Happy Father’s Day weekend! This weekend in San Benito County is packed with BBQ for dad and outdoor fun, like an airplane show, a car show and and two open-air concerts for you to enjoy. How do you plan to celebrate your dad for being awesome?

Hollister Air Show


Friday, June 17th


Hollister

9pm – Midnight, Ridgemark Golf & Country Club, 3800 Airline Highway

Enjoy the live music of Isaiah Pickett. For more information, visit Ridgemark’s Facebook page or call (831) 637-8151.


Saturday, June 18th


Hollister

9am – 5pm, Hollister Municipal Airport, 90 Airport Drive

If you love airplanes and thrilling stunts, you’ll enjoy this airshow with its surprise guests and marvelous tricks. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children and $5 for parking at the airport. They are good for one day of the two-day event, so either Saturday or Sunday, but not both. Purchase your tickets here or by calling (831) 636-4365. Tickets will also be sold at the event entrance.

11am, DeRose Winery, 9970 Cienega Road

Join the party at DeRose Winery and sample from various wines and food pairings from the owner’s private stash. The cost is $30 per person and includes entrance, food and wine tasting. Guests must be 21 years or older. To make reservations for find out more information, call (831) 636-0100 or (831) 636-9143. You can also visit derosewine.com or email info@derosewine.com.

5pm – 9pm, Guerra Cellars, 500 John Smith Road

Kick off the summer right with this country tribute concert and crowning of the 2016 Miss San Benito Rodeo Queen. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased here.

For more information, click here or call (831) 902-9106.

9pm – Midnight, Ridgemark Golf & Country Club, 3800 Airline Highway

Enjoy the live music of Moondance. For more information, visit Ridgemark’s Facebook page or call (831) 637-8151.

Pietra Santa Winery, 10034 Cienega Road

Listen to the blues band The Bornia Boys and sip your favorite wine at this laid-back event in the peaceful vineyards of Pietra Santa. Tickets are $10 per person and guests must be 21 years or older. Reservations are recommended. For more information, click here, call (831) 636-1991, or send an email to colleen@pietrasantawinery.com.


Sunday, June 19th


Hollister

9am – 5pm, Hollister Municipal Airport, 90 Airport Drive

If you love airplanes and thrilling stunts, you’ll enjoy this airshow with its surprise guests and marvelous tricks. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children and $5 for parking at the airport. They are good for one day of the two-day event, so either Saturday or Sunday, but not both. Purchase your tickets here or by calling (831) 636-4365. Tickets will also be sold at the event entrance.

11am, Ridgemark Golf & Country Club, 3800 Airline Highway

Celebrate your dad this Sunday by bringing him to to a hearty BBQ lunch. Cost is $34.95 per person. For more information, visit Ridgemark’s Facebook page or call (831) 637-8151.

11am – 3pm, San Juan Oaks Golf Club, 3825 Union Road

Treat your dad to a delicious BBQ meal, without having to fire up the grill yourself. Tickets are $29.95 for adults and $12.00 for children. Kids under 5 years old are free. For reservations, visit sanjuanoaks.com or call (831) 636-6127.

11am, San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

Learn the history of this adorable, small town from locals dressed up in old-fashioned attire. Watch craft and cooking demonstrations, and ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Bring the whole family for music, food, fun and learning!

For more information, click here or call (831) 245-9129.

11:30am – 3pm, South Valley Community Center, 2350 Technology Way

Take a relaxing stroll down rows and rows of beautiful classic cars. No entry fee, no judges, just appreciation for dad and some good-looking vehicles. Bring your classic car! All makes, models and years welcome. Look forward to the food, like tacos, carnival food and shaved ice.

For more information, and to register, visit svccchurch.com/car, call (408) 848-2363 or send an email to alex@svccchurch.com.


Monday, June 20th


Hollister

5pm – 8pm, Ridgemark Golf & Country Club, 3800 Airline Highway

Share a delicious meal with friends. Theme of meal changes weekly, for example, Irish food, Italian food, Mexican food, etc. For more information, visit Ridgemark’s Facebook page or call (831) 637-8151.


Wednesday, June 22nd


Hollister

10am – 2pm, Hollister Dunne Park, 500 7th Street

Show your children what a healthy lifestyle looks like at this fun event for children of all ages. Learn about all the resources in San Benito County that are available to you as a parent. For more information, visit sanbenitocog.org or call (831) 637-7665.

3pm – 7:30pm, Downtown Hollister

Purchase fresh San Benito County produce and other handmade, homemade delicacies, such as fruit and veggies, baked goods and home remedies, handmade clothing and local meats, organic honey and fresh flowers, plus much more. Bring the kids to play on the bouncy houses and enjoy live entertainment. Sponsored by the Hollister Downtown Association.

For more information, click here or call (831) 636-8406.

6pm – 9pm, Ridgemark Golf & Country Club, 3800 Airline Highway

Drop your worries and show everyone your lovely singing voice at this fun karaoke night, featuring Leo Villar. For more information, visit Ridgemark’s Facebook page or call (831) 637-8151.

 

Aromas

5pm – 8pm, Marshall’s Market, 300 Carpenteria Rd

Pick up the eggs and milk you need at the market, then head out to the parking lot where dozens of local classic cars are lined up for your enjoyment and appreciation. Bring your own classic car to join the fun!

For more information, visit the Marshall’s Market Facebook page or call 831-726-3244.


