Calendar of Events



Today's Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189

*UPDATE #10*


SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES – A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm. All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

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State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family


Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has an active Guided Hikes, Junior Rangers, and Ranger Cubs programs through the summer months. Activities run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park amphitheatreSTATE PARK ACTIVITIES
*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities if you park inside the park.

Saturday, July 25th
10:00 a.m.
JUNIOR RANGERS-Sea Otters (children ages 7-12 only)

Have you ever seen a sea otter? Discover why they are so special during this fun one hour program. Meet Sara at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center near Day Use Lot #1.
11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)

Children and parents join us for a half hour of story telling, games and a short walk.  Meet Sara at the Campfire Center.
8:30 p.m.
Campfire Program "Creatures of the Night"

Join Park Interpreter Sara for a peek into the night life of Big Sur.  Discover how animals use their senses in the dark during this one hour program.  Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (with a red mode if you have one). Meet at the Campfire Center.
Sunday, July 26th
11:00 a.m.
Children's Nature Walk: "Flower Power- The plants of Big Sur"

Join Sara for an hour of fun games, and a little walking.  Discover the many plants of Big Sur and how they grow.  All ages welcome, meet at the Campfire Center.
1:00 p.m.
Nature Walk: "Big Sur through the Ages"

Discover how natural and cultural forces have shaped the landscape and the people who have lived here. Visit John Pfeiffer's Homestead cabin, see some of the effects of recent fire activity and look for threatened Steelhead Trout. Wear river shoes if you want to get wet. Meet Sara at the green fire gate near Day Use Lot #3.
Thursday + Friday July 30 & 31
7:45 p.m.

"Special Moonlit Lighthouse Tour" Catch sunset, watch the full moon rise, and hear ghostly tales of lighthouse keepers past on this exclusive tour of the historic Pt. Sur lighthouse. See below for meeting directions. Admission: Adult: $20.00; Ages 6-17: $10.00; Ages 5 and under: free
Saturday August 1st

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Living History Day at Point Sur State Historic Park

Join us at Point Sur Lightstation for this family friendly open house event celebrating the 126th anniversary of the first lighting of the Pont Sur Lighthouse in 1889. See separate flyer for more information. Admission: $25 for Adults, $15 for Children 6-17. Ages 5 and under free. All proceeds go toward the restoration of Point Sur SHP.
Sunday, August 2nd
10:00 a.m.
Nature Walk "Discovering Pfeiffer Falls"

Meet Park Interpreter Sara for a moderate hike up the Valley View trail to the base of Pfeiffer Falls. This is a 1 mile one-way walk to the waterfall ~one-hour.  Meet at the Redwood Deck.


Open Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, including holidays.

Discovery CenterCome visit the Discovery Center in Big Sur, California located at Andrew Molera State Park. At the Discovery Center, you can see and interact with the exhibit Bringing the Condors Home and learn about condors and the efforts to recover the birds to the wild.

The Discovery Center is a great place for anyone interested in spending time in beautiful Big Sur, going on breathtaking hikes with views of the mountains and ocean. Bring your family or friends and have a picnic, sign up for tours or interact with on-site biologists and naturalists. The Discovery Center is open to the public and free of charge and was created and managed by the Ventana Wildlife Society.

Point Sur Lighthouse

"Walking Tour into the Past" Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300'. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.

Summer Hours
(April through October)
Saturday & Wednesday 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM

Adult $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.

Moonlight Tours
July 30, Thursday - 7:45 PM
July 31, Friday - 7:45 PM
August 28, Friday - 6:45 PM
August 29, Saturday - 6:45 PM
September 27, Sunday - 6:45 PM
Adults $20.00,
Ages 6-17 $10.00
Age 5 and under are free.

Living History Day
Open house celebrating the 126th anniversary of the first light of the Point Sur Lighthouse in August 1889. Costumed lighthouse keepers and their wives will show you where they lived and how they worked. This family friendly event includes:
• Transportation to the top of Pt. Sur Lightstation
• "Keepers and their wives" recalling an earlier Point Sur
• Pre-electric-era crafts and games
• Helping the keeper raise, lower and fold the flag
• Visiting six of the buildings
• Scavenger hunt
• Picnicking (bring your own food)
• Viewing nearby marine mammals
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Enter between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Park closes at 3:30 pm
$25 adults, $15 children 6-17
All proceeds go toward the restoration of Pt. Sur's historic structures


Find out what it was like to live in Big Sur 100 years ago. Located at Andrew Molera State Park, the Ranch House is open for visitors Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Music Calendar

+Saturday, August 1 ~ Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band

Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band

Dave Holodiloff is bringing the bluegrass band to the Fernwood Resort on August 1st for a night of high energy music, dancing, and fun. The evening's program will pay special tribute to the music of Jerry Garcia in honor of his birthday, and feature inventive covers of great Jerry songs spanning his career from "Old and In The Way" to the "Grateful Dead" and beyond. Driven by Dave's smoking hot mandolin and backed by three-part vocal harmonies, this string band is guaranteed to get you grooving. Get ready to ride with Casey Jones all the way to Bluegrass Country! This annual tradition is sure to delight both "dead-icated" fans of Jerry Garcia and all lovers of quality acoustic music. Come dance the night away under the redwoods. Book early to reserve a hotel, cabin, or campsite and stay the night in beautiful Big Sur.

