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.

Live Music at Oceanpoint Ranch
July 19 - December 27, 2023

Oceanpoint Ranch presents live music on Wednesday nights, from 6-8pm. Join us for special performances at The Canteen Restaurant on the property. The standard dinner menu will be available, along with beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Doors open at 5pm and the restaurant is open until 9pm. Come listen to the local talent!

Lighthouse Century Bicycle Rally
September 23, 2023

The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club invites you to join us at the Lighthouse Century. We offer relatively flat Metric Century and 75 mile routes along Highway 1 and a more difficult Century traveling east toward Paso Robles before returning to the coast. Experience scenic vistas and cool ocean breezes. Limited to 1000 riders, the […]

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 24 - 30, 2023

Every year, Sea Otter Awareness Week takes place during the last full week of September to celebrate and inspire deeper awareness of these marine mammals. The week is sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife, Sea Otter Savvy, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Central Coast Arthritis Bike Classic
September 30 - October 7, 2023

The ride takes place each fall and aims to raise over $1 million dollars. Approximately 350 arthritis patients, families and supporters who are recruited by our staff will cycle over 525 miles raising funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation along Highway One. This event is marketed and publicized nationwide, with a focus in the […]

Scarecrow Festival
October 1 - 31, 2023

Celebrate the Annual Scarecrow Festival, named to Travel Channel’s "Don’t Miss List," throughout the month of October. It’s a great time to experience the area at its quirky and creative best. Hundreds of scarecrows line the streets, shop windows and beach fronts of San Simeon and Cambria.

Dinner & Libations for the Station
October 7, 2023

Join the Piedras Blancas Light Station Association for Dinner & Libations for the Station, a wine and dinner fundraiser with live music and a silent auction at the beautiful Piedras Blancas Light Station. Dinner & Libations for the Station, an evening of wine, dinner, and live music to benefit the Piedras Blancas Light Station, is […]

Open Studios Art Tour
October 13 - 22, 2023

The San Luis Obispo County Open Studios Art Tour, a program of SLO County Arts Council, takes place over two weekends in October each year. Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their processes. Visitors create their own self-guided tours using the catalog. First Weekend […]

Cambria Harvest Festival
October 14, 2023

While you’re out meeting the scarecrows on Saturday, October 14th, be sure to stop by the Cambria Historical Museum to enjoy the Harvest Festival. The event is free and includes scarecrows in history, art and literature, and the museum will be open from 11am to 4pm. Local artists and vendors will also be on site: […]

A Christmas Carol One-Man Show
November 11 - 12, 2023

Cambria Pines Lodge is thrilled to announce an extraordinary holiday treat for lovers of classic literature and captivating performances. Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of the legendary Charles Dickens, will bring the timeless tale of “A Christmas Carol” to life at the Lodge. With matinee and dinner show performances on November 11-12, Dickens’ performance is sure to […]

Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight Tours
December 1 - 31, 2023

The Holiday Twilight Tours are offered this year on select evenings through the end of December 2023. Please check our website for tour dates, times, descriptions, and reservations. Start your Hearst Castle holiday journey at Don’t miss out on Hearst Castle decked out in full holiday splendor! Come and experience the estate as William […]