A Celebration of Springtime
While every day is a beautiful day in Cambria, springtime is especially delightful—in part because of the many events taking place around town. Art, nature, cycling, food, motorcycles and cars will all be celebrated this spring, adding even more to the long list of reasons to visit this quaint coastal town. This wide spectrum of activities is business as usual here—interests vary for the locals, meaning every visitor will find something to love in Cambria!
Cambria Wildflower Show
Spring in Cambria is a bucket-list must: the hills of the Central Coast are covered in a lush carpet of native wildflowers, blanketing the area in color and fragrance. Head to Cambria on April 29 from 12 to 5 p.m. and April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 12th Annual Wildflower Show. See hundreds of flowers on display and learn about the local plants that decorate the hillsides.
Annual Chili Cook-Off, Car & Motorcycle Show
Head to the Pinedorado Grounds on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this exciting annual event. Enjoy gourmet chili, live music, raffle drawings and great beer while viewing some of the coolest cars and motorcycles on the Central Coast. Guests can select their favorite car and motorcycle from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and sample delicious chili from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., then cast their votes and await the awards ceremony.
Sculptures by the Sea
The towering pines and seaside cliffs of Cambria provide inspiration for artists from around the world. Following the annual week-long California Sculptors Symposium at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, world-class and amateur sculptors exhibit and sell work created during the week at the Sculptures by the Sea event. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists as they work in fields overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This unique, seaside art show will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Eroica California returns to the Central Coast from April 7 through April 9. This vintage bike race was inspired by L’Eroica, the famous international cycling event that takes riders through the vineyards of Italy’s Tuscan region. There are four featured routes taking riders through the lush hills and vineyards of Central Coast wine country—two of which offer stunning coastal segments that travel along Highway 1 and through Cambria and Cayucos. Visitors to Cambria can stop by to cheer on cyclists as they ride through Cambria and take part in the festivities.
The 1st Annual Olallieberry Festival is taking place in Cambria this year! The festival will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cambria Historical Society Museum. Come out and enjoy olallieberry delicacies. Local vendors will be offering merchandise, crafts & art as well as an array of food and drinks, including local wine & beer. There will be live music, cooking demos by local chefs, a dessert contest, and kids’ activities.
Cambria Bee Faire
The Bee Fair will buzz into Cambria on Sunday, May 7, promoting all things related to bees in order to help save them. Speakers will discuss backyard beekeeping, colony collapse disorder and more. The event will feature local honey, honey products both sweet and savory, beauty and other honey goods, bee-themed jewelry, a beeswax candle making class, children’s activities and the ever-popular BuzzyPups Parade: a celebration of dogs in bee costumes.