Every Saturday from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m., come sample the Farm Fresh Produce & Flowers, Art Show and Live Entertainment in the Arroyo Grande City Hall Parking Lot at 215 East Branch Street.
We offer a veritable symphony of freshly grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants. The market also features quality items from local artists. All artists are participating members of the distinguished El Camino Art Association.
"The Premiere Festival of the Central Coast" during Memorial Day Weekend since 1983! The Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival named the place to be on Memorial Weekend by Sunset Magazine!
As one of California's largest festivals and premiere festival on the Central Coast this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds in shortcakes, funnel cakes, milkshakes, ice cream and by the box!
The wonderful May weather and ambiance of the historic downtown village also add to the festivals merriment. Click here for vendor forms and additional information.
Summer Concert Series
Free summer concerts are held at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square Park from June through September. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a variety of musical themes. For additional information please call: 805-473-2250 or 805-474-6646. Click here to download the 2012 concert schedule.
Fourth of July in the Village
Join us in celebration of the 4th of July at the Rotary Bandstand. Enjoy the Village Band Concert at 1:00pm. Hot Dogs, Lemonade and Ice Cream will be served by the South County Historical Society! Arroyo Grande in Bloom representatives will again be present and handing out gifts! Sponsored by the AGVIA.
Arroyo Grande Valley Car Sho
Last Saturday in July — One of the largest car shows on the Central Coast draws enthusiasts from around the state! Hundreds of cars, including everything from hot rods, muscle cars and trucks to motorcycles and vintage trailers fill the Village for the Annual Arroyo Grande Car Sho (yes, it's spelled 'Sho'). Click here to visit their website.
Cars are on display throughout the Village. Activities take place around the gazebo. A Best in Show, Major's and President's trophy are awarded along with dozens of others for various categories.
The show is a fund-raiser presented by the Arroyo Valley Car Club, although no admission is charged for the public. Proceeds from entry fees, a raffle and other activities are donated by the club to help charitable organizations in the South County.
Contact Linda Aiello-Madison from the Arroyo Valley Car Club at (805) 489-9195 or visit the club online at: www.arroyovalleycarclub.org
Harvest Festival & Parade
Arroyo Grande takes pride in the old-fashioned family fun that abounds at local festivals and the Harvest Festival is a prime example of this time-honored tradition. Held the last full weekend in September, the Harvest Festival serves as a tribute to agriculture, the area’s leading industry. Among the many attractions features is a parade, toe-tapping entertainment, agricultural exhibits, and an array of food, game, and arts and crafts booths. This festival is focuses on the local non-profit organizations that serve the community.
Since 1937, the people of Arroyo Grande have participated in this well-loved celebration. The Harvest Festival is a chance to look back at our history and past traditions.
For complete and up-to-date information on this year's Harvest Festival, visit www.agharvestfestival.com.
Christmas Concert & Parade
We usher in the holiday season on the last weekend of November with a Christmas Concert and Parade on Sunday. Grace Bible Church provides a 50 voice Christmas music choir at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square Park at 3:30pm. Our annual Christmas Parade begins at 5pm at Traffic Way and Branch St., then proceeds up East Branch to Short St. The parade is followed by the Tree Lighting (at the Conrad House) and Harvest Church Nativity. At 6:30pm there will be a free showing of "It's a Wonderful Life" at "The Spot" Theater, 116 W. Branch St. (next to Harvest Church). For additional parade information and entry forms, please call (805) 474-6646.
During the month of December, enjoy fairyland of lights throughout the Village every night. Santa will be in the Village from Nov. 30th until Christmas: Wed. & Fri 3:00-5:30pm, Sat. & Sun 12:00-4:00pm.
Elegant Christmas in the Village
A festive evening for all to enjoy. Store owners and employees are
dressed up serving food and drink. Live music and entertainment.
Luminaries line the streets for an elegant touch. From 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Christmas in the Village
During the month of December, enjoy fairyland of lights throughout the Village every night. Santa will be in the Village from Nov. 23rd until Christmas: Wed. & Fri 3:00-5:30pm, Sat. & Sun 12:00-4:00pm