridor. Experience a different theme each week including “Red, White Sand & Blue Ocean,” “Piratey Fun & Puppets Too,” “Fit & Fun in the Sun,” “Jellyfish Jam - All Things Squishy” and more.

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July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am - August 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Summer Supper Concert Series

From July 12 through August 9, in the garden courtyard at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley church from 5-8pm. Each Summer Supper Concert begins with themed food and beverages at 5pm; music starts at 5:30pm. Ticket donation includes supper, concert, and a beverage for $25 (adults), $10 (ages 12 years and under); and a "family cap" of $30 for 3 or more children. Tickets sold at the door, or online in advance (https://www.smitv.org/syv-summer-supper-concerts.html)

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July 14, 2018

Rock to Pier Run & Half Marathon in Morro Bay

The 49th Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run is a six-mile event held entirely on the beach from Morro Rock to Cayucos Pier. Open to participants of all ages and abilities and begins at 7:15 a.m. Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the course. The Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon starts at 7:15 a.m. from Morro Rock to Cayucos Pier, around the pier and back to finish at Morro Rock.

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July 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Buellton BBQ Bonanza

Don't miss the Buellton Barbecue Bonanza! This annual event takes place at River View Park (151 Sycamore Drive). Enjoy a free BBQ lunch with your friends and neighbors, courtesy of the City of Buellton. Bring a dessert to share while you meet and greet other members of the community. Entertainment includes kids' games and live music. All are welcome!

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August 2018

August 4, 2018

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Take in the fresh air and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the "Salad Bowl of the World" during the Salinas Valley Half Marathon. Runners and walkers will be delighted with stunning sights along Salinas Valley's Foothill and River Roads along the Santa Lucia mountain range.

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August 24, 2018

Capitola Summer Movies on the Beach

Bring a picnic dinner or dine locally at Capitola Village restaurants. Low back chairs, blankets, and jackets recommended. Movies will begin at 7:30 PM or dusk.

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August 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exotics on Cannery Row

The fourth annual Exotics on Cannery Row is staged along the stunning oceanfront backdrop of Cannery Row in Monterey. This event features an awesome showcase of the rarest and most exciting Super, Hyper and Exotic cars alongside a collection of exclusive companies capable of enhancing them to the cutting edge of performance and showmanship.

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September 2018

September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is home to the 2018 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This premier road racing series features non-stop action with at least 10 different car manufacturers vying for the title with both professional and pro-am drivers behind the wheels.

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September 6, 2018

Cambria Historical Society Speaker Series

The Cambria Historical Society hosts speakers on an array of topics. All events are held at the Historical Museum unless otherwise noted. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Events are free to members and $10 for non-members. Reservations must be made in advance by calling Penny at 805-927-1442 or emailing pennylanec@aol.com.

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September 7, 2018

Capitola Summer Movies on the Beach

Bring a picnic dinner or dine locally at Capitola Village restaurants. Low back chairs, blankets, and jackets recommended. Movies will begin at 7:30 PM or dusk.

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September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018

10th Annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Watch approximately 45 artists create colorful chalk murals at Ventura Harbor Village from 10am to 5pm September 8-9, 2018. Kids can create their own art in the Children's Chalk Area, hosted by Kids Arts, Inc. For $10, kids receive chalk and a sidewalk square where they can create their own colorful work of art. Presented by Ventura County Arts Events, Inc. to benefit both FOOD Share of Ventura County and Kids Arts, Inc. Admission and parking are complimentary.  

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September 8, 2018

Catch of the Central Coast

The Central Coast Aquarium is excited to announce the annual "Catch of the Central Coast" fundraiser dinner on Saturday, September 8th at Avila Beach Resort. Catch of the Central Coast is a benefit for the Central Coast Aquarium (CCA), a San Luis Obispo County non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to cultivate a community dedicated to ocean stewardship through education, engagement and action.

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September 14, 2018

Capitola Summer Movies on the Beach

Bring a picnic dinner or dine locally at Capitola Village restaurants. Low back chairs, blankets, and jackets recommended. Movies will begin at 7:30 PM or dusk.

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September 15, 2018

Cambria Beach Clean-Up – Fiscalini Ranch

California Coastal Clean-Up Day, an annual beach and inland waterway clean-up, is the state's largest volunteer event. When combined with the International Coastal Clean-Up, organized by the Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Clean-Up Day at Cambria becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world.

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September 20, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Scary Poppins

Young Jack and Jill Peabody live in Victorian London with their widowed father, a nutty inventor with little time to pay attention to his children. But when the children write to their favorite super nanny, they get more than they bargained for - instead of Mary Poppins they end up with her bizarre twin sister, Scary Poppins.

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September 21, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Gardens at Night – The Great Big Boo

As the sun sets, a mysterious glow illuminates the gardens in our “spooky but not too scary” Halloween event. Little ones can “trick ‘r treat”, explore the Spider’s Lair, or take a ride on a Ghost Train (if you dare!). Gather at the Marketplace for specialty food and craft beer while the kids enjoy Halloween crafts and games. Fridays-Sundays; Sept 21-Oct 28.

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September 22, 2018

Sunset Soiree

The Pacific Coast Wine Trail will host a sunset soiree at the Piedras Blancas Light Station to celebrate the newly renovated Fog Signal Building. Guests will be treated to wine, pizzas by Bear & The Wren, live music and a spectacular sunset over the Pacific. Proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will be used for restoration projects and educational outreach at the Light Station.

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September 22, 2018

Avila Apple Festival

The Avila Apple Festival will be on Saturday, September 22, from 5-9pm, under the stars in the beautiful Avila Beach Community Center Garden. This amazing evening will feature live music, wine tasting from Avila Wine Trail, an exceptional 5-course apple inspired menu and local beer and cider. This is a 21+ event with live and silent auctions with all proceeds benefiting the Avila Beach Community Center.

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September 22, 2018

Oktoberfest in Avila Beach

In partnership with Beda's Biergarten and Hofbrauhaus, the Avila Beach Resort is very excited to bring a traditional and authentic Oktoberfest to the Central Coast. Traditionsl Oktoberfest faire music by Express! Authentic German food from Beda's Biergarten! Delicious German beer! Costume contest! All set in the beautiful backdrop of Avila Beach! Purchase your tickets today!

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September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Candlelight Tours at La Purisima Mission

Escorted by candlelight, guests travel back in time to the 1820s on a walking tour, moving from scene to scene while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of traditional mission life.

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September 28, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival

The Annual Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival kicks off on Friday at 4pm, starting with the annual Rotary Fish Fry, games, arts and crafts, entertainment, and free movie night. The Festival resumes on Saturday morning with the Hometown Parade, followed by even more entertainment, games, contests, foods, crafts and displays.

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October 2018

October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

Pumpkin Junction at Casa de Fruta

Experience Pumpkin Junction on a Field Trip or on a family outing. Your children will make lasting memories as they enjoy the Harvest season and explore all that Casa de Fruta has to offer! Come and find the perfect pumpkin, mine for gemstones at Casa de Miner’s Sluice, ride Casa de Choo Choo and take a spin on Casa de Carousel!

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October 6, 2018

Poodle Day

An annual event in Carmel that unites poodle owners and lovers -- and their furry companions -- for a fun-filled day. Poodle Day kicks off with a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions followed by off-leash beach play, a scenic stroll, a hike, or other dog-friendly activities around Carmel. Later that evening, cocktail parties allow the dogs to lounge in style as their human companions gather for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation.

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October 6, 2018 - October 28, 2018

The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch

Adventure awaits every Saturday and Sunday in October at Santa Paula Rotary’s Pumpkin Patch. With wide open green vistas framed by mountains, it is THE place for fall fun. Visitors experience flying pumpkins from a French Trebuchet (catapult), towering hay pyramid, hay maze, 5-acre corn Maize, see and hold animals, old fashioned hay wagon rides, acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds, food, crafts, live entertainment and a harvest of fun.

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October 13, 2018

Solvang Stomp, a “Footie” Wine Harvest Street Festival

October is harvest time which means it’s time to stomp grapes! Remember Lucille Ball’s famous grape stomp episode on her TV show? Channel your inner Lucy or Ricky Ricardo in a Look-a-Like Contest! Stomp grapes barefoot in vats, dance to a live band, and purchase food inside the festival area from popular area eateries. VIP Stompers (limited to only 100 guests) $100 per person; general admission $75 per person. Must be 21 years of age and beyond.

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October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Opera San Luis Obispo Presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Mozart’s The Magic Flute was an instant hit at its premiere in 1791 and its popularity and success has kept it on opera stages throughout the world with growing love ever since! The opera tells the story of Prince Tamino’s quest to rescue Pamina, the daughter of the Queen and of the Night, from the high priest, Sarastro. The opera will be sung in German with dialogue in English. Supertitles will project in English during sung portions of the opera.

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October 13, 2018

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival

Savor the abundance of the Santa Barbara Channel at the annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival. Meet the fishermen who catch and harvest the high-quality seafood. Dig into some local specialties, including freshly caught sea urchin (uni) prepared before your eyes. Visit specialty food booths for fish tacos, oysters, seafood paella and more. Enjoy live music and take advantage of the boating activities.

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October 14, 2018

Welcome Back Monarchs Day

Welcome the Monarchs back to this park, their over-wintering habitat. Participate in numerous activities including arts & crafts, active games for kids, music by the 5M’s (The Mostly Mediocre Musical Monarch Mariposas), hand-cranked ‘Monarch’ ice cream (pumpkin), information and action booths as well as more about Monarch butterflies and how-to’s for a butterfly garden. This event is appropriate for all ages. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, and California State Parks.

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October 18, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Lompoc Art Hunt

An art collectors dream is in store at Lompoc Valley Art Association’s Art Hunt, October 18-21. Art lovers can partake in a real scavenger hunt to uncover hidden art works of fine art, including watercolors, line acrylics, pottery, glass and gourds and take home each piece of art they uncover. The 3-day event is FREE and concludes with a reception at Lompoc’s Cypress Gallery to meet the 30 resident artists who donated their works of art for the event.

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October 21, 2018

Antique Street Faire

Take a stroll among the many vendors selling antiques, homemade products, flea market items, clothing, jewelry and more. Bring an appetite too, whether you choose to satisfy it with delectables from visiting vendors or some of Cayucos' great eateries.

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October 25, 2018

Cal Poly Arts Broadway Series Finding Neverland

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME magazine. Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters – Peter Pan.

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October 27, 2018

Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center’s Zombie Invasion SLO (5K Survival Race)

This is a 5K walk or run for the whole family! Come and be a zombie, a survivor, or stay and do both! All ages are welcome. Note: the terrain is both paved and unpaved with minimal incline and a few optional obstacles. And if it's raining, mud will be fun! Invasion occurs rain or shine. Food, drink, bounce house, vendor booths and more.

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October 28, 2018

Oktoberfest & Car Show

The Annual Oktoberfest will again be held on Second Street in Baywood Park. The festival features a car show, a 4k run in the morning, music, great food and a Beer Wagon for the adults.

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November 2018

November 1, 2018

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos traditions will be celebrated at the Museum of Ventura County with altars created by Club Uriangato de Guanajuato and music by local composer and guitarist Javier San Roman. Artist and master craftsman, Eduardo Serrano Moreno will create a sawdust "mandala-like" art piece, and several current pageant winners from the different states in Mexico dressed in their states' official costumes will be on display, courtesy of the Mexican government. Admission is free.

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November 3, 2018

Cayucos Classic Car Show

This Classic Car Show is an annual tradition in downtown Cayucos and is sold out to exhibitors every year. Come check out the awesome rods, Beer Garden, and delicious BBQ while enjoying some amazing beach weather.

