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6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

Posted at 12:10 PM, Oct 05, 2018

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are some of the events happening around the Central Coast:


Central Coast Railroad Festival
Various times and locations
Learn all about trains and model railroads at this three-day event. Activities for kids include a coloring contest and train story time.
Most events are free.
Click here for a full schedule.


Lompoc Fire Department Open House
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fire Station 1, 115 South G St., Lompoc
Meet your local firefighters and get a tour of the station, plus learn Hands-Only CPR, how to use a fire extinguisher, and make an escape plan.
Free event.

Birth & Family Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Twin Cities Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd., Templeton
New and expecting families are invited to learn about sleep training, baby CPR, get their car seats checked, and meet with midwives, lactation consultants, physicians, family photographers, and other experts. The event will also feature a donor breastmilk drive, plus a kids play area, petting zoo, and raffle prizes.
Free event.

Morro Bay Harbor Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Embarcadero, Morro Bay
Purchase fresh seafood from local vendors, watch races and watercraft demonstrations in the Bay, listen to live music, and shop local arts, crafts, and food booths. The event will also include a Hawaiian shirt contest and an oyster eating contest.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

Santa Maria Beerfest
Noon-5 p.m.
Elk’s Baseball Field, 600 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria
Enjoy beers and ciders from 30 local and regional businesses, along with Santa Maria-style food trucks from several local favorites. Beer pong, corn hole, and other games will be available. Nineties cover band Flannel 101 will perform live. Smooth Transportation will offer sober rides. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria’s Kiwanis for Kids Foundation.
Tickets: $12-$65
Click here to purchase a ticket.


Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday
Live Oak Campground, 4650 Highway 154, Santa Ynez
Join the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians for the tribe’s largest cultural event of the year, featuring Native American dancing, singing, drumming, food, and crafts.
Free event. Parking is $5.
Click here for more information.

Native American dancers at a previous Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow. Photo courtesy Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

For a listing of additional events and to add your own, check out our online community calendar.

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