6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

Posted at 10:49 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 13:49:26-04

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


Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival
Noon-10 p.m.
Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg Street
Enjoy a carnival with rides, games, pony rides, live music, and a petting zoo, plus strawberry vendors, strawberry tastings, contests, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Tickets: $10 (ages 12-61), $7 (children 6-11 and seniors 62+), children 5 and under get in free.
Click here to purchase tickets.

Morro Bay Kite Festival
3-6 p.m. – Friday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Saturday
1-4 p.m. – Sunday
Morro Rock
On Friday, check out a "kite fighting" display. Throughout the weekend, there will be various demonstrations, including kite surfing and sand surfing, plus vendors selling everything you need to go fly a kite.
Free event.
Click here for more information.


Brew at the Zoo
5:30-9 p.m.
Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero
Party with the animals and enjoy tastings from 11 craft breweries, two cideries and five wineries. Special drinks will also be available for designated drivers. Entertainment will include karaoke, hula hoop and dance contests, and live music by Bear Market Riot.
Tickets: $35; $5 for designated drivers
Click here to purchase tickets.

Free Swim
12:45 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cuesta College Aquatic Center Complex, San Luis Obispo
Swim for free at the Cuesta College pool before it’s closed for a major reconstruction project.
Free event.
For more information, contact or

Surf Art/Photography Show & Concert
2-5 p.m. – art show
8:30-11 p.m. – concert
The Siren, 900 Main Street, Morro Bay
Local artists and photographers will show off their work during a free afternoon show. In the evening, The Wheeland Brothers and the Shane Stoneman Band will take the stage.
Concert tickets: $12-$14
Click here to purchase tickets.


Art in the Park
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Downtown Paso Robles City Park
Check out fine arts and crafts for sale from 120 designers from five western states.
Free event.
Click here for more information. 

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