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November 15, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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 17, 2018

Passport Celebration Days with Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association

A great way to experience the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Passport Celebration Days occur four times a year on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November. Passport holders are welcomed into 50+ wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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November 24, 2018

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 28, 2018 - December 18, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018 - December 15, 2018

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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December 2018

December 1, 2018

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, 2018 - December 18, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 8, 2018

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, 2018

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 9, 2018

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 31, 2018

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, 2018

New Year’s Eve Pops

SANTA BARBARA - Ring in the New Year with the Santa Barbara Symphony! Guest Conductor Bob Bernhardt will conduct popular hits as well as Broadway classics, and aerial performers from Troupe Vertigo make for a rousing show. Make your last show of the year the best, and get tickets before they sell out! Photo: Visit Santa Barbara

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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 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 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 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 30, 2019 - February 9, 2019

34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

SANTA BARBARA - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrates its 34th anniversary in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. The event draws some of the biggest names in cinema amidst the buzz of Oscar season. Over 200 films, tributes and symposiums fill two star-studded weeks, bringing the best of independent and international cinema to Santa Barbara. Photo: Jay Sinclair, Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara

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February 2019

February 1, 2019 - March 10, 2019

The Humans

SANTA PAULA - The Humans, a play by Stephen Karam. An aggressive, hopeful, heartbreaking play pre-sented with humor and compassion. Won Best Play in the 2016 Tony Awards.

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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 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 12, 2019 - February 20, 2019

Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain

VENTURA - Tall Ships return to visit Ventura Harbor and Ventura Harbor Village. Ventura Harbor Village will host both vessels from Feb 12-20; Hawaiian Chieftain alone Feb 20-24; and Lady Washington alone from Feb 26-Mar 4. Enjoy educational programs, vessel tours, and sailing trips. Tours generally occur only the first Friday in port from 2-6pm and on weekends from 10am-1pm. Consider a Valentine's Day Sweetheart's Sail on Feb 14!

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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 22, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

SANTA BARBARA - Get your forks ready for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week! The tasty 10-day event provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate Santa Barbara’s flourishing culinary scene, and dine at the area’s best establishments for a great price: $25 two-course lunch and $40 three-course dinner.

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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 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ventura Harbor Village Chowder Taste

VENTURA - Ventura Harbor Village's Chowder Taste to coincide with National Clam Chowder Day will feature handcrafted chowders and live music.

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March 2019

March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Spring Passport

SANTA CLARA VALLEY - Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail and enjoy wine tasting at 30+ wineries the entire month of March! With your Spring Passport, you can expect up to three one-ounce pours at each winery you visit during the month. Wineries may also provide food and entertainment, pour special select or library wines, and offer attractive discounts.

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March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Change of a Season for Elephant Seals

SAN SIMEON - Catch the end of pupping season at the Piedras Blancas rookery in San Simeon. Elephant seal pups, referred to as “weaners,” will be testing their swimming skills on the beach. Some of the weaners you’ll find on the beach have been fed by two mothers, giving them extra baby weight. These “super weaners” try to shed those pounds before moving into the water for their first swim.

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March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Whale Trail Viewing Starts in Spring

SAN SIMEON - Each year one of nature’s most spectacular migration happens underwater along a path called the Whale Trail. This trail stretches from Canada to Mexico, giving the Central Coast stunning views of more than 30 species of whales. Book a tour of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Station and walk the bluff to visit NOAA scientists that have setup massive binoculars to conduct the annual gray whale count.

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March 5, 2019

Fat Tuesday at Tooth & Nail Winery

PASO ROBLES - WINE-MUSIC-FOOD! Need we say more? Celebrating Mardi Gras one glass at a time. Enjoy the musical talents of Vince Cimo and indulge in some amazing New Orleans-inspired dishes by our whimsical Chef Brenen. Tooth & Nail is the place to be on Fat Tuesday! The kitchen will be open from 12:00pm-7:30pm with music from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

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March 8, 2019

Women Winemakers Dinner

SOLVANG - On March 8, 2019, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the third annual Women Winemakers Dinner showcasing the winemaking talents of more than 20 Santa Barbara County women winemakers, will be held in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country destination of Solvang, California. The charitable event – 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at K’Syrah Catering & Events – benefits the Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County.

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March 9, 2019

Carmel Art Walk

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month from 5pm-8pm and is FREE! Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy!

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March 10, 2019

Return of the Evening Sun with a Daylight Savings’ Sunset Paddle

SANTA BARBARA - Daylight savings means more time for adventure! Come watch the sun set from a unique perspective as you paddle in the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor. This twilight trip is a great way to end a full day. We meet before sunset for a comprehensive kayaking lesson and then we head out to where we watch the colors change and stars appear.

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March 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

4th Annual Beer March

CAMARILLO - This annual event features over 20 craft breweries that partner with local downtown businesses and also offer a fun community day of live entertainment for family and friends who can get their "Irish on". Beer drinkers, 21 years of age and over, will receive a keepsake beer glass. Tickets are $35 each in advance, and $45 each the day of the event.

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March 12, 2019 - March 17, 2019

SLO Film Festival

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Film, Wine, Fun! That’s what you can expect at the 22nd Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Join us for a wide variety of movies, parties, workshops and wine tasting – and the chance to rub elbows with Hollywood and extreme sports celebrities. This is an ideal weekend of exceptional wine and movies. Festival passes are available now.

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March 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pompeii – The Exhibition Lunch and Tour

SIMI VALLEY - Go back in time with the spectacular exhibit, Pompeii: The Exhibition at Ronald Regan Presidential Library. Relive the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius through a 4-D eruption theater, artificats, frescoes, mosaics, gladiator helmets, armor, weapons, plates, furniture, jewelry, statues, and more. Enjoy a delicious meal followed by a docent-led tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and the Air Force One Pavilion.

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March 14, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - GourmetFest is an international food and wine festival in the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The festival features the talents of Relais & Châteaux Chefs from around the world. Events include an opening night welcome party, a cooking demo, wine tastings, off-site tours combined with exciting lunches, featured chefs, world-class wine dinners, a rarities dinner, and a closing Champagne tasting.

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March 15, 2019

World Premiere: Tin City Film at Park Cinema

PASO ROBLES - A special film premier as part of the SLO Film Fest, Paso Robles filmmaker Dina Mande profiles the creative souls who introduce us to the unique world of Tin City, an industrial epicurean playground in Paso Robles that has grown into a mecca for food, wine, beer and cider travelers from around the world. Tickets required.

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March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Morro Bay Leprechaun Crawl

MORRO BAY - On Friday, March 15, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, come out for an adult scavenger hunt with your choice of beer, wine, and whiskey! Dress in your favorite green.

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March 16, 2019

Rick Springfield: Stripped Down

PASO ROBLES - An intimate evening of music and storytelling with Rick Springfield: Stripped Down. Rick will be treating fans to a special solo performance with storytelling! You do not want to miss your chance to see Rick perform ‘Stripped Down’ and get up close and personal with the man and his music! Rava Wines + Events is the host of this night of music. Tickets required.

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March 16, 2019

Shamrock 5k Fun Run/Walk & Corn-Hole tournament

FILLMORE - Join in the fun! With a 5k Run/Walk, Cornhole Tournament, Kid Zone and Beer Garden hosted by Wolf Creek Brewery. Food trucks, shopping, raffles, live music by Martini Drive, Reality Check, and more. 5k starts at 9am, followed by festivities 10am-5pm. For more information contact Parks & Recreation 805-524-1500 ext 713

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March 16, 2019

Zin Fest Weekend at Harmony Cellars

SAN SIMEON - Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend is filled with over 100 wineries celebrating the fruit of their harvest. Stay in San Simeon and celebrate with the coastal wineries like the Irish inspired celebration at Harmony Cellars. Take a drive through the hills of wine country for easy access to other winery events with sweeping views of the ocean.

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March 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Traditional Mission Life Day at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Learn tortilla making, soap making, spinning and weaving, carpentry, blacksmithing, pottery and more as costumed docents engage visitors with demonstrations and a day of learning the crafts of yesteryear. 11 am to 2 pm. $6 parking fee.

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March 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zinfandel Tasting with Cheese Pairing and Pizza Bites

PASO ROBLES - Join Hearst Ranch Winery at its Paso Robles Tasting Room 12-3pm on Saturday March 16th and toast to the regional heritage variety, Zinfandel! To celebrate this Zinfest Vintage Paso Weekend they will be sampling favorite past vintages of  ‘Carpoforo’ Zinfandel in a Library wine tasting and cheese pairing. Irish-style pizza bites will also be served. $10 Club Member. $20 Non-Club Member.

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March 17, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey Pairing Dinner

SOLVANG - Chef Crystal “Pink” DeLongpré of Solvang, California restaurant, Root 246, located in Santa Barbara wine country, hosts a Sunday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey Pairing Dinner: four inventive courses of updated Irish fare, utilizing local ingredients. The whiskey-paired dinner also celebrates the launch of Root 246’s Whiskey Flights, highlighting a revolving selection of the spirit from their 125-bottle international and domestic whiskey list.

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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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March 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019

California International Airshow

SALINAS - Watch jaw-dropping aeronautical acrobatics from the United States Navy Blue Angels, Patriots Jet Team, Metal Mulisha, the Pemberton's Wing Suit Jump and more. There will also be military demos, military fly-bys and military/civilian aircraft displays.

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March 23, 2019

Santa Paula Theater Presents: An Evening with John Robles and Chucumite

SANTA PAULA - Chucumite specializes in “son jarocho” (son means “sound” and “jarocho” is a colloquialism applied to the people of Veracruz), a folk music genre from Veracruz, Mexico, with a long history dating back to the Conquest. The instruments are unique and their history will be revealed with the music. Come along for a delightful evening.

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March 24, 2019

Symphony of the Vines at Mission San Miguel – “Mendelssohn in Scotland”

PASO ROBLES - Mission San Miguel - a sacred place to share incredible music - is the location for this Symphony of the Vines performance. As a young man, Felix Mendelssohn traveled to Scotland and was inspired by the castles, landscapes, islands, and sea. These impressions are captured beautifully in his 'Scottish' Symphony, a work with the dark orchestrations, romantic melodies, and dancing, lilting rhythms. This will be a full orchestra featuring the finest musicians in the region. Tickets required.

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March 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winemaker Dinner

CAMBRIA - Oceanpoint Ranch is hosting a Spring Winemaker Dinner with Hearst Ranch Winery. Revel in the rustic charm of Oceanpoint Ranch while sipping a variety of award-winning wines paired perfectly with our unique tasting menu prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Drahos. Tickets are $95 per person and include a five-course paired dinner served at the Canteen at Oceanpoint Ranch. Limited space available, event will sell out.

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March 28, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours

LAGUNA SECA - The SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours presented by Pirelli World Challenge returns with wheel-to-wheel action in what is the longest endurance race at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

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March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Explore Lompoc Preview at La Purisima

LOMPOC - The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) is charting a course for promising youth at the AJGA’s 3rd Annual newly renamed, “Explore Lompoc Preview at La Purisima,” a national Preview Series golf tournament. The three-day adventure attracts nearly 80 players, ages 12-19 years old, for 36 holes of stroke play. Teens from seven states and four foreign countries come together and participate with players from Lompoc and other California cities. Spectators are invited to attend the tournament at no cost.

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March 31, 2019

Cayucos Easter Egg Hunt

CAYUCOS - Dress up your favorite pooch in their best Easter bonnet and outfit for a parade! Prizes are awarded for Best Costume, Best Behaved, Best Bonnet and many more. Plus, an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids where they can meet the Easter Bunny. Sponsored by the Cayucos Lioness Club. Egg Hunt is 10am at Hardie Park.

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April 2019

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Model Railroad Exhibit

SANTA CRUZ - Kids can’t get enough of tiny trains, broccoli size trees and little red cabooses. Watch your child’s face light up as they play engineer chugging through the Redwoods, around railroad bends and over the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Boardwalk with the miniature scale of the Central Coast spread out before them. Once the Model Railroad Exhibit feeds their imagination, the “Real Trains” will be waiting outside to transform imagination into reality.

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April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019

11th Annual Wine 4 Paws Weekend

PASO ROBLES - Join in the fun and help raise funds for the local Woods Humane Society! You can help our four-legged friends by visiting ANY of the over 80 local participating Wine 4 Paws tasting rooms, breweries and olive oil producers throughout the weekend, as a portion of their proceeds will be donated to Woods.