Additionally, Dave Holodiloff's "Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute" album will be available at the show. The CD features inventive arrangements of classic Grateful Dead favorites like "Friend Of The Devil" and "Scarlet Begonias" interspersed with original improvisations and even an acoustic Old-Timey psychedelic space jam on the more obscure "Mountains of the Moon".

Bio: Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and ability to inspire partnerships with amazing musicians. Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist, bringing the party to weddings and events throughout Northern California and beyond. A devoted craftsman on the mandolin, his extensive repertoire spans Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic, Brazilian, Latin, Gospel, Funk, Rock, Reggae, and Traditional music from around the world. This diverse mastery of styles comes together under Dave's high energy precise playing for a sound that is rich, unexpected, and exceptionally fun. He has recorded and released eight albums that capture traditional acoustic music at its most dynamic. The diverse recordings include Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic, World Favorites, Holiday Classics, and even a Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute.

Please join Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band for an evening of exciting music and fun at the Fernwood Resort on Saturday August 1st from 10:00pm-Midnight.

+Tuesday, August 4 ~ Rachel Dean

Rachel Dean
9:00 PM ~ FREE

Rachel Dean

Tim Gray is a singer songwriter currently residing in Orange County., CA. Tim's songs are filled with insightful lyrics that explore the familiar themes of heartbreak, loss and despair, each carried by his unmistakeable croon. Tim also performs with a rotating cast of characters as Tim Gray and The Delusions and was formerly one of two guitarist/vocalists of the now-defunct, greatly missed local band Charles Mansion.

Rachel Dean is a singer songwriter living in the Joshua Tree desert. Following-up on her acclaimed debut with War Children, Rachel's second record (produced by Neal Casal and Rob Campanella) continues her mystical, countrified blend of rock, pop, and folk. The record boasts an amazing backing band including Neal Casal (Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, Hard Working Americans), Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes) , Richard Gowen (Jonathan Wilson, Nick Waterhouse) with special appearances by Miranda Lee Richards, Jon Graboff, Nelson Bragg.

Following a fortuitous meeting in the desert, Tim Gray and Rachel Dean decided to work together, combining their songs and writing some new ones. They shared stories and music and made out to a Nick Lowe record, and ended up falling in love. Now Tim and Rachel are setting out on their new musical journey, recording and playing shows up the California coast.

+Saturday, August 8 ~ 7 Come 11

7 Come 11
10:00 PM ~ FREE

7 come 11

7 Come 11 is a Hammond Organ driven outfit that brings grooves reminiscent of the work of legends such as the funky METERS and the JB's while plunging into inspired jams and raging homages to powerhouse rock acts of days past like Zeppelin, while incorporating a modern approach to the funk and jam scene of the the new millenium.

With the the ferocious drumming of Beaumont Bradbury, the soaring guitar playing of Ryan Avellone, and Gianni Staiano's mighty Hammond Organ, his Clavinet and his incredible footwork on the bass pedals, this group brings astonishing energy to the stage.

Grab your friends and bring you dancin' shoes - see you on the road!
+Saturday, August 15 ~ Billy Martini

Billy Martini
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Billy Martini Band

+Saturday, August 22 ~ Tom Lis Disco Quartet

Tom Llis Disco Quartet
10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Saturday, August 29 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

+Saturday, September 5 ~ Scary Little Friends

Scary Little Friends
10:00 PM ~ FREE

The Cosby

+Saturday, September 12 ~ TBA

10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Saturday, September 25 + 26 ~ (((folkYEAH!))) Presents 2 Day Camping weekend with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents Two Day Camping weekend in Big Sur with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Fountainsun (featuring Daniel Higgs + Fumie Ishii)
Heron Oblivion
Meg Baird

Friday, Sept 25
Saturday, September 26

Music on the campground stage plus the tavern stage.


+Saturday, October 3 ~ TBA

10:00 PM ~ FREE

+Friday, October 9 ~ Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell
10:00 PM

Midnight Pine

Jeff's onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and have found him have found him sharing the stage with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, opening for multiplatinum selling, multi-Grammy-winning band Train and performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

Selected as the winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition out of over 13,000 entrants in 2013, Jeff Campbell released "In Spite of Everything", a 5 song EP produced by 6x Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks, late that year. The EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock EPs and Singles Charts.