6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

Posted at 2:55 PM, May 24, 2018

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

Observe Memorial Day at events across the Central Coast 
Click here for a list of local ceremonies.


Best of the West Antique Equipment Show
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Santa Margarita Ranch, 9000 Yerba Buena Ave., Santa Margarita
Get an up-close and hands-on look at antique tractors, engines, cars, steam trains, and airplanes, take a tour of the ranch aboard an authentic steam engine train, and more. A tractor parade takes place twice each day as well as a noon salute to the armed forces with an airplane flyover. Food and beer will be available for purchase.
Tickets: $10 general admission, children 10 and under are free
Click here to purchase tickets.

West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals
7 p.m. – Friday night cruise on South Broadway
8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Saturday
7 a.m.-2 p.m. – Sunday
Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria
Check out American-made pre-1961 automobiles during the Friday night cruise and a show-n-shine car show throughout the weekend. The event will include live music, vendors, and a swap meet on Sunday.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for seniors 60 and over, $5 with military ID, children 10 and under are free
Click here for more information.


Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival
9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Saturday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Sunday
Village of Arroyo Grande
Bring your family to enjoy strawberry treats, carnival rides, games, live music and entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, contests, and more. A Strawberry Pancake Breakfast takes place both mornings from 9-11 a.m. The Strawberry Stampede 5K/10K takes place on Sunday at 8 a.m.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Saturday
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Sunday
Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo
Browse thousands of cacti and succulents both for show and sale by local growers.
Free event.
Click here for more information.


Avila Beach Blues Festival
Doors open at noon; show starts at 2 p.m.
Avila Beach Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Road, Avila Beach
Performers include the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, Shemekia Copeland, and Pryor Baird. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Free event. 
Click here for more information.

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