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April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Eroica California

CAMBRIA - This world-renowned vintage cycling event has four routes of various lengths that showcase the best cycling in the area. As the only Eroica event in the USA, Eroica California is the perfect opportunity to experience the history of cycling first-hand in a stunning location. This region will soon enter every cyclist’s bucket list when Eroica California showcases Cambria in 2019 for the very first time.

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April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Natural History Day at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Discover the great outdoors and the colorful flora and fauna of spring with the Park Rangers at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. Learn about the park’s wild inhabitants at the Mammal and Bird station, check out the Scales and Tales Reptile Encounter, and hit the trail for a wildflower/wildlife hike. 10 am to 2pm. $6 parking fee.

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April 12, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Complications from a Fall

SANTA PAULA - Complications from a Fall, a playby Kate Hawley.  A long absent son must care for his 80 year old mother suffering from dementia following a bad fall. His journey of self discovery and reconnection will resonate with anyone who has ever needed to care for an ailing loved one. Filled with humor and pa-thos.

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April 13, 2019

Carmel Art Walk

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month from 5pm-8pm and is FREE! Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy!

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April 13, 2019

Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll

GILROY - This popular event features numerous local wineries at “pour stations” inside Downtown Gilroy businesses as well as the work of local artists on display at the Gilroy Center for the Arts. This is a great chance to explore the charming downtown district, support local business owners, taste some outstanding wines, and enjoy the thriving arts scene in Gilroy!

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April 13, 2019

Egg Hunt & Chalk Art

FILLMORE - Egg-cellent adventures, music, Easter Egg hunt, prizes, Fun Zone, food trucks, and chalk art areas - get creative this Spring at Two Rivers Park. For more information contact Parks & Recreation , 805-524-1500 ext 713

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April 13, 2019

La Fete Du Pink

HARMONY - Sip Rosé from over 20 wineries while you picnic and play at the historic La Lomita Ranch in the heart of San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley. Enjoy the day with music, lawn games, and vendors. Enjoy rosé ice cream from Harmony Valley Creamery. VIP and overnight packages available.

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April 14, 2019

Free Family Kite Festival 2019

SANTA MARIA - Fly kites with the family at one of the biggest events of the year! Come and enjoy food vendors and live music. There will also be booths with arts and crafts that are sure to be tons of fun.

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April 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pismo Paw’p Fest

PISMO BEACH - Pismo’s premier Pet Party in the Park! Event will feature a “Yappy Hour” garden hosting local wines for your drinking pleasure, Ruffle (raffle), Food Trucks, Pet Tricks, Silent Pawction, and so much more. Peaceful leashed pups are invited to bring their peaceful humans to Dinosaur Caves Park! All net proceeds from Pismo Paw’p Fest will benefit Woods Humane Society and the Pismo Beach Police K-9 Program.

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April 20, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt

SANTA CRUZ - Hop on Board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp's real 1880s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids will scavenge for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. The magic of trains, mixed with the magic of the Easter Bunny. It’s...it’s…EGGSTRAORDINARY! Available on Easter Steam Train only, there is no Egg Hunt on the Beach Train.

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April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Easter Eggstravaganza

PISMO BEACH - The City of Pismo Beach Parks & Recreation Department presents the annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 10am-1pm. Festivities will be held at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach, and the hunt is FREE! The celebration includes games, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist and much more. The Easter Bunny might even be available for photos, so be sure to bring your cameras!

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April 21, 2019 - April 28, 2019

17th Annual Sculptors Symposium

CAMBRIA - Following the annual week-long California Sculptors Symposium at Camp Ocean Pines, world-class and amateur sculptors exhibit and sell work created during the week at the Sculptures by the Sea event. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists as they work in fields overlooking the ocean. This unique, seaside art show will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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April 21, 2019

Easter Brunch on Wheels

AVILA BEACH - Come enjoy another beautiful day at Brunch-on-Wheels on Sunday, April 21st from 10am - 2pm! The best of the county's local food trucks with the beach at your toes! This edition of will feature a special visit from the Easter Bunny along with an Easter Egg Hunt, live music by Carbon City Lights, lawn games, and our Mimosa and Bloody Bars!

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April 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Taste of Pismo

PISMO BEACH - You can always expect the best when you visit Pismo Beach. Enjoy great food, wine and ocean views. This outstanding event brings together delicious local food and superb central coast wineries – all in one exceptional location on the cliffs overlooking the sea at Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach.

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April 22, 2019

Earth Day Sea Cave Kayaking at Channel Islands National Park

CHANNEL ISLANDS - At the Channel Islands National Park we are dedicated to providing unforgettable experiences for our visitors, while also protecting the island’s remarkable landscape. Come out on Earth Day on an incredible kayaking tours, and explore native wildlife and breathtaking sea caves. With knowledgeable guides, limitless discovery awaits.

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April 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spring and Shout Dinner and Dance: Tribute to Neil Diamond and Ronny and the Classics

SIMI VALLEY - Kick off the start of spring with the 2nd annual Spring and Shout Dinner and Dance: Tribute to Neil Diamond and Ronny and the Classics! Hot August Nights provides a spectacular Neil Diamond experience with a dynamic Neil Diamond impressionist. Ronny and the Classics are a five-piece concert show and dance band playing the greatest rock songs from the '50s through the '90s. Reservations required by April 22, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.  Casual dress attire is suggested.

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April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Steam Rail Festival

FILLMORE - Prepare to be entertained and amazed by what can only be imagined as the "Renaissance of Railroading." This festival is a celebration of the steam engine, railroading, antique tractors, vehicles and engines, vintage wares and oddities, unique performances, early transportation and culture mixed with a bit of Steampunk fun. Mark your calendars for one of the biggest Heritage Valley events in the little historic town of Fillmore, CA!

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April 27, 2019

Oso Libre Winery Annual Wine Blending Party

PASO ROBLES - Develop your inner winemaker! Create your very own custom blend at our annual Wine Blending Party. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard, catered lunch, and the opportunity to create your very own blend alongside our winemakers. All participants get to take home a blend of their own, and learn about the art of blending. $125 per person, includes lunch. Space is limited so make your reservation now!

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April 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

14th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show

CAMBRIA - Have you ever wondered about the wildflowers, shrubs, and trees you see flowering on your spring walks and drives on the central coast? You can have your wildflower questions answered by experts and view hundreds of bouquets of fresh wildflowers collected in northern San Luis Obispo County, labeled with botanical names and families along with common names. Enjoy great snacks at the Wildflower Café.

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May 2019

May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Spring Evening Tours with Hearst Castle

SAN SIMEON - This evening tour allows you to view this historic California mansion in the twilight hours—just as Mr. Hearst’s own guests did in the 1930s. Wind your way through Casa del Mar, Casa Grande’s social rooms, the Main Library and Mr. Hearst’s own private Gothic Suite. Docents dressed in 1930s period attire complete the experience, bringing the Castle to life once again.

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May 2, 2019 - May 29, 2019

Coastal Colors

PASO ROBLES - Pick a view, any view. Wherever you look the coastal region of California is awash in color. Visit the Paso Robles Art Association gallery and enjoy a spectacular array of Coastal Colors created by their local member artists. On Saturday, May 4 from 5-7pm, meet the PRAA artists at the opening night's reception.

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May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Wine Waves and Beyond

PISMO BEACH - Celebrate the best that Classic California has to offer. Enjoy three days of unforgettable events that embrace the love of California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture along with exceptional wine and food. Experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music, art, and the amiable coastal community. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit GleanSLO.

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May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Wildflower Triathlon and Festival

PASO ROBLES - Wildflower is not just another triathlon – it’s a 3-day party celebrating multi-sport, music wellness and outdoor adventure! Packed in with a full schedule of races, this iconic weekend triathlon festival boasts three action-packed expo venues featuring top-notch live entertainment, celebration Firestone-Walker beer garden, 15C wine tasting and informative race clinics by top pros and much more.

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May 4, 2019

Rancheros Visitadores Parade Through Solvang

SOLVANG - More than 600 “visiting ranchers” commemorate traditional travel on horseback and wagons; and parade through downtown Solvang to ride to a public blessing at Old Mission Santa Ines (1760 Mission Drive) in the afternoon, followed by a week-long private encampment nearby.

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May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sheep Shear Mission Life Day at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Witness sheep get their annual ‘hair cut’, and learn about wool production during mission times with engaging activities for the whole family. 11 am to 2 pm. $6 parking fee.

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May 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art in the Park

PISMO BEACH - Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves in Shell Beach is a once-a-month event taking place on the first Sunday of every month from 10am-4pm, May through December. Over 100 local artists and craftsmen sell and display their work, including paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, textiles, jewelry, wood and metal furniture, and more. The event also features live music, hands-on children’s activities.

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May 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Conejo Valley Days

CONEJO VALLEY  - Over 60 years, Conejo Valley Days has showcased diverse musical styles and performers along with world-class carnival rides, live entertainment, local vendors, arts & crafts, games, food and wonderful community involvement. CVD provides a private experience for children with special needs and encourages all children within our community to read more with the Read To Ride program. Conejo Valley Days is truly a long-standing celebration perfect for the whole family.

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May 11, 2019

Carmel Art Walk

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month from 5pm-8pm and is FREE! Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy!

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May 11, 2019

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

SOLVANG - Enjoy a scenic course, running from downtown Solvang through Los Olivos and back to Solvang starting at 7:00 a.m. Celebrate at the post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park until noon.

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May 11, 2019

Miracle Mile for Kids 10k

MORRO BAY - The Family Care Network's annual Miracle Miles for Kids will take place on May 11. The 10k race course runs along the water's edge from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier. There will be a post-race party with live music, lunch, and a diverse vendor fair. All donations will benefit foster and high-needs children and families on the Central Coast.

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May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day Brunch on Wheels

AVILA BEACH - Come enjoy another beautiful day at Brunch-on-Wheels on Sunday, May 12th from 10am - 2pm! The best of the county's local food trucks will serve up specialized Brunch menus, with the beach at your toes! The May edition of Brunch on Wheels will feature live music by B & The Hive, lawn games, and the ever-popular Mimosa and Bloody Bars!

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May 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day – Brunch with Mom

SANTA CRUZ - Treat Mom to something memorable with a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet accompanied with live music by Pat Hull. After a lovely brunch, relax with a train ride through the towering redwoods. $2 off train tickets with your admission to the Mother’s Day Brunch. Brunch served 9:30 am- 2:00 pm (last seating at 1:00 pm). Kids can create a special gift for mom at the crafts table from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Adults: $66. Children: $50.

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May 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch

SIMI VALLEY - Celebrate the mother in your life at the 13th annual Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library!  Spoil her with a champagne brunch in a grand setting. Tour the fantastic Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and the amazing Air Force One Pavilion from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A professional photographer will be available to take your picture. Reservations limited and must be made by May 6, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. “Sunday best” attire suggested.

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May 15, 2019

Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Finish

MORRO BAY - Celebrate AMGEN Tour of California - a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG. The race challenges professional cycling teams along demanding courses of California's iconic highways and coastlines. Celebrate this event on a one-hour, all level, community bike ride starting at 1:30pm at the Stage 4 Finish Line. Finish downtown and cheer on the 3:40 pm expected professional racers finish. Then stay for a free 5:30pm Meet-and-Greet event at The Siren.

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May 16, 2019

Amgen Tour of California

PISMO BEACH - The City of Pismo Beach will once again welcome the Amgen Tour of California Stage 5 Men’s Start on May 16, 2019. Join us in downtown Pismo Beach to cheer on some of the best cyclists in the world as they depart from Pomeroy Ave. from 8 am to 10:15 am.

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May 18, 2019

Vintage Trailer Rally

PISMO BEACH - This fun event is held annually at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. Stop by and check out all the beautiful restored RVs and the works in progress from 10 am to 3 pm.

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May 18, 2019

Paws in the Park Pet Festival

GILROY - Hosted by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, the South County’s inaugural pet festival is sure to be lots of furry fun for four-legged friends and their owners. Enjoy pet/owner lookalike, doggie dress-up, and best tail wag contests—as well as agility courses, obedience demonstrations, special appearances by police K-9 and search-and-rescue units, and more!

