Santa Paula Times

Summer of 2004:

August 06, 2004
First August weekend a blockbuster
Santa Paula News

It’s another full and fun weekend in Santa Paula for the latest series of Summer of 2004 multi-events and August is a blockbuster!

By Peggy KellySanta Paula TimesIt’s another full and fun weekend in Santa Paula for the latest series of Summer of 2004 multi-events and August is a blockbuster!Friday night will be Cruise Nite on Main Street where classic carswill rule the night starting at about 6 p.m. and ending at 9, Saturday will see a Farmers Market, Art Show and Jazz Concert at the Gazebo and Sunday the Santa Paula California Oil Museum will be the place to be for the opening reception of a new art show. Also featured Saturday is the Summer Lights dinner-dance at the historic Glen Tavern Inn sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.“Cruise Nite has really been gaining in popularity,” noted Community Services Director Brian Yanez of the show that lines Main Street with vintage cars – none younger than 1975 - and other unique wheeled vehicles. Musical entertainment is also a Cruise Nite feature and area restaurants have special hours to accommodate the hungry Cruise Nite crowds.Main Street is shut down from 8th to 10th streets during Cruise Nite, an event co-sponsored by the Santa Paula Police Officers Association and the Chamber of Commerce.On Saturday the Railroad Plaza Gazebo will feature a Farmers Market, Art Show and artist demonstrations and a jazz concert in one of the prettiest venues in the city.The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature not only an array of the same vendors who offer goodies at the Wednesday Farmers Market, but also a special Santa Paula Society of the Arts display.The SPSA Gallery is located inside the historic Depot just east of the Gazebo and Yanez said society artists will also set up art shop in the Depot Park area.
“Art will be for sale and several artists will actually be working on their paintings,” during the event, Yanez noted.Jazz will be provided by Lane 29, which will tune up at noon and play until 3 p.m.On Sunday, the “Inspired by. . .Artists and Architects of Santa Paula” exhibit by the Santa Paula Society of the Arts will debut with an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Santa Paula California Oil Museum, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets.The trolley will also be running on Saturday and Sunday offering free rides to Santa Paula focal points.Tickets are still available for Summer Lights dinner dance at the Glen Tavern Inn, said John Chamberlain of the Chamber of Commerce.Summer Lights will offer outdoor dining on the Inn’s spacious front lawn and a stage for music by the hot band House Arrest will be setup in the middle of Mill Street facing the Glen Tavern.“We’ll be dancing in the street,” amid a backdrop of thousands of tiny lights, said Chamberlain.Inside the Glen Tavern will be a silent auction and a display featuring Santa Paula Society of the Arts members.For more information on Summer Lights or tickets (cost is $50 each) call the chamber at 525-5561.