San Simeon's peace and tranquility offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Seasonal celebrations, including 4th of July fireworks and December light shows add sparkle and fun. The active local arts scene always has a new show, musical or play. View the events calendar below to see upcoming events during your next San Simeon stay.

Friday Night Live at The Cow Tipper
April 21 - June 16, 2023

Kick start your Friday night at The Cow Tipper with a live music event featuring acclaimed local musicians, mesquite grilled specials, and tasty specialty cocktails for your enjoyment. It will be an evening of good food, good music, and all-around good vibes in Cambria!

A Tribute to Bob Dylan and Joan Baez Concert
June 4, 2023

On Sunday, June 4, Songwriters at Play will bring together a stellar lineup of local and touring artists to perform the songs of folk music icons Bob Dylan and Joan Baez at the Cambria Center for the Arts. Reserved seats for the 2pm concert are $25. The performers include SoCal singer-songwriters Michael Ubaldini, Kern Richards, […]

Art Sherwyn Workshop
July 8 - August 12, 2023

This is a three-day workshop taking place on July 8-9 and August 12 9:00am-3:30pm What could be more engaging, entertaining, and amusing than seeing a group of other-worldly characters mingling with Cambrians and tourists on the streets of our village? You are invited to take part in this most engaging and non-intimidating artistic journey, creating […]

Festival Mozaic
July 22 - 30, 2023

The Festival Mozaic summer concert series takes place each summer and includes offerings in four signature series: Chamber, Orchestra, Fringe and Notable Encounters, plus mid-day mini concerts, master classes, open rehearsals, pre-concert lectures and more. The 2023 Summer Festival will take place July 22-29 in venues throughout San Luis Obispo County.

I Hate Hamlet
August 11 - 27, 2023

August 11, 2023 7:00 pm – August 27, 2023, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm A hugely successful television star is offered the role of a lifetime, Hamlet, in NYC’s Central Park. But is he good enough for the Bard? Torn by self-doubt while also wanting to impress his girlfriend, he conjures up […]

Eroica California
September 16 - 17, 2023

The 7th Edition of Eroica California will be back in Cambria September 16-17, 2023. Under the warm Central Coast sunshine, the team has been building new and nurturing old relationships with our surrounding communities to ensure Eroica California 2023 will be the best edition yet. Join NOVA Eroica California and experience the most spectacular gravel […]

Becoming Julia Morgan
October 6 - 8, 2023

October 6, 2023 7:00 pm – October 9, 2023, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm Becoming Julia Morgan is a fast-paced play about the architect and builder of Hearst Castle and 700 other buildings. The first woman architect to be licensed in California, she loved her work but kept her personal life private. Playwright […]

Death of a Salesman
November 3 - 19, 2023

November 3, 2023 – November 19, 2023, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm One of the most iconic plays in theatre history. The last 24 hours in the life of Willy Loman. The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations, that culminate in a loss of identity and a man’s inability to […]