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May 19, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio

SENSORIO CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 1.  PASO ROBLES - Internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro's largest artwork to date—an enormous multi-acre walk-through installation—at Sensorio in Paso Robles, California. Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio uses 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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May 25, 2019

Avila Beach Tequila Fest

AVILA BEACH - Come kick off summer in Avila Beach with the 8th Annual Tequila Festival at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. This takes place on Memorial Weekend (Saturday, May 25th) and will feature live music by Nana Pancha and Diego's Umbrella! Event is strictly 21+. Purchase tickets early, as the last four years have sold out in advance!

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May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend Kayaking, Camping and Snorkeling at Channel Islands National Park

CHANNEL ISLANDS - What better way to spend Memorial Day Weekend than by camping at the Channel Islands National Park! Camping on the island ensures that you don’t miss out on all of the “must-do” activities. Start your trip off by exploring the island via kayak and paddling through the incredible sea caves. Then, take a peek below the surface on a snorkel tour.

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May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019

Art in the Park

MORRO BAY - Art in the Park is an annual tradition started by the Morro Bay art community to give artists and artisans a place to showcase and sell their work. As you enter the city on Morro Bay Boulevard, cast your eyes to City Park and a rich mixture of works in a variety of mediums. Presented by the Art Center, this festival attracts both artists and crowds from near and far, 10 am to 5 pm.

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May 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet the Makers of Los Olivos

LOS OLIVOS - Meet, get to know, peruse the work of practitioners in art, clay, jewelry, leather, paper and more at this inaugural event. A community of creative businesses - hidden gems of Los Olivos wine country – have joined together to form Los Olivos Makers. They will walk you through their unique creative process, some with live demonstrations. Learn about their inspiration, passions, process, and, ultimately, final results, through the intimate setting of their own store. Free.

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May 28, 2019

Memorial Day

PISMO BEACH - This annual event is designed as a remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Join in at 11am on the Pismo Beach Pier Promenade with special guest speakers to honor and remember those we have lost.

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May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Annual Classic Car Show

PISMO BEACH - Enjoy one of the largest and finest classic car and street rod shows around. The show began in the early '80s and continues to attract the hottest classic cars each year to Pismo Beach. Every summer, cars line the streets of this beach town where spectators enjoy cool cars and great vendors.

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June 2019

June 1, 2019

Dog Days of Summer

FILLMORE - Pets on Parade with Fillmore’s very own Dog Park. Come out for music, shopping, food and more. Veterinary clinics, adoptions, groomers and products all available to scope out.

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June 1, 2019

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District: National Trail Day

CAMARILLO - Trail work begins at 8am. Bring shovels, rakes, hoes and clippers if you have them. Nature Talk at 11am by the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. Guided Nature Hike at 11:30am. Learn about native plants and animals. Free admission, but $5 parking fee per vehicle does apply.

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June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pier Safari

SAN SIMEON - Look for the inhabitants of San Simeon Bay and pier by using your senses of vision and hearing. Learn how to identify the seasonal birds and animals that migrate through the bay and practice your science skills by collecting and analyzing data and plankton used to determine the health of the bay. Plankton will be examined using the Center’s video microscope.

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June 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

14th Annual Pirates Day in Ventura Harbor

VENTURA HARBOR - Ahoy all you landlubbers and buccaneers - head to Ventura Harbor Village for a newly designed pop-up pirate experience.  Ahoy Me Hearties! Yo Ho! Pirates Day 2019 offers guests an unforgettable voyage around the Village featuring pirate characters, entertainment, activities, and photo opportunities around every corner. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in their best pirate garb! Strut in the Pirates Day costume contests held throughout the day for different age brackets.

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June 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twilight on the Terrace

SAN SIMEON - One of the state's most beloved events. Imagine yourself sipping wine and dancing on the steps of Hearst Castle! Don't miss the silent auction (with items like tickets to rare VIP pool swim events, Dodger game suite packages, and famed Julia Morgan architectural prints). Proceeds benefit the conservation and restoration of Hearst Castle, plus youth programs aligned with STEAM curriculum and developed for underserved middle school students across California.

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June 2, 2019

Annual Run-Walk in the Name of Love

CARMEL - Run in the Name of Love is a unique event offering runners and walkers the opportunity to honor or to pay tribute to an individual who is/was a very special person in their lives.

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June 2, 2019

Casa Pacifica Food and Wine Festival

CAMARILLO - Come to the all-inclusive Festival and taste sweet and savory treats from the finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries and specialty shops from Santa Barbara to the Conejo Valley while sipping on high-end wines and craft brews.

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June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Open House Monterey Touring Vehicles

MONTEREY - It all started with an idea around the Thanksgiving table, and quickly became a reality. Come to our open house and enjoy Tacos Don Beto Food Truck, The Monterey Margarita Man, music and of course...cars! P.S. Be sure to bring your drivers license, and proof of insurance. Rumor has it test drives may take place. Reservation required if you’d like a test drive. Email erin@mtvrentals.com or call 831-337-8800.

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June 6, 2019 - August 29, 2019

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 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

First Lady’s Tea and Tour

SIMI VALLY - Enjoy a traditional tea including fresh baked English scones, petite finger sandwiches, a selection of delectable tea cakes, and of course tea. This elegant event comes complete with linen and china service, fresh floral centerpieces on your table, and a professional wait staff. Guests receive a docent-led tour of the Reagan Library and Museum and Air Force One Pavilion. Reservations required, seating is limited. Casual attire is suggested.

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June 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Thursday

SANTA BARBARA - 1st Thursday is a Downtown Santa Barbara arts and culture event in which downtown businesses open their doors to the public to showcase local arts and performances. At Hotel Santa Barbara, guests can enjoy wine tasting by Sanford Winery, small bites from The Middle Child Cafe, ukulele performance by Martin Osborne, and dance performances by Hula Anyone. All events are free and open to the public. Maps for other 1st Thursday events are available at the front desk.

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June 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cavalier Winemakers Dinner with Hearst Ranch Winery

SAN SIMEON - Celebrate some of the Central Coast’s best wines at a spring Winemakers Dinner with Hearst Ranch Winery. You’ll enjoy wines perfectly paired with a delicious 5-course meal prepared by Cavalier Chef Samuel Cots. With our ideal oceanfront location, your unforgettable evening will be topped off by the chance to watch the sun set over the Pacific while sipping Hearst Ranch Winery’s amazing wine selections.

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June 8, 2019

City Impact’s Beachfront Run

VENTURA - A 1/2 Marathon,10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run with a scenic course along the beautiful coastline. Race begins on the North side of Ventura Pier. Half marathon and 10K runs along the oceanfront promenade and extends along the Pacific Coast Highway, creating a flat and scenic course. The 5K runs out and back along the oceanfront promenade. This is a fun, family-friendly event – a run you can’t resist! Proceeds benefit City Impact’s at-risk children, youth and families.

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June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show

CAPITOLA - Be prepared for an amazing weekend of rods, customs, classics and American muscle gleaming in the California sun at the beach in the heart of Capitola Village. This is a truly unique event! Come and enjoy the outstanding cars in a festival atmosphere where you can also enjoy seaside dining, the many quaint shops and one of the best beaches in California.

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June 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Beach Exploration at San Simeon Beach

SAN SIMEON - Come out at low tide to explore the invertebrate and algae communities that live between high and low tides. Learn what causes tides, investigate what lives under the sand and discover the stories behind beach-cast plants and animals.

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June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

U.S. Open Championship

MONTEREY - Pebble Beach Golf Links and the USGA celebrate a Centennial together, when the prestigious U.S. Open Championship returns for a sixth time.

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June 12, 2019 - June 17, 2019

Circus Vargas

CAMARILLO - The Big One is Back with “The Greatest of Ease’ bringing acrobats, daredevils and flying trapeze! Come celebrates Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza, an homage to the golden era of circus in America!! Circus Vargas will be coming to Camarillo for the first time June 12-17 at the Camarillo Premium Outlets.

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June 14, 2019

Full Moon Madness

FELTON - Experience Henry Cowell Redwoods in a completely new way…at night! This astronomy-based evening is perfect for the whole family. Kids’ crafts, guided night hikes, and a special astronomer guest speaker. To wrap up the evening, the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club will bring their telescopes out for stargazing. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

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June 15, 2019 - September 2, 2019

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, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Father’s Day Family Camp & Movie Night at Gilroy Gardens

GILROY - Treat Dad to a fun Father’s Day weekend camping trip 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 BBQ lunch on Sunday.

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June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Life of a California Sea Otter

SAN SIMEON - Learn about our local California Sea Otters, how marine biologists study otters and best sea otter viewing locations. A 45-minute talk will include a slideshow presentation, videos, live pelts and skulls.

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June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

25th Annual Classic Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

CAMBRIA - Annual Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Show presented by the Cambria Chamber of Commerce on June 15. Come to the cool coast to taste award-winning chili, craft beer, local wine, and yummy ice cream. It includes a variety of cars and trucks from vintage, to classic to exotic and there will be 10 to 12 exciting chili offerings. Add beer to these activities and you have a full, hot, plate. Cost for a chili tasting is $10.

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June 16, 2019

Father’s Day Celebration

SIMI VALLEY - 6th annual Father’s Day Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum. Enjoy a barbeque buffet of tri-tip, charbroiled chicken, old fashioned mac and cheese, barbeque beans, coleslaw, and garlic rolls with dessert. Spend the rest of the day touring the museum grounds and the amazing Air Force One Pavilion. $59.95 adults; $39.95 children ages 3-10, ages 2 and under are free (tax and gratuity included). Reservations required and must be made by June 11 at 8:00 a.m.

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June 16, 2019

The Men of Big Basin – A Father’s Day Special Event

BOULDER CREEK - Celebrate Father’s Day by honoring some of the remarkable men who lived in, worked in and fought for Big Basin. Living history re-enactments bring you back in time where you will meet pioneer settlers, Big Basin founders and early park rangers. Stroll through the magnificent redwoods on this half mile, 1.5 hour guided walk. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters.

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June 16, 2019

Father’s Day Brew Train

FELTON - Treat Dad on Father's Day to a ride on a steam train and lunch. Is there anything better then BBQ and craft beer? All Dads will be entered into a drawing to ride up front with the engineer! Take a trip from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to Roaring Camp Railroads. Enjoy a live band while Humble Sea Brewing Co. pours tastes of some of their favorite beers as you ride the rails from the seas to the trees.

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June 20, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Roll Out the Barrels in SLO Coast Wine Country

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Kick off the summer in San Luis Obispo’s Wine Country at Roll Out the Barrels Weekend! Your getaway to our coastal wine mecca begins Thursday, June 20th at Barrels in the Plaza, with over 30 wineries and local chefs dishing out delicious food and wine. On Friday and Saturday, sip your way through San Luis Obispo tasting rooms with our Passport to Wine Country.

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June 20, 2019

Movies in the Garden: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

CAMBRIA - Cambria Pines Lodge presents Movies in the Garden every Thursday from June 20 to August 15 (except for July 4). Join in on opening night - June 20 at 8 pm to watch The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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June 21, 2019 - August 31, 2019

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 21, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Annual Carmel Surf-About

CARMEL - The Annual Carmel Surfabout competition is held on Carmel Beach at 11th Street starting at 6am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday. Since 1980, once a year, local Monterey County surfers and their families have gathered on the squeaky white sands of Carmel beach for a weekend of friendly surf competition.

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June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Live Oak Music Festival

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Experience the music on many stages and meander through the Food and Crafts Vendors, the Art Walk, or sit in the Beer Garden sipping a cold beverage while listening to music ranging from traditional folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, soul and world music, and touching most genres in between. Kids can also participate in crafts, nature walks, games, storytelling, concerts, and much more.

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June 21, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: The Trial of Goldilocks

SANTA MARIA - In rhyme, mime and mirth, this exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears’, then Goldilocks’. Guilty or innocent? Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn’t belong? Or was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal “band of hoods” in the woods)? This charming comedy is perfect for performers of all ages.

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June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Central Coast RESERVE

ATASCADERO - Adventure into an unforgettable summer experience with the Central Coast RESERVE. From a winemaker’s dinner to yoga at the Sunken Gardens with mimosas, there’s an event for everyone. Celebrate the peak of the event with local wine, cider and beer tasting at Atascadero Lake Park. From there, follow the path to the zoo where the festivities continue with live music and more.