Thursday, June 23rd


Hollister

6pm – 7:30pm, Downtown Hollister

Watch an 80-year-old tradition unfold as individuals, clubs, and businesses from all over Hollister gather for this fun parade. This year’s theme is “Boots, Broncs & Bandannas”. The parade will begin on San Benito Street, then will turn onto 5th Street and head back south on Monterey Street. The announcer’s booth will be at the 600 block of San Benito Street. Bring your whole family to cheer on your favorite float.

For more information, or to join the parade, click here or call (831) 637-5315.


Ongoing Events

Sundays

  • Bird Walks at Pinnacles National Park

Explore the diversity of local and rare migrant birds in Sandy Creek. Please contact the Visitors’ Center for this week’s specifics and to make your reservation.

  • Ultimate Frisbee in the Park

10am – 12pm, Brigantino Park, 2037 San Juan Road, Hollister

Rain or shine! Ultimate Frisbee is a drop-in sport. Join the group on Facebook or call Catherine at 410-340-4636 to learn more.

  • All You Can Eat Brunch and Trio

Dona Esther’s Mexican Restaurant, 25 Franklin Street, San Juan Bautista

9am – 3pm, All You Can Eat Brunch Buffet

Trio Alborado performs from 12 – 1pm.

Weekdays

8am – 5pm: 22100 Airline Highway,  Paicines

The stand offers olive oils, custom gift baskets, unique gourmet foods, high quality bath and body care items, saddle oil, dried lavender and other ranch related products.

Mondays – Sundays

Old Mission San Juan Bautista, 406 Second Street, San Juan Bautista

9:30am – 4:30pm

Tuesdays

Two sessions available per day: 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm

Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, 7800 Cienega Road, Lower Ranch

These three-hour, focused sessions happen twice a day every Tuesday at Hollister Hills Lower Ranch. If you’re a racer looking to improve your off-road technique or are a novice rider who needs to build skills and confidence in the dirt, this is the place to do it. These classes are small and allow for serious one-on-one time with the instructor. Lower Ranch is easy to get to and offers an opportunity to ride the vintage track, moto track, as well as a wide variety of trails. For more information, please visit the course schedule page.

6:30 – 7:30 pm, Off the Chain Bike Shop, 101 McCray Street #101, Hollister

Bring your bike, trainer, towel & water.

Class Cost: $5

Trainer rental: $5

6pm. Mom and Pop’s Saloon, 207 3rd Street, San Juan Bautista

  • Trivia Night

7pm, Grillin’ and Chillin’ Ale House, 401 McCray Street, Hollister

Wednesdays

  • Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

10am, San Benito County Free Library, 470 5th Street

Kids and parents can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts. The story time adventure begins in the multipurpose room. Story times:  9:30am for ages 0-24 months. 10am and 11am for ages 2 years and up.

For more information, call (831) 636-4107 or visit the library.

Thursdays

9pm, Johnny’s Bar & Grill, 526 San Benito Street, Downtown Hollister

2pm-3pm, San Juan Bautista Library, 801 Second Street

Children ages 0-8 are welcome to attend with an adult. Story time brought to you First 5 San Benito.

For more information, click here or call (831) 623-4687.

Fridays

Pick-Up Location: Bertuccio’s Lot, 2410 Airline Highway, Hollister

Pick-Up Hours:

Tri-Tip Sandwiches: 12 – 7pm

BBQ Tri-Tip, Pork Ribs, Chicken, Beans, and Garlic Bread: 2:30 – 7pm

Pre-Order Online: www.mansmith.com/locals-only

9pm, Johnny’s Bar & Grill, 526 San Benito Street, Downtown Hollister

8pm – midnight. Mom and Pop’s Saloon, 207 3rd Street, San Juan Bautista

Saturdays

8am – 10am, Off the Chain Bike Shop, 101 McCray Street #101, Hollister

Meet at 8am at the bike shop for a casual bike ride. This ride is great for newcomers. Brian will help and guide you out on a 15 mile ride to the back roads. The time typically takes 60 – 90 minutes.

  • The San Benito County Historical Society Museum

10am – 2pm, 498 Fifth Street, Downtown Hollister

The museum offers a wide range of historical displays of San Benito County. Free admission!

  • Night Hike at Pinnacles National Park

Night Hikes are offered weekly on Saturday evenings. Locations and start times vary. All night hikes are limited to 20 people. Call 831-389-4485 to inquire about this week’s logistics and to make a reservation. Bring a flashlight, warm layers and sturdy walking shoes. Topics include the night sky, owls, bats, and history.

Thursdays – Sundays

Pietra Santa, 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 11am – 5pm

Sundays: 11am – 1pm

Weekends

Enjoy a tasting of our wines, wines by the glass and outdoor seating with WIFI, plus a gallery of fine local art.

12pm – 5pm. 106 3rd Street, San Juan Bautista

Located in courtyard next to Mission Gallery.

Daily

Skydive Hollister, 155 Skylane Drive, Hollister

Hollister Soaring Center, 30 Airport Drive, Suite 101

19 Franklin St, San Juan Bautista

Tuesday – Sundays, 10am – 4:30pm

Call for reservations (831) 623-2753

Calera Wine, 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister

Tasting room is open daily from 11am – 4:30pm.

DeRose Vineyards, 9970 Cienega Road, Hollister

Monday-Friday, 11am – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm

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