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Events

Plan your next trip around one of San Simeon's special events.

  • June 18 - 30, 2018 Adventures with Nature
    The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. Adventures with Nature are docent-led hikes, classes and workshops open to all ages and generally free! WIth over 150 programs offered throughout the year, there is sure to be something for everyone. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed. Some adventures are wheelchair accessible, please look for the "WA" designation.
  • June 19 - 30, 2018 Piedras Blancas Light Station Historical Tour
    Go back in time to the lonely and blustery life of the lighthouse keeper with a visit to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. First lit on February 15, 1875, to guide ships along the Central Coast of California, the 100-foot-high lighthouse operated for 100 years. In 1975, the tower was automated and the station went unmanned. In the fall of 2001, the Bureau of Land Management began restoring the light station and grounds.

    Piedras Blancas Light Station has been congressionally designated an Outstanding Natural Area. Teeming with wildlife, the surrounding area is home to elephant seals, otters, peregrine falcons, harbor seals and California sea lions; and if you go during whale season you might spot a mother and calf as they make their way north.

    Tours of the light station are offered each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, except federal holidays. Meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, located 1.5 miles north of the light station, at 9:45. Do not wait at the gate to the site!
  • June 23, 2018 Gene Cerise Memorial Country Coast Classic Bike Ride
    Supporting the youth of Cambria is what this ride is all about. Since it started in 2001, this has been a volunteer-driven event, with proceeds benefiting Cambria teens through the support of a teen community center. The tradition continues with this year's ride, in partnership with the SLO County YMCA - which operates programming for the Cambria Teen Center. The volunteers and heart of this event are about helping the kids in Cambria. 

    The ride offers 25, 50 or 100 mile routes. Registration includes well-stocked rest stops, experienced SAG, delicious BBQ and raffle ticket.

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