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June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Ventura County Greek Festival

CAMARILLO - The 41st Annual Ventura County Greek Festival will take place June 21-23, 2019. The event is presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and features live Greek music, folk dancing, food, delicious pastries and baklava. There will be vendors and a kids' play area as well.

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June 22, 2019

25th Annual Woodies on the Wharf

SANTA CRUZ - Celebrate the Santa Cruz surf lifestyle and classic surf wagons. See over 200 “Woodies”, gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that feature wood bodies. Stroll the Wharf and enjoy shops, restaurants and stellar coastal views. This year’s highlights include music, T-shirts, memorabilia, raffle prize drawings, get your 2019 WOW poster and have it signed by the artist. Enjoy the “Woodie” photo booth, bocce or corn hole games. Park downtown and take the trolley, only 25 cents. Free bike valet too.

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June 22, 2019

Carmel House & Garden Tour

CARMEL - Visit some of the most iconic and eclectic homes and gardens in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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June 22, 2019

Titanic Live

CONEJO VALLEY - Titanic Live is making its West Coast Premiere and only performance on June 22 at the William Rolland Stadium on the campus of California Lutheran University. Titanic will be shown on a vast LED outdoor screen with James Horner’s epic score performed live by the New West Symphony’s renowned orchestra.

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June 22, 2019

Gene Cerise Memorial County Coast Classic Bike Ride

CAMBRIA - Supporting the youth of Cambria is what this ride is all about. Since it started in 2001, this has been a volunteer-driven event, with proceeds benefiting Cambria teens through the support of a teen community center. The tradition continues with this year's ride, in partnership with the SLO County YMCA – which operates programming for the Cambria Teen Center. The volunteers and heart of this event are about helping the kids in Cambria.

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June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Foxen Canyon Wine Trail Summer Sipping 2019

SANTA MARIA - Two annual weekend events include tasty treats at each winery on Saturday, and on Sunday. Expect Library tastings, live music, more treats, food trucks and more! Add exclusive wine discounts and special room rates with local hotels and you have no reason to not spend a weekend in wine country!

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June 22, 2019

Welcome Summer Car Cruise

CAMARILLO - This is a FREE Camarillo Old Town Association event and fun for all ages! Come enjoy this wonderful event with classic cars, music, and food!

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June 22, 2019

Pleasure Point Street Fair

SANTA CRUZ - Enjoy the Pleasure Point Street Fair. A total of six local bands will perform a variety of styles of music on two stages including Americana, Blues, Rock, Reggae and Surf Music. A kid’s zone will feature a variety of activities including crafts, face painting and henna. Watch talented and daring kids compete in a skateboard contest run. Arts, crafts, local services, food and beverages.

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June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Whales and Dolphins of the CA Coast

SAN SIMEON - Learn how to identify the common whales and dolphin off of California’s coast. A 45-minute presentation will include photos, videos and underwater sounds of whales and dolphins right off of San Simeon Pier. We will also examine whale bones left over from the whaling days in San Simeon Cove.

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June 23, 2019

Concours at Kirigin Valley

GILROY - Experience a day of delicious wine, food and beautiful cars on display across ten acres of cricket lawns at the Concours at Kirigin Valley. Participation in this event helps Kirigin Cellars support the complimentary use of its soccer fields by local youth.

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June 27, 2019

Movies in the Garden: The Goonies

CAMBRIA - Cambria Pines Lodge presents Movies in the Garden every Thursday from June 20 to August 15 (except for July 4). Come out on June 27 at 8 pm for a screening of The Goonies. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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June 29, 2019 - September 21, 2019

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Deep Sea Exploration of the Davidson Seamount

SAN SIMEON - The Davidson Seamount is an underwater volcano off the coast of Central California, 75 miles west of the Coastal Discovery Center. It is part of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, is over 12,000 ft deep, and hosts an amazing array of deep- sea creatures and habitat. Come learn about this amazing underwater oasis and how we explore Davidson Seamount through recent advances in technology!

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June 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - August 31, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - September 1, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - August 31, 2019

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, 2019 - August 28, 2019

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 4, 2019

Annual 4th of July Celebration

CARMEL - Join an old-fashioned, family-style celebration in Devendorf Park on Ocean Avenue in Carmel from noon to 4pm. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, chips, ice cream, watermelon, and cookies! All food and festivities are FREE!

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July 4, 2019 - July 7, 2019

4th of July Summer Sidewalk Sale at Gilroy Premium Outlets

GILROY - Celebrate the freedom to shop and save during the Fourth of July Weekend Sale at Gilroy Premium Outlets! Discover extraordinary savings on over 145 top designer brands at one of Northern California’s largest outlet centers.

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July 4, 2019

4th of July Events

MONTEREY COUNTY - Celebrate Independence Day (and your day off) where California was first born! Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Spreckels each throw their own hometown bashes.

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July 4, 2019

Fireworks by the Sea and Festival

OXNARD - The Fourth of July Celebration at Channel Islands Harbor offers a full day of activities, entertainment, and amazing food. Come and enjoy exhibits, an artist’s market, children’s rides and games, and finish the day with a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. This is a free event.

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July 4, 2019

Paso Pops

PASO ROBLES - Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored patriotic concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combining wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks, will be held on Thursday, July 4. The event will be held at the Main Stage at the Paso Robles Event Center.

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July 4, 2019

Old Fashioned Independence Day

SANTA CRUZ - Visit Wilder Ranch’s historic cultural preserve and take a step back in time 100 years ago as you participate in an early 1900s-style Independence Day celebration including a noon family parade, games, children’s crafts area, live big-band music, living history demonstrations, historic speeches and flag-raising. Food and drink available for sale, or bring a picnic lunch. This event is appropriate for all ages.

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July 4, 2019

Aptos 4th of July Celebration

APTOS - Pancake breakfast, “World’s Shortest Parade”, from State Park Drive (Wells Fargo) to Trout Gulch (Bayview Hotel), party in the park with live music, games, arts and crafts.

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July 4, 2019

Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade

WATSONVILLE - The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade proceeds down Main St. from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street. Thousands of spectators line the route five to six people deep. Those wanting a front row seat, place their chairs along the route early in the morning of the parade date.

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July 4, 2019

Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

SCOTTS VALLEY - Come celebrate July 4th in Scotts Valley! Parade, flyover, fireworks, BBQ, live bands, games, petting zoo and much more! Activities and food are not included in price of admission. ATM available on site.

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July 4, 2019

Red, White, and Boom

SANTA MARIA - Celebrate Independence Day at the Red, White and Boom! Fireworks Show and Family Festival. It will include arts and crafts, bounce houses, and outdoor games. Live music by The Molly Ringwald Project. Refreshments will be for sale from local food trucks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase in the beer garden. The event will conclude with a community fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m. on Panther Drive for $5.00 per car.

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July 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

American Legion July 4 Celebration

CAMBRIA - Cambria's annual 4th of July celebration is held at Shamel Park from 10am to 10pm, with family fun events, music and a BBQ all day long. Fireworks start at dusk. A trolley service will run from 10am to 6pm, from North Moonstone to Main Street to East Village with a turnaround at the Dog Park.

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July 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Village Summer Concert Series

ARROYO GRANDE - Spend your 4th of July in the summer warmth with cool ocean breezes in Arroyo Grande. From 1:00pm – 3:00pm, enjoy an afternoon in the park listening to local music. Bring your blankets and chairs to the park and spend the day with the family. Then, grab dinner in Arroyo Grande and head to the beach for fireworks.

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July 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza

LOMPOC - Grab a picnic basket and blanket and gather together with family and friends at the annual July 4th spectacular hosted by the City of Lompoc Recreation Division and community sponsors. Come early to enjoy family-friendly fun and activities! Onsite food, snacks and drinks will be available – or you can bring your own. No alcohol or hard coolers are permitted. Fireworks begin at dusk. Tickets can be purchased the day of the show. Lompoc High School.

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July 6, 2019 - August 31, 2019

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 6, 2019

Monterey Beer Festival

MONTEREY - The Monterey Beer Festival brings over 80 beers from dozens of breweries where you will have the chance to taste unusual offerings from major beer companies as well as fantastic beers from unknown brewing companies from around the world.

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July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Fourth of July Family Camp & Movie Night at Gilroy Gardens

GILROY - Enjoy a fun family Fourth of July weekend camping trip 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 BBQ lunch on Sunday.

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July 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Smoke & Hops

TOWN OF HARMONY - The historic town of Harmony, California will become BBQ Town this Fourth of July Weekend as we welcome 26 top BBQ Teams from around the Western United States. Grab a beer and watch the excitement of a sanctioned KCBS Master BBQ Competition, sample 20 different beers at the Hops Fest, indulge in an Ice Cream Eating Contest, and tap your feet to live music by Brass Mash.

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July 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Steel Drum Saturdays Seaside

VENTURA HARBOR - Fun, beachy sounds surround while shopping, dining, or relaxing in the Village.  Steel drums kick off the good times July 6.

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July 7, 2019

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

AVILA BEACH - Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, coming to you on Sunday, July 7 at the Avila Beach Resort - California's Premier Beachfront Concert Venue!

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July 11, 2019

Movies in the Garden: Mary Poppins Returns

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 11 at 8 pm for a screening of Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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July 11, 2019 - August 8, 2019

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 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019

West Coast Cub Fly-In

LOMPOC - This 35th annual gathering allows you to walk among the aircraft, observe flying events and interact with pilots. Food and beverage offerings include hamburgers and hot dogs midday on Fri and Sat; a pancake breakfast on Sat/Sun mornings; spaghetti dinner Fri; and Tri-Tip dinner on Sat. Food tickets sold onsite. Free parking limited on site. Parents must watch children due to presence of taxing aircraft; all dogs must be on a leash.

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July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019

FIM Superbike World Championship

MONTEREY COUNTY - The sounds of motorcycles will again roar through the central California hillsides as the FIM Superbike World Championship returns to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The FIM Superbike World Championship features riders, teams and manufacturers racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor.

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July 13, 2019 - July 27, 2019

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, 2019 - August 31, 2019

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 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Surf Rodeo

VENTURA - A two-day Surf and Music Festival featuring over 30 bands, a surf rodeo competition, bikini cowgirl contest, the world's largest beach cornhole tournament, beer gardens on the sand, and tons of fantastic vendors. Surfers compete in vests and cowboy hats (and you never know who they’ll be; one year 11-time world champ Kelly Slater showed up, just because the Surf Rodeo has an underground rep for plain fun), a greased pig paddle, hay bale obstacle races, and musical…

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July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ice Cream Zoofari at the Charles Paddock Zoo

ATASCADERO - Escape the heat and cool down with the perfect summer treat at Charles Paddock Zoo. Bring your family out to this event where you can build your own ice cream and cool off with the animals as you explore the zoo after hours.

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July 17, 2019 - July 28, 2019

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, 2019 - July 21, 2019

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, 2019 - July 21, 2019

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, 2019 - July 27, 2019

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 18, 2019

Movies in the Garden: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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 18 at 8 pm for a screening of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. This is a free event. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

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July 19, 2019 - July 28, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - July 21, 2019

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, 2019 - July 21, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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, 2019 - July 28, 2019

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, 2019 - August 4, 2019

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, 2019 - July 28, 2019

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, 2019 - July 28, 2019

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, 2019 - August 11, 2019

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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - August 11, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - August 4, 2019

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, 2019 - August 31, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - August 18, 2019

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, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - August 17, 2019

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, 2019 - August 18, 2019

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, 2019 - August 18, 2019

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, 2019 - August 20, 2019

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, 2019 - August 18, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brunch On Wheels

AVILA BEACH - The August edition of Brunch on Wheels will feature live music by Conner Cherland, lawn games, and the ever-popular Mimosa and Bloody Bars! Admission and Parking is FREE! Please email shelby@avilabeachresort.com to reserve tables.

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August 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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, 2019 - August 29, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - September 2, 2019

Monterey County Fair

MONTEREY COUNTY - There’s no better way to wind down summertime shenanigans than with a nostalgic hometown hootenanny. The Monterey County Fair has all sorts of old-fashioned fun on Labor Day Weekend with delicious fair food, livestock exhibitions, live music, and carnival rides and games.

