Carmel’s Halloween Birthday Parade

Halloween is a special time of year in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. On October 31, 1916, the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was founded, and the day has been celebrated annually since. This year, the village welcomes city dignitaries, costumed kids and beloved pets, residents and visitors alike to enjoy a City Birthday and Halloween Parade through […]

Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

The four-day, six town celebration of food, wine, and more takes place across the unique towns of Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard, and Buellton. Among the many highlights of this popular annual event include curated wine tastings, chef-driven long table dinners, lunches and activities, and special events hosted by Sunset editors, all […]

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

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

Central Coast Entertainment Expo

Surrounded by some of the greatest vineyards, beaches and cities in the world, the village of Arroyo Grande makes this an ideal location on the Central Coast to gather and share the love of entertainment creation. The CCEE will screen classic crowd favorites, feature local films, while also providing attendees with an insight into the […]

Morgan Hill Open Studios

A free public event where Morgan Hill-based artists open up their studios to visitors, who are able to view their artwork and see a bit of the artistic process.

World Waveski Surfing Titles 2022

Event organizers expect at least 100 competitors from all over the United States, as well as from the waveski hotbeds of Australia, South Africa, France, Spain, Portugal and Peru to descend on Ventura Point. Never seen a world class waveskier work their wave riding magic? Prepare to have your mind blown. The last time the […]

Buellton Fall Fest

The Buellton Fall Fest takes place on November 11-13 in downtown Buellton.  Three days of fun with live music performances, carnival rides, vendors, food trucks, beer/wine and much more!  Check out  for more information.

Holiday Boutique

Kick off the holiday season at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero! Over 50 vendors await you at this one-day craft show where all the items are handmade! Get a head start on your holiday shopping or buy something special just for you.

2nd Annual Atascadero Fall Festival

The 2nd Annual Atascadero Fall Festival will be a three-day, free admission event at the beautiful Sunken Gardens in Downtown Atascadero from November 18th- 20th!  Friday 4 - 10pm Kick off the Atascadero Fall Fest! Carnival rides, games, and bands Saturday 12 - 10pm Live music on two stages Carnival rides and games Street faire […]

Shop Small Business Saturday at Ventura Harbor Village

Small Business Saturday is a national holiday that encourages shoppers to support small brick and mortar businesses. Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the special day enables shoppers to make a big impact in their neighborhoods by supporting a local small business.  The national holiday promotion is a clear win for small businesses, and […]


Join community leaders, Downtown merchants, and friends in a festive tradition to light up the County’s tallest Christmas tree – 110 feet high! Entertainment, food trucks, a holiday marketplace, and Santa’s arrival ring in the season. The December 1, 2022 tree lighting runs 5 PM - 9 PM at Plaza Park.

Santa House on the Embarcadero

Come visit with Santa and have your picture taken. Santa will be at his house on the Embarcadero near the Chess Board the weekends of December 3rd-4th , 10th-11th, and 17th-18th.