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


Living History Days – Every first Saturday from 11am-4pm, step back to the early days of San Juan Bautista at the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.

Downtown Hollister Certified Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays starting May 4, 2022, from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy the very best in fresh produce and flowers and so much more.


Nov. 11: Hollister Veterans’ Day Celebration
Nov. 23: 31st Annual Hollister Lights On Celebration & Parade

San Benito County Chamber


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