Every year, thousands of orange and black Monarch Butterflies spread their wings , seeking shelter from the northern winters. From late October to February, butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees along the California coastline.

The Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat in Nipomo is a nineteen-acre rectangular shaped grove of Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus trees that encompasses the historical aggregation trees and two wind buffer zones on the western and southern borders of the habitat. Residents and visitors often picnic at the tables provided and enjoy the solitude of a wooded area within the Trilogy at Monarch Dunes community.

Town Center West
Corner of Main St. & Broadway
Santa Maria , CA 93458 United States

Event Description

Downtown Fridays is the place to be for families, fun, and community camaraderie. The weekly event features a certified farmer's market, live music, food booths, food trucks, kids' activities, and a beer and wine tent.

Every Friday starting on March 30th until September 28th, Santa Maria will be having Downtown Fridays! Each week will feature a different band as well as plenty of food and fun for everyone.

When: Every Friday from March 20th – September 28th @5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Town Center West
Santa Maria, CA

Los Flores Ranch Park
6271 Dominion Road
Santa Maria , CA 93455 United States

Event Description

On the third Saturday of the month between March and November, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, you and your family will enjoy outdoor education about wild and domestic animals and unique plant species in an interactive learning environment. Activities include interpretive nature walks, hands-on projects, guest speakers, orienteering, geocaching and more. Free transportation is available from Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center located at 600 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria. Shuttle reservations are required.

  • (805) 922-5891
  • 210 Nicholson Ave
  • Santa Maria, CA 93454