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August 31, 2019 - September 2, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - September 2, 2019

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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August 31, 2019

SLO Symphony – Pops By The Sea

AVILA BEACH - Celebrating their 23rd anniversary, Jeans ‘n Classics is a star performer in the arts and entertainment scene right across North America. While most definitely not a tribute act, Jeans ‘n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with their own special and signature flair. Together with special guests Jeans ‘n Classics, SLO Symphony is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of one of the definitive music events for an entire generation: the Woodstock Music Festival.

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September 2019

September 1, 2019 - December 7, 2019

Studio Channel Islands: Open Art Studio

CAMARILLO - First Saturday of every month and by appointment, the art studios are open to the public. As many as 40 of the areas very best artists welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create sculptures, paintings and multimedia pieces up-close and personal. Free admission and free parking.

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September 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019

Seaside Live Music

VENTURA HARBOR - Soak up the sun while listening to Live Music by the Blown Over Trio (reggae & rock). Seaside Live Music Concerts feature an array of artists playing music ranging from Jazz & Soul to Pop & Rock to a blend of Caribbean & Reggae. Concerts are held on the Seaside Promenade Stage in Ventura Harbor Village (weather permitting).

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September 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brunch On Wheels

AVILA BEACH - Come out for another beautiful day at Brunch-on-Wheels on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 1st from 10am - 2pm! We have the best of the county's local food trucks serving up specialized Brunch menus, with the beach at your toes! Admission and Parking are FREE! Make sure to RSVP and bring your printed ticket to be entered into a raffle for a complimentary Reserve Table for the 10/13/19 Brunch on Wheels!

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September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Festa Italia

MONTEREY COUNTY - Embrace your inner Italian at Monterey's Festa Italia. Monterey transforms into a mecca for all things marinara as this Italian Festival takes over Custom House Plaza with Italian favorites like calamari, pizza, pasta, paninis and rice balls.

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September 6, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Santa Clara Valley Wineries Fall Passport

SANTA CLARA VALLEY - Pick up your Passport to wine tasting adventures in September along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail! As a Passport holder, you can expect up to three one-ounce pours at each winery you visit from September 6-30. Participating wineries may have food and entertainment, pour special select or library wines, or offer barrel samples and attractive discounts during the month.

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September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

Harmony Cellars Twilight Hours

HARMONY - Kick off your weekend at a winery nestled in the coastal countryside on Friday, September 6 from 5-7 p.m. No reservations required. Music is FREE. Food and wine for purchase. No dogs or outside food/drink during Twilight Hours, please.  

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September 7, 2019 - September 9, 2019

Oxnard Jazz Festival

OXNARD - Oxnard Jazz Festival offers a diverse mix of Jazz, Latin Soul and R&B. The event takes place at the picturesque Oxnard Beach Park, and ticket prices vary for each of the concerts. Ticketed event and costs vary.

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September 7, 2019

Avocado and Margarita Festival

MORRO BAY - The Avocado & Margarita Street Festival is a celebration featuring the California Central Coast’s love for wonderful flavors and tasty culinary dishes. The goal is to shine a spotlight on our region’s amazing fresh-off-the-tree truly delicious Morro Bay and California Avocados, while providing high-quality premium margaritas, street faire entertainment, live music, and specialty foods.

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September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 2019

VENTURA HARBOR - Local artists display amazing glass work, jewelry, sculpture, hand created crafts and more outdoors at Ventura Harbor Village during a fun-filled weekend.  Street chalk artists create “Chalk for Charity” pieces on the Village Promenade to support FOOD Share, plus live music and art activities through the weekend. Admission and Parking are free.

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September 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

FILLMORE - Enjoy a beautiful family friendly 3 or 4 hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, tv shows and commercials. Each Weekend Scenic adventure includes 2 fun stops to explore along the route. Sept 7, 8, 14, 21, 28, Nov 2, 9.

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September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Beauteous Bowl Bonanza

VENTURA HARBOR - Come to Ventura County Potter's Guild Gallery's one-day special event featuring a wide selection of handcrafted ceramic bowls including rice bowls, kitting bowls, serving bowls, decorative bowls, dog bowls, and more! Register at the Gallery for the Bowl Giveaway!

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September 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - December 7, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Saturday In The Park – Summer Concerts Series featuring Stellar Band

ATASCADERO - Enjoy the sounds of summer at Atascadero’s Saturday in the Park, 2019 Summer Concert Series, to be held on Saturday, September 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand.  Saturday’s concert will feature Stellar!

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September 8, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Sunday Football & Breakfast at Peter B’s

MONTEREY - Sunday Football & Breakfast is back at Peter B’s Brewpub. Watch your favorite teams at Peter B’s on 18 HDTV’s while enjoying breakfast and Peter B’s drink specials including: $5 Pint* or Mimosa, $6 Bloody Mary, $9 Tito’s Brewer Bloody Mary, $8 Breakfast Entrees from 9:30am to 11am. Peter B’s daily happy hour runs from 4pm to 6:30pm and late night happy hour kicks off Sunday’s from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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September 8, 2019

Squibbing Day

CAMBRIA - Revive Squibbing Day! Paul and Louise Squibb loved Cambria. When they took a walk around town, they picked up any trash that detracted from Cambria's attractive ambiance. They were out walking so often that they became well known for tidying up the town. Others often joined them and picking up trash while strolling around Cambria became known as Squibbing.

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September 8, 2019

Mandala Making Class

HARMONY - Views of the coastal countryside and a glass of Harmony Cellars wine are sure to spark your creative side! Join a Mandala making class this summer on a hilltop patio. Step-by-step instructions, all materials and a glass of wine included in the price.

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September 12, 2019

From Shore To Sea Lecture Series

VENTURA HARBOR - A free series to engage the public in science, history, and recreational topics related to the Channel Islands. The “From Shore to Sea” lecture series at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center. From Late Pleistocene to Late Holocene in Less than a Meter: Archeological Monitoring, Excavation, and Survey on Santa Rosa Island with Gary Brown. To view detailed description, visit www.nps.gov/chis.

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September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Oktoberfest Monterey Bay

CARMEL - Don your finest lederhosen and immerse yourself in an authentic German beer garden during Oktoberfest Monterey Bay. The Carmel Barnyard will be alive with the sound of music, dancing, relay barrel races and a Miss Oktoberfest contest.

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September 14, 2019

Taste of Downtown Paso and Art di Teza

PASO ROBLES - Sample food from Paso Robles restaurants and wineries and “take a taste of downtown” that you won’t forget. Experience the savoriness of what downtown Paso Robles has to offer and relish in this annual event that invites merchants to open their doors for one-on-one sampling. This is a great chance to get re-acquainted with downtown Paso Robles or discover what you’ve been missing.

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September 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Northern California Renaissance Faire

GILROY - Huzzah! Step back in time to at the Northern California Renaissance Faire and enjoy hearty ales, fine foods, and handmade crafts. Hundreds of costumed performers roam the streets and act on five different stages. Don’t miss the exciting Tournament of Horses, Saturday Night concert series, and theme weekends. Open weekends only at Casa de Fruta, September 14 – October 20.

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September 14, 2019

Oktoberfest

AVILA BEACH - Hoist your steins and dust off your Lederhosen’s, it's time to celebrate the 3rd Annual Avila Beach Oktoberfest! In partnership with Beda's Biergarten and Hofbräuhaus the Avila Beach Resort brings a traditional and authentic Oktoberfest to the Central Coast. Live music by The Molly Ringwald Project, authentic German food, delicious German beer, costume contest, lawn games from Knockerball SLO! All set in the beautiful backdrop of Avila Beach!

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September 14, 2019

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Walks

SAN SIMEON - Docents and experts lead a variety of walks through the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve each month. Focused on different topics, these walks are free and open to the public. Walkers should bring water and binoculars and wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Children are welcome with adult supervision.

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September 14, 2019

17th Annual Santa Maria A’s All Ford Car Show and Swap Meet

SANTA MARIA - The 17th Annual Car Show and Swap meet is open to all cars born a Ford. This year celebrate the 80th birthday of the Mercury. The show will feature street rods, customs, originals and touring cars. Trophies, 50/50, A Big Raffle, and a wonderful venue are just some of the reasons to attend. The Swap Meet starts at 7 a.m. The Car Show starts at 9 a.m.

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September 14, 2019

2019 Fiesta Car Show

SANTA MARIA - The Fiesta Car Show has grown to become a family-friendly, community favorite. Located in the heart of Santa Maria, this event is known for incredible custom trophies, generous goodie bags, great food, and a free Kids Zone — a huge area filled with bounce-houses and fun activities.

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September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival

PASO ROBLES - Founded by Paso Robles winemaking pioneers, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival organically came about by way of Niels and Bimmer Udsen’s longtime commitment to supporting the local arts community. Now featuring back-to-back band performances on two stages, a gallery of local artists, all-ages yoga, kid crafts and games, Castoro wines, craft beers, hard ciders, food trucks, and more. Proceeds support local charitable organizations with a portion of proceeds.

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September 14, 2019

Nature Day

CAMARILLO - Join the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District and the City of Camarillo for Nature Day. Saturday, September 14 at Camarillo Grove Park. Free event from 9am to noon. Learn about local plants and animals.

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September 14, 2019 - September 28, 2019

Harbor Dinner Cruises with Island Packers

VENTURA HARBOR - On selected Saturdays through September, passengers can cruise the protected waters of Ventura Harbor, enjoy a scrumptious meal, and listen to quality music aboard a comfortable motor catamaran. Food on these limited capacity trips will be catered by local restaurants. Guests will enjoy live music.  A variety of beers, wines produced by local wineries, as well as non – alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase.

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September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Harvest Mission Life Day at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

LOMPOC - Come stomp grapes and thresh wheat at the end-of-the-season harvest, and enjoy other traditional Mission activities from yesteryear.  

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September 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday In The Park – Summer Concert Series featuring Soundhouse

ATASCADERO - Enjoy the sounds of summer at Atascadero’s Saturday in the Park, 2019 Summer Concert Series, to be held on Saturday, September 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand.  Saturday’s concert will feature Soundhouse!

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September 15, 2019

Estero Bluffs Clean-Up

CAYUCOS - On Saturday, September 15th the Cayucos Land Conservancy once again hosts the annual Estero Bluffs Clean-Up in coordination with ECOSLO and an amazing statewide effort, California Coastal Clean-Up Day. As usual, refreshments will be served and a raffle prize awarded to someone bringing their own equipment (bag, bucket gloves, trash grabber).

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September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019

81st Annual Solvang Danish Days

SOLVANG - California’s premier Danish heritage festival returns in 2019 to celebrate its 83rd anniversary. The three-day event weekend’s numerous offerings, encompassing activities for all ages, range from fan-favorite food events surrounding Aebleskiver, the iconic Danish pastry rounds; to a Danish-style beer and wine garden; to a historical reenactment in the form of a Viking Encampment; to axe-throwing, folk dancers and musicians, three parades, and an Old World artisanal crafts marketplace.

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September 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019

4th Annual Showdown Cornhole Tournament

ATASCADERO - Come show off your cornhole skills at the 4th Annual Conhole Tournament for your chance to wine cash prizes. Starting on Friday there will be a one-on-one double elimination tournament, then compete in the Saturday eight team round robin.

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September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Indycar Series Championship

MONTEREY COUNTY - The wait is over for the highly-anticipated return of INDYCAR racing to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca! America’s premier open-wheel series crowns its 2019 champion at the season finale in its racing spiritual home of Monterey.

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September 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Maren Morris

AVILA BEACH - The GIRL: the World Tour with Maren Morris hits Avila Beach, CA on September 20th!

