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6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 16:04:06-04

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


Woodies at the Beach Car Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Santa Barbara City College West Campus, 721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara
Woodie wagons from across the western U.S. will gather for a show and celebration of this unique vehicle.
Free event.

Buellton BBQ Bonanza
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
River View Park, 151 Sycamore Dr., Buellton
Enjoy a free BBQ lunch with friends and neighbors courtesy of the City of Buellton. The event includes music, a chocolate chip cookie contest, and kids’ games.
Free event.

Wrangler Country Rodeo Finals
7 p.m.
California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles
The rodeo finals will include team penning, barrel racing, mixed ribbon roping, double mugging, and other events. Plus, fans will be treated to specialty acts, including the Dancing with Bulls competition, Blind Man’s Bull Poker, Mutton Busting, and rodeo clown Matt Merritt.
Tickets: $25
Click here to purchase tickets.


Shark Week at the Central Coast Aquarium
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Coast Aquarium, 50 San Juan St., Avila Beach
Kick off Shark Week at the Central Coast Aquarium with educational programs including lessons about sharks, crafts, and storytime.
Admission: $8
Click here for more information.

Knockerball Pop-Up Play
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Santa Rosa Park, San Luis Obispo
Join in a game of Knockerball – a version of soccer in which players compete while encased in giant, inflatable spheres – Spike Ball, Kan Jam, or Giant Jenga.
Spots can be booked in advance or day-of-event prices are $5 for 5 minutes, $10 for an hour, and $20 for all-day play.
Click here for more information.

Japanese Obon Festival
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnell St., Santa Maria
Learn about Japanese culture at this annual Buddhist observance that honors one’s ancestors. The event will feature traditional dancing, Bonsai and martial arts demonstrations, taiko drumming, Japanese food, and an arts and crafts area for kids with Origami, face painting and more.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

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