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6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

Posted at 10:55 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 13:55:10-04

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


Pioneer Day Parade
10 a.m.
Starts at 16th and Spring St. and ends surrounding the Paso Robles City Park
Watch as antique tractors, horse-drawn wagons, marching bands, mounted equestrian groups, dancers, floats, fire engines, vintage cars, and more make their way around downtown Paso Robles. After the parade, enjoy a free bean feed at City Park, along with a tractor demonstration, old gas engine show, antique equipment display, mule packing demonstration, live music, a horseshoe contest, “whiskerino” contest, and more.
Free event.
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Harbor & Seafood Festival
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Santa Barbara Harbor
Timed to celebrate the opening of lobster season, the festival showcases fresh, regional seafood in addition to live music, maritime education, free boat rides, children’s activities, vessel tours, and more.
Free event.
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Hard Core Cider Tour
1-4 p.m.
El Chorro Regional Park, 2910 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo
Enjoy unlimited samples of hard cider from local and world-renown cider makers, listen to live music, and play jumbo lawn games. Local food trucks will have food available for purchase.
Tickets: $30-$50; $10 for designated drivers
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Solvang Grape Stomp
2-5 p.m.
First Street (between Mission Dr. and Copenhagen Dr.), Solvang
This inaugural street festival celebrates the wine harvest with a traditional grape stomp, wine tasting, local food, live music, and an “I Love Lucy” look-a-like contest.
Tickets: $75
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Photo courtesy Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau



The Magic Flute
2 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo
Opera San Luis Obispo, Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo and Studio @ Ryan’s American Dance partner to present the Mozart opera that tells the story of Prince Tamino’s quest to rescue Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, from the high priest Sarastro. The show is suitable for ages 4 and up.
Tickets: $23-$77
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Free Family Concert
Noon-4 p.m.
Atascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave., Atascadero
The bluegrass band Dirty Cello will perform live. Food will be available for purchase from Zen Dogs, Central Coast Cafe, and Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab. The event will also include an Animal Close Encounter from Charles Paddock Zoo and a face painting booth. The concert is presented by the JCC-Federation and Congregation Ohr Tzafon.
Free event.
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For a listing of additional events and to add your own, check out our online community calendar.