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September 21, 2019

59th Annual Sandcastle Building Contest

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Amazing sand sculpting talent will be on display as anyone who would like to build a castle can enter the contest. Judges bestow awards for multiple categories, from the coveted Golden Shovel, to the tongue-in-cheek Sour Grapes. And because bribery (non-monetary) is encouraged, it’s not unusual to see platters of food, bottles of wine, chair massages and other indulgences being offered to the people in charge. Held on Carmel Beach from Scenic south of 10th. Photo: Visit Carmel

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September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019

16th Annual Cruzin’ For Life Car Show & Friday Night Cruise

SANTA MARIA - Come see beautiful cars at the Cruzin’ for Life Car Show! Proceeds stay local and benefit Marian Cancer Care Services – The American Cancer Society and Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties. Car Show begins Friday night at the Fairpark with chicken BBQ and continues on Saturday with live music. There will be a cancer Survivor Cruise starting at 6 p.m. so come out and watch all the beautiful cars cruise up and down Broadway!

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September 21, 2019

San Simeon State Park and WR Hearst Memorial Beach Clean-Up

SAN SIMEON - Each year during California Coastal Clean-Up Day in mid-September, the Coastal Discovery Center organizes public participation in the San Simeon Bay's beach clean-up, by providing litter bags and direction for clean-up volunteers. The Coastal Discover Center offers interactive exhibits and education programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of old San Simeon, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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September 21, 2019

Summer Concert Series

CAMARILLO - Enjoy free concerts in the park presented by Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District and the City of Camarillo. Located at the Constitution Park in Camarillo, Saturday, September 21 at 7:30pm. L.A Vation-U2 tribute (Rock & Roll) will be playing. Arrive early and enjoy a delicious meal or treat from food vendors!

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September 21, 2019

Savor Solvang Danish Days at Root 246

SOLVANG - Stylish hotel in the heart of Solvang, Hotel Corque houses equally stylish restaurant and bar, Root 246. During Danish Days weekend, Root 246 will be offering special treats with a nod to its Solvang locale: the “Danish Mint Julep” (mint-infused aquavit cocktail with dark rum) and a three-Course “Danish Days Prix Fixe” dinner menu ($38.00++ pp), including Smørrebrød (smoked local whitefish) and Flæskesteg (roasted Niman Ranch Pork with crackling).

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September 24, 2019 - October 2, 2019

Oktoberfest at Peter B’s Brewpub

MONTEREY - Celebrate Oktoberfest at Peter B's with specials all night long including 25 oz. mugs* for $8 (excluding specialty and barrel aged ales), and grilled bratwurst with mashed potatoes, sour kraut and grain mustard for $8. In addition, enjoy live music with Monterey International Duo from 6-9 p.m. September 24-25. October 1-2.

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September 26, 2019 - October 24, 2019

#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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September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Monterey Jazz Festival

MONTEREY - The longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world takes over the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The Monterey Jazz Festival showcases iconic jazz legends and up-and-coming talents on eight separate stages accompanied by delicious food vendors and merchandise vendors. Notable acts for 2019 include Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Kenny Barron, Dave Holland and many more!

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September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Los Alamos Old Days 2019

LOS ALAMOS - The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration honors and preserves the town’s authentic Western heritage. Highlights of the weekend celebration include free entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, and Sunday morning’s Greatest Little Small Town Parade! The 2019 celebration will take place on September 27-29 on Bell Street in Downtown Los Alamos.

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September 27, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Halloween at Gilroy Gardens

GILROY - The BOO is Back! Bring your little ghouls and goblins out for spook-tacular Halloween fun at Gilroy Gardens (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from September 27 to November 3). You can sing and dance along to “The Great Big BOO!” live musical show, trick-or-treat along the Boo Trail, and enjoy “spookified” rides and mystical light displays throughout the park.

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September 28, 2019

Lighthouse Century Bicycle Rally

SAN SIMEON - The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club invites you to the 48th Lighthouse Century. We offer relatively flat 50 and 75 mile routes that follow Highway 1 and a challenging Century that also climbs out and back on Highway 46. The 75 and Century routes extend north beyond Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Scenic coastal vistas and cool ocean breezes typify this beautiful ride.

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September 28, 2019

Studio Channel Islands: Concerto in the Gallery

CAMARILLO - Enjoy a tasteful evening of classical music prepared by Armen Guzelimian and friends. Stimulate the sense with various works of art and musical selections from Bizet’s Carmen, timeless songs for the clarinet and piano from Gershwin, and original compositions for the piano by Don Harper. Saturday, September 28 at 7pm located at the Studio Channel Islands.

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September 28, 2019

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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September 28, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Fall Harvest Festival

CONEJO VALLEY - Head to Conejo Valley for tractor-drawn wagon rides, corn maze, corn stalk labyrinth, Pig Races, Animal Show, Pumpkin House, Pumpkin playhouse, live music and entertainment. Get your fall goodies at Pick-Your-Own fields and Pumpkin Patch, see farm animals, play in the hay pyramids, Fun Hill, Kid's Corral, Combine Slide, Cotton Harvester Slide, catch a Farmer Craig's Chicken Show and more!

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September 28, 2019

Bubblyfest

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Bubblyfest is BACK! Join us for a gorgeous weekend in San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley Wine Country at the historic La Lomita Ranch at Bubblyfest, a celebration of sparkling wine and champagne! Bring your best friends (and your picnic blanket), and sip your way through more than 40 different sparkling wines from around the world.

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September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

1st Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day

SANTA MARIA - Explore. Learn. Taste. On Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm, more than ten Santa Barbara County farms, ranches, wineries, and agricultural organizations will open their doors and invite the public to experience a day of agricultural activities and tours. Come celebrate the 1st Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day!

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September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Catch The Spanish Imagination

SANTA MARIA - ‘Feel the Music’ with the Santa Maria Philharmonic. Experience the magic and beauty of the Spanish guitar with soloist Jack Cimo performing ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ by Rodrigo. Maestro Nowak also leads the orchestra in Copland’s charming ‘El Salon Mexico’, and Bizet’s captivating ‘Carmen Suite No.2’: a French impression of Spanish life with a gypsy flair that will capture your imagination.

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September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

6th Annual Wine Walk

CAMARILLO - More than 25 local business stops along the boulevard will provide a tasting of some of the best wineries and local craft breweries! Come and stroll Old Town Camarillo on September 29th, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm! There will be more than 25 local businesses, up and down Ventura Boulevard, providing live music and a tasting of local wineries and craft breweries!

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October 2019

October 3, 2019

31st Annual Taste of Carmel

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Taste of Carmel features local food and wine, live music, outdoor activities, culinary education and experiences, a silent auction showcasing area restaurants, inns and boutique goods — all set in an ancient forest near a white sand beach. This year's theme is Wild Wild Fest! The Taste of Carmel is your gateway to exploring world-class dining and top-rated wines, live music from The Money Band and a silent auction. Photo: Visit Carmel

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October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Morro Bay Harbor Festival

MORRO BAY - The Morro Bay Harbor Festival celebrates all things Morro Bay and its Harbor. This family friendly three-day event includes live entertainment across two stages, local food and beverage, “Giovanni’s Down the Hatch” oyster eating contest, a fun Hawaiian shirt contest, and more!

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October 4, 2019

Tent City After Dark Concert

ATASCADERO - Tent City After Dark is back and it'll be better than ever. The Colony Days fundraiser will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 in Sunken Gardens inside the historical re-enactment of Tent City. There will be food, wine and beer, live music and so much more!

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October 5, 2019

24th Annual Multicultural Festival

OXNARD - Oxnard celebrates its cultural diversity during the Multicultural Festival. Highlights include musical entertainment, fun educational activities, international booths, car displays and more. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and takes place in Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard. Free. Photo: Multicultural Festival

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October 5, 2019

Butterfly Parade & Bazaar

PACIFIC GROVE - Pacific Grove celebrates its heritage every October with the Butterfly Parade and Bazaar. The Butterfly Parade, as well as the Butterfly Bazaar that follows, celebrates the return of the Monarch butterfly to Pacific Grove, the beautiful insects' annual wintering stop.

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October 5, 2019

6th Annual Pumpkin Rolling Contest

CARMEL -BY-THE-SEA - Pick your pumpkin and roll it down the specially constructed course in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Saturday, Oct. 5 down Ocean Avenue. The course will be lined with hay bales and fencing to keep pumpkins from veering off track and give spectators a front row view of the heart-stopping action. Photo: Visit Carmel

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October 5, 2019

Colony Days

ATASCADERO - Experience life the way it used to be during the early days of the Colony of Atascadero! The day will start with a special parade down El Camino Real followed by a variety of activities throughout Tent City and Sunken Gardens, tours of City Hall, the Colony House and more. This event is free to the public and there will be food available for purchase.

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October 5, 2019

4th Annual Santa Maria Beerfest

SANTA MARIA - The 4th annual Santa Maria Beer Fest is a great event showcasing local and regional craft beers and is a festival celebrating beer in general. This year’s event will be bigger, better and celebrated in a wonderful outdoor venue. Over 30 breweries showcased, food trucks, corn hole, beer pong and some great entertainment.

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October 5, 2019

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, 2019 - October 6, 2019

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 5, 2019

Dinner & Libations for the Station

HARMONY - Enjoy pours from Harmony Cellars and 927 Beer Co. as you wander the grounds of the Piedras Blancas Light Station. Wood fired pizzas by Torricella, live music by Marcus DiMaggio and silent auction will add to the experience. Event is 4:00-6:30pm. Reservations required; $65/person. Ticket includes dinner, wine and beers pours, dessert, logo glass and Light Station tour.

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October 5, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Egypt’s Lost Cities at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

SIMI VALLEY - 1200 years ago, two bustling cities in ancient Egypt were known throughout the world as cultural centers of power, wealth, trade, and artistry. One day as the Mediterranean sun beat down on the bay of Aboukir, the cities slipped into the sea, buried for centuries. Just one decade ago, underwater archeologist Franck Goddio delivered the discovery of a millennium when he located the entire civilization.

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October 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

PumpkinLiners in Fillmore

FILLMORE - Weekends, October 5-27: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway's pumpkin patch. Families can go looking for their own "great pumpkin" on PumpkinLiner excursions. Activities include Jolly Jumps, hayrides, haunted house, vendor booths, carousel, pumpkin maze, food and more. Trains stay at the pumpkin patch for one to one and a half hours before returning to Fillmore. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. departures.

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October 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

FILLMORE - Select Days, October 5-27: Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh-eating toxic paintballs. Zombies DO NOT shoot back. Everything is provided; extra paintballs will be available for purchase onboard. No one under 18 may ride without an adult. Saturday, Sunday and Select Fridays. 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Zombie Hunter (ages 10+), $55; Ride Only, $25. Advance tickets required.

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October 6, 2019

Ottavio’s 50th Year Celebration: Open House

CAMARILLO - The Belvedere family is celebrating 50 years in Camarillo! They want to thank their patrons for all of their support over the years with an open house. Celebrate with them and enjoy complimentary music, food and drinks! Live band from 12:30-4:30: Hudson&Delilah, serving small plates and desserts, complimentary select Italian wine and beers, giveaways EVERY HOUR!

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October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019

2019 Lompoc Chalk Festival

LOMPOC - Lompoc Chalks will take place in Old Town Lompoc, at the two public parking lots located at Cypress Avenue and I Streets, near “Art Alley.” Chalking, entertainment, food trucks, artisan vendors, hayrides, mural tours, theatre tours, a beer and wine garden, VIP sponsor area, and more! Small squares for children ($12, includes box of chalk and space) and larger squares for adults (starting at $150).

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October 11, 2019 - October 27, 2019

GhostWalk 2019

SANTA PAULA - GhostWalk developed by Santa Paula Theater Center to highlight local history of Santa Clara River Valley. The walking tour has patrons meet colorful ghosts who share their stories "real or imagined". October 11-27 (Fri, Sat, Sun 6PM to 9PM with 7 tours a night). Tours begin at the Santa Paula Depot, and end at The Old Mill. Tours are approximately an hour long. General Admission tickets are $15.00 and $10.00 for children under the age of 12.

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October 11, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Lucky Stiff

SANTA MARIA - Harry Witherspoon lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry stands to inherit $6,000,000 – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.

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October 12, 2019

Meet The Makers

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Stoll through charming Carmel-by-the-Sea sipping on Monterey County wines and meeting the artists who carry on the colony legacy by touring their galleries on Saturday, Oct. 12. The one-square-mile village is one of the most renowned artist colonies in the world with more than 100 galleries sprinkled throughout in its secret pathways and hidden courtyards. Photo: Visit Carmel

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October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

2019 Central Coast AirFest

SANTA MARIA - Come out and enjoy the second annual Central Coast AirFest. See you out there!

