Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival @ Santa Maria Fairpark
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival @ Santa Maria Fairpark

The Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival kicks of the valley’s Strawberry Season, supports our local agriculture and encourages the healthy indulgence of strawberries, all in a fun filled, three day weekend community event.

We showcase local talent, and offer a wide variety of interesting things to do and see. With your paid admission enjoy a variety of FREE attractions, everything from cooking demonstrations to educational and wildlife exhibits, FREE. Naturally, we also feature FREE* strawberry tasting and desert eating contests. Come see all the awesome sights and sounds of the Festival.

The Strawberry Festival also features a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival, commercial displays, along with a fun variety of things to do, and see.

Be awed by local farmers/growers gigantic, farm fresh, sweet and beautiful berries displayed for sale. You will see some of the many variations of the strawberry, as well as other traditional fun carnival foods, all in a wholesome and entertaining atmosphere.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so don’t miss it!, It’s sure to delight the entire family!

Race SLO Family Day, 5k & Kids’ Races @ Madonna Inn
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Vendors, healthy food and free yoga will get you inspired to live your best
life. Benefiting Jack’s Helping Hand.

RISE Up & Rock @ SLO Brew Rock
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Benefit Concert Supporting Survivors. Music, entertainment, and fun for
the whole family. Kid-friendly activities, Celebrity Rockers, food & drinks for
purchase from SLO Brew Rock.

Foxen Winemaker Dinner at Ember @ Ember Restaurant
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Foxen Winemaker Dinner at Ember @ Ember Restaurant

Owner and chef Brian Collins will create a spectacular 4-course meal for FOXEN’s inaugural winemaker dinner at Ember Restaurant. Called one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast in 2015, their sustainable and fun approach to food will make this event one for the books.

This is an event you do not want to miss but seating is limited. Tickets are only available through Eventbrite and are non-refundable. Each ticket is $120 and includes tax and gratuity.

Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival @ Village of Arroyo Grande
May 25 – May 26 all-day
Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival @ Village of Arroyo Grande

The Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival named “The Place to be on Memorial Weekend” by Sunset Magazine!

As one of California’s largest festivals and premiere festival on the Central Coast this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds in shortcakes, funnel cakes, milkshakes, ice cream and by the box!

The wonderful May weather and ambiance of the historic downtown village also add to the festivals merriment.

Features include Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake & T-shirt booths, Strawberry Prince & Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cook-Off Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts Show, and Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary & Rock ‘n Roll music!