Santa Barbara County Fair
Our annual fair offers award winning wines, fine art, live musical entertainment, a Destruction Derby, agriculture, horticulture, a junior livestock auction and free country rodeo. Your paid admission grants you access to interactive, kid friendly shows and educational exhibits. Carnival rides, “Cub Country” a special kid friendly zone for the little ones, petting zoo, pony rides and lots of fair food! Free concerts this year: Parmalee, The Pointer Sisters, Dwight Yoakam, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Intocable! Fees/Admission: $10 Adults; $8 Kids (6 – 11 yrs); $8 Seniors (62+); FREE Kids (5 yrs & under); Parking $7. Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria (805) 925-8824
The Windmill Century Bike Ride
When: July 16, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria
Ride through the scenic Santa Maria Valley, where open roads, fine wine, and world-famous BBQ make for a uniquely memorable Wine Country experience. Proceeds benefit the local bicycle programs. Space limited to 500 riders.
• Full Century ~ 102 miles (Elevation +5277 ft).Start: 6:30a.m.
• Metric Century ~ 62 miles (Elevation +2902 ft). Start: 7:30a.m.
• Quarter Century ~28 miles (Elevation +1035 ft). Start: 8:30a.m.
Fees and registration info available online. The ride start and finish is at Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria. (909) 240-7093 or Ken@dally.net
Outside In Nature Play Days
Free outdoor educational program for you and your family to learn about nature and enjoy interpretive nature walks, hands-on projects, guest speakers and much more! Meet at Los Flores Ranch Park. Free transportation is available from the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center (600 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria). 6271 Dominion Road, Santa Maria. Shuttle reservations are required and can be made by calling (805) 925-0951 Ext. 2260. *Wear good hiking/walking shoes and bring water. (805) 925-0951 ext. 2260.
Bent Axles Car Show
The Bent Axles Car Show is held in Old Orcutt where we close down Broadway Street, and use the parking lots of Rooney’s Pub and the old Union Plaza to park 250 street rods, customs, and muscle cars, 1972 and older, for the public to enjoy. Only $30 to pre-register your car. Admission for the public is free. Union Plaza & Rooney’s Pub Parking Lot, 241 Broadway Street Orcutt. (805) 937-2247
Concerts in the Park – Drive in Romeos
When: July 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Preisker Park, 330 Hidden Pines Way, Santa Maria
Come and rock out to the amazing Drive In Romeos’ music! They play the great 50’s Rock with early 60’s R&B. Concerts in the Park are free, fun, and family-friendly. Invite your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, throw blankets, and snacks. Preisker Park, 330 Hidden Pines Way, Santa Maria. (805) 925 – 0951 ext. 2260