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October 12, 2019 - October 27, 2019

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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October 12, 2019

Reyes Adobe Days

CONEJO VALLEY - The Reyes Adobe Historical Site is an interpretive center featuring an early 1800s adobe rancho built by the Reyes family whose legacy dates back to the Portola expedition. The site has tours and educational programs to view the home and barn. Every October the city hosts an annual Reyes Adobe Days festival showcasing the historical site with culture entertainment in addition to other citywide events.

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October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Seaside Highland Games

VENTURA - The premier Scottish event on the Central Coast. Ageless Celtic pastimes are honored, pipes play tunes handed down through the ages, large men throw very heavy things, Scottish entertainers, clan tents, Scottish food, Highland dancing, reenactments, darts, Scottish Fiddling Competition and more at the Ventura County Fairgrounds right beside the sea. There is an admission charge.

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October 12, 2019

Pioneer Day

PASO ROBLES - Paso Robles’ heritage tradition comes alive in and around downtown during the annual Pioneer Day event. Bring the whole family to downtown for this historical event that includes a parade, free bean feed, and daylong activities including antique/classic car judging, children’s pet show, little cowboy/cowgirl contest, whiskerino contest, horseshoe pitching contest and much more. Be sure to wear your Pioneer Day pin, or you might get thrown in the hoosegow!

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October 13, 2019

Jeepers Creepers Half Marathon: 5k & 10k

CAMARILLO - Race start: Half- 8:00 am, 10k - 8:15 am, 5k-8:30 am. Start / Finish will be at the Pleasant Valley Fields Park at the Village at The Park Sports Complex. Their course is over mostly flat Camarillo bike path. Prizes for the best costumes, so come dressed in your favorite Halloween gear. All runners will receive a finisher medal, water bottle, race day athlete tech T-shirt, reusable goody bag.

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October 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brunch on Wheels

AVILA BEACH - Come enjoy another beautiful day at Brunch-on-Wheels on Sunday, October 13th from 10am - 2pm. The last edition of 2019 Brunch On Wheels will feature live music by Five Parts Devil, lawn games, and the ever-popular Mimosa and Bloody Bars! Admission and Parking is FREE.

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October 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fiesta Del Mar at Monterey Bay Aquarium

MONTEREY - Celebrating ocean conservation and Latin American traditions has never been this fun...or this delicious! Four talented chefs will demonstrate how to prepare their favorite sustainable seafood recipes—and you can savor free tastings! So bring the whole family to enjoy the activities and the culinary delights at Fiesta del Mar. The day includes live music, cultural dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more. Children 12 and under admitted free all day. Photo: © Monterey Bay Aquarium

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October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

SANTA YNEZ - “Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley: The First Course in Food, Wine, and Experiences”, is an inaugural, immersive food, wine and experiential event meant to introduce guests to the edible and imbibe-able bounty of this burgeoning food, wine and beer destination. The new signature event will take place in the six Santa Ynez Valley wine country towns of Los Alamos, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Solvang, Ballard and Buellton.

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October 18, 2019

Gryffin

AVILA BEACH - GRYFFIN is bringing his GRAVITY II Tour to Avila Beach, CA. Gryffin introduced the world to his magnetic take on electronic music: infinitely melodic, immaculately composed, massive in emotion. In the three years since that track shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts, the L.A.-based producer has pushed his artistry to a bold new level, transcending genre boundaries while drawing larger and larger crowds for his unforgettable multi instrumental, live show.

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October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Harvest Festival

PASO ROBLES - Come celebrate Harvest Wine Weekend, October 18-20. In Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ll discover award-winning wines, exceptional restaurants, and breathtaking views all without tension or pretension. Try a taste for yourself with more than 140-weekend activities! Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, barrel tastings, food and wine pairings, and live music are just a few of the exciting offerings that await!

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October 19, 2019

Harvest Dinner at Hearst Ranch Winery

SAN SIMEON - Join Jim and Debi Saunders of Hearst Ranch Winery at the beautiful seaside Warehouse in San Simeon to celebrate Harvest Weekend with a Winemaker's Dinner! Menu prepared by Chef Jennie Sturgeon of Trumpet Vine Catering and perfectly paired with award-winning wines. Enjoy live music as you dine behind the private gates of our historic seaside warehouse.

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October 19, 2019

Downtown Gilroy Halloween Beer Crawl

GILROY - The 21-and-over crowd can enjoy some grown-up “tricks and treats” at the Halloween Beer Crawl in downtown Gilroy on Saturday, October 19. Come in costume and sample different craft beers at pour stations located throughout the historic downtown district. You’ll also enjoy food, shopping, live music, and more!

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October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Archeology Day at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - Get your hands dirty sifting sand to find hidden clues to the past at the Mission’s dig site, carve your own soapstone bead, and see flint knapping demonstrations.

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October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Portola Paw-ty: Charity Gala for AFRP & Doggie Fashion Show

MONTEREY - Portola Hotel & Spa and Titos Vodka are proud to support Animal Friends Rescue Project with a charity gala and doggie fashion show. The evening includes a silent auction, reception with hand passed Hors d'Oeuvres, doggie fashion show, three course diner, and dancing with DJ Scott. Formal attire. $75 ticket includes admission to doggie fashion show, a drink ticket, three-course dinner, and dancing.

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October 24, 2019

Wine Dinner With Joyce Wine Company

MONTEREY - Enjoy a fall harvest wine dinner at The Portola Hotel & Spa with Joyce Wine Company. Experience a wonderfully paired five-course pre-fixe dinner and a selection of Joyce wines at The Club Room inside the Portola Hotel & Spa. Chef Daniel Williston and Winemaker, Russell Joyce will curate the story of the evening by discussing the pairings and elaborating on the flavors carefully paired within each course. Tickets are $90 per person inclusive, reservations required, call 831.649.7874.

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October 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Halloween Carnival for Kids

AVILA BEACH - Bring the family out for the Avila Beach Resort Halloween Carnival for Kids, featuring the movie "Hotel Transylvania". Come early and enjoy carnival games, Knockerball, costume contest, photo booth, food for kids, beverages for adults, popcorn, and candy bar. $5 per person. Tickets available at the door. Parking is FREE. No pets.

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October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Oxnard Steampunk Fest

OXNARD - Oxnard Steampunk Fest runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Square. The event is a blend of Victorian era and technology with a bit of science fiction and fantasy mixed in – all that is whimsical with costumed characters, merchants and presenters. Cost TBD. Photo: Steampunk Fest

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October 26, 2019

Zoo Boo at the Charles Paddock Zoo

ATASCADERO - It’s Halloween fun for all ages as we prepare for another spooktackular evening at the Charles Paddock Zoo! Get your best costume ready and bring the entire family out to a not-too-scary evening at Zoo Boo! You can expect Halloween decorations throughout the Zoo along with Carnival games, a costume contest, Halloween activities, a Haunted House and tricks and treats to enjoy!

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October 26, 2019

HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

VENTURA HARBOR - A wonderful display of dogs (and owners) in creative and thematic costumes to win prizes! Starts at 11am – however, please arrive at 10:30 to sign up! Enter your pup in the fun and parade your pooch around the pet-friendly Harbor Village! No entry fee. Hundreds come to watch and take photos. Accept a maximum off 100 dog entries, so please pre-register to secure your spot.

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October 26, 2019

103rd City Birthday Party, Parade and Street Dance

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA -  The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916, so it celebrates its birthday and the country’s favorite costume-and-candy holiday with a Halloween Parade through downtown in which all are welcome to participate or spectate. Following the 11 a.m. parade is a hot-dog lunch with all the fixin's—City dignitaries, VIPs, costumed dogs and kids, and residents and visitors alike gather for this upbeat affair, followed by a street dance! Photo: Visit Carmel

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October 26, 2019

Boo Fest

CAMARILLO - Trick-or-Trick in Old Town Camarillo, October 28, 2019. This FREE event is for kids of all ages! Trick or Treat with your scariest costumes up and down the Boulevard at participating stops. Make sure to bring a bag to collect all the fun candies and goodies!

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October 26, 2019

Kids Seaside Trick or Treat

VENTURA HARBOR - This will be an afternoon full of Halloween sweets, face painting and family fun! Participation for the Trick or Treat is complimentary. Bring your own bag (but we’ll have extra in case you forget)! Grab a last-minute accessory at Hats Unlimited or Lost in Socks to complete your Halloween costume and let the kids indulge in arcade games and candy apples at Village Carousel & Arcade!

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October 26, 2019

GALA ‘Parisian Soiree’

SANTA MARIA - Bistros, flowers, strolling musicians, dinner and dancing – enjoy an evening in Paris without the airfare. The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society will be hosting its annual fundraising GALA ‘Parisian Soiree’ at the Santa Maria Radisson. Enjoy a taste of Paris while you support live classical music in Santa Maria, with a gift basket raffle, dessert auction, live auction, and dancing.

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October 27, 2019

#TBT Food Truck Festival Featuring Adolfo Camarillo’s Birthday Celebration

CAMARILLO - Celebrate Adolfo Camarillo’s Birthday Celebration at the historic Camarillo Ranch for #TBT Food Truck Festival! Join in from 12-4pm for food trucks, local beer and wine, and live entertainment!

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October 27, 2019

Channel Islands Farmers’ Market Pumpkin Fun Day

OXNARD - Channel Islands Harbor Farmers’ Market Pumpkin Fun Day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day includes art activities for kids, trick or treating all day, children’s costume parade, and prizes. Certified Farmers’ Market features an array of fall harvest from local farmers. Free.  Photo: Ventura County Harbor Department

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October 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Halloween Fun Farmer’s Market

ATASCADERO - Get fresh and locally grown produce every Wednesday from 3:00pm–6:00pm at the Atascadero’s Farmers Market in the beautiful Sunken Gardens. Come dressed up and get a treat from the farmers!

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October 31, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Paderewski Festival

PASO ROBLES - The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival celebrating Paso Robles' rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski - virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski's legacy.

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November 2019

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Village Days at La Purisima Mission

LOMPOC - The Tule Village comes to life as visitors experience the blending of traditional Chumash and Colonial Spanish life ways. Demonstrators help visitors learn a variety of skills such as grinding acorns, basket weaving, building a tule house, making soapstone beads or tule dolls, and playing Chumash games.

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November 3, 2019

Morro Bay Triathlon

MORRO BAY - This destination triathlon offers Olympic and sprint courses around Morro Bay’s waterfront. The event begins with a harbor swim, kayak, or SUP paddle, followed by a bike ride along beautiful Estero Bay, and ends with a run on the beach boardwalk, over the sand dunes and along the beach, ending at Morro Rock. #swimbikerun in Morro Bay.  Photo credit: Kaoriphoto.com

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November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Big Sur Food & Wine

MONTEREY - Indulge in fantastic food, great wines and exquisite scenery at the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival. Local and visiting restaurants, resorts and wineries from all over will team up for dinners and tastings at unique Big Sur locations.

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November 7, 2019 - December 22, 2019

PCPA: The Little Mermaid

SANTA MARIA - Disney's The Little Mermaid is a spectacular holiday production that will amaze families. PCPA will collaborate with director Melissa Rain Anderson (Always…Patsy Cline) and New York City’s 2 Ring Circus to bring breathtaking aerial feats and imaginative theatrical magic to tell the story of Ariel, the beautiful young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

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November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: 12 Angry Men

SANTA MARIA - It is 1957, and twelve men have been led into a jury room of a New York City court of law. They are given final instructions about determining the verdict in a murder case whose defendant faces the death penalty if found guilty. After a preliminary vote, all but one of the jurors presume he is guilty. Juror #8 is the only one who feels differently. Because they must come to a unanimous decision, debates begin.

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November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Garagiste Festival

PASO ROBLES - Garagiste – a Paso wine tasting tradition and a term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the “rules.” Now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world, it is a place for the underground, the different, and the cutting edge of small production winemaking with no rules.

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November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019