Events in San Benito County CA

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Located east of Monterey and Salinas, San Benito County in central California, is the eastern gateway destination of Pinnacles National Park and part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. This picturesque region is made up of the historic communities of Hollister, Tres Pinos, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, Paicines and New Idria. Less than 2 hours from San Francisco and 4 ½ hours from Los Angeles, San Benito County makes for an ideal travel destination with outdoor activities such as bird watching and hiking, golf and tennis, as well as a wine tasting trail, a delectable selection of dining options, boutique shopping, historic parks and museums, and a fun calendar of events as listed below!

For up-to-date event information and to plan your San Benito County adventure, please contact the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (831) 637-5315 or visit or

Pinnacles National Park hosts a number of programs and guided activities that range from Junior Ranger Hikes to Ranger Talks and Evening Programs. For an up-to-date list of programs call (831) 389-4486 or visit


Downtown Hollister Certified Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays until Sept. 29, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm, on San Benito Street. Enjoy the very best in fresh produce and flowers and so much more.  Info: (831) 636-8406


Sept. 25: 34th Annual Hollister Street Festival & Car Show – Classic Car Show of over 250 cars, 3 stages of live entertainment, Kids Zone, merchant sales and vendors. Free admission. Info: (831) 636-8406

Sept. 25-26: Open Studios Art Tour – The San Benito Arts Council is happy to announce the return of their in-person Open Studios Art Tour annual event! Locals, students & visitors are invited to participate in a self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout San Benito County during the Art Tour on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 25 & 26, from 10 am-4 pm. This year’s tour features 27 local artists and artisans and showcases works in painting, pottery & ceramics, jewelry, glassworks & more. Event details & the downloadable artist directory at

Nov. 27: 30th Annual Lights On Celebration – Celebration parade and arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in downtown Hollister. Info: (831) 636-8406

San Benito County Chamber


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